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The University of Saskatchewan Huskies bounced back from their worst loss of the season last week with a big win against the Alberta Golden Bears. Not only did they come away with a strong, statement-making victory, but they clinched their 14th straight playoff spot in the process. The Huskies took their time putting last week’s loss to the Bisons behind them, coming out slowly in the first quarter. The Bears scored a touchdown on their opening drive and had a 7-0 lead after the first quarter. It wasn’t until mid-way through the second that the Huskie offence came alive, putting together a 10-play, 90-yard drive that ended in a Kit | Full Article

The Huskies wrapped up their 2013 spring camp with their annual spring scrimmage. For the first time in several years, sunscreen, not thermal undergarments or rain gear, was a requirement for the several hundred fans in attendance. With many veterans sitting out with injuries, including four of five starting receivers, young players took the opportunity to show the coaching staff what they had to offer. On offence, receivers Mitch Hillis, Brydon Ozmun and Julan Lynch made several nice catches, fitting in well with the first-team offence. They were joined by running backs Jarvis James, Brandon Stewart and Zac Newman, who ran like veterans and gained ground the hard way. Ozmun | Full Article

The Huskie receiving corps is a deep and talented unit. It is loaded with veterans, has some very promising up-and-comers, and is also the new position for Jahlani Gilbert-Knorren, one of the more athletic Huskies we’ve seen in recent memory. Huskie Outsider spoke with Jason Sulz, the receivers’ coach, and a few members of this unit. “I’m pretty impressed with where we’re at right now. We still have a long ways to go in order to get to where we need to be, but guys are flying around and learning a lot of things. We have a few guys with some minor nicks, so a lot of the young guys | Full Article

Who receives your game ball on defense? Dallas: There were a lot of good candidates from this game, but I’m going with Tony Michalchuk, who had a sack, an interception and finished second with 8.5 tackles. Tony and the rest of the defence are doing all they can to lead this team deep into the playoffs. Dog Whisperer: I’m tempted to go with Joel Seutter or Zach Hart as both played excellent games but I have to highlight the recent play of Tom Lynch which culminated in a terrific afford in Regina on Saturday night. Tom has been playing a greater role on D and is making our defense even | Full Article

Several Huskie coaches and players spoke with Huskie Outsider immediately following Saturday’s 16-15 win over the Rams: Defensive line coach, Aaron Moser: “The nerves are definitely a little frayed right now, but I think that our defense showed some great poise and composure. The entire team faced a lot of adversity during the game and we found a way to win. We’ve got to find a way to get better for next week. We’ll get into the clubhouse tomorrow and watch some film, fix our mistakes, and get ready for Alberta.” Defensive Coordinator, Ed Carleton: ”We did some good things on defense. We caught some tough breaks with some turnovers that we | Full Article

Who deserves the game ball on Offense? 
Dog Whisperer: How can you not go with Dexter Janke. In a rivalry game momentum is a huge factor. Dexter giveth and then he taketh away. His 101 yard catch and run was a huge shift in a game where the Rams had mo on their side. Dexter contributed in the air on the ground and in the return game. He has a bright future in our backfield. Honorable mention to Garrett Bolen who continues to shine with his gutsy runs after the catch where we resembles a battering ram punishing opposing defences. Tom: Other than one big hiccup on a fumble, Dexter | Full Article

The Huskie Outsider crew is excited for today’s non-conference game vs. the University of Windsor Lancers, and we thought we’d weigh in with our thoughts and predictions about the game. 1st down: Which Huskies’ positional battle will you be monitoring the most? Ryan: To me it comes down to quarterback. I think that Trent Peterson and Jahlani Gilbert-Knorren both had impressive camps. Going into camp I thought that Peterson would be the guy, and he played exceptionally well at camp. Gilbert-Knorren has improved a great deal since last year. I think that this game may play a factor in deciding who the starter is for the Huskies. Dog Whisperer: OLine of course, | Full Article

Practice two is now in the books. The team spent about two hours in a slight drizzle, which was completely different than this morning’s sun baked session. This afternoon, there were about 100 people in attendance watching the practice as many fans are excited about the return of CIS Football. Griffiths Stadium, a few minutes before 2011 training camp began (Derek Mortensen for Liam Richards Photography) Former Huskies and current Winnipeg Blue Bombers Scott McHenry and Jade Etienne were on the field today helping distill some knowledge to their former teammates. The Bombers have a bye this weekend, which gave the guys a chance to get home and see some | Full Article

Tonight we are launching a new series on the Huskie Outsider called “Three minute warning.” The idea with this feature is to interview a player or coach and ask them a few questions in under three minutes. We thought we would start with the big guy himself for the first edition. Entering his 29th training camp as the Head Coach of the University of Saskatchewan Huskies, Brian Towriss spent Thursday afternoon surveying the weight room and the field as the 2011 squad assembled for testing. We had a chance to ask Coach Towriss a few questions as he shouted encouragement to players testing in the 40 yard dash on the | Full Article