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It’s not often that a position that loses ¾ of its starters may be even better than last season. When it comes to the Huskies’ defensive line, there will be little or no drop-off from last season, even with the loss of three fifth-year veterans, including all-Canadian Joel Seutter. Returning tackles Clayton Sarich and Timi Agbaje, both junior veterans, form arguably the best interior of any defensive line in the Canada West, while Brayden Twarynski is ready to take on a full-time roll off the edge. Like the Huskie receiving unit, the new recruits will keep the defensive line at or above the level they played at in 2013. Off | Full Article

The Huskies wrapped up training camp with the Green and White Game. The offence, dressed in green, had early success, while the defence tightened up and gave the offence problems as the scrimmage wore on. On a picture-perfect day in front of around 500 fans, the Huskies showed what is waiting for their Canada West opposition this season. Jarvis James continued his excellent training camp, scoring the first touchdown of the afternoon on a short yardage play from the one. Quarterback Drew Burko played three series, ending the last with a touchdown strike to Kieran Johnston, who took the ball in in spite of getting hit at the goal line | Full Article

The return of Scott Flory to the Huskie fold was not something most people expected. Even Scott Flory. “I got a call from BT a couple months ago, and it piqued my interest, to say the least,” said Flory, a 15-year CFL veteran. “It was one of those opportunities where I had a chance with my family to make a decision to come out west. My wife got a job and it just worked out that I could be here and be part of the program. I have so much respect for this program, the institution and obviously BT and the coaching staff and everything that’s here. “I want to | Full Article

Key Defensive Losses: HB Braxton Lawrence, DE Joel Seutter, DE Ben Rush, DT Zach Hart Key Defensive Additions: DE Adam Morrison, DB Chris Friesen, DB Taylor Rehn, DB Gabe Simons, DT Evan Machibroda Key Defensive Starters: DE Brayden Twarynski, LB Richard Zacharias, DB Travoy Martinez, DB Mark Ingram Outlook: Overall, the Huskie defence had a good season in 2013. They led the Canada West in sacks with 24, in interceptions with 13, and in red-zone defence, giving up scores on only 72.7 per cent of the times the opposing offence was within the Saskatchewan 20 yard line. The Huskies were second in scoring defence and third in total defence. Rushing | Full Article

2013 Record: 5-3, third place. Lost to the Manitoba Bisons 37-36 in the Canada West Semi-Final. Head Coach: Brian Towriss (31st year): 153-86-1 (.640). Key Offensive Losses: SB Charlie Power, WR Mitch Stevens, WR Garrett Burgess, OL Mike Fuller, OL Jordan Arkko Key Offensive Additions: Run-Game Coordinator Scott Flory, QB coach Laurence Nixon, SB John Trumpy, WR Graham Unruh, RB Kayden Johnson, RB Tyler Chow, RB Andre Lalonde, OL David Singer, QB Kyle Siemens Key Offensive Starters: QB Drew Burko, OL Mat Leung, WR Kit Hillis, RB Jarvis James Outlook: In an article I wrote prior to last season, I said it was a crucial season for the Huskies when | Full Article

2013 Record: 0-8, sixth place. Missed playoffs. Head Coach: Chris Morris (2nd year): 0-8 (.000) Key Losses: DL Steven Giang, WR Jess Valleau, DB Cayce Kerr Key Additions: DB Ryan Migadel, SB Jimmy Ralph, OL Logan Trachuk, OL Justin Lawrence Key Offensive Starters: RB Ed Illnicki, WR Taylor Henry, WR Ryley Richardson, QB Ryan Schwartz Key Defensive Starters: LB Tyler Greenslade, DB Mitch Koch, LB Connor Ralph, DL Greg Severin Outlook: The Bears are looking for a win. One win, which they almost achieved in week two of last season against UBC. One win, which would be their first in four years. There is nowhere to go but up for | Full Article

2013 Record: 2-6, fifth place. Missed playoffs. Head Coach: Frank McCrystal (16th year): 57-62-1 (.479). Key Losses: RB Michael Kiapway, SB Mark McConkey, DB Bradie Aulie, WR Kolten Solomon, DL Logan Brooks, DL Calvin Smith Key Additions: OL Tristain Hoath, RB Atlee Simon, DL Eric Wicijowski Key Offensive Starters: QB Cayman Shutter, SB Jared Janotta, WR Addison Richards, OL Kyle Paterson Key Defensive Starters: LB Michael Stefanovic, DB Tevaughn Campbell, DB Justin Edralin, LB Connor Ketchen Outlook: After losing many key veterans following the 2012 season, the Rams were expected to take a fall in the standings by most rational observers. Their fall to 2-6 surprised few, especially when you | Full Article

2013 Record: 4-4, fourth place. Lost 42-28 to the Calgary Dinos in the Canada West Semi-Final. Head Coach: Shawn Olson (5th year): 8-24 record (.250). Key Losses: Rec Micha Theil, Rec David Scott, DL Martin Park, DB Ryan Couper Key Additions: Rec Marcus Davis, RB Terrell Davis, OL Kenton Boote, DL Dashawn Cassell Key Offensive Starters: QB Carson Williams, RB Brandon Deschamps, Rec Patrick Bull, Rec Alex Morrison Key Defensive Starters: LB Yianni Cabylis, DB Brian Rideout, LB Vivie Bojilov, DL Donovan Dale Outlook: It seems like the Thunderbirds have a blue-chip recruiting class every year. In spite of that, they can’t seem to put it all together on the | Full Article

2013 Record: 5-3, second place. Won 37-36 over the Saskatchewan Huskies in the Canada West Semi-Finals and lost 43-28 to the Calgary Dinos in the Hardy Trophy game. Head Coach: Brian Dobie (19th year): 75-76-2 record (.531) Key Losses: RB Anthony Coombs, DL Ranji Atwall, WR Andrew Smith, K Nick Boyd, OL Kwin Albino Key Additions: DT Evan Foster, OL Christian Krause, DB Dane Douglas, RB Jamel Lyles Key Offensive Starters: QB Jordan Yantz, SB Nic Demski, RB Kienan LaFrance, WR Bryden Bone Key Defensive Starters: DT Evan Gill, LB Bami Adewale, DB Tyler Fong, DL Lauren Kroeker Outlook: Following their 2007 Vanier Cup win, the Bisons spent four years | Full Article