Roughriders add key ingredients for home cooking

Saskatchewan Roughriders head coach Corey Chamblin feels the team has the right mix of young and...

Saskatchewan Roughriders head coach Corey Chamblin feels the team has the right mix of young and veteran players to win it all. (REUTERS)

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:06 AM ET

The Saskatchewan Roughriders didn’t need to hold their annual pre-season conference call with the national media on Tuesday to let it be known it’s Grey Cup or bust this season.

No, they made that perfectly clear through the players they acquired during the off-season. They brought in not only veterans, but veterans who have won before. They didn’t come overly cheap, either, so the message is rather clear.

The goal is to win the 101st Grey Cup on their home turf in late November, even if they don’t come right out and say it. The last two Grey Cup champs have won in their own park, and the Riders want to make it three in a row.

Of course, winning the Grey Cup should be the goal of every franchise in an eight-team league, but the party on the prairies would be even sweeter for the Green and White fan base if their team was in it. The bottom line would probably be fatter, too.


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