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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

CORTEZ AMONG STAMPS GUEST COACHES



The Calgary Stampeders have announced their guest coaches for training camp.
 
Aaron Best: Best has been an assistant coach for 16 seasons at Eastern Washington University, currently serving in the capacities of running game coordinator, offensive line coach and academic coordinator. He was previously an all-American centre at Eastern Washington. Best was also a guest coach for the Stamps in 2015.
 
Jeremaine Copeland: The former Stamps receiver was a three-time CFL all-star during his playing career including league honours in 2009 with Calgary when he had 81 catches for 1,235 yards and 12 touchdowns. Copeland also had CFL stops in Montreal and Toronto and played for Barcelona in NFL Europe and the Los Angeles Xtreme in the XFL. He served as receivers coach for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2012 and for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2015.
 
George Cortez: A veteran of both the CFL and Stampeders, Cortez first entered the league in 1984 as running backs coach for the Montreal Concordes and has had three stints on the Stamps coaching staff - 1992-94, 1997-2001 and 2007-09. In the CFL, he has also been an assistant with the Montreal Alouettes, Ottawa Rough Riders, Saskatchewan Roughriders, BC Lions and was head coach of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2012. South of the border, he coached with Rice, Lamar, Southern Methodist and California in the college ranks and was quarterbacks coach with the NFL's Buffalo Bills from 2011-12.
 
Edwin Harrison: The University of Colorado alum played 48 regular-season games on the offensive line over six seasons (2010-15) with the Stampeders. He was Calgary's nominee for the Most Outstanding Rookie award in 2010. Harrison began the 2015 campaign as the team's starting left tackle but suffered a season-ending leg injury in Week 3.
 
Juwan Simpson: Simpson joined the Stamps in 2008 and became the starting middle linebacker in 2010. From 2008-15, the Decatur, Ala., native played 115 regular-season games for the Red and White as well as 11 post-season contests and was a member of Grey Cup-winning teams in 2008 and 2014. He was a three-time West Division all-star , a CFL all-star and a finalist for the CFL's Most Outstanding Defensive Player award in 2010. 
 
Ahmaad Smith: Smith was defensive backs coach at Catawba College in 2015. The two previous seasons, he coached the defensive backs for Hampden-Sydney College. Smith attended CFL training camps with BC in 2008 and Toronto in 2010 and played for the Arena Football League's Iowa Barnstormers in 2010.
 
Rookie camp begins Thursday at 10 a.m. at McMahon Stadium while main training camp gets under way on Sunday at 9:05 a.m.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cortez a football genius! Nobody from sk had the intellect to grasp, learn from his wealth of knowledge and teachings.

Anonymous said...

Cortez is definitely a genius. For some reason he didn't fit well in Hamilton or Saskatchewan. That stuff just happens sometimes.

Anonymous said...

Just wondering what the hold-up is on the announcement from the Riders on their guest coaches.

Anonymous said...

They can have him.

Anonymous said...

He didn't fit well in Saskatchewan? 2013 Grey Cup championship? Anyone? Anyone?

Durant career high 30+ touchdown passes?

I think he fit just fine, but like everyone their time comes to an end.