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Redblacks QB Dominique Davis once considered Bo Levi Mitchell's job in Calgary

CALGARY – Calgary Stampeders coach Dave Dickenson recalls a conversation last year with Dominique Davis, now the Ottawa Redblacks starting quarterback.

“Dom kind of approached me in a game and was, ‘You know, if Bo’s not around, think about me,” said Dickenson on Friday — a day before the Stampeders and Redblacks open their CFL season.

Dickenson was the Stampeders offensive co-ordinator when the team released Davis in training camp of 2015. Davis was then signed by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, where he stayed for three seasons before joining Ottawa as a free agent in 2018. Davis was re-signed by the Redblacks in January. As it turned out, the Stampeders weren’t in the market for a starter, either. Their all-star quarterback, Bo Levi Mitchell also agreed to a new deal.

“I’m a Dom fan,” said Dickenson. “He’s grown and played better and better. It’s a lot different being a starter than a backup. You’re scrutinized at a different level, you have responsibility at a much greater level. I do think he’s a starter in our league. He can run around, but I think he is a passer. He’s got a good arm. He’s got everything you need to be successful, he just has to go out there and see if he can do it in a game.”


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