Former Roughriders head coach back as member of Argos coaching staff
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.