Sunday, September 17, 2017
Ken Miller Joins Alouettes
The Alouettes announced on Sunday the hiring of two new coaches who will lend a hand to the team until the end of the season. Thus, Kit Lathrop will now be the defensive line coach, while Ken Miller brings in as an attack consultant.
Following a nine-year career in the NFL and USFL, winning the Super Bowl with the Washington Redskins in 1987, Lathrop coached the NCAA and CFL for 16 seasons, making stops in British Columbia, Ottawa , Edmonton and Toronto. He coached the defensive line of the Lions in British Columbia when they got their hands on the Gray Cup in 2000. He served as defensive coordinator Renegades Ottawa in 2003. His arrival allows Greg prothrombin to deal with linebackers, and to call games in defense.
Miller was head coach and vice president of football operations for the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the CFL between 2008 and 2010 where he led his team to two Gray Cup games in 2009 and 2010, working closely with the quarterback Darian Durant. In August 2011, he returned as head coach of the Roughriders . In 2007, Miller was the offensive coordinator of the club under head coach Kent Austin when they got their hands on the 95th Gray Cup. He served on the Toronto Argonauts coaching staff in the CFL from 2002 to 2006, Dickinson University in the NAIA, Yucaipa High School and Redlands University in the NCAA.
The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Sunday that the football club has acquired national wide receiver Shamawd Chambers from the Edmonton Eskimos in exchange for a seventh round pick in the 2018 CFL Draft and a fifth round pick in the 2019 CFL Draft.
Chambers, 28, has appeared in six games with the Eskimos this season, posting four receptions for 40 yards. The 6-3, 219-pound native of Markham, Ontario, has recorded 141 receptions for 1,543 yards and eight touchdowns over 70 games during his six-year CFL career with the Eskimos (2012-15, 2017) and Saskatchewan Roughriders (2016). He won a Grey Cup with the Eskimos in 2015 and was named the game’s Most Valuable Canadian in Edmonton’s 26-20 triumph over the Ottawa Redblacks.
Selected in the first round, sixth overall, by Edmonton in the 2012 CFL Draft out of Wilfrid Laurier University, Chambers registered 2,068 yards on 151 receptions with 18 touchdowns in 37 career games with the Golden Hawks. He also returned 26 kickoffs for 587 yards and a touchdown and 27 punt returns for 237 yards.