Calgary Stampeders 2013 Season Discussion

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    Thursday morning as part of a season preview teleconference, Stampeders president Gordon Norrie, general manager and head coach John Hufnagel and running back Jon Cornish took questions from local and national media about the upcoming season.

    The question that seems to be on everyone’s mind heading into camp relates to the quarterback position. After spending most of the season sidelined with injury, will Drew Tate be the starter this season despite the excellent play from 12-year CFL vet Kevin Glenn who led the team to last year’s Grey Cup?

    Earlier in the off-season, Hufnagel confirmed that Tate would be the starter heading into training camp. And he’s comfortable knowing he has depth with both Glenn’s experience and the promise Bo Levi Mitchell showed in the times he had opportunities to take the field last year.

    “Right now quarterback is, in my belief, a position of strength for us and there’ll be great competition, but Drew will be the starter coming into training camp,” says Hufnagel.

    People are also wondering if Tate can stay healthy. He’s been working hard this off-season, including adding MMA-style training to his regimen, which he hopes will make him more durable.

    “A lot of that adds strength not only in your body, but mental strength – knowing that you prepared as hard as you could in the off-season to withstand the hits,” says his head coach. “So he’s ready to play, I’m ready to have him on the field playing and we’ll take it one game at a time as we always do.”

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