Last week June Jones head coach of the Houston Roughnecks and former CFL head coach of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats attended the Grey Cup. The Grey Cup is the championship game in the CFL. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers beat the Tiger-Cats 33–12 in case you were wondering.
Farhan Lalji reported via Twitter that;
“Dennis McKnight has accepted an offer to join June Jones’ staff in Houston. ST coordinator Jeff Reinebold has also been offered.”
Via an #XFL source, hearing that #TiCats OL coach Dennis McKnight has accepted an offer to join June Jones’ staff in Houston. ST coordinator Jeff Reinebold has also been offered. Jones has a long history with both men & was in Calgary for #GreyCup. @CFLonTSN— Farhan Lalji (@FarhanLaljiTSN) November 27, 2019
Later it was reported that Jeff Reinebold signed an extension with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and won’t be joining Jones with the Houston Roughnecks after all.
Now Mark Berman reported that Roughnecks had hired former Houston Oilers linebacker, Robert Lyles. He will be the team’s Special Teams coordinator.
Lyles played eight seasons in the NFL at linebacker with the Houston Oilers from 1984 to 1989 and the Atlanta Falcons from 1990 to 1991. At both stops, he crossed paths with Roughnecks head coach June Jones. Jones was Houston’s Quarterbacks Coach in 1987 and 1988 than Atlanta’s Offensive Coordinator in 1991.
We are not sure of McKnight’s role at this time. He was the Offensive Line Coach for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
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