"I'm looking forward to getting out there and meeting the guys, and getting the system in place, and building relationships both on and off the field," he said.
"It definitely hits home for teams in our situation, where there's been some moves made in the offseason and a new coaching staff in place, so a lot of new teaching will take place as far as the systems that will be installed," Burris said. "So, at least it gives us a chance to get a jump start on things. Teams like Winnipeg, B.C. (who met in last year's Grey Cup) and Edmonton didn't make a lot of changes, so they have that chemistry. Mini-camp gives us a chance to speed things up as well."
Burris says the Hamilton aerial attack could be a thing of beauty this year, with a plethora of top-notch receivers, including veterans Dave Stala, the biggest free-agent signing in the offseason, slotback Andy Fantuz and Terrence Jeffers-Harris, the former Winnipeg receiver, who signed as a free agent on Feb. 9.
He also loves the hiring of the new Tabbies receivers coach, a former teammate in Calgary, Jeremaine Copeland.
In 188 games over 11 seasons, Copeland registered 622 receptions, 75 touchdowns and became just the 15th player in CFL history to total over 10,000 receiving yards. He was named a divisional all-star three times and a CFL all- star twice during his career.
Burris couldn't contain his excitement when he found out that he'd be throwing passes to Fantuz, who established himself as one of the league's top receivers during his six seasons (2006-11) with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
Matt Kenseth And Kevin Harvick Favorites To Take NASCAR Nextel Cup Championship
(September 15)—The NASCAR season has hit the homestretch with the opening event on this year’s Chase for the Cup taking place this weekend at the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire International Speedway. With 10 races remaining to determine the Cup Series champion, leading online sportsbook MySportsbook.com today announced odds on all 10 Chase qualifying drivers capturing the NASCAR Sprint Cup Championship.
One of the largest sportsbook sites on the Internet, MySportsbook.com currently lists the top two drivers in the point standings as the early favorites to win the Nextel Cup. Entering the Chase for the Cup with a slim five-point lead in the point standings, 2003 NASCAR champ Matt Kenseth has been made a slight favorite to win his second Cup at 7/2 betting odds. 2001 Cup Rookie of the Year Kevin Harvick has betting odds listed at 5/2 and four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon is listed at 6/1 to capture the Nextel Cup this year.
Hoping to follow in the footsteps of his legendary father who won six NASCAR titles, Dale Earnhardt Jr. stands at 8/1 to breakthrough with his first Cup victory. Staying with the family theme, MySportsbook.com lists 2005 Rookie of the Year Kyle Busch at 14/1 to succeed big brother Kurt’s 2004 NASCAR title. While Kasey Kahne was the final driver to qualify for the Chase with a third place finish last week, the oddsmakers give him a fighting chance at 10/1 mainly due to several mile-and-a-half tracks remaining on the schedule. Despite going winless on the NASCAR circuit this season, Jeff Burton enters the Chase at 5/1 to capture the Cup title. Meanwhile, rookie Denny Hamlin is 4/1 to win the championship, while veteran driver Mark Martin enters the Chase for the Cup as a 15/1 long shot to win his first NASCAR title in his 24th and final season.
MySportsbook.com will offer comprehensive Nascar betting lines on every race remaining on the Nextel Cup series including driver match-ups, props and odds to win each race. For a complete list of NASCAR odds, please visit www.MySportsbook.com.