Chris O'Leary

Senior Writer

Chris O'Leary, formerly of the Toronto Star and Edmonton Journal, is a senior writer on and associated platforms.

O’Leary: Who will be the Riders’ next head coach?

January 18, 2019 | Chris O'Leary
As the dust settles on Chris Jones’ departure, the Riders’ coaching search is just getting started. Chris O’Leary considers some of the options in Saskatchewan.

O’Leary: Jones couldn’t turn down dream opportunity

January 16, 2019 | Chris O'Leary
A week after signing a contract extension, Chris Jones got an offer he couldn’t refuse. For’s Chris O’Leary, there’s no harm in Jones’ decision.

O’Leary: Sure-handed Cotera worthy of top CFL-LFA draft pick

January 14, 2019 | Chris O'Leary
The first-ever player selected in the CFL-LFA draft, Diego Jair Viamontes Cotera, couldn’t believe it when they called his name.’s senior writer Chris O’Leary explains.

O’Leary: CFL GMs, coaches see potential after first LFA combine

January 14, 2019 | Chris O'Leary
After the first LFA combine in Mexico, CFL general managers and coaches saw potential in the players and growth in the future of the partnership.’s Chris O’Leary writes.

O’Leary: Mexican combine opens doors for both CFL, LFA

January 12, 2019 | Chris O'Leary
With Mexico’s top football prospects ready for testing, general managers around the league say they believe the CFL’s partnership with the LFA opens doors for everyone involved.

Sunderland, Esks play the waiting game with Mike Reilly

January 11, 2019 | Chris O'Leary
The thought of franchise quarterback Mike Reilly leaving is daunting for the Edmonton Eskimos. But for GM Brock Sunderland, all that’s left to do is wait. Chris O’Leary writes.

O’Leary: Chamblin eager to try and pass next big test

January 9, 2019 | Chris O'Leary
Corey Chamblin may be facing his toughest coaching test yet, but the Argos’ new head coach has never been one to back down.’s Chris O’Leary writes.

Popp, Argos taking wait-and-see approach with Ray

January 8, 2019 | Chris O'Leary
While it might sound alarming that there’s been no communication between Ricky Ray and the Toronto Argonauts for the last two months, it’s actually par for the course.

O’Leary: Front office shake-up unexpected in Hamilton

January 4, 2019 | Chris O'Leary
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats front office shakeup was unexpected but as’s Chris O’Leary writes, the team has its eyes on a bright future.

O’Leary: An exclusive 1-on-1 with Santa

December 23, 2018 | Chris O'Leary
In an exclusive one-on-one with’s Chris O’Leary, Santa Claus reveals some possible insight on the off-season. Read the entire interview right here.