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    Calgary Stampeders Game Day News Roundup for September 28, 2013

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    Glenn Grateful for Every Start

    To Kevin Glenn, the concept of job security ranks as more foreign than the Canadians referring to “tricks” instead of “books” in card games like bridge.
    For the 34-year-old takes to the field Saturday afternoon as the starting quarterback of the Calgary Stampeders with Drew Tate and Bo Levi Mitchell standing on the sidelines ready, willing and able to take his place.
    Not that Glenn is complaining in the slightest. In fact, he thrives under pressure many would fine unbearable.
    Such is life on a team with phenomenal depth at the most vital position on the field.

    “There ain’t nothing I can do about that,” Glenn said Friday afternoon in the college town of Guelph, temporary home of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. “All I can handle is what I do — and that’s to prepare myself to go out and play the way I can play. Kevin Glenn grateful every/8970307/story.html

    Mo Price to face 'cats

    Sore hip be darned, Maurice Price touched down with the rest of the Calgary Stampeders in Guelph, Ontario.
    The speedy wide receiver is pencilled in to start Saturday against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats at Alumni Stadium.
    The question remains whether he’ll make it to the final gun.
    “He has played well when we can get him on the field,” says offensive coordinator Dave Dickenson. “We’re looking for Mo to show us he can finish a game, and be consistent and still be that dynamic player.”

    Burris likes Bo

    GUELPH, Ont. — The quarterback drama in Calgary this season isn’t a secret to anyone.
    Henry Burris included.
    The Hamilton Tiger-Cats gunslinger and newest member of the 50,000-yard club has 15 CFL seasons under his belt, so he’s watched a number of quarterbacks — young and old — come and go.
    He thinks Calgary Stampeders’ 23-year-old signal-caller Bo Levi Mitchell is here to stay.
    “He reminds me of a young (Jeff) Garcia,” Burris said Friday. “He has an eye-of-the-tiger mentality and loves to run around and make a lot of plays. He doesn’t have the biggest this and the biggest that and everything, but the kid is a competitive player — and you can tell he goes out there and lays it on the line for his team. He has a good arm — very accurate. When he throws it, he puts it on the spot every time. He’s one of those guys you have to try to confuse him a little bit on defence, but more importantly, you gotta hit him a couple times to make him feel not as comfortable.’

    D'Aguilar heads home

    GUELPH, Ont. — Even tigers get tired running around all day, so you’ll have to forgive Ben D’Aguilar for wanting a cat-nap or two during his rookie season.

    Selected in the second round (13th overall) of this past May’s CFL Draft by the Calgary Stampeders, the 6-foot-2, 252-pounder is without a doubt a physical specimen — adorned with tiger-stripe tattoos — capable of running down return men on special teams.
    But as the McMaster University product and Hamilton-born defensive end returns home — sort of — for the first time as a professional, he admits his freshman season has been unlike anything he’s ever experienced.
    And he’s only 12 games in.

    One Game at a Time

    GUELPH, Ont. — There’s nothing better than an old sports cliche.
    But sometimes, especially in football, they actually apply.
    For the Calgary Stampeders (9-3) and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (6-6), the one-game-at-a-time approach is exactly how each side wants to approach the remaining third of the CFL schedule.
    With both teams locked in heated divisional battles, it’ll likely come down to one game either way once all the regular-season cards are on the table come the first weekend in November.

    Bulke a 'steal' of a deal for Steel City

    GUELPH, Ont. — Defensive tackles aren’t playmakers.
    They’re moneymakers.
    No team can ever have enough depth along its defensive line, and when a steady tackle becomes available — especially a Canadian — they’re always in high demand.
    Brian Bulcke was no exception.
    During the CFL off-season, Calgary Stampeders GM/head coach John Hufnagel noted they tried hard to re-sign the 6-foot-4, 281-lb., Windsor, Ont., native, but Ontario beckoned, and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats pounced.
    “There were definitely some talks and considerations,” Bulcke said Friday.
    “The hardest part was I was really close to that defence and defensive line. There’s some really special guys over there. It was a tough decision, but at the end of the day (Hamilton is) a two or 21/2-hour drive from Windsor — and that’s awesome.”

    Where there's Huff...there's (away)

    If home is where the heart is, the road is where John Hufnagel’s focus is.
    The Calgary Stampeders GM/head coach hasn’t found many problems winning at McMahon Stadium during his 51/2-year tenure in Red & White, but he doesn’t mind a getaway now and then, either.
    Since 2008, Hufnagel’s Stamps have the best road record in the CFL (31-20) — and it’s not even close. The B.C. Lions are the only other franchise to crack the .500 mark, with a 26-25 record during that time-frame.
    As usual, Hufnagel gave credit to the players.
    “Our guys go on the road and treat it as a business trip,” Hufnagel said Thursday, shortly before the team departed for Toronto’s Pearson Airport and then hopped a bus to Guelph, Ont., where the Stamps will clash with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Saturday (4 p.m., TSN, News Talk 770).

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