Coaching 101

PAUL FRIESEN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:24 AM ET

Blue Bombers assistants tackle three questions, head-on

Kavis Reed, defensive co-ordinator

To be successful in the CFL, you need: “Consistency.”

The coach you respect or admire the most is: “Rich Stubler.”

You’ll know you’ve been successful this season if: “We are consistent.”

Jamie Barresi, Offensive co-ordinator

To be successful in the CFL, you need: “A good quarterback.”

The coach you respect or admire the most is: “Joe Paterno and Jim Caldwell.”

You’ll know you’ve been successful this season if: “We give our team hope, that whenever they step on the field they feel like they have a chance.”

Pat DelMonaco, offensive line

To be successful in the CFL, you need: “Experience, effort and trust.”

The coach you respect or admire the most is: “Joe Paterno. It’s pretty remarkable what he’s done for such a long period of time.”

You’ll know you’ve been successful this season if: “From Day 1, we get better.”

Richard Harris, D-line

To be successful in the CFL, you need: “An understanding of the game. An understanding of the people around you.”

The coach you admire or respect the most is: “Coach Eddie Robinson, who was my university coach at Grambling.”

You’ll know you’ve been successful this season if: “We win the championship that we’re working to get.”

Kyle Walters, special teams

To be successful in the CFL, you need: “Players that buy into what the coaches are doing, players that work hard and care about what they’re doing, and talent.”

The coach you admire or respect the most is: “A combination between Ron Lancaster and Don Sutherin.”

You’ll know you’ve been successful this season if: “We win a Grey Cup.”

Casey Creehan, linebackers

To be successful in the CFL, you need: “Strong leadership.”

The coach you admire or respect the most is: “My father (Denny Creehan).”

You’ll know you’ve been successful this season if: “We’re wearing a ring.”

Chris Wiesehan, receivers

To be successful in the CFL, you need: “A Quarterback.”

The coach you admire or respect the most is: “Jim Colletto.”

You’ll know you’ve been successful this season if: “Yet to be determined. I don’t know enough about the situation, yet.”


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