April 2, 2019 8:25 am
Updated: April 2, 2019 8:26 am

Jaime Elizondo resigns from coaching post with Ottawa Redblacks

Ottawa Redblacks players sit dejected on the players bench during the 4th quarter of CFL Grey Cup game action between the Ottawa Redblacks and the Calgary Stampeders at The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018.

CFL PHOTO - Walter Tychnowicz

The Ottawa Redblacks are in the market for a new offensive co-ordinator.

The CFL club announced Monday that Jaime Elizondo has resigned from that post to pursue other opportunities. Elizondo is reportedly looking to join the Tampa Bay franchise in the XFL, whose head coach/GM is Marc Trestman, formerly of the Montreal Alouettes (2008-12) and Toronto Argonauts (2017-18).

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And it looks as if Elizondo’s departure wasn’t necessarily an amicable one. The headline on the Redblacks’ statement on his leaving was “Elizondo Quits on Redblacks.”

Elizondo spent the last three seasons with Ottawa, helping the franchise win the Grey Cup in 2016. And last season, quarterback Trevor Harris cracked the 5,000-yard passing plateau with the Redblacks for the first time in his CFL career.

READ MORE: Ottawa Redblacks quarterback Trevor Harris signs with Edmonton Eskimos (Feb. 12, 2019)

Elizondo’s departure adds to what’s been an off-season to forget for Ottawa. Harris (Edmonton), running back William Powell (Saskatchewan), receiver Greg Ellingson (Edmonton), defensive lineman AC Leonard (Saskatchewan), defensive back Rico Murray (Hamilton) and offensive lineman SirVincent Rogers (Edmonton) are among the players to leave in free agency.

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