Secondary coach could be off to Cowtown

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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers are looking for a secondary coach.

Corey Chamblin coached the Bombers defensive backs last season, which was his first CFL stint, and it's believed he's heading to the Calgary Stampeders to assume the same position.

Chamblin's one-year contract with the Blue and Gold expired recently, allowing him to make the move west.

Calgary's new defensive co-ordinator, Chris Jones, coached Chamblin at Tennessee Tech, so Winnipeg head coach Doug Berry figured there was a good chance Chamblin might be off to Cowtown.

The Bombers allowed the second fewest passing yards in the CFL last season, but they had the fewest interceptions, with 10.

"I thought he did a decent job," Berry said of Chamblin's performance last season. "I need to find someone who is compatible with (defensive co-ordinator) Greg (Marshall) and (defensive line coach) Richard (Harris)."

Berry is leaving tomorrow for next Saturday's Senior Bowl in Alabama, which, coincidentally, is where he found and hired Chamblin last year.

"Impeccable timing," Berry said.

Meanwhile, Berry said the Saskatchewan Roughriders have not asked for permission to speak with Marshall about their vacant head coaching position.


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