TORONTO — Peter Kuharchek has some catching up to do.
Kuharchek was named the defensive co-ordinator of the Toronto Argonauts Wednesday by head coach Bart Andrus, who was hired by the CFL club less than a week ago. Kuharchek comes to Toronto with nearly 40 years of coaching experience in the NCAA, USFL, NFL Europe and Arena Football League.
Kuharchek, 61, also has CFL coaching experience, serving as a linebackers coach with the B.C. Lions in 1990 and working with the Montreal Alouettes two years ago in training camp. However, he readily admits he's going to have to brush up on the nuances of Canadian football.
It's going to take more than good coaching to turn the Argos around. For the past few years they have had a terrible offense, and relied on a stellar defense and strong special teams to win games. Last year, the defense finally slowed down and fell apart, and the wins became hard to come by. I'm afraid it's their turn to start the rebuilding process.