Schedule? Yes! Coach? Not yet!

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:59 AM ET

If the Argonauts have turned their attention to hiring Doug Berry as their next head coach, it's news to Berry's agent.

"I have no idea what they are doing," Gil Scott said on Monday afternoon. "They have not been in contact."

Though it has been assumed that Berry, who had a solid interview with the team, would be the next in line after Montreal Alouettes offensive co-ordinator/assistant coach Scott Milanovich turned them down over the weekend, that might not necessarily be the case.

Toronto is considering other candidates and had sought to interview Als defensive co-ordinator Tim Burke, but were denied. Hamilton Tiger-Cats defensive co-ordinator Greg Marshall also should be considered.

The Argos will have to move relatively fast, because the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are in need of a head coach as well.

Berry would be a good choice. He helped improve a Winnipeg team in his three years as coach, and took the Bombers to the Grey Cup game in 2007.

Winnipeg might have won had quarterback Kevin Glenn not suffered a broken arm.

And the slow-moving train -- some would say train wreck -- that has been the Argonauts' ownership issue during the off-season finally should start emerging from the end of a long, dark tunnel.

David Braley is expected to buy the team from David Cynamon and Howard Sokolowski, and once that is done, the Canadian Football League board of governors should approve the sale on Wednesday during its meetings in Florida.

The CFL will then try to tell those who are interested that one man's ownership of two teams is fine and dandy. That won't diminish the stink, however.

If Braley finally does take over, the future of general manager Adam Rita should become clear.

There are two schools of thought -- one that says Rita is an ally of Braley and will stay put, and one that says at the least, Rita will take on a player personnel role.

If Rita is done, who would Braley turn to at this late date?

As reported in the Toronto Sun on Saturday, the Argos will open the 2010 regular season on July 1 in Calgary against the Stampeders, and will face the Edmonton Eskimos in Moncton, N.B., on Sept. 26 for the first CFL regular-season game in Atlantic Canada.

The game officially is being called Touchdown Atlantic and will go into the books as an Argos home game.

Meanwhile, kicker Justin Medlock, one of the few bright spots for the Argos in 2009, recently worked out for the NFL's Houston Texans.

TERRY.KOSHAN@SUNMEDIA.CA

---

ARGONAUTS 2010 SCHEDULE

PRE-SEASON

WEEK DATE OPPONENT TIME (ET)

1 Tues. June 15 vs. Hamilton 7:30 p.m.

2 Sat. June 19 @ Montreal 1 p.m.

REGULAR SEASON

1 Thurs. July 1 @ Calgary 10 p.m.

2 Fri. July 9 @ Winnipeg 8 p.m.

3 Wed. July 14 vs. Calgary 7:30 p.m.

4 Fri. July 23 vs. B.C. 7:30 p.m.

5 Thurs. July 29 @ Montreal 7:30 p.m.

6 Fri. Aug. 6 @ Edmonton 10 p.m.

7 Sat. Aug. 14 vs. Montreal 7:30 p.m.

8 Fri. Aug. 20 vs. Hamilton 7:30 p.m.

9 BYE WEEK

10 Mon. Sept. 6 @ Hamilton 2:30 p.m.

11 Sat. Sept. 11 @ B.C. 4 p.m.

12 Sun. Sept. 19 vs. Winnipeg 1 p.m.

13 Sun. Sept. 26 vs. Edmonton * Noon

14 Sat. Oct. 2 vs. Saskatchewan 3 p.m.

15 Sat. Oct. 9 @ Saskatchewan 5 p.m.

16 Fri. Oct. 15 vs. Hamilton 7:30 p.m.

17 Sat. Oct. 23 @ Winnipeg 4 p.m.

18 Fri. Oct. 29 vs. Montreal 7 p.m.

19 Sun. Nov. 7 @ Montreal 4 p.m.

* -- At Moncton


Videos

Photos