Argos waiting until off-season for final decision on Corey Chamblin’s future

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Toronto Argonauts president Bill Manning wants to meet with the leaders of the franchise and formulate a plan for 2020 and whether Corey Chamblin is a part of it.

“Right now we’re not even going to that decision. We gotta sit down with Corey and talk about what went wrong this year, what can we do to improve, what can we do with the coaching staff, with the players and make sure we’re all on the same page,” Manning said on TSN radio 1050 in Toronto.

“We’re going to get together and we’re going to start talking 2020 right after Hamilton. We’ll turn the page to 2020 after Hamilton.”

It was Chamblin’s first season guiding the good ship Argo and the double blue finished out of the playoffs. Toronto has the second worst record in the league at 4-13. Chamblin specializes in defence, but Toronto has given up a league-worst 31.8 points per game. The year started by allowing 64 in a 50-point blowout loss to Hamilton.

“Corey’s our coach. That is something right now that it’s been a tough seasons for all of us and we’re going to sit down with Corey at the end of the year and talk about what we could do going forward in 2020,” Manning said.

“But right now we are not making any decisions in terms of how we’re replacing our coaching staff or anything right now.”

The 42-year-old coach led the Saskatchewan Roughriders to a Grey Cup triumph on prairie soil in 2013, earning the franchise just its fourth CFL title since being established in 1910. During three-and-a-half seasons as head coach in Riderville, Chamblin posted a 29-34 regular season record while going 3-2 in the playoffs.

Manning, general manager Michael Clemons, vice president of player personnel John Murphy and Chamblin will meet to chart out the new course for the Argos.