Former Blue Bombers quarterback Buck Pierce is shifting back into the pocket, sort of.

The team announced Wednesday that Pierce will move from coaching running backs to become the team's quarterbacks coach in the upcoming CFL season.

Buck Pierce

Buck Pierce is moving from coaching running backs to coaching quarterbacks for the Bombers in 2016. (

He rejoins offensive co-ordinator Paul LaPolice, who was the head coach in Winnipeg for 2½ seasons when Pierce was the Bombers' starting quarterback from 2010-12.

LaPolice, who was most recently a CFL game analyst for TSN, was named the team's offensive co-ordinator in December. 

Pierce, who retired from an injury-plagued playing career at the end of the 2013 season, still lives in Winnipeg. He has spent the past two years as the running backs coach.