Matthews staying in present

TERRY KOSHAN, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 11:17 AM ET

Don Matthews wants to get through 2008 before he starts thinking about the possibility of returning to the Argos sideline in 2009.

Although Argos co-owner David Cynamon said last week he would welcome Matthews back, the 69-year-old coach has not brought up the subject with his bosses.

"It's not fair to even go there yet," Matthews said. "All we have talked about is who we play next and what we are going to do."

Toronto is 0-5 under Matthews, who has not been able to add to his total of 231 wins, the most in CFL history.

MILLER TIME

The Argos have hired linebackers coach Brad Miller, who worked under Matthews in Edmonton and Montreal. Miller most recently was the defensive line coach with the Alouettes, from 2006 to 2007.

Why bother bringing in someone with just three games left?

"We have been a little bit undermanned on the defensive side and we certainly need an extra pair of eyes," Matthews said.

BRIEFLY

Two Alouettes the Argos will face Saturday -- receiver Jamel Richardson and slotback Ben Cahoon -- were honoured by the league yesterday. Richardson was named the CFL offensive player of the week after he had three touchdowns against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Cahoon had one touchdown to get Canadian of the week laurels. Calgary Stampeders defensive back Milton Collins was named defensive player of the week and Stamps kicker Sandro DeAngelis took special teams honours ... Argos quarterback Kerry Joseph will get a chance to hang out with the Grey Cup, but it's going to happen today and won't have anything to do with Joseph winning it this year. Along with the big mug, Joseph is scheduled to be at the Daily Bread Food Bank in support of the Tackle Hunger food drive. Fans are asked to bring a non-perishable food item or cash donation to the game Saturday and they will have an opportunity to have their picture taken with the Cup ... The Argos signed defensive back Jermaine Mays and safety Ryan Glasper to the practice roster.


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