There’s been a lot of uncertainty surrounding the 2021 CFL season. But over the last few days, it’s started to look like teams will take the field this fall.
Although most of the recent updates have come from Canadian government officials, this time, it’s from a coach.
Hamilton Tiger-Cats Special Teams Coordinator Jeff Reinebold has been with The Spring League since 2020, after the CFL canceled its season. Reinebold was helping the Generals both defensively and with special teams, as they went on to win the championship last year, and are tied for 1st in in the South Division.
But on Tuesday, coach tweeted out this message:
Reinebold wasn’t the only coach in the Generals locker room with CFL ties. HC Bart Andrus had been the same position with the Argonauts in 2009, and that diverse background seems to have helped a lot on the field.
Since Jeff is under contract with the Ti-Cats, once preparation for the 2021 season started, everyone knew he would have to step away from the Generals, and that time seems to be here.
Looks as if Training Camps will begin during the 2nd week of July – to accommodate those who need to quarantine – with the hope of Week 1 kicking off on August 5th. Specific dates are still to be determined, but the fact that Hamilton has requested his presence is a good sign.