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Chase Bradshaw prepares for first start

Chase Bradshaw will make his first CIS start tomorrow, against the Dinos (photo Liam Richards for Electric Umbrella)

If there is a positive angle to losing starting quarterback, Drew Burko for a game or two, it’s the knowledge that the Huskies have the best backup quarterback in the conference in Chase Bradshaw. Bradshaw, who led the Saskatoon Hilltops to CJFL national championships in 2010 and 2011, entered last week’s home game, vs. Regina, near the end of the first half. He completed 14/23 passes for 204 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also added 33 yards along the ground. Following Wednesday’s practice, Bradshaw spoke with Huskie Outsider about playing against the Rams, getting ready for his start in Calgary, against the Dinos, and the Huskie offence in general.

“Football is football,” Chase said about his first significant action in CanWest. “I enjoy playing and I have fun when I’m in there. “Getting more reps in practice should should make me well prepared for this week’s game. Calgary is going to be good. We’ve put a lot of work into getting ready and I think we’ll be prepared.”

Bradshaw was asked to comment on the Huskie receivers that he’ll be throwing to. “They’re awesome,” he stated. “I’ve worked with these guys quite a bit, even before I joined the Huskies. We’ve got playmakers, and it’s all about getting the ball in an area where they can make a play on it.”

The Huskie’s offensive line, the men charged with protecting Chase tomorrow, struggled in 2011. They will face a stiff test against the Dinos’ DLine, but the unit has been a pleasant surprise this season and Bradshaw recognizes this. “They’re good. Let me tell you, those guys work hard. They’re in the film room all the time, correcting each mistake, and they’ll be ready to go.”

The Huskie Outsider crew will be back in a couple of hours with some key points to watch out for in tomorrow’s game. Also be sure to check out Dallas’ game preview. Some of the bloggers will also be in attendace for the game, so check back prior to kickoff as we bring you a pre-game blog.

One Response to “Chase Bradshaw prepares for first start”

  1. EqMgr says:

    To really date myself, I remember in 1988 the Huskies were 6-1 and went in and lost to Calgary 65-5. They could have folded their tents, but they showed resolve and went back the following week to Calgary for the playoffs. They lost in overtime, and could have won if not for the 5th year qb getting hurt and a red-shirt freshmen pressed into duty to finish the game who had no game experience.
    So, a bad loss is a bad loss. It is the response going forward, be confident in your skills and more importantly the guy playing beside you.

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