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Huskies prepare for big test on Friday

Coach Towriss is ready to lead the Huskies into the 2014 season with a stiff test against Manitoba (photo Liam Richards for Electric Umbrella)

Coach Towriss spoke with Huskie Outsider earlier this week to talk about the scrimmage that ended training camp, and the very good Manitoba Bison team that the Huskies will face in Friday night’s season opener. “We came out of camp pretty healthy,” BT stated. “We had five or six guys who didn’t scrimmage on Friday, but they’re all practicing now; it would have been nice to have had those guys in taking some reps, especially a couple of the receivers, but it was a good scrimmage. We played a little faster and we’ve just got to continue to call plays now and make sure that we can spit that out in time.”

Manitoba is an explosive unit with the football and will be a great early season test for the Dogs. “They’ve got a good offence,” Coach Towriss opined about Manitoba. “Yantz (Manitoba’s QB) and Demski (slot receiver) are two of the best players in the country. They’ve graduated Anthony Coombs and their second leading receiver, but they’ll have good people to replace them. Their tailback, LeFrance, is a kid who has started for them before and he’s a good player too. They’re very sound offensively and they’ve got all five linemen back – they’re big and we’re going to have to be sharp defensively.” Huskie Outsider has previously mentioned the need for the Huskie defence to be successful when they have the Bisons in 2nd and long situations – this is an area for fans to follow closely on Friday. Towriss went on to talk about the best answer to Manitoba’s high octane offence: “The best defence for that is to keep their offence off of the field by having our offence stay on the field and move the ball.” Outsider Dallas has previously mentioned the improved Huskie rushing attack, and success there will help deliver on BT’s desire for a solid night offensively.  ”They have some changes on defence with two or three new linebackers, one new player in the secondary, and a new edge guy. We have to move the football, and that means being mistake free; they’ve got a great front four and will get some pressure with those guys – our OLine is going to have to be good.”

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