The interim tag is about to be removed from the Tim Burke doll. Sources within the team (board members) have told Gary Lawless of the Wpg Free Press/TSN 1290 that Burke will be given a 2 or 3 yr guaranteed contract either before the regular season ends or shortly after the bombers are officially eliminated. From my point of view this signals a surrender strategy by Garth Buchko (Bomber CEO, evidently Burke's champion) Joe Mack probably stays under this scenario but board members have stepped up the pressure to hire a stay-at-home asst. GM like Duane Forde to have control over canadian talent, signings, local events, etc. Have to hire at least 2 or 3 fresh assistants as bombers are running with 2 to 4 coaches less than most CFL teams. Burke has done a decent job of picking up the pieces from the disaster known as SSS Plop. But he's only marginally better than Plop for on-field real time recognition. His defenses have been floundering since he took on the interim head coaching tag. And while Burke has a fascination about Buck Pierce's talent - Burke has also drawn heel boos for his terrible reliance on a fragile QB who has barely played in 50% of his team's games since being discarded by Sir Wally. Burke also yapped way too much, exposing a laughingly bizarre void in medical knowledge re: concussions. But there you have it. Timbo Burke - Bomber Head Coach.... Now Joe Mack, find us a few good men for the field (about 20 as I see it).... and trade Lady Etienne back to the Lingerie Football League!!