Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for July 21, 2014

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    Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for July 21, 2014

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    Jon Cornish expected to miss third straight game with concussion like symptoms; Fred Stamps practiced Sunday after taking a huge hit on Thursday.


    Jeff Garcia hasn’t exactly been living in mortal fear of Bo Levi Mitchell — or anyone else, for that matter — breaking his Canadian Football League record for most consecutive wins at the start of a career by a starting quarterback.
    “I didn’t even know I had the record until I read a few stories about Bo getting close to it,” the former Stamps pivot said with a chuckle. “I had no idea I started 7-0.”

    Rolling along: Stamps continue early-season charge
    It wasn't a pretty win, but the Calgary Stampeders will take it.
    Rene Parades kicked the game-winning field goal in the fourth quarter before the Calgary defence came up big to preserve the victory on Friday as the Stampeders hung on to edge the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 10-7.
    "A win is a win,'' said veteran Calgary defender Brandon Smith, who combined with Micah Johnson to make the game-saving play late in the final frame.

    Calgary Stampeders QB Bo Levi Mitchell learning from Jeff Garcia
    Jeff Garcia was 30,000 feet in the air when he first caught a glimpse of Bo Levi Mitchell.
    On a flight from a spot he was leaving to a place he was trying to get to — he can’t remember where — the former Calgary Stampeders quarterback turned on the TV and was met with a blast from the past, as well as, even though he didn’t know it at the time, a look into his future when he watched Mitchell’s first-career start against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers last season.

    Calgary Stampeders relishing clash with Edmonton Eskimos
    When the Calgary Stampeders reconvened at McMahon Stadium on Sunday evening for the first time since escaping with a 10-7 win over the Hamilton Tiger-Cats on Friday, to a man, they knew there were a number of things to clean up.
    But they’re moving on.
    They have to — and quick — as the first instalment of a new-look Battle of Alberta looms Thursday in Edmonton (7 p.m., TSN, News Talk 770).

    Jeff Garcia sees big things ahead for Calgary Stampeders QB Bo Levi Mitchell
    The NFL skill-set is there.
    But it’s all about opportunity.
    After tutoring Calgary Stampeders 24-year-old starting quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell over the off-season, former Stamps great turned NFL star Jeff Garcia believes the young Texan has all the ingredients to take a similar path.

    Calgary Stampeders' Jon Cornish struggling with concussion issues
    It’s the news no one wanted to hear.
    Jon Cornish is once again experiencing concussion symptoms.
    After improving to the point that he was expected to return to the practice field last week, the Calgary Stampeders star running back, who was knocked out cold by Montreal Alouettes linebacker Kyries Hebert 24 days ago in the season-opener at McMahon Stadium, experienced headaches over the weekend, essentially sending the CFL’s reigning MOP back to square one.

    Stamps gearing up for first truly meaningful Battle of Alberta game in years
    The Battle of Alberta, CFL-style, ramped up a notch last November when the hapless Edmonton Eskimos hired Chris Jones as head coach.
    Via geography, via history, the Eskimos have long ranked as the chief rival of the Calgary Stampeders — even in spite of the woeful struggles of the Green and Gold in recent years.
    But the addition of Jones, considered a villain in these parts since abandoning the Stamps in 2011 to join the Toronto Argonauts, vaults the Edmonton-Calgary rivalry to a whole new level.

    Cornish suffers setback in battle with post-concussion syndrome, doubtful for Thursday’s tilt in Edmonton
    John Hufnagel broke the news that no fan of three-down football — perhaps outside of Edmonton — wanted to hear Sunday after a rare evening practice at McMahon Stadium.
    Jon Cornish, the CFL’s most outstanding player in 2013, is once again suffering the after-effects of a ferocious hit to the head by Kyries Hebert in the season opener against the Montreal Alouettes.
    “Mr. Cornish, unfortunately had a setback,” said Hufnagel, the Calgary Stampeders head coach/general manager. “Some headaches came back, so it’s highly unlikely he’ll go to the game.”

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