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University of Saskatchewan football head coach Scott Flory announced his offensive coaching staff for the 2017 season Monday afternoon highlighted by coordinator Marcus Crandell. Cross posted from huskies.usask.ca Crandell joins the Huskies as offensive coordinator after a 11-year career as a quarterback in professional football and a five year coaching career. Crandell played in the Canadian Football League for the Edmonton Eskimos, Calgary Stampeders and Saskatchewan Roughriders from 1997 to 2008, he also spent time in NFL Europe and the XFL. He was named the 2001 Grey Cup Most Valuable Player in 2001 with the Stampeders, and also added another championship in 2007 with the Roughriders. “Marcus Crandell’s experience as | Full Article

From Saskatchewan east, 13 current and former Saskatchewan Huskie players are participating in 2011 CFL training camps, the most of any Canada West school. In Regina, the acquisition of fullback Graeme Bell (@graemebell24) was one of the factors that led to the release of veteran Chris Szarka. Bell will join an offence anchored by 17 year veteran Gene Makowsky, the former Huskie and Canada West All-Star who has been named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Lineman twice in his career. Makowsky will be taking on a mentorship role with the young offensive linemen in Roughrider camp, including 2010 draft pick and CIS First Team All-Canadian Patrick Neufeld (@paddyneufeld). After last weekend’s | Full Article

The Outsider posted about Ian Hamilton’s piece on the four Huskies at the Saskatchewan Roughriders camp, but there are many other Huskies dotting the CFL landscape this spring. In Montreal, Scott Flory, who played on the same offensive line as current Roughrider Kelly Bates on the 1998 Vanier Cup winning Huskie team, is entering season 12 in the CFL. Herb Zurkowsky of the Montreal Gazette writes that Flory, who is one of three former Huskies at Alouettes camp along with defensive end Ivan Brown and cornerback Paul Woldu, kept a special memento from the Al’s Grey Cup win last November. Former Saskatchewan Huskie offensive lineman Scott Flory (57).