KHARI JOINS REDBLACKS: Longtime CFLer Jones hired as offensive co-ordinator/assistant head coach

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Khari Jones and Bob Dyce are back together.

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The Ottawa Redblacks announced Saturday Jones will be their offensive co-ordinator and assistant head coach, a day after making Bob Dyce their new head coach. Jones and Dyce won a Grey Cup together – on the coaching staff of the 2013 Saskatchewan Roughriders.

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“KJ is a great communicator and teacher who brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and energy to Ottawa,” said Dyce. “It was important to get a man of integrity like Khari to lead our offence going forward and I’m excited to work with him once again.”

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The Redblacks are also expected to name Barron Miles their new defensive co-ordinator. There is an agreement in principle in place.

From Indiana, Jones spent most of this past CFL season as a football operations consultant with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, after he was fired as head coach/offensive co-ordinator of the Montreal Alouettes. The 51-year-old guided the Als to the playoffs in both 2019 and 2021.

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“I can’t wait to help deliver a dynamic offense for RNation and help push us towards the collective goal of bringing a Grey Cup back to Ottawa,” said Jones.

Prior to his time in Montreal, Jones spent three seasons as offensive co-ordinator of the BC Lions, helping them to a West Final appearance in 2016. He was also quarterbacks coach of the Roughriders from 2012-2013. Jones was the Ticats’ quarterbacks coach and offensive co-ordinator from 2009-2011.

As a CFL quarterback, Jones (with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers) was the league’s Most Outstanding Player in 2001. He played in the CFL from 1997-2007.

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