NWSB Blogger Dave B. checks in this time with a Northwest Athlete Profile of none other than BC Lions football legend Sean Millington. During his career Millington was named CFL West Division All-Star – five times; CFL All-Star – three times; CFL Most Outstanding Canadian Player in the West Division – three times; CFL’s Most Outstanding Canadian Award – two times.
Another North West Coach in the spotlight today as Matt Martz profiles current Oregon St. Beavers Football Coach Mike Riley. Riley has spent time at all levels of football, from playing college ball to assistant coaching and head coaching at the college level, the CFL and the NFL. How key is he though to the success of the Beavers? Martz will tell you.
Vancouver sports blogger Carolyn Smith reports this week the BC Lions announced they have locked up their Grey cup champion defensive backs Dante Marsh and Ryan Phillips. Familiar face within the ranks goes a long way. So one day is down in the opening day of CFL free agency. There wasn’t much news in the rest of the league, but for BC it’s almost over before it started.
Vancouver sports blogger Steve Lee reports that on this week the BC Lions announced they have locked up their Grey cup champion wide receiver Paris Jackson. While figures of the extension have yet to be released, odds were high that he could have received a better offer and more prominent role with another club. A familiar face within the ranks goes a long way.
Steve Lee weighs in with a Northwest Athlete Profile on former CFL punter and kicker for the BC Lions, and SFU Clansman, and Notre Dame High School athlete Lui Passaglia. 875 career field goals, with a cushion of 200 over the next closest tally. BC Lions Wall of Fame, BC Sports Hall of Fame, CFL Hall of Fame) Passaglia is one of the greatest football players to grace the gridiron.
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.
NWSB insider Riley Trottier brings us his top 5 things the BC Lions need to do to repeat as Grey Cup champions next year. The Lions need to improve their run game, keep Travis Lulay around and start camp early and get the team in prime shape early. The duo of Andrew Harris and Jamal Robertson was not overly effective.
BC Lions blogger Carolyn Smith asks the question. Why was it so quiet in Vancouver after a hometown team wins a Championship title. The BC Lions won the 99th Grey Cup in Vancouver on Sunday. She peered over the city from her friends’ balcony east of Main street after the game, looking for some fireworks or noise or hoopla – dead silence in Vancouver.
Nice CFL matchup on Sunday in the 2011 Grey Cup from Vancouver B.C. It’s the Winnipeg Blue Bombers vs. BC Lions. Check out the preview, Live betting odds and lines, and Canadian football gambling trends. CFL MVP Travis Lulay and his two STUD wide receivers Geroy Simon, Arland Bruce, will need to be factors for BC to win it all