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The Huskie defence is going to be facing a high octane offence when they go up against UBC on Saturday afternoon. The TBirds averaged an impressive 475 yards net offence during the regular season. They boast having the likely CanWest m.v.p. as the triggerman to their attack. “They’re very good, led by Billy Greene,” remarked Huskie defensive end, Jon DeWitt, when asked about the TBirds. “He’s a veteran quarterback with a good receiving corps and a solid OLine in front of him. I think our challenge is to get in his face and make him uncomfortable.” DeWitt was asked if Greene is more of a threat as a rusher or | Full Article

Jon De Witt was a standout with the Saskatoon Hilltops for 5 years before joining the Huskies. The 6′-2″, 229 pound defensive end brings with him a wealth of experience, and he is enjoying his opportunity to suit up for the Dogs. “It’s a lot of fun,” he stated. “It’s an awesome organization that is first class; they make you feel like a pro here. I like the preparation that they put in with watching your own practice film, and seeing what you can correct for the next practice. That is the biggest change that I’ve seen, from junior football, so far. The breaking down of what you’re doing is | Full Article

Last year, the Huskies fielded one of their better defensive lines in recent years. If anything, the unit is even stronger in 2011. Camp observers have seen player additions and position changes to the DLine, and their performance has been impressive thus far. Huskie Outsider caught up with four members of this group: Zach Hart, Levi Steinhauer, David Rybinski, and Jon De Witt. De Witt will be the subject of a separate post later today. Zach Hart commented on the experience of the DLine. “We’ve got a lot of veterans coming back, which really helps. The veteran presence also helps with developing the skills of the young guys too.” Zach | Full Article

The Huskies completed their third practice of training camp 2011 this morning. This practice was a little more lively than the previous two. The team is starting to work more as a big group instead of mostly individual time. To start the practice, the team worked on some hurry-up offense. Quarterback Jahlani Gilbert-Knorren over threw a receiver on the first play which Luke Thiel intercepted. Gilbert-Knorren bounced back and led the offense all the way down to the five yard line with a few seconds left on the clock (in a game situation, the field goal team would have come in for the kick). Quarterback Trent Peterson appeared to have | Full Article

The Huskies’ 2011 training camp is set to start. Over the next couple of weeks Huskie Outsider will be providing practice reports, player and coach interviews, and photos of the Dogs. Before the players take centre stage, we at Huskie Outsider wanted to weigh in with our thoughts on what we expect, and hope, to see from the Huskies in 2011. 1st down: What position battle are you most interested in? Ryan: With a veteran defense and a relatively young offense, I am most interested in who is going to step forward on the offensive line. With Paddy Neufeld playing for the Roughriders, and Cam Redl still recovering from injury, the | Full Article

On Monday we did a recap on the on the recruits who play on the offense. Today, we’ve got the guys on D. Ben Rush (Defensive End, Calgary Colts ) looked very good and is in the mix to get significant playing time this season. We were impressed with how physical he was, which you need to be in the CIS. Rush has an excellent pass rush technique, and is quick off the ball. Bryce Gorman (Defensive Tackle, Campbell High School, Regina) did some good things technically and has good pass rush moves for a 17 year old. He is off to a good start and just needs to get | Full Article

The Huskies held their annual Green and White scrimmage earlier today. Dallas will be breaking down the scrimmage and should have some video up later tonight or tomorrow. In the meantime we’ve got a few notes from the game. The first team offense was able to move the ball effectively on the defense, however the defense was able to stop the second and third team offense. “Our first unit offense is really solid,” said Huskies Head Coach Brian Towriss. “We’ve got some depth and running back and receiver. Defensively, we’ve got more depth on the second team than we do on offense, but that is not uncommon at this time | Full Article