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The University of Saskatchewan Huskies announced their 2015 recruiting class this morning at the largest fundraising event in Canadian football, the Dogs’ Breakfast. The Huskies Football Foundation announced that $100,000 was raised for the Huskie football scholarship fund from the event, which featured keynote speaker Ronnie Lott, a Pro Football Hall of Fame member known best for his time as a hard-hitting safety for Bill Walsh’s San Fransisco 49ers in the 1980s. In front of 2,000 Huskie supporters, the team announced a group of new players who will stock the cupboards for the future while bringing in others who can make an immediate impact. Among the new junior veterans are | Full Article

As coaches Aaron Moser and Scott Flory worked in the adjacent rooms, Head Coach Brian Towriss and I sat down to discuss several topics, ranging from recruiting to coaching changes in the Canada West to uniform rules in the OUA. Tom and I will be following up with the fan perspective in a week or two with the second edition of Outsider Radio for 2015. Please enjoy and remember to purchase your tickets for Dogs’ Breakfast XV.

Please join the Huskies Football Foundation Thursday, April 30th for Dogs’ Breakfast XV. We are thrilled to have former NFL Defensive Back, Ronnie Lott as this year’s guest speaker. Ronnie was a cornerback, free safety, and strong safety in the NFL for fifteen seasons during the 1980’s and 1990’s. Lott played college football for the University of Southern California, and was honoured as a consensus All-American. A first-round pick in the 1981 NFL draft, he played for the San Francisco 49ers, Los Angeles Raiders, New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs. Lott was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2000, appeared in 10 Pro Bowls and is | Full Article

The University of Saskatchewan Huskies announced their 2014 recruiting class this morning in front of over 2000 fans at the annual Dogs’ Breakfast. The 23 recruits announced will join 76 veterans and uncommitted recruits at this weekend’s spring camp. The first practice is tonight at 6:00, while the second practice will be Friday at 5:30. Saturday will feature two practices, at 10:30 and 3:30, while the spring scrimmage will be on Sunday at 10:30. All practices will be at Griffiths Stadium. The recruits joining the Huskies this year include: Defensive back Gabe Simons (Luther Lions – Regina; Team Saskatchewan; Team Canada) Wide receiver Yol Piok (O’Neill High School – Regina; | Full Article

The University of Saskatchewan Huskies will hold their first Saturday afternoon regular season game in six years when they host the Alberta Golden Bears on Saturday, October 25. The Canada West Universities Athletic Association released the 2014 schedule yesterday. The Huskies will play their first two games in their now familiar Friday night times, but the final two games will be played on Saturdays, with the October 4 game against UBC starting at 7:00 p.m. The Huskies kick off the regular season at home on Friday, September 5 at 7:00 p.m. with a rematch of the Canada West semi-final from last November, which the Manitoba Bisons took 37-36. The following | Full Article

For teams in the Canada West conference, the start of the 2014 recruiting season coincided with the start of the 2013 football season. Several teams, notably Alberta, looked to get a jump on their competition, forcing all teams to start signing players early. The early commitments along with the new facilities at the University of Manitoba made an already competitive recruiting environment even more so, forcing all teams, including traditional powerhouses like Calgary and the University of Saskatchewan, to look over the fence. The Huskies have had a competitive recruiting package for several years, putting together a winning tradition, outstanding team facilities, a tremendous education and an unmatched gameday experience | Full Article

Recruiting season hit its peak last week with the arrival of NCAA signing day. Teams both south and north of the border are now putting the final touches on their 2014 classes, with many anticipating a banner recruiting year thanks to an abundance of high school and junior talent on the market. With 19 players committed and several others either practicing with the team or close to signing, the University of Saskatchewan Huskies have plugged several holes in their roster and, just as importantly, built a solid foundation for the future. All of these recruits will be announced at Dogs’ Breakfast 14, which will be held Thursday, May 1 at | Full Article

The 2014 Dogs’ Breakfast takes place on Thursday May 1 at Prairieland. The guest speakers are quarterback Darian Durant and wide receiver Geroy Simon of the Grey Cup champion Saskatchewan Roughriders! Darian Durant Durant was named West Division CFL All – Star in 2009 and 2013. He led the Riders to an 11-7 record and after beating Calgary in the Western Finals led the Riders to their fourth Grey Cup Championship on our own turf at Mosaic Stadium. Geroy Simon Simon won the CFL’s most outstanding player award in 2006 while also winning three grey cup Championships with the BC Lions in 2006 and 2011 and The Saskatchewan Roughriders in | Full Article

Mike Waldron is a halfback who joins the Huskies following five successful seasons with the Saskatoon Hilltops. “Spring camp with the Huskies was something new and different,” Mike explained to Huskie Outsider following the conclusion of spring scrimmage. “I really liked it – I’m looking forward to coming out again in the fall and working hard.” One of the new experiences that Mike referred to was the Dogs’ Breakfast. “That event was next to none – it was unbelievable and nothing compares to it.” Mike was asked for his assessment of what he needs to do in order to be ready to compete for a starting spot in training camp. | Full Article

Chase Quewezance, one of the top high school OLinemen in western Canada, joins the Huskies from Ross Sheppard Collegiate in Edmonton. “It was unreal,” is how Chase described spring camp. “It had such high intensity – it makes me excited to come back in the fall.” Unfortunately, Quewezance had to watch from the sidelines during the 4 day camp. “I suffered a knee injury during Senior Bowl tryouts,” he told Huskie Outsider. Quewezance was a very sought after lineman on the recruiting trail, and he spoke with Huskie Outsider about his decision to become a Huskie. “When I made my visit to the UofS, I met all of the coaches | Full Article