It’s a slow day in the media for CanadaWest news, but we’ve tracked down what we can for your reading pleasure. We’d like to give a big shoutout to all Saskatoon media for the best coverage of any CIS team in Canada!
Kevin Mitchell of the Star Phoenix says that Doug Humbert won’t ever forget the oft-used pearl of wisdom an old football mentor, Al Ledingham, trotted out when the situation called for it. “Al used to always say ‘Humbert, the kicking game will kill you every time,’ ” recalls Humbert, who accepted the University of Saskatchewan Huskies newly-created special teams co-ordinator job during the off-season.
Chris Zuk of the Winnipeg Sun has a story on Matt Henry. After enduring a gruesome injury at the 2007 Vanier Cup, he bounced back to rumble to the third leading rusher in Canada West last season.
Howard Tsumura of the Vancouver Province has a story on SFU running Back Gabe Ephard: It’s not often that a running back boasting all of 39 career Canada West carries can generate a preseason buzz. However, when you’re talking about the Simon Fraser Clan’s Gabe Ephard, it’s the quality of those carries, made last season as a CIS rookie, which suggest that one of B.C.’s most dynamic prep tailbacks has rediscovered the groove of his high school career at the university level.