RedBlacks coach Rick Campbell well informed for expansion draft

Rick Campbell was formally introduced as the first Ottawa RedBlacks head coach, Dec. 6, 2013....

Rick Campbell was formally introduced as the first Ottawa RedBlacks head coach, Dec. 6, 2013. (ERROL McGIHON/QMI Agency)

Scott Mitchell, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:09 AM ET

CALGARY - At the same time Rick Campbell was officially signing on the Ottawa RedBlacks’ dotted line Friday morning, the Calgary Stampeders were putting the finishing touches on their expansion draft protected list.

Inside Stamps headquarters at McMahon Stadium, they knew things had changed a little bit when their former defensive co-ordinator bolted for the Nation’s Capital.

But there’s not much they could do.

“I don’t think it will change much,” Stamps GM/head coach John Hufnagel said. “The fact they have a little bit more knowledge now of the players that aren’t protected, it’s going to be an advantage for them.”

Sure, it’s an advantage, but thinking the RedBlacks are somehow privy to information now that they wouldn’t have had before would be severely underestimating GM Marcel Desjardins and the people he put in place last winter.


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