Stamps' new plan expected today

DAN TOTH -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 8:12 AM ET

The Calgary Stampeders are expected to unveil today a new organizational plan for its coaching staff with an eye on keeping everyone on board for the 2006 CFL season.

The revamped structure would place more responsibilities in the hands of Denny Creehan and Steve Buratto, defensive and offensive co-ordinators, respectively.

"Maybe in their minds they're putting down on paper the way things actually operate already," Buratto said.

"To be perfectly honest, titles don't mean anything to me. All that matters is having the people to work with to win football games. Tom (Higgins) is the head coach and I don't do things without talking to him and he left it up to us offensively (this season)."

Both Creehan and Buratto have been mentioned as candidates for the vacant Winnipeg head coaching position. The Stamps gave the Bombers permission to speak with both coaches beginning yesterday.

Buratto said last night he has yet to be contacted, although he could meet with Winnipeg GM Brendan Taman during Grey Cup week in Vancouver. A former head coach in Calgary and B.C., Buratto said he is quite content in his current position and will probably stay with the Stampeders.

"I don't think the thing in Winnipeg would be interesting enough to me to take on at this point in my career," Buratto said. "I don't have a burning desire to be a head coach."

Creehan was unavailable for comment.


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