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Last season the Huskies enjoyed a lot of depth had at running back; a unit that was plagued by injuries for several seasons saw no players miss action in 2013. In fact, because of this depth a couple of players were able to switch to other positions which suited their skills, and the Huskies’ needs, better. One such player is Lance Bashutsky who moved to cornerback during the season (we will update Lance’s progress as a DB when we have a chance to speak with his position coaches). Depth at RB appears to be apparent again this year, as Coach Dan Houle commented following Friday evening’s practice. “We’ve had a | Full Article

Day 2 of the Huskies’ spring camp is in the books, and Huskie Outsider caught up with coach Brian Towriss as the team was leaving the field. “Camp has been pretty good; we throw a lot at them which is especially challenging for the young guys. When the first unit is in things look good, but especially when you get to the second and third unit on the offensive line it starts to be a struggle. But we’re seeing some good things for sure.” If you’ve ever had the chance to watch spring camp, one of the first things you notice is that there is so much going on, with | 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

Curtis Puetz is a receiver recruit who previously played with the Melfort Comets and Team Saskatchewan’s under 18 team. “I’m really looking forward to training camp,” Curtis told Huskie Outsider yesterday evening. “I’ve been doing lots of training during the summer, pretty much every day.” Curtis came away from spring camp very impressed with Huskie football and, like all other recruits, noticed a real difference at this new level. “It was so much faster than what I’m used to; it’s a big step up from playing 9-man football to 12-man university football.” Puetz is joining a receiving corps that may be the deepest unit on the team. “They’re a good | Full Article

Jesse Gordon is a DB recruit from St. Joseph’s high school in Saskatoon. Gordon is making a position switch from middle linebacker, which he played for the Guardians; he does have some experience at DB from his time with Team Saskatchewan in 2012. Jesse was asked about training camp, which is just over 2 weeks away. “I can’t wait,” he expressed. “I’m a little nervous.” Jesse’s experience in spring camp opened his eyes to the level of football played by the Huskies. “The gameplay is a lot faster, and obviously there is a size difference – it’s quite a step up. There’s a bigger age gap as well.” In preparation | Full Article

Kieran Johnston is a 6′-1″ receiver from Saskatoon’s Evan Hardy Collegiate. Johnson, who is preparing to compete in the 400 metres in the upcoming Canada Summer Games, will also be a member of the UofS track and field team. Huskie Outsider recently caught up with Kieran at Griffiths Stadium after he had completed a workout with several members of his new team. “Spring camp was pretty awesome,” Johnston stated. “Now I’ve started to take advantage of the chance to come out and catch some balls with the guys – I’m already getting excited for the season.” Kieran told Huskie Outsider what receivers’ coach, Jason Sulz told him, at the conclusion | 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

Clayton Sarich is a defensive tackle who joins the Huskies from the Saskatoon Hilltops. Sarich’s performance in spring camp was highly praised by both defensive line coach, Aaron Moser and defensive coordinator, Ed Carleton; each were quoted as saying that Sarich “does as good a job of eating double teams as David Rybinski (the former All-Canadian, and now graduated, Huskie).” Moser went on to say “We haven’t played a game yet, but he did an awesome job in camp.” For his part, Sarich hopes that the championship experience that he, along with his former Hilltop teammates who also joined the Huskies this spring, brings to the table will help the | 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