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University of Saskatchewan football head coach Scott Flory announced his special teams staff for the 2017 season Tuesday morning highlighted by veteran coach Jerry Friesen. A member of the University of Saskatchewan Athletic Wall of Fame and the Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame, Friesen joins the Huskies with 25 years coaching experience in both U SPORTS and the Canadian Football League. “Jerry coming back to Saskatoon is a huge win for the city, our program and our athletes,” said Flory.  ”His experience and knowledge is second to none.  With Jerry having been a head coach, he will be a great resource for me as a new head coach.  I am thrilled he’s decided | Full Article

University of Saskatchewan football head coach Scott Flory announced his offensive coaching staff for the 2017 season Monday afternoon highlighted by coordinator Marcus Crandell. Cross posted from huskies.usask.ca Crandell joins the Huskies as offensive coordinator after a 11-year career as a quarterback in professional football and a five year coaching career. Crandell played in the Canadian Football League for the Edmonton Eskimos, Calgary Stampeders and Saskatchewan Roughriders from 1997 to 2008, he also spent time in NFL Europe and the XFL. He was named the 2001 Grey Cup Most Valuable Player in 2001 with the Stampeders, and also added another championship in 2007 with the Roughriders. “Marcus Crandell’s experience as | Full Article

It’s not often that a defence can turn over four starters, including both linebackers and the starting rover, and expect to be better than the previous season. I think improvement across the board is something the Huskies’ defence will deliver this year. Just like on offence, the Huskies have a lot of room to improve. They gave up 300 points during the season, good for fourth in the conference, while surrendering an average of 547 yards per game, which placed them fifth out of the six-team Canada West conference. While statistics are a good indicator of overall performance, they don’t show the complete picture. There were several bright spots on | Full Article

After a few seasons of play that entrenched the Huskie offence in the bottom half of the conference, the team would like nothing more than to put the recent past behind them and vault to the top half of the offensive statistics column. The Huskies’ offensive output was good for an average of 496.0 yards per game last season, which was placed them fourth in the conference. They showed flashes of brilliance and signs of their dominant teams of the late 2000’s in the first half, notably in two weeks in September that saw them beat Regina 33-18 at home and UBC 45-29 on the road. Then, they played a | Full Article

The 2016 Canada West Football season begins in 22 days. If you’re like me, realizing the Huskie football season is so close is exciting but also a little sad, as it means summer will soon be over. I can always use a couple more weeks of summer, especially when the weather has been as wet and dreary as the last two weeks have. Training camp snuck up on me this year, as I have been busy with work and family obligations. What is usually an excruciatingly long offseason seemed much shorter this year, due to, in my case, both the warmer winter and my attention and devotion to a new | Full Article

The 2016 season is just around the corner. The Huskies kick-off training camp this Saturday at Griffiths Stadium. Please see the post from Huskie Athletics below for more information.   The University of Saskatchewan Huskie football team’s quest for the 2016 Vanier Cup begins this weekend as the team opens fall camp at Griffiths Stadium in PotashCorp Park.   All fans, supporters and alumni are invited to attend any of the practices during the camp that runs August 13 to August 26. The camp will feature more than 90 returning Huskies, new recruits and walk-on players.   The Huskies will travel to Edmonton for a controlled scrimmage with the Alberta | Full Article

The Huskies went on the road and suffered an 8 point loss at the hands of the unbeaten and #1 ranked Calgary Dinosaurs on Saturday. While certainly disappointing to not come away with a win, the Dogs played their hearts out and gave a serious challenge to the best team in the nation. Before beginning our final edition of “Three Downs,” Dallas and I wish to express our appreciation to all of the Huskies who exhausted their eligibility on Saturday; we wish you the best of luck with your future endeavours and hope to see you cheering on the Dogs at Griffiths Stadium next fall. 1st down: What is your | Full Article

This Saturday afternoon, the Huskies will face the tall task of handing the Calgary Dinosaurs their first loss of the season in the conference semifinal to be played at McMahon Stadium. The Dogs played a great fourth quarter in a comeback win over Regina in order to reach the playoffs, and hope that momentum continues against the Dinos. We look ahead to the game with “Three Downs.” 1st down: What will it take to hand an outstanding Calgary team their first loss of the year? Dallas: It will take a full 60 minute effort in all three phases of the game. The Huskies have to find a way to match | Full Article

Tom and I discuss the Huskies’ come-from-behind victory over the Regina Rams and the playoff game next week against the Calgary Dinos. We also discuss the Rams’ third 0-8 season and their 17 years of CIS mediocrity. Enjoy!

The Huskies will play their final regular season game on Friday when they visit the Regina Rams. A win over our southern foe will likely result in the Dogs grabbing the final playoff spot, along with the trip to Calgary that accompanies it. We take a look at this must-win game with “Three Downs.” 1st down: What is the key to the game for the Huskies on offence? Dallas: I think the key will be continuing the dominance through the air, especially since Tyler Chow will not be playing. We have excellent receivers and Kyle Siemens proved he is a CIS-calibre quarterback. If the last game was any indication, we | Full Article