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REGINA -- Saskatchewan Roughrider President/CEO Jim Hopson announced today the contract extension of General Manager Brendan Taman.

The two year extension will see Taman continue in his role with the organization through the 2017 season. In addition to the extension, Taman will now be positioned as the Vice President of Football Operations and General Manager.

“Brendan has proven to be a key contributor to the recent accomplishments of our football club. This extension, along with Corey Chamblin’s current extension, creates stability and continuity within the Riders Football Operations which is a key ingredient to long term success,” stated Hopson.

“We are pleased to come to an agreement with Brendan as these two gentlemen work extremely well together and constantly challenge each other to find ways to continuously improve the on field product.”  

Taman enters his fifth year as General Manager of the Green and White and sixth season since returning to the Riders in June of 2009. In his current role, Taman manages all aspects of the Roughriders roster and Football Operations. 2014 will mark the 27th season working in the CFL for the Saskatoon native.

In January 2013, Taman orchestrated a trade acquiring Geroy Simon, the CFL’s All-Time Leading Receiver and then locked up free agents Tyron Brackenridge, Dwight Anderson, Ricky Foley and Renauld Williams in February.

Setting the stage for what would be a memorable 2013 season. The team went on to finish with an 11-7 regular season record before beating B.C. and Calgary in the playoffs, earning a birth in the 101st Grey Cup Game. The Green and White went on to win the franchises fourth championship, 45-23 in front of 44,710 spectators at Mosaic Stadium.

It was Taman’s first Grey Cup championship.   

Fan Comments
Orange & Black
It will take a miracle for Taman to produce a winner in SK this year, with all the key players leaving, looking for GREENER pastures elsewhere!
April 11, 2014 - 4:05am
Sheets and Dressler weren't the only reasons we won. Riders front office is great at finding and producing talent. Look forward to eliminating you again. Make you even more bitter;)
April 12, 2014 - 4:44pm
You wish. The best thing about the riders since 2007 is they can constantly seem to fill spots with great talent. Most people said our offence would fail without fantuz but our other receivers just got better. This was only sheets second year and two years ago nobody even knew craig butler and wouldn't have ever called him a big free agent signing. Same thing happens this year. It's all about coaching and management.
April 12, 2014 - 5:31pm
Sheets and Dressler weren't the only reasons we won. It's really because the riders front office is great at finding and producing talent. Looking forward to beating you again this year and making you even more bitter;)
April 12, 2014 - 5:36pm
It is an interesting move to give Taman and Chamblain 4 year deals. They have obviously earned some trust, but now that Rider fans are used to winning they will expect a contender every year and be out for blood if there is a stinker.
April 09, 2014 - 8:17pm
What a HUGE surprise!
April 09, 2014 - 5:22pm
als rule
here today with a massive contract extension!! watch out for tomorrow's news that might be your gone tomorrow!!
April 09, 2014 - 12:18pm
The always negative a r, but you should be happy with results this week in Quebec?
April 10, 2014 - 10:03pm