Stamps' off-season of change is coming to an end

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  1. Madman

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    May 1, 2012
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    There’s no point in trying to coat the situation in sugar.

    No matter how you look at it, there’s been a staggering amount of change within the walls of McMahon Stadium in the past six months.

    From the absolute top where president Gordon Norrie is now a member of the Calgary Flames business team — John Hufnagel added the role of prez to his GM portfolio — to the 46th-man on the roster, it seems like every area of the organization is undergoing a makeover.

    In case you forgot, eight years of Hufnagel on the Red & White sideline came and went, and the 64-year-old former quarterback handed the headset to another former quarterback, Dave Dickenson, back in November.

    Rich Stubler was also allowed to escape for the Toronto Argonauts, replaced by defensive-co-ordinator-in-waiting DeVone Claybrooks.

    Assistant GM John Murphy, known as one of the brightest personnel minds in the business, is now trying to rebuild the Saskatchewan Roughriders alongside longtime Stamps nemesis Chris Jones.

    In response to Murphy bolting for Regina, Hufnagel found a replacement he’s intimately familiar with in his son, Cole, who’s now the director of U.S. scouting.
    Whew. And that’s just the front office.

    In the weeks and months following the Stampeders being ousted in the West Final by Jones and the eventual Grey Cup-champion Edmonton Eskimos, a whole lot of roster upheaval went down, too.

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