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 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 Dogs took to the field for a joint practice with the Wilfred Laurier Golden Hawks this afternoon. The practice consisted of 1 on 1 battles between the various position groups. It was a short practice of roughly a half hour, likely due to the non-conference game between these two teams on Friday night. The Huskies performed well and Huskie Outsider will have a detailed recap of it in an all new edition of Outsider Radio that will be posted in the next couple of hours. Following the practice, we caught up with Coach Towriss to get his impression of the joint practice and talk a little about tomorrow night’s | Full Article
Eight practices are now in the books, so we thought we’d talk Huskie football with another edition of “Three Downs.” 1st down: What is your impression of training camp so far? Dallas: I thought they started out slow and rusty the first couple days but have really turned it on the last two days. The offence is looking sharp and quick and the defence is looking physical and fast. Their play on Tuesday is what I was expecting of the team since spring camp. Tom: The ugly weather hindered the Huskies on Saturday, and there still seemed to be a fair amount of rust on Sunday morning, but that was | Full Article
The Huskies are expected by many to field a dangerous offence in 2015 with a strong receiving corps, veteran offensive line, deep and talented group of tailbacks, and their fourth year signal caller, Drew Burko. Burko dazzled in practice on Tuesday morning, connecting on throw after throw in scrimmage, with third year receiver Julan Lynch being his most frequent target. Huskie Outsider spoke with Drew Burko and his position coach, Laurence Nixon, following practice. “It was a really good morning,” Burko acknowledged about the practice. “The offence was really clicking. We expanded our offence with some new stuff and it was helping us out today.” As stated earlier, Burko will | Full Article
The Huskies completed day 3 of training camp earlier today, with the players dressed out in helmets and shoulder pads. Camp got off to a bit of a slow start due to Saturday’s miserable weather, but the coaching staff is generally pleased with what they’ve seen so far. Head Coach Brian Towriss spoke with Huskie Outsider as he left the team huddle at the end of practice. “We made some progress today, for sure,” BT confirmed. “Saturday was a tough day, pouring rain; we didn’t get as much done as we would have liked. Then we came out here yesterday, and we had lots in but not as many reps | 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.
The Huskies are through the first day of training camp. They practice again today at 9 and 3:45. Please click here for a copy of the training camp roster (PDF).