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Grey Cup picks
http://rodpedersen.com/canadian-press-pick-ticats-to-won-grey-cup/
https://doorfliesopen.com/2019/11/21/cfl-beat-109/
https://lastwordoncanadianfootball.com/2019/11/23/niks-picks-grey-cup-2019/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/23/prediction-time-cfl-ca-writers-make-107th-grey-cup-picks/
https://thegruelingtruth.com/podcast/tgt-cfl-grey-cup-finals-preview-show-hamilton-vs-winnipeg-w-cfl-legend-robert-drummond/

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These are the best Grey Cup previews I have found so far.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/23/status-report-bombers-ticats-release-grey-cup-depth-charts/
https://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/the-buzzer-grey-cup-2019-preview-1.5369303
https://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/cfl-grey-cup-preview-heroux-1.5371044
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/22/cauz-non-competing-fan-bases-guide-grey-cup/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/17/grey-cup-how-the-ticats-and-bombers-match-up/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/18/bombers-staying-with-road-uniforms-even-as-home-team-in-grey-cup/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/20/ticats-simoni-lawrence-discussed-head-shot-with-zach-collaros/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/21/andre-proulx-named-grey-cups-top-ref-and-thats-a-good-thing/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/21/proulx-leads-crew-officials-named-grey-cup-game/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/22/grey-cup-an-emotional-time-for-many-as-football-life-intersect/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/22/wandering-glenns-take-grey-cup-by-storm/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/22/podskee-wee-wee-163-ticats-grey-cup-special/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/23/what-the-numbers-tell-us-to-expect-in-sundays-grey-cup-matchup/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/23/a-rider-fan-guide-to-grey-cup-107/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/23/elo-everybody-its-grey-cup-time/
https://www.cfl.ca/thewaggle#187
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/22/rb-sutton-start-ticats-grey-cup/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/22/gc107-sutton-starting-gives-ticats-offence-another-weapon/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/20/gc107-analysis-the-must-watch-matchup/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/20/dailyroto-grey-cup-fantasy-rankings/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/22/demski-among-four-manitoba-bison-alumni-play-grey-cup/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/22/gc107-manitobas-own-looking-to-bring-the-cup-home/

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Grey Cup game notes
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/20/cfl-ca-game-notes-look-107th-grey-cup/

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Grey Cup television 
https://www.cfl.ca/watch-2019-playoff-broadcast-schedule/

Grey Cup radio
https://www.tsn.ca/radio

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There has been other news this week, but it can wait till after the Grey Cup.

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Microsoft's Bing search engine has a feature you sign up for which lists top news items.  I look at it every day because I think it gives a fair representation of what the "establishment" media are talking about.

Believe it or not, the top item this morning was the Bomber fan who hasn't worn slacks for nineteen years!  Bing's headline read, "'Shorts Guy' gets to finally wear pants after Winnipeg wins Grey Cup."

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nhl/shorts-guy-gets-to-finally-wear-pants-after-winnipeg-wins-grey-cup/ar-BBXhAsq
 

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I promise I will put up Grey Cup and Vanier Cup links very soon.  In the meantime, let's look at this week's news.

The Eskimos fired Jason Maas.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/27/esks-part-ways-head-coach-jason-maas/
https://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/edmonton-eskimos-jason-maas-cfl-1.5375146
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/27/eskimos-gm-brock-sunderland-provides-reasons-for-decision-to-fire-jason-maas/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/27/sunderland-on-letting-maas-go-we-underachieved-as-a-team/

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The 2019 CFL All-Star team was announced.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/27/stars-aligned-2019-cfl-stars-unveiled/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/27/hey-now-2019-cfl-all-stars/

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The Arena Football League ceased operations, and filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/28/arena-football-league-ceases-operations-files-for-bankruptcy/

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The XFL denied the Eskimos permission to interview Jaime Elizondo for its head coach position.
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/28/xfl-denies-eskimos-permission-to-interview-jaime-elizondo/

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The league produced its complete list of pending free agents.
https://www.cfl.ca/fa20/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/28/comprehensive-pending-2020-cfl-free-agent-list/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/30/three-free-agents-every-cfl-team-must-re-sign/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/28/the-edmonton-eskimos-potential-2020-free-agent-list/

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Rob Maver has retired.
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/28/calgary-stampeders-canadian-punter-rob-maver-retires/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/28/punter-rob-maver-retires-10-cfl-seasons/

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Many thousands attended the Bombers' parade.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/blue-bombers-parade-livestream-winnipeg-1.5373522
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/29/a-sea-of-blue-and-gold-and-a-little-grey/

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The Argos released James Wilder, Jr., as per his request.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/25/argos-grant-wilder-jrs-request-release/
https://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/james-wilder-jr-granted-release-request-cfl-1.5372953

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The Stampeders cut Dexter McCoil.  There must be an unreported story there.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/25/stamps-add-three-canadians-release-mccoil/

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The XFL will use a ball with a unique grip, and with X's on the noses rather than circles.
https://www.xfl.com/en-US/articles/football-official-release

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As promised...

2019 Grey Cup

Winnipeg 33....Hamilton 12
https://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/cfl-grey-cup-winnipeg-blue-bombers-hamilton-tiger-cats-107-1.5371689
https://stats.cbc.ca/football/cfl/recap/80490
https://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/cfl-grey-cup-winnipeg-blue-bombers-hamilton-tiger-cats-key-moments-1.5371807
https://www.cfl.ca/games/2646/hamilton-tiger-cats-vs-winnipeg-blue-bombers/#/preview
https://www.cfl.ca/games/2646/hamilton-tiger-cats-vs-winnipeg-blue-bombers#/boxscore
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/24/game-capsule-all-scoring-plays-from-107th-grey-cup/
https://www.cfl.ca/thewaggle#188
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/blue-bombers-grey-cup-winnipeg-airport-1.5372696
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/27/the-bombers-won-the-drought-is-done/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/29/a-sea-of-blue-and-gold-and-a-little-grey/

Justin Medlock tied the Grey Cup record with six field goals.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/24/medlock-ties-grey-cup-record-six-made-field-goals/

The Bombers are taking orders for Grey Cup Champions merchandise.
https://www.thebomberstore.com
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/12/03/never-early-start-holiday-shopping/

Grey Cup Plays of the Week
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/25/thiadric-brings-the-thunder-in-the-timber-mart-plays-of-the-week/

Take a look at this.
https://3downnation.com/2019/12/01/bombers-fan-drinks-28-year-old-beer-to-celebrate-grey-cup-victory/

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12/04 checking down
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/12/04/checking-eyes-coaches/

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Jason Maas has agreed to be Sask's new offensive coordinator.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/12/06/riders-name-jason-maas-offensive-coordinator/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/12/07/maas-want-opportunity-coach-one-day/
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/sask-roughriders-edmonton-head-coach-1.5386734
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/29/none-of-riders-assistant-coaches-under-contract-beyond-2019/
https://3downnation.com/2019/12/05/riders-finalizing-contract-with-jason-maas-as-saskatchewans-offensive-coordinator/
https://pifflespodcast.com/blog/riders-hire-jason-maas-as-new-offensive-coordinator

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Jamie Nye has drawn up an all-star team of pending free agents.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/12/06/selecting-2019-cfl-free-agent-team/

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Paul LaPolice has agreed to become Ottawa's next head coach.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/12/07/report-reports-redblacks-name-lapolice-head-coach/
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/paul-lapolice-ottawa-redblacks-1.5388492
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/27/redblacks-lions-ask-permission-to-interview-bombers-paul-lapolice/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/30/five-reasons-why-the-redblacks-coaching-vacancy-is-appealing/

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Flutie Flakes are back!
https://3downnation.com/2019/12/04/start-your-day-right-with-fresh-flutie-flakes/

 

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And as promised...

2019 Vanier Cup

U. Calgary Dinos 27....U. Montreal Carabins 13
https://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/university/usports-vanier-cup-calgary-dinos-montreal-carabins-1.5371187
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/23/sinagra-leads-dinos-to-first-vanier-cup-title-since-1995/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/23/sinagra-leads-dinos-first-vanier-cup-title-since-1995/

Here are some articles I saved about the playoff games leading up to the Vanier Cup.

https://3downnation.com/2019/11/09/acadia-axemen-chop-down-bishops-earn-loney-bowl-trophy/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/09/montreal-upsets-laval-in-quebec-city-hoist-dunsmore-cup-in-enemy-territory/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/09/mac-attack-no-1-western-melts-down-as-mcmaster-pulls-upset-for-yates-cup/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/09/dinos-revenge-calgary-dominates-saskatchewan-in-hardy-cup/

https://3downnation.com/2019/11/15/usports-football-head-to-head-break-down-of-uteck-bowl-and-mitchell-bowl-combatants/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/16/usports-football-danny-maciocia-leads-montreal-carabins-to-the-vanier-cup/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/16/dinos-defence-dominates-mcmaster-as-calgary-secures-spot-in-vanier-cup/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/16/dinos-carabins-advance-55th-vanier-cup/

https://3downnation.com/2019/11/21/vanier-cup-grey-cup-pairing-in-the-works-must-happen-for-future-growth/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/21/usports-elo-ratings-and-vanier-cup-predictors/
https://3downnation.com/2019/11/21/western-mustangs-qb-chris-merchant-wins-hec-crighton-trophy/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/22/ferguson-calgary-montreal-battle-vanier-cup/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/11/22/ferguson-previewing-u-sports-vanier-cup/

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The Eskimos have hired Scott Milanovich to be their new head coach.
https://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/edmonton-eskimos-scott-milanovich-cfl-1.5394411
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/12/12/eskimos-hire-scott-milanovich-22nd-head-coach/
https://3downnation.com/2019/12/12/official-eskimos-name-scott-milanovich-head-coach/
https://3downnation.com/2019/12/12/eskimos-want-to-close-in-on-scott-milanovich-as-head-coach/

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The Argos fired Corey Chamblin, and hired Ryan Dinwiddie to replace him.
https://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/toronto-argonauts-ryan-dinwiddie-head-coach-cfl-1.5394595
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/12/12/report-argos-part-ways-corey-chamblin/
https://3downnation.com/2019/12/12/argos-relieve-corey-chamblin-of-head-coach-duties/
https://3downnation.com/2019/12/12/argos-to-hire-ryan-dinwiddie-to-be-head-coach/
https://3downnation.com/2019/12/12/ryan-dinwiddie-leaving-stampeders-for-mystery-team/

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Free Agent analyses
https://3downnation.com/2019/12/12/true-north-football-podcast-episode-6-big-changes-to-cfl-free-agency/

Eastern
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/12/12/free-agency-2020-east-division-breakdown/

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12/11 checking down
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/12/11/checking-news-notes-off-season/

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2019 Top 10 performances
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/12/12/top-10-performances-of-2019/

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Analyses

Ottawa
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/12/10/off-season-outlook-ottawa-redblacks-2/

BC
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/12/12/off-season-outlook-bc-lions-2/

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The Scouting Buireau released its Winter top 20 list of prospects.
https://3downnation.com/2019/12/10/scouting-bureau-winter-edition-top-20-prospects-eligible-for-the-2020-cfl-draft/

 

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Here is your chance to vote for the league's All-Decade team!
https://3downnation.com/2019/12/17/introducing-the-3downnation-all-decade-cfl-team/

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12/18 checking down
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/12/18/checking-news-notes-off-season-2/

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Team analyses

Calgary
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/12/16/off-season-outlook-calgary-stampeders-2/

Montreal
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/12/18/off-season-outlook-montreal-alouettes-2/

Edmonton
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/12/19/off-season-outlook-edmonton-eskimos-2/

Sask
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/12/21/off-season-outlook-saskatchewan-roughriders-2/

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2019 highlight videos

Top 10 interceptions
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/12/16/top-10-interceptions-of-2019/

Top 10 catches
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/12/20/top-10-catches-of-2019/

Top 10 defensive plays
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/12/13/top-10-defensive-plays-of-2019/

Top 10 "What the ?!" moments
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/12/09/10-what-the-moments-from-2019/

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Each team revealed ten names from its neg list.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/12/17/cfl-reveals-list-10-negotiation-list-players-team-4/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/12/17/ferguson-two-names-know-teams-neg-list/
https://3downnation.com/2019/12/17/cfl-teams-reveal-10-players-from-their-negotiation-lists-for-ncaa-bowl-season/
https://www.tsn.ca/jalen-hurts-devlin-hodges-headline-cfl-negotiation-lists-1.1414637
http://rodpedersen.com/out-of-the-tunnel-dissecting-the-neg-lists/
https://3downnation.com/2019/12/22/a-whos-who-of-who-volume-two-getting-to-know-the-riders-neg-list/

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Ottawa has hired Mike Benevides to be its new DC, and Alex Suber to be its new receivers coach.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/12/17/redblacks-hire-mike-benevides-defensive-coordinator/
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/12/20/redblacks-hire-alex-suber-receivers-coach/
https://3downnation.com/2019/12/17/redblacks-hire-mike-benevides-as-defensive-coordinator/
https://3downnation.com/2019/12/20/redblacks-hire-former-cfler-alex-suber-as-receivers-coach/
https://www.tsn.ca/ottawa-redblacks-add-mike-benevides-as-defensive-coordinator-1.1414645
https://www.tsn.ca/redblacks-add-former-cfl-defensive-back-alex-suber-as-receivers-coach-1.1416312

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Montreal has hired Marcel Bellefeuille to be its new OL coach.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/12/20/als-add-bellefeuille-staff-retain-slowik/
https://3downnation.com/2019/12/20/alouettes-hire-marcel-bellefeuille-as-offensive-line-coach/

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Derek Taylor uses stats to analyze the 2019 season.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/12/22/cauz-details-2019-season-ft-derek-taylor/

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Dave Naylor reviews the 2019 season.
https://www.tsn.ca/looking-back-at-a-memorable-year-for-canadian-football-1.1415817

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Nik's Top 10 teams of the decade
https://lastwordoncanadianfootball.com/2019/12/19/top-10-cfl-teams-of-the-decade/

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Mike Moreale interview
https://thegruelingtruth.com/podcast/after-the-gridiron-interview-with-retired-football-player-mike-morreale/

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Nick Arbuckle is a pending free agent.  He has already said that he will not sign with a team which will not let him start.  So Calgary traded his rights to Ottawa for a third round pick.  If Ottawa signs Arbuckle, the teams will exchange first round picks.  Ottawa's pick is the first overall.
https://3downnation.com/2020/01/03/redblacks-acquire-qb-nick-arbuckle-in-trade-with-stampeders/
https://3downnation.com/2020/01/03/ckrm-sportscage-audio-justin-dunk-breaks-down-the-stamps-redblacks-trade-involving-nick-arbuckle/
https://3downnation.com/2020/01/05/stampeders-will-receive-first-overall-pick-in-2020-cfl-draft-if-redblacks-sign-qb-nick-arbuckle/
https://www.cfl.ca/2020/01/03/report-redblacks-acquire-arbuckles-rights-stamps/
https://www.cfl.ca/2020/01/07/arbuckle-right-fit-redblacks/
https://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/nick-arbuckle-quarterback-ottawa-redblacks-1.5414728

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David Braley has been named an Officer of the Order of Canada.  That is the middle of the three levels.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/12/30/cfl-congratulates-david-braley-order-canada/

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Pat Steinberg recaps the decade.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/12/30/steinbergs-mmqb-unforgettable-decade/

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Top 10 Plays of 2019
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/12/30/timber-mart-top-10-plays-of-2019/

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Jeremiah Masoli was a pending free agent, but chose to re-sign with the Ti-Cats.  I'll be waiting for another shoe to drop.
https://www.cfl.ca/2019/12/31/ticats-agree-extension-jeremiah-masoli/
https://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/jeremiah-masoli-signing-tiger-cats-cfl-1.5411531
https://www.cfl.ca/2020/01/05/masoli-extension-brings-healthy-qb-competition-ticats/
https://www.cfl.ca/2020/01/06/steinbergs-mmqb-future-hold-masoli-evans/

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The league has found a pair to own the Alouettes.  So the first order of business was to let go the team's CEO.
https://www.cfl.ca/2020/01/06/montreal-alouettes-new-owners-announced/
https://www.cfl.ca/2020/01/06/oleary-cfl-team-ownership-dream-come-true-stern-spiegel/
https://www.cfl.ca/2020/01/06/new-alouettes-ownership-meets-montreal-media/
https://3downnation.com/2020/01/06/sid-spiegel-gary-stern-purchase-montreal-alouettes/
https://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/montreal-alouettes-new-ownership-cfl-1.5416122
https://www.cfl.ca/2020/01/03/patrick-boivin-no-longer-president-ceo-montreal-alouettes/
https://3downnation.com/2020/01/03/cfl-ousts-patrick-boivin-as-alouettes-president/
https://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/montreal-alouettes-president-ceo-patrick-boivin-1.5414639
https://3downnation.com/2020/01/06/new-owners-of-the-alouettes-to-be-unveiled-in-montreal/

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BC has announced its new coaching staff.  Many familiar names.
https://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/cfl/bc-lions-coaching-hires-cfl-1.5416798

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The league's collective bargaining agreement has now been finalized.  Here is the .pdf.
https://3downnation.com/2020/01/07/the-comprehensive-cfl-collective-bargaining-agreement/

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Reggie Begelton has signed with Green Bay.
https://3downnation.com/2020/01/06/official-cfl-all-star-receiver-reggie-begelton-signs-with-green-bay-packers/

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In their search for a new head coach, Cleveland has been talking to...Ryan Dinwiddie!
https://3downnation.com/2020/01/06/browns-head-coach-search-has-cleveland-talking-to-argos-ryan-dinwiddie-report/

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June Jones offered Jeff Reinebold a job to join him in the XFL.
https://3downnation.com/2020/01/05/jeff-reinebold-was-conflicted-by-june-jones-offer-but-felt-ticats-were-building-in-unique-way/

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Speaking of the XFL, they announced their new rules today.
https://www.xfl.com/rules

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The winter meetings occurred Tuesday.
https://www.cfl.ca/2020/01/07/gm-meetings-quote-board-standout-statements-tuesday/
https://www.cfl.ca/2020/01/08/5-takeaways-cfl-gm-meetings/
https://3downnation.com/2020/01/09/alouettes-hire-hall-of-fame-db-barron-miles-as-defensive-backs-coach-pass-game-coordinator/

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1/8 checking down
https://www.cfl.ca/2020/01/08/checking-news-notes-off-season-3/

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Bo Levi Mitchell has had surgery on his throwing shoulder.
https://www.cfl.ca/2020/01/08/5-takeaways-cfl-gm-meetings/#mitchell

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The Alouettes have announced this year's coaching staff.  The big addition is Barron Miles.
https://www.cfl.ca/2020/01/09/alouettes-announce-2020-coaching-staff/
https://3downnation.com/2020/01/09/alouettes-hire-hall-of-fame-db-barron-miles-as-defensive-backs-coach-pass-game-coordinator/

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Derrick Moncrief has signed with Las Vegas (nee Oakland).
https://3downnation.com/2020/01/09/cfl-all-star-lb-derrick-moncrief-signs-with-las-vegas-raiders/

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Ryan Dinwiddie denies that he has Spoken with Cleveland about their head coaching job.
https://3downnation.com/2020/01/08/argos-ryan-dinwiddie-calls-nfl-head-coach-discussions-fake-news/

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TSN lists more free agent signings.

Chris Edwards to San Francisco.
Nick Usher to Las Vegas
Winston Rose to Cincinnati
Marcus Sayles to Minnesota
William Stanback to Las Vegas

https://www.tsn.ca/cfl-2020-potential-free-agents-1.1406918

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