Post Game Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for November 23, 2015

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    Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for November 23, 2015


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    WF Recap: Edmonton 45, Calgary 31

    The Edmonton Eskimos defeat the Calgary Stampeders 45-31 in the Western Final and will play the Ottawa REDBLACKS in the 103rd Grey Cup.

    WF: Hufnagel Not 'Riding Off Into the Sunset'
    Stampeders head coach John Hufnagel talks about the loss to the Eskimos in his final game coaching in Calgary, and addresses rumours of him heading to Saskatchewan.

    WF: Mitchell 'Give Them Credit'
    Last year's Grey Cup MVP Bo Levi Mitchell discusses the loss to the Eskimos in the Western Final from Commonwealth.

    West Final: Stampeders 31, Eskimos 45
    Mike Reilly finished with 370 passing yards and five touchdowns to help the Eskimos open up a 30-point lead. The Stampeders would put on a little pressure late but Edmonton held

    Reilly, Eskimos rise to the occasion
    The CFL on TSN panel hand out the Gameball to Greg Ellingson and look at how the extra rest proved to be valuable for the Eskimos. for the Eskimos. They also discuss how Mike Reilly took control of the West Final with his five-touchdown performance.

    Eskimos aggressive mindset pays off
    Mike Benevides talks about the aggressive game plan Edmonton used to beat Calgary and discusses how tough a test the Eskimos will be for the Redblacks in the 103rd Grey Cup.

    Power Shift: Esks Grey Cup bound with win over Stamps

    Mike Reilly and the Edmonton Eskimos have sent a message to their division rivals, finally getting over the hump and into the big game.
    The Esks' veteran pivot threw three touchdowns and ran for two more as the Esks handled the Calgary Stampeders 45-31 in the 2015 Western Final at Commonwealth Stadium. The win earned Edmonton a berth in the Grey Cup for the first time since 2005, where the Eskimos will take on the Ottawa REDBLACKS in Winnipeg next Sunday.
    The Eskimos jumped out to a big lead on the strength of five touchdowns, all involving franchise pivot Reilly, while they avoided a frantic Calgary surge that brought the Stamps within 14 points with the ball deep in Edmonton territory in the final minutes. But Bo Levi Mitchell's third-down pass in the end zone was incomplete, leading the Eskimos to run out the clock and clinch the victory.

    Coach Hufnagel's winning legacy ends with a loss
    John Hufnagel’s last game as a head coach ended up in the loss column, but his legacy as a CFL head coach is a winning one.
    The Stampeders fell 45-31 in the Western Final despite a valiant fourth-quarter comeback attempt, the defeat marking the final game of Hufnagel’s illustrious coaching career. He’ll remove his head set and focus solely on his front office role, becoming only the General Manager as current offensive coordinator Dave Dickenson takes over the sideline.
    It’s not surprising that after a game that could have put Calgary back in the Grey Cup for the second straight season, Hufnagel was disappointed for his team more than himself.

    The Calgary Stampeders suffered a devastating 45-31 defeat to the Edmonton Eskimos in Sunday’s Western Final from Commonwealth Stadium, thus ending their 2015 campaign.
    Trailing from beginning to end, John Hufnagel’s head coaching career concluded in disappointing fashion, as the defending Grey Cup champions committed a trio of turnovers and rushed for less than 100 yards.
    "I’m disappointed that we lost. That’s all," Huffnagel remarked during his final media address as the Stampeders head coach. "We lost a very important football game.

    Stamps finish Hufnagel coaching era with loss to Edmonton in West final
    There is a definite feeling of an era ending on Sunday.
    The Calgary Stampeders lost the West final 45-31 at Commonwealth Stadium, putting an end to their chances of defending the Grey Cup. The franchise history of no back-to-back titles continues.
    This ends a season in which the Stamps were much better than everyone in the CFL, except for their foes up north named the Edmonton Eskimos. It turned out to be their downfall.

    Coach Huff closes book on Calgary Stampeders sideline duties with loss to Edmonton Eskimos in West Final
    This wasn’t the way John Hufnagel was supposed to discard his headset for the final time.
    It wasn’t supposed to be in frustration.
    It wasn’t supposed to be after an utterly disappointing 45-31 loss to the hated Edmonton Eskimos and arch-enemy Chris Jones.
    And it definitely wasn’t supposed to be in the West Final.

    Calgary Stampeders veteran Randy Chevrier hopes to return in 2016
    It’s easier to stay in shape than it is to get in shape.
    Calgary Stampeders veteran longsnapper Randy Chevrier has been around long enough to have figured that out.
    Which is why his off-season breather will last about a week.

    Calgary Stampeders and Edmonton Eskimos defy defence-first expectations
    One prediction was pretty much unanimous.
    With the league’s top two defences on the field, points would be at a premium in the West Division final.
    It was more of a track meet than the expected slugfest with both offences lighting it up.

    Calgary Stampeders lose to Edmonton Eskimos in West Final
    The Grey Cup repeat bid is over.
    So is John Hufnagel's head coaching career.
    And, after beating up on the Calgary Stampeders by a 45-31 score in Sunday's West Final at Commonwealth Stadium, the Edmonton Eskimos are heading to the 103rd Grey Cup at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg to face the Ottawa RedBlacks next weekend.

    Calgary Stampeders fans show support to the bitter end
    Well, better luck next season.
    That’s how the mood of Stamps fans watching Sunday’s west division final at the Deerfoot Meadows Shark Club sports bar ended up, as a packed house of loyal red and white watched in horror as their team’s fortunes quickly soured.
    While many turned to nursing their beers in contemplative silence as Calgary’s hopes for back-to-back Grey Cups slipped away, many praised the Stamps for giving them a more than memorable run.
    “It’s been a good season,” said Ron Mears.

    Stampeders' offence couldn't get on track early
    Trailing by 30 points late in proceedings, Bo Levi Mitchell wouldn’t accept the seemingly inevitable outcome.
    “You look at the scoreboard and you see 45-15 and you don’t think so,” said Mitchell. “I’m never going to give up. You put a ball in my hands and I’ll play until you take my legs out. Guys did an amazing job fighting. They fought for me, they fought for the team, they fought for the fans and they fought for our organization.”
    In the end, time ran out on the fight.

    Hufnagel era cruelly ends with a thud
    Not merely a season ended abruptly, in ashes, Sunday.
    Not only a dream.
    An era.
    John Hufnagel walked into Meeting Room 5 in Commonwealth Stadium, casually attired, unfashionably late, for his final post-game media availability as head coach of the Calgary Stampeders as darkness fell outside.

    Stamps crumble in West Final, fall 45-31 to determined Eskimos
    There will be a new Grey Cup champion in 2015.
    The Calgary Stampeders, who had hoped to repeat as the CFL’s finest, ran into a charged-up, swaggering Edmonton Eskimos’ football squad and didn’t have the million-dollar answer. And though they made it awful close in the final minutes, John Hufnagel’s last game as CFL head coach came with an L attached to it.
    The Eskimos, led by the lately unbeatable Mike Reilly, scored when they needed to and held the Stampeders in check early on, a brilliant combination that ultimately led to a 45-31 victory in the West Final on Sunday under mainly sunny skies in front of 34,414 delighted fans at Commonwealth Stadium.

    Edmonton Eskimos deny Calgary Stampeders chance to repeat as Grey Cup champs
    It has been 34 years and three incarnations of Canadian Football League teams in Ottawa since the 5-11 Rough Riders came within a whisker of stopping the mighty Edmonton Eskimos in mid-Hugh Campbell dynasty.
    Next Sunday, there will be no prohibitive Grey Cup favourite, but the Cinderella theme, with Campbell’s son Rick helping write the script, is still very much in play.
    The Ottawa Redblacks, a team with a much parodied nickname, in its second year of existence, with a 40-year-old quarterback, will have a chance to upset the modern version of the Eskimos — a team perhaps less fearsome by half … only don’t tell the Calgary Stampeders that.

    Mike Reilly leads Eskimos to Grey Cup against Redblacks
    Edmonton Eskimos quarterback Mike Reilly shredded the Calgary Stampeders in the CFL West final Sunday, punching his team's ticket to the Grey Cup for the first time in a decade.
    Reilly threw for three touchdowns and ran in two more as the hometown Eskimos defeated their southern Alberta rivals 45-31 in front of 34,414 fans at Commonwealth Stadium.
    The Eskimos will play the Ottawa Redblacks next Sunday at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg in the 103rd Grey Cup.

    Saskatchewan Roughriders-related speculation will continue about John Hufnagel and John Murphy
    The Calgary Stampeders’ season is over, but speculation regarding some of their key employees is likely to continue.
    John Hufnagel coached his final game with the Stampeders on Sunday, when they lost 45-31 to the host Edmonton Eskimos in the CFL’s West Division final.
    The Stampeders’ blueprint calls for Hufnagel to remain the team’s general manager while handing the head-coaching reins to Dave Dickenson, who has been the team’s offensive co-ordinator.
  2. Bumpnrun

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    The Esks were the better team yesterday. By far the Esks were hungrier and wanted the win more. As disappointed as I am the Stamps are not heading to the Grey Cup, as a season's ticket holder I thank the team and the organization for another strong and entertaining season. Looking forward to another interesting off season.
    #2 Bumpnrun, Nov 23, 2015
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