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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

The Huskies are ready to hit the turf at Griffith Stadium for the 2015 training camp. The team will gather on Thursday, August 13 for a team meeting and will conduct physical testing and meetings on Friday, August 14. They will begin two-a-days on Saturday, August 15 and will continue until Thursday, August 20 when they will hold a final joint practice with Laurier. The Huskies play the Golden Hawks Friday, August 21 at 7:00 p.m. at Griffiths. 2015 Training Camp Schedule Saturday, August 15 Practice 1 – 9:00 a.m. Practice 2 – 3:45 p.m. Sunday, August 16 Practice 3 – 9:00 a.m. Practice 4 – 3:45 p.m. Monday, August | 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

2014 Record: 6-2, first in Canada West. Lost the Hardy Trophy 27-15 to the Manitoba Bisons. Head Coach: Wayne Harris Jr. (1st year) Key Losses: LB Adam Konar, OL Sukh Chungh, SB Jake Harty, DL Tyler Langlais Key Additions: DL Bobby Sugai, OL Brendan Barnes, HB Jack McDonald, LB Blake Gau Key Offensive Starters: QB Andrew Buckley, RB Mercer Timmis, WR Brett Blaszko, OL Sean McEwen Key Defensive Starters: LB Doctor Casama, DB Adam Laurensse, DL Connor McGough, DB Cyril Iwanegbe Outlook: In spite of losing head coach Blake Nill to the UBC Thunderbirds, the Calgary Dinos still had an excellent recruiting class, stocking the cupboards for the future while | Full Article

The 2015 CIS football season is just around the corner and few teams are as excited to get training camp underway as the University of Saskatchewan Huskies. Expectations for the 2015 Huskies are high, both inside the Graham Huskies’ Clubhouse and in the stands of Griffiths Stadium. At the conclusion of spring camp in May, it was clear that the Huskies had the talent and experience to contend for the 2015 Hardy Trophy, if not more. Now, with the addition of two-time all-Canadian defensive tackle Donovan Dale to the defence, the Huskie’s area of greatest need has been solidified. This may have been enough to vault them to the top | Full Article

As the Huskies begin preparation for their season-opener against Manitoba, Huskie Outsider takes a look back at training camp. 1st down: What is one thing that you learned about the 2014 Huskies during training camp? Dallas: I learned, or rather confirmed, that the Huskies are improved over last season. They are more athletic and have made changes to their playbook that will take their opposition by surprise. Some of the previews have foolishly said the Huskies are rebuilding – they have truly reloaded. Let’s hope the coaches make the most of it. Tom: I learned that BT is ready and excited to lead this team into the 2014 season; it’s | Full Article

It’s not often that a position that loses ¾ of its starters may be even better than last season. When it comes to the Huskies’ defensive line, there will be little or no drop-off from last season, even with the loss of three fifth-year veterans, including all-Canadian Joel Seutter. Returning tackles Clayton Sarich and Timi Agbaje, both junior veterans, form arguably the best interior of any defensive line in the Canada West, while Brayden Twarynski is ready to take on a full-time roll off the edge. Like the Huskie receiving unit, the new recruits will keep the defensive line at or above the level they played at in 2013. Off | Full Article

The Huskies wrapped up training camp with the Green and White Game. The offence, dressed in green, had early success, while the defence tightened up and gave the offence problems as the scrimmage wore on. On a picture-perfect day in front of around 500 fans, the Huskies showed what is waiting for their Canada West opposition this season. Jarvis James continued his excellent training camp, scoring the first touchdown of the afternoon on a short yardage play from the one. Quarterback Drew Burko played three series, ending the last with a touchdown strike to Kieran Johnston, who took the ball in in spite of getting hit at the goal line | Full Article

The Huskie coaching staff has made it clear that they are looking for improvement in their rushing attack in 2014. Huskie Outsider has already written about the addition of Scott Flory to the coaching staff as it’s run coordinator, and that we’ve seen during team scrimmage periods improved run blocking from the OLine. A few days ago, running backs coach Dan Houle spoke with Huskie Outsider. “It’s coming together,” Houle said of the rushing attack. “The OLine is the main contributor, and our success comes from them.” He gave us his impressions of a few of the running backs’ camp performances (Note: Shane Buchanan, a veteran RB who will certainly | Full Article