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How Will the West be Won?: It is anyone’s guess

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The confetti had barely been swept up from the Calgary Stampeders’ Grey Cup victory last November in Edmonton before the winds of change began blowing across the CFL West Division.

There were head coaching changes in Saskatchewan and B.C. The Stampeders watched several stars migrate south while the Lions netted the biggest fish in free agency with the signing of quarterback Mike Reilly.

Every team in the West heads into the new season believing they can win the Grey Cup. It will be five months before we know who will take the field in Calgary, but here’s a look at how the West shapes up heading into the first week of the season.

Stampeder fans heaved a sigh of relief when quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell, last year’s league MOP, re-signed with the team. He will have a veteran receiving corps of Eric Rogers, Reggie Begelton and Juwan Brescacin. Running back Don Jackson will be looking to improve on his 924 rushing yards from last year.

The Stampeder defence took a hit with the loss of Singleton, Thurman and Johnson. Veteran Cordarro Law is back.

Brent Monson, a 10-year veteran of the Stampeder coaching staff, will take over from Claybrooks as defensive coordinator while former Edmonton linebacker J.C. Sherritt will begin........