Canadian Football League

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Canadian Football League team looking for new offensive co-ordinator

The Toronto Argonauts fired offensive co-ordinator Kent Austin on Saturday, the CFL on CBC has learned.
CBC Sports
The club is expected to make a formal announcement on Sunday.
Austin was in his third season with the Argos.
The decision to let Austin go comes two days after the Argos suffered a humiliating 31-7 loss on the road to the Montreal Alouettes.
Toronto, sporting a 2-5 record, is tied for third place in the CFL's East Division with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (2-6).
Toronto entered Thursday's game in Montreal ranked last in the CFL in total yards (276 yards per game) and passing (234 yards), and seventh in rushing (70 yards) and points scored (17 per game).
Against Montreal, the Argo offence never crossed the centre-field line and was limited to just 110 total yards. Toronto also committed five turnovers.
Injuries have also hurt Toronto this season. No less than 14 players were unavailable against Montreal. Overall, 26 players have missed at least one game this season through injury.
Austin, a former CFL quarterback, won Grey Cups with the Saskatchewan Roughriders (1989) and B.C. Lions (1994) before finishing his career in 1996 with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.
Austin is the CFL's eighth all-time leading passer with 36,030 yards, and his 57.6-yard career completion average trails only Doug Flutie and Tom Clements.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Canadian Football League Week # 8 Picks

Argos vs. Als
No Ricky Williams, no John Avery etc. etc. etc. The Als at home, this should be over quick.
Als by 17

Ti-Cats vs. Bombers
You could call it a re-match, although if the Bombers play the way they did last week
this could be an even longer night for Hamilton.

Bombers by 23

Eskimos vs. Lions
Two teams going opposite directions. The lions have been on the road for a stretch and
will be looking for a solid victory at home.

Lions by 16

Riders vs. Stamps
Yet again thes teams meet (great schedule, CFL) The Stamps losing streak comes to
an end on this night.

Stamps by 10

Last Week: 4-0 Overall 14-12

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Stegall wins second straight Canadian Football League Player Of The Week

Winnipeg Blue Bombers wide receiver Milt Stegall was named the CFL's offensive player of the week on Wednesday.

Winnipeg's Milt Stegall (85) made 11 catches for 162 yards against Hamilton last week. This is the second straight week Stegall has won the honour.
Stegall made 11 catches for 162 yards in Winnipeg's 29-0 victory over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats last Friday. It was Stegall's second consecutive 100-yard game and fourth of the season.
B.C. Lions linebacker Javier Glatt won the defensive player of the week award.
Glatt registered two interceptions, three tackles, a quarterback sack and one pass knockdown in B.C.'s 28-8 victory over the Toronto Argonauts on Saturday.
Fred Perry of the Saskatchewan Roughriders earned the lineman of the week honour.
Perry recorded three tackles and three quarterback sacks for 17 yards in Saskatchewan's 19-9 victory over the Calgary Stampeders on Saturday.
Winnipeg kicker Troy Westwood was selected as the special teams player of the week.
Westwood was a perfect 2-for-2 in field goals against Hamilton, connecting from 23 and 21 yards. He also scored two singles on seven punts for 362 yards and had seven kickoffs for 299 yards.