Vancouver sports blogger Carolyn Smith reports that on Friday the BC Lions will announce they have locked up their Grey cup champion kicker and oldest player in the CFL Paul McCallum. McCallum is not anticipating any dropoff in performance after setting a league record for field goal percentage. Wally Buono expects the 42 year old to help the Lions stay on top next season.
C-Mac one of our BC Lions bloggers tells us If the Lions can keep the 2011 Grey Cup championship team together, they have the potential to quickly add to their list of cup triumphs. As good as this team was, imagine how fearsome they could be with some of these past Lions greats. James Parker, Mervyn Fernandez, Lui Passaglia, Roy Dewalt, and Cameron Wake. WOW.
NWSB insider Riley Trottier brings us news this week of the hiring of new BC Lions football coach Mike Benevides. General Manager Wally Buono decided to promote the defensive coordinator to coach the team. Benevides, a Toronto native won his first Grey Cup while on the staff of the Calgary Stampeders before helping the Lions capture the 2006 and 2011 championships.
Carolyn Smith our BC Lions blogger reports on the Lions head coach Wally Buono retiring from coaching this week following a BC Lions Grey Cup win. On contract till January of 2014, Buono will stay on as the team’s general manager and vice president of football operations, but will start the search for a coaching replacement immediately.
Riley Trottier another one of our men with his pulse on the Vancouver sports beat is back with another BC Lions article. The five main reasons the BC Lions were able to pull off a victory in the 99th CFL Grey Cup Championship game over the Blue Bombers. In 2011 Travis Lulay and Wally Buono are now legends in BC…