In a press conference Monday, Campbell was announced as the teams newest coach. Campbell said he likes the core of the Lions and thinks they can make some noise moving forward.
“This is a roster brimming with talent and a of ton untapped potential, and I can’t wait to get started with Ed on building a champion for fans of the Lions.” – BC Lions Coach, Rick Campbell
The Lions dismissed former coach DeVone Claybrooks after a poor 2019 season. Baker said there’s always an element of risk when hiring a rookie coach like Claybrooks opposed to an experienced one like Campbell.
Baker adds the Lions are expected to make more announcements to their coaching staff in the coming days.
Hervey said the team will shift their focus to CFL free agency and to expect new additions after the Lions worst season in 23 years.