Tillman, Stamps coy about move

IAN BUSBY -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 8:03 AM ET

Eric Tillman will be winging his way to Calgary in the off-season, according to rumours swirling around the CFL.

There are suggestions the Ottawa Renegades GM -- who reportedly had been stripped of his duties earlier this season -- could join the Red and White as an assistant to his good friend, GM-head coach Matt Dunigan.

Tillman remains under contract in Ottawa and tampering rules prohibit the Stampeders from even suggesting they're interested in him.

However, neither Tillman nor Stampeders president Ron Rooke completely dismiss the possibility of the savvy CFL executive setting up office at McMahon Stadium.

"Who knows what's going to happen next year? It will bring whatever it brings," said Tillman, whose contract with the 5-10 Renegades isn't expected to be renewed. "I don't know what's going to happen next year. I could be picking cotton in Mississippi for all I know."

On the possibility of employing Tillman, Rooke would never say never.

"Someday, we might," he said. "But I don't see it happening this off-season."

Rooke said he'll meet with Dunigan following the end of the regular season to talk about possible changes in the organization.

"It's something that Matt and myself will sit down and talk about," Rooke said. "We already have a scheduled meeting to discuss and review the 2004 season and move forward for the 2005 season. Nothing is going to be discussed until this season is over."

Tillman also has spent time in the Toronto Argonauts, B.C. Lions and the Montreal Concorde organizations.


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