Argo offensive coordinator Kent Austin was a guest on the Bob McCown radio show on The Fan 590 today. The interview focused on the hand injury to Damon Allen, who is expected to miss four to six weeks, and who the Argos might bring in as the temporary third string quarterback.
During the interview, McCown said that he talked with a member of the Argo organization on Sunday and the name of Doug Flutie came up as a possible temporary replacement. Austin had no specific comment about this but he did not rule it out either. Austin said that the ideal candidate should have at least some CFL experience so that he can pick up the terminology quickly.
When McCown asked him whether the offensive system used by the Argos now is the same one Flutie used when he was with the Argos, Austin said that the two systems are different but a quarterback of Flutie's calibre could learn the current system quickly.