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In the Canada West conference, and in the entire CIS, for that matter, you will be as successful as your offensive line is strong. It’s no coincidence that the Huskies were a dominant team that went to four Vanier Cups between 2002 and 2006 with players like Rhett McLane, Chris Sutherland, Jordan Rempel, and Tim West manning the offensive line. It’s also no surprise that the Calgary Dinos have been so successful lately, with the likes of Paul Swiston, Kirby Fabien, Alex Krausnick and Carson Rockhill opening holes and protecting their quarterbacks. Of course, these teams also have great defensive players and excellent receivers, quarterbacks and running backs, but the | Full Article

Tom and Dallas break down the defence and wrap up 2014 spring camp.

The University of Saskatchewan Huskies wrapped up their 2014 spring camp today with the annual scrimmage. See some of the highlights below.

Welcome to the first episode of Outsider Radio. In this one, the Outsider crew discuss spring camp with a focus on the offence.

Finally, it’s here. After one of the harshest winters in years, one which was still here Tuesday morning, spring has arrived just in time for spring camp. One-hundred football players, including 70 veterans and 30 newcomers, will hit the field this weekend to impress the Huskie coaches in an attempt to make the 2014 squad. Is this finally the year the Huskies will make it back to the bowl game? Do they have what it takes to snap the Calgary Dino’s six-game Hardy Cup winning streak? Let’s see how each position stacks up. Quarterback: Drew Burko returns for his third year and should remain as the Huskies’ starter. After finishing | Full Article

The University of Saskatchewan Huskies announced their 2014 recruiting class this morning in front of over 2000 fans at the annual Dogs’ Breakfast. The 23 recruits announced will join 76 veterans and uncommitted recruits at this weekend’s spring camp. The first practice is tonight at 6:00, while the second practice will be Friday at 5:30. Saturday will feature two practices, at 10:30 and 3:30, while the spring scrimmage will be on Sunday at 10:30. All practices will be at Griffiths Stadium. The recruits joining the Huskies this year include: Defensive back Gabe Simons (Luther Lions – Regina; Team Saskatchewan; Team Canada) Wide receiver Yol Piok (O’Neill High School – Regina; | Full Article

The University of Saskatchewan Huskies will hold their first Saturday afternoon regular season game in six years when they host the Alberta Golden Bears on Saturday, October 25. The Canada West Universities Athletic Association released the 2014 schedule yesterday. The Huskies will play their first two games in their now familiar Friday night times, but the final two games will be played on Saturdays, with the October 4 game against UBC starting at 7:00 p.m. The Huskies kick off the regular season at home on Friday, September 5 at 7:00 p.m. with a rematch of the Canada West semi-final from last November, which the Manitoba Bisons took 37-36. The following | Full Article

Four current Huskies and two 2014 recruits will join assistant coach Brian Guebert as part of Team Canada at the 2014 International Federation of American Football (IFAF) U-19 World Championship in Kuwait. Joining Guebert, who will coach defensive line, will be defensive linemen Brayden Twarynski and Garrett Meek, along with receiver Mitch Hillis and offensive lineman Mason Dick. Two future Huskies, defensive lineman Evan Machibroda and defensive back Gabe Simons, who represented Team Saskatchewan at the 2013 Football Canada Cup and Team Canada at the recent U-18 IFAF World Championship, will also make the trip to Kuwait. International competition is nothing new for Saskatchewan Huskie players. Three Huskies made the | Full Article

For teams in the Canada West conference, the start of the 2014 recruiting season coincided with the start of the 2013 football season. Several teams, notably Alberta, looked to get a jump on their competition, forcing all teams to start signing players early. The early commitments along with the new facilities at the University of Manitoba made an already competitive recruiting environment even more so, forcing all teams, including traditional powerhouses like Calgary and the University of Saskatchewan, to look over the fence. The Huskies have had a competitive recruiting package for several years, putting together a winning tradition, outstanding team facilities, a tremendous education and an unmatched gameday experience | Full Article