Ticats name Masoli the starter in Calgary

Hamilton, ON, Canada / AM900 CHML

After liking their wounds during the bye week last week, the Tiger-Cats have started preparing for their next game.

This Friday, Hamilton travels to Calgary in what has been “Death Valley” for the Cats in recent years.

And to make matters worse, QB Zach Collaros won’t play after getting crunched by Edmonton’s Odell Willis in Week 2.

With Collaros on the shelf, Ticats head coach Kent Austin says he will hand the starting job to Jeremiah Masoli in the hopes he can scare up a win against the 2-and-0 Stampeders.

Austin says they could’ve gone either way, with Dan LeFevour staying as the backup, but they went with Jeremiah based on what’s happened during training camp, the pre-season and last week against the Eskimos.

In an unscientific poll on Twitter and during last night’s Ticats Show on CHML, most fans said they wanted Masoli to get the start and the bulk of the action.

Only time will tell if it is the right move.

Despite his costly turnovers that led to Hamilton’s loss in Edmonton, Masoli showed us that he could move the chains by make plays with his arm and legs.

With the Cats employing a different offensive line for the third straight game, Masoli and the offence have to be on point at McMahon Stadium.

Otherwise, Hamilton will start 2014 0-and-3.

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