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O’Leary: Claybrooks’ staff the perfect mix of youth and experience

January 22, 2019 | Chris O'Leary
From Rich Stubler to Nik Lewis, DeVone Claybrooks’ coaching staff is the perfect mix of youth and experience. CFL.ca’s Chris O’Leary explains.

Wally’s Way: How Wally Buono became the CFL’s most iconic coach

November 3, 2018 | Chris O'Leary
For Wally Buono, there was never an exact science. Yet he always found the perfect formula, navigating old and new school methods to become a coaching legend. Chris O’Leary writes.

Buono chose sports over trouble, and never looked back

August 8, 2018 | Chris O'Leary
Like many first-generation immigrants, the Buonos’ start to their life in Canada was a hard one. Wally was nine when his father, a construction worker, died in his sleep. It took his mother years ...

Rallying Cry: Buono’s farewell season motivation for Lions

June 12, 2018 | Chris O'Leary
BC Lions general manager Ed Hervey says his team needs to use head coach Wally Buono’s farewell season as motivation in 2018. CFL.ca’s Chris O’Leary explains.

O’Leary: Age is wisdom for CFL’s veteran coaches

March 27, 2018 | Chris O'Leary
You may not have noticed it through the CFL off-season, but there’s a movement afoot. It started in Hamilton last year, when June Jones assumed head coaching duties. Montreal got on board in ...

Winds of change for two staple rush ends

February 3, 2018 | Chris O'Leary
CFL.ca’s Chris O’Leary breaks down a furious few days out West where two of the league’s most dominant pass-rushers were in new homes … twice.