Glenn will be the man

GERRY PRINCE -- Edmonton Sun

, Last Updated: 7:23 AM ET

While there's confusion as to who's the No. 1 quarterback in some western cities, there's no question in Winnipeg.

Kevin Glenn is the man Blue Bombers head coach Jim Daley says will be taking first reps when Winnipeg opens training camp next weekend.

"Kevin has five years' experience, which is the most of our quarterbacks," Daley said during a league conference call yesterday. "He's played more downs and had more starts. The reality is he's so much more comfortable and prepared than people with less experience."

Spergon Wynn, acquired from the B.C. Lions, and Tee Martin are behind Glenn on the Winnipeg depth chart and appear unlikely to dislodge the incumbent.

"Kevin Glenn is our starter and he needs to know that," Daley noted. "The other quarterbacks already know that."

STRONG TO THE FINISH: With five new faces on the coaching staff and a host of new talent set to battle for starting roles, the Bombers brass have their sights set on a playoff berth this season.

Although the Bombers were able to win five of their last six starts in 2004, the squad's 7-11-0 log wasn't enough to secure a playoff spot.

"We were a couple of wins from being a playoff team last year," said general manager Brendan Taman. "I think we've enhanced our team.

"The West is going to be competitive, there's no doubt about it. Edmonton, Calgary, B.C. and Saskatchewan are all going to be right there. We obviously weren't prepared to stand pat with what we had. I think the changes which we made, which were numerous, were made for one goal and that was to improve."

But Taman isn't finished.

"We're still trying to get better and we'll still sign guys up until Friday of next week to make sure we've got the best available guys in camp," he vowed.

LATE HITS: Tickets for the 2005 Grey Cup go on sale to the general public tomorrow at 11 a.m. MDT. Vancouver's B.C. Place Stadium is the site of the 93rd annual East-West clash for all the marbles. Ducats can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.ca or by calling (604) 280-4400.


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