G&M: CFL champ Avon Cobourne adapts to new surroundings

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[i]Cobourne and wife, Rebecca, had a baby boy, Avon III, three months ago. While the whole family has moved to an apartment in nearby Stoney Creek, Ont., Cobourne stays with the CFL team at McMaster University during camp.

....? He jokes the Montreal-born infant is “a non-import? ...

Cobourne says if he can gut through the lengthy, fast-moving practices, he can thrive in a scheme that will run a lot of plays.

“Physically, this is a lot of reps. The past couple of years, I haven’t practised this long,? said Cobourne, who will wear No. 22 with Hamilton (as he did at WVU).


“This is definitely the toughest training camp I’ve been to,? Cobourne said. “Change is difficult at times. I’m trying to be as adaptive as possible.

Avon and Kevin both talked of a fast paced uptempo style offence.

“The ring is nice, I like the one the year before better. But the one I’m going to win this year will be real nice – it’s going to have black and yellow diamonds.?