Buono not feeling nostalgic heading into final CFL season with Lions

Hall of Fame coach Wally Buono of the B.C. Lions. (Darryl Dyck/CP)

Wally Buono isn’t feeling a sense of nostalgia as he embarks on his final CFL campaign.

Buono will serve as the B.C. Lions head coach in 2018, then retire to cap a Hall of Fame career.

He stepped down as GM in November 2017 after holding that job for 15 seasons as Ed Hervey was appointed as Buono’s replacement.

Buono, 68, has won more games than any CFL head coach (273 and counting) and captured a total of seven Grey Cup titles as a player and head coach.

The traditionally conservative Buono says he plans to be more "reckless" in his final season on the sidelines.

The Lions missed the playoffs last season, finishing last in the West Division with a 7-11 record.

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