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In 2010, the Huskies used a “rush by committee” in order to finish second in the Canada West conference in yards gained on the ground. In 2011, it is likely that the Dogs will again use several different backs, hopefully with similar success. It is a fairly deep group of running backs, but in most cases their experience is limited. “As a unit, we’re pretty good,” commented Coach Dan Houle. “We still have a lot of stuff to learn, though, because we have a lot of 1st and 2nd year guys in there, and they didn’t get a lot of reps last season.” Coach Houle then went on to update | Full Article

Position: Running Back Returning Veterans: Ben Coakwell (4th year), Alex Balogun (4th year), Connor Lutz (3rd year), Mark Klause (3rd year), Jeremy Andrew (1st year), Dexter Janke (1st year), Devin Sapara (1st year), Shane Buchannan (1st year), Joey Deason (1st year) New Recruits: Kent Rempel The Huskies are in a familiar situation when it comes to the running back position. They need to rely on depth and young talent to fill the void of departed veteran Dathan Thomas and injured player Jeff Hassler. Luckily, the Huskies have plenty of talent at the position. 2010 leading rusher Ben Coakwell returns and has been impressing many at camp with his poise, leadership, | Full Article

One of the hot topics of discussion at this years’ Spring Camp was the quarterbacks. Hec Creighton nominee Laurence Nixon has graduated leaving Trent Peterson (2nd year), Jahlani Gilbert-Knorren (2nd year) and Parker Siemens (4th year) as the only quarterbacks with CIS experience. The Huskies also recruited high school standout Drew Burko. In the scrimmage the defense put a lot of pressure on Peterson at the start. After a few rocky plays, Peterson found his groove and looked like the real deal. He finished the scrimmage 7/13 with two long touchdown passes to Jeff Moore. He had a good command of the offense and was able to throw the ball | Full Article