It’s not a Stampeder sweep of the Outstanding Player awards for the West, but it;s darn close. Only Charleston Hughes and Rene Paredes failing to advance from team nominee to Western nominee,
Of Bo Levi Mitchell, Jerome Messam, Davaris Daniels and Derek Dennis, I see Mitchell and Daniels as locks, Dennis and Jon Gott are a toss up for lineman, but I think Messam is in tough with Fantuz. The longtime vet was having a great year before he tore up his knee, he’s popular across both divisions, and there could be a sentimental vote as his career winds down.
And Coach of the Year? Hmmmm…..let’s see….carries a largely intact defending Grey Cup finalist to a sub .500 record…..or a rookie who comes in with big holes on either side of the ball and just misses on the record for best regular season ever? I’m likin’ Dickie’s chances here.