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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

Tom and I discuss the Huskies’ 34-28 loss to Manitoba immediately following last night’s game.

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

Tom and Dallas break down the Huskies’ scrimmage and practice with the Alberta Golden Bears.

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 University of Saskatchewan Huskies host the Laurier Golden Hawks on Friday August 21. Tickets onsale now at: https://www.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&w=50c007900ffd1be772eddee55eecc6b7 or by calling 306-966-1111.

Defensive Coaches: Ed Carleton (Coordinator), Darrell Burko (Linebackers), Aaron Moser (Defensive Line), Cody Halseth (Defensive Backs), Eric Duchene (Defensive Backs), Chris Lambiris (Linebackers) Key Defensive Losses: S Mark Ingram, DL Timi Agbaje, DL Clayton Sarich, LB Richard Zacharias Key Defensive Additions: DL Donovan Dale, LB Justin Filteau, DB Brooks Falloon, DB Vince Greco Key Defensive Starters: DL Brayden Twarynski, LB Geoff Hughes, DB Chris Friesen, DB Taylor Rehn Outlook: The Huskies’ defence played a big part in the second place finish last season. The defence finished second in points surrendered with 226 and third in yards given up per game at 474. Even though they had a decent year last | Full Article

2014 Record: 6-2, second in Canada West. Lost the Canada West semi-final 47-39 to the Manitoba Bisons. Head Coach: Brian Towriss (32nd Year): 159-88-1 record in Canada West (.643) Offensive Coaches: Scott Flory (Coordinator), Mike Harrington (Running Backs), Dan Houle (Running Backs), Travis Serke (Offensive Line), Laurence Nixon (Quarterbacks) Special Teams Coach: Brian Guebert (Coordinator) Key Offensive/Special Teams Losses: WR Kit Hillis, C Brad Nehring, K Denton Kolodzinski Key Offensive/Special Teams Additions: OL Ben Hodson, RB Wayndel Lewis Key Offensive Starters: QB Drew Burko, RB Tyler Chow, SB John Trumpy, OL Ryan “Big Tex” Breadner Outlook: The Huskies come into 2015 with one of the best offences in Canada West, | Full Article

2014 Record: 4-4, third in Canada West. Won the Hardy Trophy 27-15 over the Calgary Dinos. Lost the Uteck Bowl 29-26 to the Montreal Carabins. Head Coach: Brian Dobie (20th Year): 79-70-2 record in Canada West (.530) Key Losses: QB Jordan Yantz, REC Nic Demski, REC Matt Sawyer, RB Kienan LaFrance, QB Ashton MacKinnon, OL Tyler Fabbri, OL Robert Smith, DT Evan Gill, DB Tremaine Apperley, DB Jordan Linnen, DB David Ferrier, DE Lauren Kroeker, LB Jonathan Jones Key Additions: RB Jamel Lyles, OL Zack Williams, WR Malcolm Williams, DB Luc Catellier Key Offensive Starters: QB Theo Deezar, WR Dustin Pedersen, RB Alex Christie, SB Alex Vitt Key Defensive Starters: | Full Article

2014 Record: 3-5, fifth in Canada West. Head Coach: Chris Morris (3rd year): 3-13 record (.176) Key Losses: QB Curtis Dell, OT David Beard, LB Tyler Greenslade, DE Sean Davis Key Additions: OL Peter Kozushka, OL Ramey Kharfan, LB Brett Morrow, DB Fabian Ross Key Offensive Starters: RB Ed Ilnicki, SB Jimmy Ralph, WR Adam Zajdel, LT Mark Korte Key Defensive Starters: DL Greg Severin, LB Connor Ralph, LB Tom Tsoumpas, DB Ryan Migadel Outlook: After making positive strides in 2014, winning two games outright and receiving a third win by forfeit, the Alberta Golden Bears appear poised to make the playoffs for the first time since 2010. Chris Morris | Full Article