On Saturday, the Tiger-Cats named George Cortez as their head coach. Cortez, most recently was the quarterbacks coach for the Buffalo Bills in the National Football League.
This past season he helped oversee Ryan Fitzpatrick record a career high 3832 passing yards and 24 touchdown passes. However, after a fast start where the Bills went 5-2, they only won one more game in their final nine games.
Cortez has a strong history in the Canadian Football League. He has worked as an assistant coach for the Montreal Concordes, Montreal Alouettes, Ottawa Rough Riders, Calgary Stampeders and Saskatchewan Roughriders. He has also spent extensive time with incoming quarterback Henry Burris. Cortez was the Stampeders’ offensive co-ordinator from 2006-2009, and the two led Calgary to a Grey Cup in 2008.
Hamilton had a record of 8-10 last season, and advanced to the Eastern Final, where they lost to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
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