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The CFL draft was held earlier today and two Huskies were chosen. Grant Shaw went eleventh overall to Toronto and Paddy Neufeld was drafted 33rd overall by Saskatchewan. Shaw was relaxing at his family’s home in Edmonton watching the draft on TSN with his family and a few close friends. “My mom was upstairs and we were all in basement,” Shaw told us. “My mom started screaming, so I knew something was up. There must have been a delay in the TVs because we watched it a few seconds later.” We asked Shaw how it felt and he said, “It was a pretty exciting moment. I was kind of speechless.” | Full Article

It’s not often Offensive Linemen get to be in the middle of the spotlight,  but expect them to be front and center in this years CFL draft, considered by many to be one the deepest drafts we’ve seen in quite some time.  As many as thirty-one offensive linemen have a legitimate shot at getting their name called when the 2010 CFL draft takes place May 2nd. The most highly touted of that group is Nevada’s John Bender, a player who many expect to be taken in next year’s NFL Draft.  The Huskies continue to provide the CFL with quality linemen as OG Patrick Neufeld, is expected to be taken.  He’s | Full Article

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

The CFL Evaluation Camp concluded yesterday in Toronto with on-field evaluations. According to CFL analyst Miles Gorrell, all three Huskies in attendance stood out. Please click here to view the analysis and wrap up on the CFL website. Offensive tackle Patrick Neufeld (6’4″, 296 lbs.) finished the E-Camp with an impressive performance during on-field drills. He posted a 5.36 second 40 yard dash, a 26″ vertical, an 8′ 5″ broad jump, and 12 reps on the bench. Neufeld, a 2009 Canada West All-Star, is heading into his fourth year of eligibility with the Huskies. Cornerback Grant Shaw (6′ 3″, 210 lbs.) showed he has a tremendous future as a defensive | Full Article

Huskies Quarterback Laurence Nixon has submitted his first blog entry in 2010. Nixon had the popular blog “In the pocket with Laurence Nixon” during the 2009 season. Here is his post… As it has been quite some time since my last blog post, quite a bit has happened within the team. We said goodbye to our seniors, handed out our awards and thanked our coaches at our year-end banquet, we began our off-season training and began the tedious recruitment process. Thankfully, we only lost five seniors to eligibility this year: Scott McHenry, Tyler O’Gorman, Hubert Buydens. Taylor Wallace and Cory Jones. However we run the risk of losing a couple | Full Article

Analyst Duane Forde of TSN, a former CFL and CIS fullback, has come out with his top five picks at each position for the 2010 CFL draft. At defensive back, Forde has ranked fifth-year Huskie cornerback Jon Krahenbil number four. “At every level of football he has played,” says Forde, “Krahenbil has proven to be a top performer with a knack for making big plays. He was an All-Canadian in 2009.” Krahenbil finished the 2009 season with 17.5 tackles, five interceptions and four pass breakups in seven games. He added 7.5 tackles, two pass breakups and an interception in two playoff games. Cornerback Jon Krahenbil returning an interception on October | Full Article

It was good to get back to football after all of the politics that played out over the weekend and Monday. The Huskies learned that their playoff opponent was going to change from Alberta to Regina as Manitoba used an ineligible player and was stripped of two wins. The Huskies guessed that this would happen once they heard about the investigation and started to prepare for the Rams. Tuesday was the first practice in a regular four-practice game prep cycle. It was an amazing evening for November 3. The winds were calm and the temperature hovered around zero. It cooled off a bit towards the end of the 110 minute | Full Article

The University of Saskatchewan Huskies defeated the Regina Rams 42-17 in CanadaWest action tonight. The Huskies are 7-1 for only the second time in team history. The finished the season 7-1 in 1996 and went on to win the Vanier Cup that year. The Huskies wore their All-White jerseys and pants for the first time since week three of the 2008 season (thanks for the reminder, kjk). The Huskies were led by a three touchdown effort from Jeff Hassler who had 23 carries for 226 yards. Cory Jones had a four yard TD pass form Laurence Nixon. Nixon had a one yard TD run and Alex Balogun chipped in for | Full Article

It’s a game Jason Cook might play over and over again in his mind.  It likely, almost certainly, is a night he’ll want to forget.  What transpired is the type of thing that only happens in nightmares for kickers across the board.  Not only does Cook  have the pain of missing three field goals hanging over his head, but on top of that he has to deal with the fact the opposing kicker, the one he’s competing with, blocked his final kick to help hand Simon Fraser its third straight loss.  On the other side, what Grant Shaw did was the equivalent of having you’re opposing goalie score the winning | Full Article

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