Khari Jones and Bob Dyce are back together.
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.
“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.”
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.
“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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