Cortez not interested

TERRY KOSHAN, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 3:30 PM ET

If the Argonauts had George Cortez at or near the top of their list to become their new head coach, they aren't going to get their man.

Cortez, the offensive co-ordinator of the Grey Cup champion Calgary Stampeders, told reporters in Calgary today he has no interest in the Argos' job.

"I talked with the Argos (yesterday), we had a nice conversation and it's not going further than that," Cortez said. "(Calgary) is my home away from home. When the players asked me when I'm going home, I said I already was home. I have a house in Calgary.

"We've been here a long time. It's good situation here with (head coach) John (Hufnagel) and it will take a great situation to get me out of here."

It's believed the Argos had planned to talk to Tennessee Titans offensive assistant Bart Andrus today. The Titans play tomorrow afternoon in Detroit against the Lions.

Argos general manager Adam Rita said earlier this week he plans to have a coach in place by Feb. 1, though it's probable a hiring will happen before then.

Toronto has been without a coach since Don Matthews stepped down after the final game of the regular season last month. Matthews went 0-8 after replacing the fired Rich Stubler, who was 4-6 when he was canned in September.

At 4-14, the Argos missed the playoffs for the first time since 2001.


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