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Over the next ten days or so, we are going to hear a lot of news about new Huskies recruits. We understand that there are going to be about 20 of them introduced at the Dogs’ Breakfast on April 29. With all of the new players coming in, there are several that have graduated and will not be back with the team. Huskies Head Coach Brian Towriss said that the Huskies look to have six to seven new starters every year which means that they have about 20% to 25% of the players in each year of eligibility. “Our plan is to always have some young guys mixed with veterans | Full Article

Some casual fans may have hardly ever heard the term. Even when I was a young kid and I knew more about the ins and outs of the game than a lot of kids my age did, annoying many with my “stats memorizing” ways, I still hardly even batted an eye at that other thing those announcers kept going on about. Special teams? It’s one aspect of football that fans tend to overlook. While many fans have pulled hair over the unpredictable (but improving) offense, and applauded an imposing defense, it’s the third facet of the game that always seems to go unnoticed.  Yet each and every game we’ve covered | Full Article

With the conference opener set for tonight against the University of Calgary Dinos, we thought we should take one last look back at training camp and the non-conference game against Alberta. Our three bloggers have all answered some of your burning questions… Who surprised you the most at Training Camp? Dallas: Mark Klause came in after an injury filled 2008 and has challenged for the top running back spot from day one. He looks explosive, cuts on a dime, and doesn’t shy away from contact. BleedingGreen2009: Mark Klause. Coming off a season of injuries I didn’t what to expect from him. I knew he was a dominant force in high school but wasn’t | Full Article

The Saskatchewan Huskies beat the Alberta Golden Bears in a non-conference game 26-21 on Friday, August 28 under the lights at Griffiths Stadium. Over 2,300 fans were treated to free hot dogs courtesy of Maple Leaf and a tremendous football game that featured many new and emerging players who were eager to prove themselves against a conference opponent. The Huskies kept many starters out of the game, and those who did play only participated for one quarter before giving way to their teammates. It was encouraging to see the Huskies backups play well against the Bears first-string players, who were in the majority of the night (especially on the Bears’ | Full Article

This is the second of our eight-part in-depth look at your 2009 Huskie team. Returning 2008 starters: Laurence Nixon (started eight games), Trevor Barss (started two games) Returning Veterans: Parker Siemens Losses: Craig Stevens, who came back to the Huskies mid-year as insurance when Nixon was injured. Stevens did not receive significant playing time. Additions: Matt Busse (Outlook High School; 6-7, 225 pounds), a versatile player who can also play defensive end. Busse is away for part of training camp due to a volleyball commitment. The Huskies have to be happy with the quarterbacks. Laurence Nixon, a fourth year player from Vancouver College, is arguably one of the top quarterbacks | Full Article

Our apologies to everyone for the tardiness of the Practice 4 report. The Outsider was working on some features for later this week and time slipped away. The team started their fourth practice on a hot Saturday afternoon dragging their feet a little. About 15 minutes into practice Head Coach Brian Towriss blew his whistle, called the team in and said a few things that could have been heard all the way to the airport. The players understood. The pace of practice improved 100-fold after the tongue lashing. Towriss seems more intense this season, which is reflected in the way the team in practicing. The tempo of practices is faster | Full Article

Huskies Offensive Coordinator Brent Schneider was putting some final touches on the offense’s playbook earlier today. The Outsider caught up with him and he provided some insight in the video below Schneider talked about training camp and the advantage of having a veteran team returning. He expects to have most of the offense runningg early in training camp so that the team can focus on some new things later. Schneider also talks about his expectations from quarterback Laurence Nixon. He says that Nixon has become a great leader and has the ability to be one of the top quarterbacks in the country. Schneider is also happy with incumbents Trevor Barss | Full Article

The Huskies ran their Spring Scrimmage earlier today. About 500 people witnessed the 60 minute session on a beautiful Sunday morning. The team ran about 8o plays. The first team offense fired on cylinders. Quarterback Laurence Nixon threw several long passes for completions. Tyler O’Gorman had some nice, tough runs up the middle. New recruits Rory Kohlert and Jeff Moore led the receivers with a few great catches. New recruit Cam Redl subbed in with the first group and seemed to fit right in. Ben Hennan and Travis Gorski did not play. From the defensive side, the first team defense had its moments too. New recruits Zach Hart and Levi | Full Article

The Outsider spent the afternoon rubbing shoulders with some great football people who were watching Team North practice for the upcoming high-school Senior Bowl. In attendance, and watching some potential recruits, were Huskies coaches Brian Towriss, Brent Schneider and Doug Humbert. The Outsider also ran into Huskies colour commentator Kelly Bowers who took a break from working in the yard. For proof, check out the photos on Flickr! The real scoop of the day is that BT talked to The Outsider about the team as it heads into Spring Camp this weekend. jimmy6, a Huskies Outsider super-fan, asked to hear what the coaches thought about the running back situation. Always | Full Article

The Outsider cornered Huskies Offensive Coordinator and Quaterbacks coach Brent Schneider last night and he agreed to talk to us. Schneider started by discussing the offseason workouts and what the Huskies were trying to accomplish during those ten indoor practices. These practices focused on getting timing down on some of the “bread and butter” plays, but also allowed the coaches to experiment with some new ideas that will help the Huskies this season. From there, Schneider went on to preview what the offense hopes to accomplish during the April 30 to May 3 Spring Camp (spring camp schedule), including adding a few new wrinkles to the offense. Spring Camp is | Full Article