News continues to trickle in regarding Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey's coaching staff. In this particular case, The Globe and Mail is reporting that George Cortez, offensive coordinator for the CFL's Calgary Stampeders, will join Gailey in Buffalo to coach quarterbacks.
His most prominent coaching gig was as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of California, where he tutored former NFL quarterbacks Kyle Boller and Aaron Rodgers under the direction of head coach Jeff Tedford. Cortez also gets some credit for turning Jeff Garcia into a CFL star and sparking his moderately successful NFL career. With over 30 years of coaching experience under his belt, Cortez has spent 17 years working in the CFL, including the last three after leaving California.
Cortez was a candidate for the head coaching job of the Toronto Argonauts, but will come to Buffalo to coach up the team's most critical position instead. Given the current talent at the position and the underwhelming list of players the Bills might pursue to change things up, Cortez has his work cut out for him.