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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

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

In this episode, Tom and I provide an epilogue to the latest Huskie game and preview the final week of the Canada West season. I have now added an RSS feed for the podcast. Please let me know if it doesn’t work as expected.

The Huskies are looking to end a two game skid when the TBirds come to town on Friday night. The Dogs played their best game of the season against this same UBC team a few weeks ago, and they hope to show similar form in the rematch as well. Here’s our thoughts on their final regular season home game of 2015: 1st down: How important is this game to Huskie football, and how might that be reflected in the team’s play on Friday? Dallas: I think it’s extremely important if they have any hopes of salvaging this season. Rebounding with a win against a Blake Nill team and taking the | Full Article

Unfortunately, busy schedules led to Dallas and myself having to cancel the Outsider Radio episode that we had planned following the home loss to Calgary, but we didn’t want to turn the page without having a discussion about Friday’s loss, and we do so with another edition of “Three Downs.” 1st down: What is your reaction to the loss against Calgary on Friday night? Dallas: I was disappointed. I did not see the improvement I expected after the first loss against Calgary. In fact, it looks like they have taken steps backwards, as they were nowhere near the same team that played the Dinos well in the first half of | Full Article