Argos is reportedly anticipated to announce the hiring of current CFLs at its entrance workplace as a senior advisor on TSN analyst Jim Barker. Barker, a four-time Grey Cup champion, received twice as assistant coach and twice as soccer administrator, returning at six after spending a number of years with sailors in numerous roles from the late nineties. Began out first as an assistant earlier than serving as common supervisor from 2011–2017, then twice as head coach of Toronto.
Why carry Barker again to Argos now?
There is no such thing as a denying Jim Barker’s expertise stage and experience in Canadian sports activities, and Barker’s huge information has made him probably the greatest CFL analysts on the market. However for some loyal Argonauts, Barker’s time in Toronto is not at all times seen with that fondness.
Barker was 24–30 in three seasons with the Double Blues as head coach. As GM, Barker received the Grey Cup in 2012, and buying and selling for the good Ricky Ray was definitely his biggest achievement. However, in six seasons as common supervisor of the Argonauts, the staff compiled a 49–59 file in that interval.
Nonetheless, opponents of the transfer ought to notice that Jim Barker shouldn’t be returning to Argos in the identical place he entered the constructing final time. Barker is being introduced on board with the sailors to assist substitute GM Michael ‘Pinball’ Clemons, now-dismissed govt VP of Personnel John Murphy.
Nonetheless, Toronto has not made the hiring official as of press time. It’s anticipated that Barker will assume the position of a senior advisor. Together with Clemons, the membership’s Scouting Director Vince Magree, and Soccer Operations Supervisor Alex Russell, are main the Argos entrance workplace.
In a terrific current article by Don Landry on CFL.ca, Michael Clemons tells Landry that Toronto is including some expertise to its soccer operations division. That is precisely what Jim Barker brings to the desk.
Argos entrance workplace is working arduous to organize at no cost company beginning February eighth. The staff is busy re-signing a few of its finest gamers from the 2021 season. Not too long ago bringing again All-Star specialist Boris Bede and standout WR DaVaris Daniels. There are reviews that the staff could also be near bringing again LB Henoch Mumba as nicely.
Argos has already set its course for 2022, and Jim Barker is coming alongside for the journey once more.