Monday, December 14, 2015

Dinwiddie Takes Coaching Job In Calgary

Former Elk Grove quarterback Ryan Dinwiddie has taken a job as the quarterback coach for the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. He leaves the Montreal Allouettes after three seasons as an offensive assistant coach.

Dinwiddie will work for the Stamps' head coach Dan Dickenson.
Ryan Dinwiddie

“It’s a funny story,” Dinwiddie was quoted in a team news release. “When I first got to Boise, a lot of the fans around there were saying, ‘Hey, you need to be like Dave Dickenson — he’s been the best quarterback in the Northwest.’ So I looked him up and read about him. He’s a competitive guy who has obviously had a lot of success in college and the CFL. Personality-wise, he’s an even-keel, low-key guy but deep down, I don’t think there’s anybody who wants to win more than him.”

Dinwiddie set several offensive records at Boise State and after he couldn't break through in the NFL, went north and played five seasons for Saskatchewan and Winnipeg before he started coaching.

He got his first CFL start in the 2007 Grey Cup, Canada's version of the Super Bowl, with Winnipeg in a game against Calgary.

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