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Richie Hall to return as Riders’ defensive co-ordinator

Edmonton Eskimos head coach Richie Hall watches from the sidelines near the end of their game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders during Canadian Football League action in Regina, November 6, 2010.


The Saskatchewan Roughriders finalized their defensive coaching staff for the 2013 season on Friday.

Richie Hall will return as defensive co-ordinator and Barron Miles will serve as defensive backs coach again next season. Mike Sinclair was named assistant head coach and defensive line coach while Richard Kent was named defensive backs coach.

Saskatchewan had the second-ranked defence in the CFL last season. The 8-10 Riders finished third in the West and dropped a 36-30 decision to Calgary in the division semifinal.

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Hall rejoined the team in 2011 after spending two seasons as head coach of the Edmonton Eskimos. He had previously spent 15 seasons on the Riders' coaching staff.

Miles came to Saskatchewan last season after spending two seasons with the B.C. Lions as a defensive and player personnel assistant.

Sinclair spent the last five seasons as a defensive line coach with the Montreal Alouettes. Kent was a secondary coach for the Toronto Argonauts in 2009 and spent the last two seasons with the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League.

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