Andrus, Argos off to a good start

Lance Hornby, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:18 PM ET

Bart Andrus has a chance to do what no new Argo coach has done since 1991 — win his first two games to start a season. Current general manager Adam Rita was the last coach to start his Argos tenure at 2-0.

“We’re a team that doesn’t want to change things, win or lose,” Andrus said. “We’ll look under every rock to correct everything we can possibly correct. We’ll approach every game as if we’re coming off a loss.”

Ebell rings back in

Following a year on the sidelines with the Argos, running back Tyler Ebell has re-surfaced with the B.C. Lions.

After leading the Edmonton Eskimos in rushing in 2007, Ebell was traded to the Argos, but ruptured his Achilles tendon in training camp last year. He dedicated himself to winning back a job, but was chopped when the Argos decided on Jamal Robertson and Jarrett Payton as this year’s running backs.

Green machine

The Argos now switch their attention to the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the home opener this Saturday at 1 p.m.

“They have a lot of weapons,” linebacker Kevin Eiben warned. “(Darian) Durant is mobile, but can also throw the ball. They have a shifty new running back in (Hugh) Charles to keep track of.”

Pre-game, the Argos will honour three CFL favourites who passed away this off-season — Joe Krol, Grey Cup Garry, and Frank Morris. The players will be wearing a Krol decal on their helmets in honour of the post-war star, a five-time Cup winner.

— Lance Hornby


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