When it comes to being a champion, having the right mindset is essential.
“In order to build any team, in order to build any business, first you have to build up yourself. You have to make sure that you’re always accountable and you’re someone that can be depended on and that you’re a champ yourself,” said Saskatchewan Roughriders head coach Corey Chamblin after he spoke at a luncheon at the Heritage Inn on Friday.
“You want to be that light that everyone goes to and that you infect everybody else with all that goodness and with all that championship mentality and you win.”
Chamblin spoke to a crowd of more than 30 people about being a champion, reflecting on the Riders’ past season and answering questions about the upcoming season.
He said he thinks the team has a strong roster this year. He said he is especially excited about the signing of former B.C. Lions’ receiver Geroy Simon, former Montreal Alouettes’ defensive back Dwight Anderson and former Alouettes’ defensive end Ricky Foley. He added Riders’ veteran Rob Bagg is 100 per cent and ready to go for the season.
“I am looking forward to the upcoming season. For one, the snow will be gone by then,” said Chamblin. “Yeah, I’m looking forward to it. We’ve had some key signings. We’ve had some guys who’ve done some good things over their career with other teams and I’m excited to have them be a part of the Riders now.”
For more information, see Saturday's edition of the Times-Herald.