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Gary Etcheverry at a news conference in Toronto on Wednesday Jan. 23, 2002. (FRANK GUNN/Canadian Press)
Gary Etcheverry at a news conference in Toronto on Wednesday Jan. 23, 2002. (FRANK GUNN/Canadian Press)

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Former CFL coach Gary Etcheverry out as head coach at University of Ottawa Add to ...

Gary Etcheverry is out as the head football coach of the University of Ottawa Gee-Gees.

The school announced Sunday that Etcheverry had been released as its interim football coach. No immediate replacement was named.

“This is a change that we do not take lightly in any way,” Colin Timm, the school’s Assistant Director of Programs for Sports Services, said in a statement. “We need to ensure that we are putting ourselves in a position to move this program forward.

“It had become apparent that in order to do so we needed to take this action.”

The move comes a day after Ottawa (0-5) dropped a 32-25 decision to Queen’s, the Gee-Gees remain last in the OUA standings.

Etcheverry, a former head coach of the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts and a long-time defensive co-ordinator in the league, had been on the hotseat at Ottawa for implementing a non-traditional double-wing offence.

The Gee-Gees travel to Toronto to face the Varsity Blues on Saturday.

In its statement, the school said it hopes to select a permanent head football coach following the Grey Cup on Nov. 25 in Toronto.

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