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Drew Burko to make CIS debut vs. Guelph Gryphons

Drew Burko enters the 2012 season as the Huskies’ starting QB (photo by Liam Richards for Liam Richards Photography)

Drew Burko spent the 2011 season on the show team, and is now penciled in as the starting quarterback for the 2012 season. He spent a lot of time throwing to some of his receivers, during the summertime, in preparation for fall camp. “Things are progressing fairly well. Camp is a lot different that just coming out and throwing in the summer, but the summer sessions did help.” Quarterback is a very complex position to play, and Drew knows that his role requires hard work and dedication. “I’m getting more comfortable. At the start I was a little shaky in the team stuff, but I’m getting better each day. I need to keep progressing – I don’t want to take steps backwards.”

Observers have noticed that Drew is throwing a tighter spiral than he did last year, the result of reverting to a way he gripped the ball in years past. “I made a grip change last spring. I kept that grip throughout last season and it wasn’t really working for me. I switched back to my original grip, following winter workouts, and I’ve found my spiral again and I’m throwing it a lot better.”

Drew was asked how the offence was performing as a group. “I think we’re doing fairly well. We face an awesome defense, and it’s tough going against those guys, but we’re getting better each day.”

Drew didn’t appear in last season’s non-conference game, so he will make his first CIS appearance on Friday, against Guelph. “I’m getting very excited – I can’t wait for it. ”

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