Bob Dyce to return as head coach of Ottawa Redblacks in 2024

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Bob Dyce will return as the head coach of the Ottawa Redblacks in 2024 according to multiple local reports, the first of which came from AJ Jakubec.

The Redblacks finished the season with a 4-14 record in Dyce’s first campaign as the team’s permanent head coach. The 57-year-old was promoted to the head coaching position on an interim basis last year following the firing of Paul LaPolice.

The Winnipeg native has been in the nation’s capital since 2016 when he was hired as the club’s special teams coordinator. He helped the club win a Grey Cup that year and return to the big game in 2018, albeit in a losing effort.

Ottawa had a challenging run in 2023 and were plagued by injuries at the quarterback position. Tyrie Adams suffered a torn ACL while leading the team to its first win of the season in Week 4, while Jeremiah Masoli ruptured his Achilles tendon the following week in his much-anticipated return from a season-ending leg injury he suffered in 2022.

The Redblacks have missed the playoffs for four straight seasons, posting a 14-54 record. Attendance at TD Place Stadium dropped by 6.3 percent in 2023, illustrating how frustrated fans are with the state of the club.

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