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    Calgary Stampeders News Roundup for September 27, 2013

    Getting to know the O-line
    Kevin Glenn has a one-on-one with J'Micheal Deane.

    During the Stampeders last game against the Toronto Argonauts, Charleston Hughes was up to his usual, quarterback-harassing ways.
    Registering one sack of the Argos’ Zach Collaros, Hughes seemed to be within arm’s length all night long. No doubt Collaros went home constantly checking over his shoulder for the speedy defensive end.

    Here is a summary of head coach/general manager John Hufnagel’s comments to the media after Thursday’s practice at McMahon Stadium:
    On the status of injured receiver Maurice Price:
    “He surprised me. He ran well today, so there’s a good chance he’ll be in the lineup.”

    College feel won’t throw off Calgary Stampeders in Guelph
    It’s a college stadium, but it’ll hardly be the raucous student atmosphere most of the Calgary Stampeders remember from their college days.
    Alumni Stadium, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats makeshift home in Guelph, Ont., seats around 14,000 people and hardly poses what one would call an intimidating atmosphere.

    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.

    Stamps notes: Mo Price makes a surprise return to practice, could play on Saturday
    Just when you thought you were more apt to see Maurice Price wandering around the practice field once again, watching his understudies taking all the reps, there was the man himself on Thursday, surprising just about everyone as he took part in offensive drills.
    “I feel good,” said the Calgary Stampeders’ receiver, who hadn’t practised all week, hampered by a hip pointer. “I was out there today, running around, being fast, close to my normal self. There still a couple more days to the game so I’ll definitely be ready.

    Hughes in sight of Stampeders’ franchise record for sacks
    Asked if he happens to know what the Calgary Stampeders’ record for most quarterback sacks in a season is, Charleston Hughes, eyes a-twinkle, smiles broadly.
    “Maybe . . .” he said, before laughing out loud.
    No doubt, the Stamps’ top-notch defensive lineman has heard that 19 is the most sacks recorded, that accomplished in 1986 by Harold Hallman. With six games left in the 2013 CFL season, Hughes has a league-leading 13, tied with Winnipeg’s Alex Hall, so breaking the record is doable.

    Former Stampeders veteran Bill McKenna to get posthumous honour from U.S. university
    Nearly a year after his death, former Calgary Stampeders player Bill McKenna’s alma mater Brandeis University is set to honour him as a charter member of its football program in 1951 and its first all-American player in 1954.
    The school in Waltham, Mass., just outside Boston and near where McKenna grew up in Salem, will honour his life with a Bill McKenna Tribute ceremony on its campus Oct. 12.

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