“When people want to talk about coaches, the coach’s job is to put the players in position to win,? Tiger-Cats team president Scott Mitchell said about Saturday’s devastating Canadian Football League loss in Toronto. “And if you look at the films, the players were in a position to win.?
Mitchell disagrees with the argument Cortez has faced a more difficult learning curve than anticipated in his first head-coaching assignment: “I don’t think, on the learning curve, there’s anything he hasn’t overcome. There’s nothing in our performances that indicates anything has surprised George.
In the course of the past 20 seasons, including this one, the Ticats have had eight different head coaches, and seven of them — John Gregory, Don Sutherin, Urban Bowman, Ron Lancaster, Greg Marshall, Charlie Taaffe and now Cortez— have had at least one losing streak of five or more games. The only one who didn’t was Marcel Bellefeuille[url=http://www.thespec.com/sports/ticats/article/796552--mitchell-shows-support-for-cortez-despite-five-game-ticats-slump]http://www.thespec.com/sports/ticats/ar ... cats-slump[/url]