Riders dump Marshall, Berry; Miller to take reins
Regina, SK (Sports Network) - Greg Marshall's return to the Saskatchewan Roughriders lasted all of eight games.
The club relieved Marshall, along with offensive coordinator Doug Berry, of their duties on Friday after a 1-7 start. Ken Miller, the team's vice president of football operations, will take over as head coach.
"This was an extremely difficult decision to make especially when dealing with such quality individuals like Greg and Doug," said Riders general manager Brendan Taman. "As the season has progressed we have become increasingly concerned with the direction the club has been going. We are committed to winning this season and felt this was the best course of action to get the team back on track."
Saskatchewan, the runner-up to Montreal the past two seasons, sports the worst record in the CFL and has scored the fewest points (165) of any team thus far.
Marshall spent the 2009-10 seasons as assistant head coach, defensive coordinator and linebackers coach for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, before the Riders hired him in January as the 28th head coach in franchise history.
He began his CFL coaching career with the Roughriders in 1994 as the defensive line coach. He added the title of defensive coordinator in 1996 and served in that role until 1999.
Berry joined the Riders prior to last season as offensive coordinator and assistant head coach. He previously served as head coach in Winnipeg from 2006-08.
Miller will have an extra week to evaluate things, as Saskie has a bye week and does not return to action until September 4 against the Bombers at home.
08/19 19:16:59 ET