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Dickenson out as Riders coach; O’Day to stay as GM

Saskatchewan Roughriders announce Craig Dickenson will not be back as head coach in 2024.
Roughriders head coach Craig Dickenson, seen during the Saskatchewan-BC preseason game, is out as Roughriders head coach.

REGINA - In breaking news the Saskatchewan Roughriders have announced Monday that Head Coach Craig Dickenson will not have his contract renewed.

The club has also confirmed that Vice President of Football Operations and General Manager Jeremy O’Day has agreed to a new contract. 

“Jeremy has an excellent track record of identifying and bringing in quality talent to the Saskatchewan Roughriders with many players having gone on to have successful seasons including two 1,000-yard receivers in 2023,” said Roughriders President and CEO Craig Reynolds in a statement.

"I am confident in his ability to find the next great Head Coach of the Saskatchewan Roughriders and to put together a team Rider Nation can be proud of.”  

In a statement, O' Day has thanked Coach Dickenson "for everything he has given to the Saskatchewan Roughriders over his ten years in Green and White."

"From his time as Special Teams Coordinator to his five seasons as a Head Coach, he gave all he had to the team and did it with kindness and respect. We appreciate his hard work and dedication and wish him all the best moving forward.”

The news of Dickenson's departure comes after Saturday's 29-26 defeat to the Toronto Argonauts, a result that officially eliminated the Roughriders from the playoffs with a 6-12 record for the second year in a row.

Both O' Day and Reynolds are scheduled to speak to reporters this afternoon. 

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