I just heard the news - less than 2 months after the Roughrider's Grey Cup triumph, Kent Austin has accepted a job offer from his former team, University of Mississippi, Ole Miss. Austin is from Nashville originally and quarterbacked for Ole Miss from '81 to '85 before, he led the Riders to Grey Cup victory in '89 as quarterback. Austin is, without a doubt, the single most popular human being in Saskatchewan right now and his leaving will leave many in grief. It was reported that Austin was not leaving for money, but rather to return home.
It's a sad day here in Saskatchewan.