December 12, 2019

Report: Milanovich to join Esks?

Argonauts.ca

EDMONTON — Less than a month since parting ways with Jason Maas, the Edmonton Eskimos could be close to bringing in former Argos head coach Scott Milanovich to fill the vacant head coaching post, this according to TSN’s Farhan Lalji. 

 

Should an agreement be reached, he would be reunited with QB Trevor Harris who played under the Milanovich in Toronto for four seasons.

Milanovich began his CFL coaching career in 2003, when he joined the Calgary Stampeders as a QB coach. After spending some time in Europe, he returned to Canada in 2007, this time as a QB coach in Montreal. 

He moved quickly up the coaching ranks while with the Alouettes. Ahead of the 2008 campaign, he was promoted to the team’s offensive coordinator on top of fulfilling his other duties. In 2009, he also picked up an assistant head coach title. 

He’d stay with the Als until the conclusion of the 2011 season, when he was named the head coach of the Toronto Argonauts. In his first season as a head coach, Milanovich led the Argos to a 9-9 record, finishing second in the East Division. They’d make it to they 100th Grey Cup and beat the Calgary Stampeders to take home the title. 

Alongside his first championship in the CFL, Milanovich also earned 2012 Coach of the Year honours. 

He’d spend another four seasons at the helm in Toronto. Over that span, the team made the playoffs twice and missed out on another two occasions. 

Following the 2016 season, Milanovich would step down as the head coach of the Argos and joined the Jacksonville Jaguars as their QB coach — a position he’d held until this point.

Milanovich would take over an Eskimos squad that has made the postseason in five of the previous six seasons. They made it into the playoffs in 2019 as the crossover team. After beating the Montreal Alouettes in the Eastern Semi-Final, they’d drop the Eastern Final to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

After not making it to the 107th Grey Cup presented by Shaw, the team decided to part ways with head coach Jason Maas.