Stampeders' Huff sets high road standard

Stamps GM/head coach John Hufnagel is pretty effective even when he takes his show on the road....

Stamps GM/head coach John Hufnagel is pretty effective even when he takes his show on the road. Photo by Lyle Aspinall/Calgary Sun.

Scott Mitchell, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 7:49 PM ET

TORONTO -- There's no doubt John Hufnagel is comfortable in his own kitchen where the home cookin' is good.

But the Calgary Stampeders GM/head coach doesn't mind heading out and stopping by the roadside diner once in a while to pick up a win, either.

Since Hufnagel returned to the CFL in 2008, the 62-year-old's road record is staggering.

Now in his seventh season, Hufnagel has rolled up a 33-21 record away from McMahon Stadium, resulting in a gaudy .611 winning percentage.

Sounds pretty good, right?

It gets more impressive.

No other franchise in the CFL is over .500 during that timeframe.

None.

The B.C. Lions have the next-best mark at 27-28 (.491).

While Hufnagel and the Stamps are playing over .600 football on the road, the seven other CFL franchises -- sorry, Ottawa RedBlacks, your two road games in franchise history don't count in this exercise -- can't even manage to break even.


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