Author: Ardin Masson
After two preseason games against his former team, Winnipeg's Doug Berry, will make his debut as a CFL head coach tonight when the Bombers travel to Montreal to take on the Alouettes when the league opens its regular season.
The Blue and Gold were dropped both times in the exhibition schedule by scores of 25-24 and 30-15. Despite the losses Winnipeg President and CEO, Lyle Bauer, says the club is anxious to get the regular season underway. It doesn't appear as though Bauer is putting too much stock in the exhibition results as he adds the preseason games served its purpose; talent was evaluated, new systems were implemented and the coaching staff and roster had a chance to get used to each other. He points out however, that the Bombers are not exactly in an enviable situation, having to play the Alouettes three times in a row.
Montreal is coming off a 10-8 season last year and a trip to the Grey Cup while the Bombers will look to rebound after going 5-13 and missing the playoffs in 2005.
In the league's other match up, led by new pivot Kerry Joseph, Saskatchewan travels to BC to meet up with Dave Dickenson and the Lions.