Scotland pulls the ol' switch-a-roo at World Championship

Thomas Ulsrud chats with David Murdoch as Murdoch wears one of team Ulsrud's flamboyant jackets...

Thomas Ulsrud chats with David Murdoch as Murdoch wears one of team Ulsrud's flamboyant jackets between ends of the 2011 World Financial Group Continental Cup at Servus Place in St.Albert on Jan. 16 2011. Amber Bracken/Edmonton Sun

TERRY JONES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:55 PM ET

VICTORIA - There's been a change at quarterback for Scotland.

They've decided to go with a different starting goalie.

The manager has a new starting pitcher for opening day.

David Murdoch is taking over for Tom Brewster as skip.

Happens all the time in other sports. But this is curling.

Brewster has been the man for Scotland this Olympic quadrennial, securing an Olympic berth and winning the silver medal the last two seasons, losing finals to Jeff Stoughton and Glenn Howard of Canada.

But at the European Championships, Brewster finished seventh with a 4-5 record. And when Scotland plays Canada Sunday evening, in the first monster match of the Ford World Curling Championship, there will be a familiar face holding the broom and throwing last rocks.


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