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The coaches have held numerous meetings, the players are all back in Saskatoon, and preparations are in place for the start of training camp this Friday. Head coach Brian Towriss sat down with Huskie Outsider yesterday afternoon to look ahead to a season that sees several new faces on both the players’ roster and the coaching staff. “We’ve had a core group of 20 – 25 players who have trained here all summer,” BT said of the team’s off-season workouts. “They meet twice a week in the mornings and then throw a couple of times each week as well. We know that those guys are real fit and and have | Full Article

At long last, the 2014 Huskie football season will begin later this week with the start of training camp. Huskie Outsider will have full coverage from camp, and we wanted to begin with another edition of “Three Downs.” 1st down: Going into training camp, which position group are you most optimistic about seeing improvement over last season? Dog Whisperer: Quarterback. With a dedicated QB coach I think that Burko should start to show the ability that made him a top prospect at the position. Offensive changes always bring a rejuvenation and early confidence in the plan will be key. Ryan: Running Back. Looking at the stats last year, the Huskies | Full Article

Coach Jason Sulz spoke briefly with Huskie Outsider, on Saturday afternoon, about his talented group of receivers. “The group is doing well. Unfortunately Kit (Hillis) and Graham (Unruh) got nicked; they’re two guys that we’re looking to for some production this year and I really wanted to give them some more reps, but that’s the breaks of camp I guess” (Kit Hillis was able to rejoin camp for the scrimmage). Yol Piok and Brett Enns are two of the Dogs’ new recruits at receiver. “They’re both picking things up right away,” Sulz noted. “They’re not getting a ton of reps right now, but they’ll get a lot in scrimmage tomorrow. | Full Article

The Huskies wrapped up spring camp with a scrimmage this morning. Both sides of the ball turned in a fairly good performance to cap off what was a successful weekend. The offence was able to score four touchdowns on the day. On the first drive of the day it took Jarvis James just 2 carries to get the ball into the end zone from the 15 yard line. James promptly pounded the ball into the end zone for a 2 point conversion on the next play as well. Jarvis also scored the second TD of the scrimmage, this time on a 7 yard pass from Jeremy Long. Mitch Hillis scored | Full Article

With the graduation of veterans Joel Seutter, Ben Rush, and Zach Hart, the defensive line will be taking on a new look this fall. Despite the turnover, don’t expect there to be much of a drop off from what has arguably been the Huskies’ strongest unit over the last few years. “We’re really good at tackle, with a lot of depth there,” commented Aaron Moser, one of the Dogs’ two defensive line coaches. “Honestly, I think we have six guys that can play defensive tackle. Our veteran guys – Clayton Sarich, Brayden Twarynski, and Tim Agbaje – have all looked really good. But Garrett Meek, Caleb Eidsvik, and new recruit | Full Article

Last season the Huskies enjoyed a lot of depth had at running back; a unit that was plagued by injuries for several seasons saw no players miss action in 2013. In fact, because of this depth a couple of players were able to switch to other positions which suited their skills, and the Huskies’ needs, better. One such player is Lance Bashutsky who moved to cornerback during the season (we will update Lance’s progress as a DB when we have a chance to speak with his position coaches). Depth at RB appears to be apparent again this year, as Coach Dan Houle commented following Friday evening’s practice. “We’ve had a | Full Article

Day 2 of the Huskies’ spring camp is in the books, and Huskie Outsider caught up with coach Brian Towriss as the team was leaving the field. “Camp has been pretty good; we throw a lot at them which is especially challenging for the young guys. When the first unit is in things look good, but especially when you get to the second and third unit on the offensive line it starts to be a struggle. But we’re seeing some good things for sure.” If you’ve ever had the chance to watch spring camp, one of the first things you notice is that there is so much going on, with | Full Article

Last September, Huskie Outsider profiled Kenrick Hanna, a cornerback from the Bahamas who previously played football in Florida. In that article, we wondered if Hanna was the fastest player in the CIS. This past weekend Kenrick competed in his first track meet as a Huskie – the Sled Dog Open – and his performance in the 60 metre dash did nothing to suggest that he isn’t the fastest university football player in Canada (and will be a serious challenger as the fastest sprinter in CIS as well). Kenrick has had a late start to the track season because he needed to return home to the Bahamas for a few weeks | Full Article

The Huskies and Manitoba Bisons have split their previous two meetings this season; the rubber match takes place in Winnipeg on Friday. Huskie Outsider talks about what the Dogs must do to come away with a win in another edition of Three Downs. 1st Down: What is the key for the Huskie offence to be successful against Manitoba? Dallas: They have to do the small things better. The underneath routes and quick outs are not working and getting a gain running the ball is impossible at times. We need better accuracy from the quarterback, more receivers getting open, better run blocking from the offensive line and running backs finding their | Full Article

The Dogs will be in Regina to close out the regular season against the Rams, coming off of two losses at home. Huskie Outsider looks ahead to the game with another instalment of three downs. 1st down: What are your thoughts/reactions to the Huskies’ loss against Manitoba? Dog Whisperer: The team had a chance to nail down second place and let it slip away. There was not much question that the two teams were pretty evenly matched, but MB made the plays at critical moments, on the road, and snatched victory away from the Dogs. Home field didn’t appear to be much of an advantage in the series. Here’s hoping | Full Article