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No practice report from Monday, as the Outsider crew was only in attendance for about half of the practice. The Huskies took to the field, in hot weather, for two hours on Tuesday. It is expected that the temperatures will again be hot on Friday, so today’s conditions were good preparation for game day. -The offense shone today, looking particulary sharp in scrimmage early in the practice, save for one interception made by Corey Edington. During the scrimmmage, Kit Hillis had a couple of catches with one going for a touchdown. -Coach Towriss had praise for Garrett Burgess, stating that he is getting craftier as a receiver. He had a | Full Article

Mark Klause was a blue chip recruit, at running back, for the Huskies in 2007, after being an electric playmaker in high school. He redshirted during his first year, and impressed on the show team. He then suffered an injury in the first game of the 2009 regular season, and is only returning to action now. “Camp has been great,” Klause commented to Huskie Outsider about being back in a Huskie uniform. “I’ve been out of action for almost 2 years now. I’ve really rehabbed it hard.” In the months leading up to the season, Mark trained with a former Huskie great. “I trained with David Stevens during the off-season, | Full Article

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

Sometime last winter I remember Huskies Head Coach Brian Towriss talking to the Alumni about the recruiting class he was assembling. One thing that stuck out in my mind was BT talking about running backs. There was a recruit on the fence because of the depth that the Huskies had. At the same time, there were some injury concerns with some of the top guys, meaning that a potential recruit could be near the top of the depth chart or near the bottom. I don’t remember which running back recruit he was talking about, but if it was one of the guys that did pick the U of S, he | Full Article

The Huskie Outsider training camp reports are sponsored by Gabruch Legal Group. Practice nine is in the books. The team was on the field for about an hour and forty minutes on Wednesday afternoon in their final full work-out before the big game against Western Ontario on Friday night. Thursday they have a special teams walk-through in the morning and then an integrated practice with Western in the afternoon. There were a few players with nicks earlier in the week who returned to practice after missing a day or two. Receiver Garret Bolen had a slight limp on Monday, but was full speed on Wednesday. After missing a few practices, | Full Article

The countdown to the Canada West season rolls on with #21, Mark Klause. Klause was sidelined, for the year, with a knee injury after just 2 carries in the first game of the 2009 season. From Saskatoon’s Aden Bowman Collegiate, he is a speedy tailback who is looking forward to being a valuable contributor in 2010. It’ll be great to have him back on the field! Upcoming dates: -Friday, August 20: Main camp opens -Friday, August 27: non-conference game, at Griffiths Stadium, vs. Western Ontario Mustangs -Saturday, September 4: Canada West season opener, in Calgary, vs. UofC Dinosaurs *You can still purchase season tickets by phoning 996-1111 today. According to | Full Article

Over the next few weeks, we will ask a question about each of the units on the Huskies Football Team. We started with Quarterbacks and Offensive Line and today we will look at the Running Backs. The Big Question for the Running Backs is can they stay healthy? If the running backs can stay healthy, the Huskies would have the most depth in CanadaWest. However, the team has five running backs entering the 2010 season with injury concerns. Punishing running back and inspirational leader Dathan Thomas will be returning for his final season after missing 2009 to a knee injury. Thomas looks fit and strong. His knee feels 100% and | 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