Canadian Football League

Friday, January 16, 2009

Former Canadian Football League Player Hired At UNM is reporting that UNM football coach Mike Locksley has hired former Tennessee quarterback Tee Martin as an assistant coach.

Martin helped lead the Volunteers to the national championship during the 1998 season. Martin played three years in the NFL from 2000-02 and last played professionally in the Canadian Football League from 2004-05.

Martin was the passing game coordinator at Morehouse College in 2006, coached quarterbacks at North Cobb High School in Kennesaw, Ga., in 2007, and has worked for the last two years at the nationally regarded Elite 11 Quarterback Camp for top prep prospects.

Locksley said earlier this week he hopes to announce his staff sometime this weekend.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Argos Hire New Canadian Football League Head Coach

Bart Andrus is the new head coach of the Toronto Argonauts.

The Canadian Football League team will announce tomorrow morning that it has hired the Tennessee Titans assistant coach to replace Don Matthews, who resigned at the end of the Argos' dismal 4-14 season.

Andrus is a stranger to the CFL, but comes with a reputation as an offensive-minded coach who likes to see a lot of passing.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Brendan Taman Steps Away From The Blue Bombers Of The Canadian Football League

Brendan Taman's 10-year run with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers has ended.

The CFL team's former general manager resigned today, several weeks after being told he was being re-positioned as vice-president of player personnel to make room for Mike Kelly.

Kelly was hired as the Blue Bombers' head coach replacing Doug Berry, who was fired after Winnipeg's playoff loss to the Edmonton Eskimos last November. Kelly was expected to share the GM's duties with Taman, who first joined the Blue Bombers in 1999 as assistant GM.

“We truly are sorry to see Brendan leave after all that he has given to this organization over the years” Blue Bombers president and CEO Lyle Bauer said in a statement. “Brendan's contributions are immense however we need to respect his decision and wish him nothing but the best in the future.”

“After speaking with Brendan at length it is his desire to step away from the game at this time however that does not preclude future involvement such as Special Projects Consultant in the future if the circumstances are right”.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Als Sign New Canadian Football League QB

Brad Roach has finally found a home.

Roach, who was an all-American quarterback at Catawba College, signed Friday to play with the Montreal Alouettes, who went 12-8 and finished as the Grey Cup runners-up this year.

“I think it’s a great opportunity,” said Roach, a former star at Williamston High School.

“I know a lot of people who had a lot of success making a living in the Canadian Football League.” The 6-6, 250-pound quarterback, who is currently living in Concord and working out with some of his former Catawba teammates, signed a two-year contract with the Alouettes, who fell 22-14 to the Calgary Stampeders in the 96th Grey Cup. There is an optional third-year on the contract.