The Toronto Argonauts' 2012 season was pretty magical. The team came from nowhere, having finished last in the East the season prior, to push into the playoffs on way winning the historical 100th Grey Cup in their own backyard. It's a great story – the Argos the toast of the town in a city starved for a winner – but one head coach Scott Milanovich doesn't want to hear, at least not anymore.
Milanovich made it clear that as great as 2012 was, the past is just that and the focus now is on 2013.
“I'm very anxious to turn the page,” Milanovich told reporters ahead of training camp.
But while the coach knows complacency is the enemy for his current squad, he's also aware it would benefit his players to carry over some of the lessons learned on their path to Grey Cup victory.
“This is a team that knows it can compete at the highest level. I think there were times last year when we believed we could but now they know it.
“We don't want to wash that out because some of the best things that came from it was how tight our locker room was, the way we embraced practice and coaching and how we did our day-to-day business. Those things you want to keep. What you want them to forget is the last thing they remember from last year because it doesn't matter.
“That has no effect, really, on what's going to happen this year.”
So, at coach Milanovich's urging, let's forget last year and focus on the Argos' upcoming season.
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