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The Huskies’ season came to a close last night, with a very disappointing playoff loss. Coach Brian Towriss spoke to the assembled media following the 47 – 39 defeat at the hands of the Manitoba Bisons. “I think it came down to about three minutes in the third quarter,” he lamented about the self-inflicted implosion that occurred, “when we had taken a 19 point lead and about three minutes later we had a two point lead; I think that was the football game. Give them credit, they made some great plays. We went to stretch it (the lead), and their kid picked it off. Seven (Jayden McKoy) is a hell | Full Article

The Dogs have locked up second place in the conference regardless of Saturday’s outcome, but a win on Saturday would maintain some momentum heading into the post season. Outside of the Huskies and Dinos’ playoff positions, everything is up in the air going into the final weekend of the regular season. Huskie Outsider is back to take a look at the playoff picture and Saturday’s game with another edition of “Three Downs.” 1st down: In your opinion, what has been the most interesting story in CanWest this season? Dallas: For me, it’s the close finish in the last week. Usually, at least one team has been eliminated by now. We | Full Article

Huskie Outsider had a chance to speak with Coach Brian Towriss, along the sidelines of Griffiths Stadium, on Tuesday evening. The Dogs were preparing for Saturday’s game in UBC which will close out the regular season before the Huskies host a home playoff game on Friday, November 7. Before discussing the upcoming matchup with the TBirds, BT was asked about the performance of the special teams on Saturday, a unit that really shined following a disastrous performance the previous week against the Bisons. “Certainly they had a tough day in Manitoba; we asked them to respond and they did in a very positive way. We had probably our best return | Full Article

The Huskies locked up 2nd place and a home playoff game with their 41 – 23 win over Alberta on Saturday. There were several strong individual performances turned in as well, highlighted by Keegan Arnyek and Mark Ingram earning Canada West special teams and defensive player of the week honours respectively; this is the third time in only seven weeks that the UofS safety has earned this defensive honour. Following the game, Huskie Outsider heard from both Arnyek and Ingram, as well as several other Huskie players. Keegan Arnyek (166 yards in returns, including a missed field goal returned for a touchdown): “It (the touchdown return) was all about the | Full Article

Coach Brian Towriss met with the media following today’s 41 – 23 win over Alberta. “We challenged our guys this week and certainly, defensively, we were really good in the second half.” Once again, Mark Ingram led the defence with 9 tackles, 2 interceptions, and a pass breakup. “You can’t say enough about that kid, he’s all over the field.” The offence started slowly, but really picked things up as the game wore on. “Once Drew settled in and we got some things going offensively we were pretty good,” Towriss stated. “They stopped a few things that we wanted to do early, but we found some other things. Drew was | Full Article

In the first game of the 2010 season, Brad Nehring , in his first season of eligibility following a redshirt season, came into the game to replace an injured Darren Hinds. He has been a fixture at centre for the UofS ever since, and is the unquestioned leader of the Huskies’ offensive line. He spent a few minutes with Huskie Outsider on Friday evening. “These last five years feel like about four weeks,” Brad joked about how quickly his time with the Huskies has passed. “I still feel like one of the new guys in the locker room…it flies by too fast.” He was asked which players were his mentors | Full Article

Andrew Abbs, one of three 5th year Huskies who will play their final regular season home game on Saturday afternoon, has been known throughout his career for his versatility. He has been utilized everywhere in the defensive secondary; tomorrow he will start his third game this season at halfback. He spoke with Huskie Outsider about his career with the Dogs. “It goes by way too quickly for sure,” he stated after coming out of the team clubhouse following Friday’s walkthrough for the game against Alberta. He was asked to tell us about his favourite game in a Huskie uniform. “I like the Blackout games; they’re hyped well and they get | Full Article

The 5th Year Appreciation Game takes place on Saturday afternoon when the Huskies host the Alberta Golden Bears; the day marks the last regular season home game for three Huskies, including punter/placekicker Denton Kolodzinski. “The five years have gone by too fast, way too fast,” Denton told Huskie Outsider after Friday’s walkthrough for tomorrow’s game. Kolodzinski was asked if there was a most memorable game for him. “I would have to say all three games against Manitoba last season. There was something about playing Manitoba last year that just felt different…I don’t know why, but I felt way more confident and comfortable in those games, even though the last one | Full Article

The Huskies come off their bye week with a Friday night clash with Manitoba. Despite the Huskies’ 20 point victory over the Bisons in week #1, most view these teams as very evenly matched. Huskie Outsider offers their thoughts on Friday’s game with another edition of “Three Downs.” 1st down: Who is one player that you think is poised for a strong second half to the season? Dog Whisperer: Kolodzinski! He is having the most consistent year of his career and it should continue. Honourable mention to Julan Lynch, mostly because we NEED him to be an impact player in the second half, but getting him involved and exploiting his | Full Article