Edmonton Eskimos reportedly blocked from interviewing Jamie Elizondo

Edmonton Eskimos reportedly blocked by XFL from interviewing Jamie Elizondo

Just yesterday we reported that June Jones was doing some coach scouting during his trip to the Grey Cup. Similar to the Josh Johnson situation, the XFL has reportedly denied permission to the Edmonton Eskimos (CFL) to speak to Jamie Elizondo in regards to their coaching vacancy.

Elizondo was previously the Offensive Coordinator for the Redblacks before joining Marc Trestmen in Tampa Bay to fill the same role. In my opinion, people shouldn’t be surprised that the XFL would hold people to their contract. Especially in the building stages. The AAF had run into very similar situations prior to kickoff last year with the opposite results, and ultimately the league suffered because of the losses.