For­mer Roughrid­ers head coach back as mem­ber of Ar­gos coach­ing staff

Moose Jaw Times Herald - - NEWS - MUR­RAY MCCORMICK

Cham­blin said. “It was that sea­son and there were a lot of lessons that were learned. We had the right play­ers with the right team chem­istry with the right coaches. Ev­ery­thing was aligned for us and we did what we needed to do to win that cham­pi­onship.’’

Cham­blin’s re­turn to the CFL was sparked by a shakeup of the Arg­onauts’ front of­fice in early Jan­uary. Gen­eral man­ager Jim Barker was fired and head coach Scott Mi­lanovich re­signed to be­come the quar­ter­backs coach with the NFL’s Jack­sonville Jaguars. Jim Popp re­placed Barker as gen­eral man­ager and Marc Trest­man was named head coach. Popp and Trest­man had both ex­pe­ri­enced great suc­cess in their re­spec­tive roles with the Mon­treal Alou­ettes.

Even though Popp and Trest­man were thrust into those po­si­tions late in the 2017 off-sea­son, the Arg­onauts are first in the East Divi­sion with a 3-2 record.

“Marc is set­ting the course for us and we have some good coaches and good vet­eran play­ers here,’’ Cham­blin said. “There are things you can do and if you do them you win. If you don’t do you lose. We’re fo­cus­ing on those things that pro­duce wins, a pos­i­tive cul­ture, and we’re headed in the right di­rec­tion.’’

NOTE: Rid­ers re­ceiver Duron Carter was fined an undis­closed amount by the CFL on Wed­nes­day for a pre-game al­ter­ca­tion Satur­day with Cal­gary Stam­ped­ers safety Josh Bell.

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