Edmonton Eskimos coaching staff enjoying expansive new facilities at Commonwealth Stadium

Edmonton Eskimos coach Chris Jones speaks to the media during the first day of training camp held...

Edmonton Eskimos coach Chris Jones speaks to the media during the first day of training camp held inside the field house at Commonwealth Recreation Centre in Edmonton, June 1, 2014. (IAN KUCERAK/QMI Agency)

Gerry Moddejonge, Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 11:25 PM ET

EDMONTON - It’s a CFL rags-to-riches story if ever there was one.

When Chris Jones made the move out west over the off-season, he left behind a Toronto Argonauts organization that has had tremendous success recently, despite having run its entire football operations — that literally coached, lived and worked as a staff and a team — out of two trailers plopped down on an out-of-the-way campus field.

It’s stark contrast to the state-of-the-art facelift recently put onto Commonwealth Stadium, complete with full-service recreation centre and new head offices for an organization boasting 13 Grey Cups in its storied history.

What better script could be written for a young, aspiring-to-be head coach out of South Pittsburgh, Tenn., who has had to work for everything he achieved along the way? Now, no offence to Jones’s deep southern roots, but this is a story reminiscent of a modern-day Beverly Hillbillies — complete with swimming pools, meeting rooms, an indoor practice field and, w


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