New role, same control of Eskimos

KIRK PENTON -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 11:48 AM ET

Hugh Campbell is no longer the Edmonton Eskimos president, but that doesn't mean he's going anywhere.

Campbell, who remains the Eskimos CEO, on Thursday transferred the presidential title to Rick LeLacheur, who keeps his handle of chief operating officer.

It's basically just a title change, and the ever-confident Campbell told the media that he will still be very much in the picture.

"I mentor coaches and make final decisions. Rick focuses on the business side, and I focus on the football side," Campbell told Sun Media. "If there is a decision we don't agree on -- like the Grey Cup rings -- I'll make the decision."

GREY CUP FUN: The Bombers are getting into the spirit early, as they will be holding "Grey Cup Day" next Saturday, March 11.

Several former Bomber all-stars will be on hand at the Bomber Store, as will the Grey Cup trophy itself.

Fans can have their picture taken with the CFL championship hardware between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

LATE HIT: The (Vancouver) Province is reporting that the B.C. Lions plan to go with only one kicker this season -- Paul McCallum. That means Duncan O'Mahony will be released, but he is unlikely to end up with the Bombers, because he wants to do both punting and place-kicking.


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