08/01/2013 11:54 EDT | Updated 10/01/2013 05:12 EDT

Blue Bombers boot QB Pierce to backup role

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have announced that Justin Goltz is now the teams permanent starting quarterback.

Buck Pierce will be the backup and help coach Gary Crowton develop the up-and-coming QBs.

Goltz, 25, made his first career start last Friday in the Bombers' 37-24 loss to the Calgary Stampeders in Winnipeg.

The Bombers' next game is against the B.C. Lions on Monday in Vancouver.