The Canada West is buzzing in anticipation of the first games of the 2012 season. Here are a few articles from across the conference.
In Saskatoon, the StarPhoenix’s Kevin Mitchell reports that the Huskies found the non-conference game against Guelph very valuable, in spite of some injuries. Some new running back recruits will get extra playing time and an opportunity to show the coaching staff what they have to offer thanks to the injuries.
Global Saskatoon’s Kim Thue also examined the Huskies’ running back situation leading up to the season opener.
The Alberta Golden Bears have some tough decisions to make, especially on offence, leading up to this Friday’s game against the Huskies, writes Andrew Jeffrey of The Gateway.
Down the road in Regina, Ian Hamilton of the Leader-Post reports that the Rams will look to a trio of running backs to try to replace all-star running back Adrian Charles.
Kristen Odland of the Calgary Herald reports that the Dino’s third-year quarterback Eric Dzwilewski feels that his experience in the Calgary Stampeder’s training camp in June will benefit him this season.
In Vancouver, Howard Tsumura of the Vancouver Province writes that Thunderbirds’ backup quarterback Lucas Spagnuolo stole the show against in last weekend’s exhibition game.