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Thursday, September 10, 2015

HUFNAGEL ISSUES STATEMENT

"In response to rumours regarding my future in the Canadian Football League with a club other than the Calgary Stampeders, I feel the need to express the fact that I am extremely happy and proud to be a member of the Stampeders, I'm under contract with the club beyond the 2015 season and I intend to honour that commitment.
 
I'm very pleased with our organization and all we have achieved, and I look forward to many future successes.
 
After reconfirming these intentions to our fans, players and organization, I hope everyone's focus remains entirely on having a tremendous 2015 season, not speculation or false rumours about the future."

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

I didn't think Huff responded to rumors in the media. Expecially like this. Something smells fishy. If nothing was wrong to justify these rumors then why say anything at all. Expecially Huff.

Derrick in Drinkwater

Anonymous said...

Stop drinking the water in drinkwater.

Anonymous said...

Half of JJ BARNAGEL will return!

Anonymous said...

Toadaso

donna Campbell said...

Did Gary Lawless break the original story??

truenorthern said...

Dickenson's contract goes til 2017, but he is expected to head coach next season.
Murphy's contract is done this year, he will be courted by a few franchises as GM.
So if they don't want to lose Dickenson or Murphy (the future), Huf is the odd many out? Ken King doesn't wanna pay him for another 2 years to hang around?

Anonymous said...

As it should be. What else can the guy say. Not an answer anyway. We all tend to grab at who happens to be on top at the moment. No call for him when Ken Miller would beat him in the big games. Or Chamblin in '13. A great coach for sure but time for a new generation.

Anonymous said...

The Riders won in spite of Ken Miller. The players on the field beat him in the big games, not Ken "I never say a passive play call I didn't like" Miller.

Anonymous said...

Firstly; one has to admire the prepared statements and word smithing that goes on at times like this. "I intend" to honour that commitment. The road to hell is paved with good "intentions"; very amusing indeed. This was a very ambiguous statement for obvious reasons after all what else was he supposed to say today?

Secondly; usually where there is smoke there is fire. Why was he even in a position today to need to make a statement? There are very clearly some things going on in the background which reach far beyond this statement.

Lastly It's rather amusing how a certain crowd seem to think there is always this need for new blood. Last year old Hufnagel won the GC over old Austin. This year old Austin is no doubt going to win it. Walters in Winnipeg won what you say? Or the guy in Ottawa? It's always these supposedly old over the hill gang that have all the success. We would hardly call Belichek "new" blood. The best gauge of future performance is past performance. When you really haven't done the job long enough to build a deep resume, why would anyone think that great results will automatically follow?

Anonymous said...

Is Brett Smith the next Bo Levi Mitchell? When Durant's contract expires will they keep Smith and let Durant sign as a free agent somewhere else (perhaps .. Ottawa). What would the Huff do?

Anonymous said...

Murphy will be courted by nobody to be GM. Have you ever laid eyes on the guy? He makes Taman look like a GQ cutout. Perception can be important as well.

Anonymous said...

Re: No credit to Ken Miller. "Winning is all that matters"

Anonymous said...

Madani, Lawless and their bed crumb trail of wannabes really know as much as the average fan with an internet connection.

Anonymous said...

What's he supposed to say? It's mid-season and he's under contract. Personally, I don't think the Riders could do better. Huf and Kent Austin are in a class of their own. O'Day would know a hell of a lot more if he'd spent five years working for Huffer rather than following Taman around.

Anonymous said...

why did Huff make a statement? - probably because some reporter put a question to him after hearing the rumor and he wanted it to go away to avoid distracting his players. Hate the Stamps as much as the Evil Empire but Huff has done a great job for them.

Anonymous said...

Careful issued statement to the obvious, can't have legal consequence come back to bite if outside tampering determined at a later date.

Anonymous said...

This is all about tampering ....

Anonymous said...

If Huffer ain't coming here's your guy.

Assistant General Manager, Director of Player Personnel

CFL: Entering 11th season
Stamps: Entering 8th season

Murphy is entering his eighth season with the Stampeders. After helping to shape the roster that allowed the Stampeders to win the 2008 Grey Cup in his first stint with Calgary as assistant director of scouting, Murphy joined the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2009 as their director of player personnel. He then returned to Calgary in 2010 as director, player personnel and is now the assistant general manager, player personnel for the fifth straight season.

Prior to joining the Stampeders, Murphy worked as a US-based scout for the Montreal Alouettes and did a pre-season and NFL Combine player personnel internship with the Oakland Raiders.

Together with head coach/general manager John Hufnagel, Murphy oversees all player personnel-related matters for the Stampeders, including the CFL Draft, CFL Combine, Florida rookie camp and reviewing potential free-agent signings. He also manages the league’s daily transactions and is in regular contact with all CFL member clubs, as well as the player personnel offices of the NFL and the AFL with respect to player movement.

He is involved in aspects of CFL player evaluations and trades, the Salary Management System and is also responsible in the team's contract negotiations, scouting NFL training camps, CIS football, and a number of NCAA bowl games.

In addition to his work in the Canadian Football League, Murphy founded Next Level Scouting, Inc., a company he started in 1999. Next Level Scouting Inc. provided detailed scouting reports to every team in the National Football League.

He served on the selection committee for the East-West Shrine Game from 2002-2009 and is one of the creative forces behind the NFLPA Texas vs. the Nation All-Star Challenge where he serves as the VP Director of Player Personnel and also helped develop the publication “NFL Draft Bible.”

His sports experience prior to the CFL saw him be one of the most successful owners/general managers among U.S. minor league football programs, having won a National Championship in 1996 with the Louisiana Bayou Thunder and then creating the top-rated new franchise in the country in 2006 as the Bay Area Gamblers (Pearland, Tex.) finished ranked among the Top-10 teams in the country in their first year of play in the NAFL. He was inducted to the Minor League Football Hall of Fame in 2007.

A native of Merrick, N.Y., he currently resides in Harahan, La., and has been involved in many causes to benefit children in the various communities he has resided. Murphy — along with several others from Pearland, Tex., community in which he once resided — has developed a new sports-oriented social media website called Athletes United which is available at www.athuni.com.

Anonymous said...

So....Rod is all over Lawless about his sources (which for the record he stated he heard from) this is no different......but Rod's all over from it cause it comes from Madani?


How do you spell Hypocrite?

Anonymous said...

how is this different that when the Presser to address Chamblin's future happened? Oh, right cause its Calgary and you have bad blood cause they didn't hire you!

Jeff

Anonymous said...

There's a difference. Clueless said he has a source...end of story. Rod said Madani has something to say, then let Madani say it. It's a big difference...

Anonymous said...

Where there is smoke, there is fire.

If it looks like a duck and walks like a duck, it is most likely a duck.

Something stinks over in Alberta and it isn't Bar-b-q beef!

Anonymous said...

Chamblin gone Tamen gone Darian not playing no dog to kick why not jump on Rod. Lucky to have him and the passion that he brings! But he is big enough to take what comes so if it helps life I guess it's a free world.

Jinx the Rat said...

Rod is living the high life for years now but he needs to keep it under wraps so as not to upset those poor souls who have not been dealt a decent hand in the game of life.

Anonymous said...

Fire O'Day !

Anonymous said...

Real football on the telle. Channel 8.

Anonymous said...

Hire O'Day !

The Woz said...

Quit dreaming. Huf will move upstairs in a role exactly the same as Wally. Murphy is to Huf the same way Shivers is to Wally. Murphy like Shivers likes the scouting side of things and wants to live in the United States not Regina. So at the end of this year the Stamps will restructure and announce a couple of title changes fir bith Huf and Murphy to make it sound like promotions. Murphy will be called something like VP, football operations and player development. That change plus a little more cash will keep him in Calgary doing the things he loves. The Riders will make inquiries but he will say he is happy where he is. The Stamps will not let him go.

There are alot of people on here wanting someone other than ODay. Other than Murphy and Tillman they can't think of anyone else. And those guys are nit coming here.

So after an extensive search the Riders will announce ODay in December. He will also hold a competition for HC and it will be Lapo. Bank on it.

And to the one poster commenting on how Taman and Murphy look. Sorry I guess nit everyone is as photogenic as you. Although I suspect you look like the Billygoat Gruff yourself. Personally I could care less how a GM looks - he could have a horn coming out of his forehead. Just do a good job and I dont care how he looks or dresses. As for you I would suggest you pick up a copy of GQ to get yiur jollies. Geez.

Anonymous said...

One thing the Woz and Obama have in common - they love to tell us the future. No one keeps score but I wonder how well they do on the stock market.