This candidate is a man with a plan

KIRK PENTON -- Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 2:14 PM ET

Denny Creehan is more than qualified to become a CFL head coach.

Just ask him.

"I look at it this way: There are brain surgeons that are less prepared than I am," Creehan told the Sun.

After pausing for a moment to wonder where exactly those brain surgeons might be operating, one comes to the realization that the Calgary Stampeders associate head coach-defensive co-ordinator is a man with a plan.

And that includes him becoming a head coach some day, perhaps even with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers next week.

Creehan signed a three-year contract extension with the Stampeders two weeks ago, but it included an out clause that enables him to leave for a head coaching position.

And it sounds like he plans to use it if Bombers GM Brendan Taman offers him the job.

"No one works all their life to be an assistant coach," Creehan said. "You try to advance yourself in the profession as far as you can and certainly a head coaching job is the next step for me."

If the Bombers want an innovative coach, Creehan might be their man. When he heard that the Taman was going to interview between 12 and 18 people, Creehan asked to be last.

'WANT TO BE LAST'

"If you're going to interview a whole lot of guys, by the time you get to the last one, you don't remember the first couple," he said. "So if they're going to talk to a bunch of them, I want to be the last one."

Taman, who said he wasn't interviewing the candidates in any particular order, planned to speak with Creehan either late last night, today or tomorrow.


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