Wednesday, September 16, 2015
GLENN TO START AGAINST OTTAWA
Riders head coach Bob Dyce made the announcement following Tuesday's practice saying Glenn gives the 1-10 team its best chance to win at this point.
Glenn has missed the past six games with a torn pectoral muscle but took the first team reps on Tuesday. In his absence, rookie Brett Smith went 1-5 as a starter.
Smith told reporters after practice he's "frustrated" with the news but understands it's the coach's decision.
"He's the head coach and I respect the decision," Smith said. "I guess my first thought was how I can be the best teammate I can. I'm happy for Kevin and I'm happy for the team. Obviously I'm frustrated that I can't be playing. As a competitor, every competitor wants to play and I do, but at the same time that's the direction the coaches want to go. I'm going to be the best teammate I can be for Kevin."
The Riders are 1-10 but Dyce says there's still an outside shot at making the playoffs and that remains the team's goal. The Riders will hold a closed practice on Wednesday.