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Another CanWest season begins on Friday night, under the lights, at Griffiths Stadium. Huskie Outsider weighs in on the game and the upcoming season with another edition of “Three Downs.” 1st down: How important is it for the Huskies to start the year off with a win? Dallas: It’s important. Not crucial but important. If they lose the first game, chances are they will be chasing the Dinos all year. Putting up a decisive win would give them a lot of confidence and put the rest of the conference on notice that the Huskies are for real. Tom: With the expected strength in the Canada West, it’s more important to | Full Article

Before turning our attention fully to the Canada West regular season, Huskie Outsider wants to take one last look back at Friday’s 33 – 10 win over the Laurier Golden Hawks. 1st down: Who gets your game ball? Tom: The good news is that there are several Huskies that had strong games, but Mitch Hillis really stood out with his sure hands and then turned heads with his incredible run after the catch on his second touchdown of the game. Dallas: Mitch Hillis had a good game, but I was most impressed with Drew Burko on the night. He threw one bad interception and then settled in and showed the | Full Article

The Huskies returned to a windy practice field on Monday for their first workout since Friday’s decisive win over the Wilfred Laurier Golden Hawks. After practice, Coach Brian Towriss spoke briefly with Huskie Outsider. BT was asked what message he had for the players following Friday’s victory. “We did a lot of good things,” he explained. “We still have a lot of work to do though. It was evident that we hadn’t spent much time on special teams in the first week of practice. I think we had 3 gaffs: two botched kickoffs, tried to field a punt when we shouldn’t have and didn’t field another when we should have. | Full Article

The Dogs took to the field for a joint practice with the Wilfred Laurier Golden Hawks this afternoon. The practice consisted of 1 on 1 battles between the various position groups. It was a short practice of roughly a half hour, likely due to the non-conference game between these two teams on Friday night. The Huskies performed well and Huskie Outsider will have a detailed recap of it in an all new edition of Outsider Radio that will be posted in the next couple of hours. Following the practice, we caught up with Coach Towriss to get his impression of the joint practice and talk a little about tomorrow night’s | Full Article

Eight practices are now in the books, so we thought we’d talk Huskie football with another edition of “Three Downs.” 1st down: What is your impression of training camp so far? Dallas: I thought they started out slow and rusty the first couple days but have really turned it on the last two days. The offence is looking sharp and quick and the defence is looking physical and fast. Their play on Tuesday is what I was expecting of the team since spring camp. Tom: The ugly weather hindered the Huskies on Saturday, and there still seemed to be a fair amount of rust on Sunday morning, but that was | Full Article

The Huskies are expected by many to field a dangerous offence in 2015 with a strong receiving corps, veteran offensive line, deep and talented group of tailbacks, and their fourth year signal caller, Drew Burko. Burko dazzled in practice on Tuesday morning, connecting on throw after throw in scrimmage, with third year receiver Julan Lynch being his most frequent target. Huskie Outsider spoke with Drew Burko and his position coach, Laurence Nixon, following practice. “It was a really good morning,” Burko acknowledged about the practice. “The offence was really clicking. We expanded our offence with some new stuff and it was helping us out today.” As stated earlier, Burko will | Full Article

A couple of weeks following spring camp, Darren, Dallas, and Tom recorded a new episode of Pizza Hut Huskies All Access. Unlike last season, this episode was recorded from inside the Huskies clubhouse and includes a behind the scenes look at the Dogs’ Breakfast, a comprehensive look at last fall’s Canda West semifinal, and offers some early projections for CanWest this fall. We think you’ll like the new and improved production values as well!

The Huskies completed day 3 of training camp earlier today, with the players dressed out in helmets and shoulder pads. Camp got off to a bit of a slow start due to Saturday’s miserable weather, but the coaching staff is generally pleased with what they’ve seen so far. Head Coach Brian Towriss spoke with Huskie Outsider as he left the team huddle at the end of practice. “We made some progress today, for sure,” BT confirmed. “Saturday was a tough day, pouring rain; we didn’t get as much done as we would have liked. Then we came out here yesterday, and we had lots in but not as many reps | Full Article

Win shares are a fun, interesting, and less common way to make predictions about an upcoming season. Below are Tom’s win shares for every Canada West regular season game to be played in 2015. In 2015, CanWest boasts a conference in which all 6 teams have a shot at making the playoffs, and 4 different teams could conceivably miss the playoffs. This will be the most exciting and unpredictable conference to follow during the regular season, similar to 2014. Also, before listing the win shares I must state my displeasure at the schedule-makers for having each team play a home-and-home with the same opponent in weeks 5 & 6; I’ve | Full Article

Below is a link to an online petition that you can sign if you wish to let your opinion be heard regarding the benefit of developing a national interlock schedule that was outlined in yesterday’s article: https://www.change.org/p/cis-footbal…ootball-series