Daley silent about future

IAN BUSBY -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 11:23 AM ET

WINNIPEG -- There is plenty of speculation about Jim Daley's future with the Blue Bombers but the head coach is just focused on getting through this season.

The Bombers wrap up the 2005 campaign today at Canad Inns Stadium against the Stampeders and only then will Daley worry about returning to the club next season.

"I don't really want to think about that," said Daley, who still makes his off-season home in Calgary. "I think every coach wants to build his organization."

The Bombers are in a rebuilding mode on defence after putting together a respectable offence.

The Stamps only need 266 yards on offence today for Winnipeg to set the all-time record for most allowed in an 18-game season.

The problem is in the secondary, where bodies were moved in and out of the lineup at a crazy pace. Former Stampeder Joe Fleming said the defence fell apart when co-ordinator Rod Rust left the club for personal reasons a little more than a month into the season.

"Losing Rod Rust was the most difficult thing," Fleming said. "We basically had to start from scratch. We had to implement a new defence in the middle of the season, which is extremely difficult to do."

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NEW NUMBER: Randy Chevrier is finally wearing his favourite number in the CFL. The defensive lineman was granted a change from 60 to 76 last week when he was inserted on offence as an eligible receiver.

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NEW NUMBER: Brian Diesbourg is now the property of the Blue Bombers.

The mechanical engineer from Belle River, Ont., made famous when he drilled a 50-yard field goal Thursday night to win $1 million, has been signed to the Bomber's negotiation list, the Winnipeg Sun reported.


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