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The Huskies are coming off their best performance of the season, and now they embark on road matchup with the best team in the country. This is the front end of a home and home series with the Calgary Dinos, and we take a look at it with another edition of Three Downs. 1st down: To what do you credit the Huskies’ turnaround in the last 2 games? Dallas: I think it has to do with the veteran core of the team. Fourth and fifth year players like Drew Burko, Dylan Kemp, Chris Friesen, Mat Leung and Donovan Dale have been through a lot of ups and downs in their | Full Article

The Huskies earned a much needed win over Regina last week, and hope to even their record with a trip to Vancouver to face the TBirds. Dallas and Tom discuss the first 3 weeks of the season, and look ahead to Friday’s game, with another edition of Three Downs. 1st down: What did we learn about the Huskies last Friday night in their win against the Regina Rams? Dallas: I think we learned that they are a potentially explosive team on offence. When they are firing on all cylinders, they have the weapons to put up some big points. Conversely, I think we learned that they are very tough against | Full Article

The Dogs put one up in the win column with a solid performance against the Rams on Friday night. It’s time to hand out some game balls: Offence: Dallas: Nine catches for 135 yards and two touchdowns earned Mitch Hillis the offensive player of the game from me. He is a dangerous player who is a special athlete, as I said on the last Outsider Radio. With him and Tyler Chow available, this offence has the ability to light up the opposition. Tom: Tyler Chow averaged an impressive 8.3 yards/carry and added 56 yards receiving, so I’ll award the 2nd year RB my offensive game ball. Defence: Tom: There’s a | Full Article

The Huskies will play their first road game of the year on Friday night in Edmonton vs. the UofA Bears. The Dogs will try and rebound from their first season-opening defeat since 2002. Dallas and I discuss the game with another edition of Three Downs. 1st down: What is a key to victory for the Huskies on offence? Dallas: It’s simple. Eliminate (or, at least, severely limit) mistakes. Turnovers cost us the last two games that mattered. Protect the ball and make the throws that are there. Tom: After what transpired last week, it goes without saying that the Huskies need to do a better job taking care of the | Full Article

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