Pinball signs contract extention

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Apparently Pinball Clemons won't be leaving the Argos after this season.

While there had been speculation that 2006 might be Clemons' last season as head coach, he has agreed to an extension that will run at least until the end of the 2007 season. The fact the Grey Cup is in Toronto could be a major reason.

The Argos will announce Clemons' contract extension tomorrow, along with a new deal for defensive co-ordinator/assistant head coach Rich Stubler, whom many people believe eventually will succeed Clemons.

Stubler has been Clemons's so-called "right-hand man" since joining the team on a full-time basis in 2003 after helping in previous years.

Clemons will begin his fourth consecutive season as the Argos' head coach. In 2004, he guided the Argos to a Grey Cup championship. Last year, he led the team to its first East Division regular-season title since 1997, but lost to Montreal.

Clemons will be looking for at least two new assistants to his staff because defensive line coach Thomas Menas and running backs coach Perry Marchese won't be back. Speculation has it that Malvin Hunter, who worked as the Edmonton Eskimos' special-teams coach last year and has worked for Stubler in the Arena League, might be coveted by the Argos.


Casey Printers might be exchanging his current Lions uniform for another Lions jersey.

The Detroit Lions are taking a serious look at signing Printers, the B.C. Lions quarterback who was voted the Canadian Football League's Most Outstanding Player two seasons ago.

Printers is scheduled to go into his option year with B.C., which has offered him a three-year, $1.35 million extension to his current deal which pays only $60,000 a season.

Alright! did he win Best Torontian BTW?

I hope he held out for a set of Headphones

Great to hear. The nicest man and the best known sport personality in Canada remains with our beloved Argos for a few more years at least.

good move good coach good work argos.

Pinball is one of a kind. Not only as a person but as as Head Coach. I always get a kick out of him during training camp. His assistants and Adam Rita will be out there running the practices and Pinball will wander out and sit with the fans and talk for a while, shake everybody hand before going out on the field. I could just see Don Mathews doing that, most coaches give the impression fans are a necessary evil.

Good for the Argos.....They keep a First Class Gentleman!

Ya great job. Pinball has always been a big name in TO from player to head coach. He has done a good job with Agos. Wouldn't mind him finding a replacement for Allen.

I see Eric Crouch is coming up again next month to work out with the argos and maybe finally sign a contract. He has all the tools to be a good CFL QB.

What is it with Crouch BTW? He has been on and off the Argos neg list for a few years now. Is it the Argos aren't sure about him, or he isn't sure about playing in Canada or what?