Has there ever been a crazier time, this late in the off-season, when it comes to significant decisions confronting CFL teams.
Right now, there are two CFL teams (Saskatchewan and Winnipeg) with openings at general manager or VP of Football operations and another (Toronto) where the incumbent, Adam Rita, hasn't been confirmed for this season and could be fired soon after the team's ownership situation is settled.
Winnipeg needs a head coach, as does Toronto, with the Bombers putting out feelers and the Argos interviewing candidates this week without the actual ability to hire anyone, at least right now.
In Winnipeg, it's well known that Saskatchewan director of football operations Brendan Taman and CFL director of officiating Tom Higgins are interested in the job. So too is Mike McCarthy who's held various football executive posts around the CFL over the past two decades.
And today we learn that former Cleveland Browns, Carolina Panthers and Washington Redskins executive Joe Mack is interested as well. Going to Winnipeg would be a return to his roots where he was the Bombers director of player personnel from 1984 to 1987.
Then you have John Murphy, the Bombers current director of player personnel who's application for the vacant job in Saskatchewan certainly suggests he believes he would be deserving of that role with the Bombers.
Taman, a former Winnipeg GM who worked for the Riders during the 1990s and was hired this past summer partly as insurance because of the uncertainty around Eric Tillman, remains the leading candidate to take over in Saskatchewan.
Sitting back and watching all of this is Tillman, the former Saskatchewan GM who resigned last week, just a few days after his legal troubles were wrapped up.
Tillman isn't a candidate in Winnipeg and may not even be interested in that job. But he surely would be interested in Toronto if there was a vacancy there.
Interesting that the one name that hasn't been associated with any of these openings or potential openings is Marcel Desjardins, assistant general manager of the Montreal Alouettes.
Desjardins had a brief stint as GM in Hamilton in August 2006 but was fired after the 2007 season after Hamilton went 3-15 under head coach Charlie Taaffe. He was then immediately re-hired by Montreal.
So who says January is a quiet month for CFL business?