GM says Argos front office won't change

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:03 PM ET

Not only is Adam Rita going to remain as general manager of the Argonauts, he plans to keep assistant GM Greg Mohns and Canadian scouting co-ordinator Miles Gorrell on staff.

“I suspect that things won’t change there,” Rita said. “We would like to help them more.”

There was some thought that with a 7-29 record in the past two seasons combined, there would be changes in the front office.

And when Rita says Mohns and Gorrell will get help, he means that new head coach Jim Barker will have a greater impact in decisions on players.

Rita wants to take full advantage of Barker’s tenure as the senior vice president of football operations/director of player personnel for the Calgary Stampeders.

“We will go back to the old days, when the coaches were active in the evaluation and recruiting process,” Rita said.

“If (Barker) finds one guy, that will be great. It’s going to be more of a co-operative effort.”

The Argos have the first pick in the CFL draft, scheduled for the first weekend in May.

As for himself, Rita worked under the assumption he was not going anywhere.

As speculation raged regarding the Argos’ ownership issue during the winter, various reports suggested Rita was on tenuous ground.

“We were all up in the air, but we were moving forward,” Rita, the Argos GM for the past six seasons, said.

“If they would have fired us, so be it. There are people out there who are suffering much more than I am.”


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