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Huskie Outsider caught up with the Huskies’ head coach, Brian Towriss, for a few minutes today, in order to discuss the off season training that several Huskies are participating in, the competition and depth that there will be at certain positions this fall, and the non-conference game vs. the University of Guelph that will mark the start of the Dogs’ season. “Things are good,” remarked BT about the off-season training. “The guys are sure working hard; we have 25 – 28 guys that are consistently here training. I know that they are real fit and strong. That’s our core group – a lot of those guys are starters and have | Full Article

Despite the 3 point victory that the Huskies earned over UBC in the regular season, the defence wasn’t entirely pleased with their performance on that night. While the unit is generally regarded as the strength of the Huskies, they allowed 501 yards to the TBirds. The defence is looking forward to facing UBC, and they’re expecting to face another tough challenge. “They’re a great team,” commented Huskie linebacker, Peter Thiel. “They’ve got lots of talent, and it begins with Billy Greene who is an outstanding quarterback.” Thiel went on to describe what makes Greene so dangerous: “He’s a big guy, he’s mobile, and he throws a great, well-timed ball. That’s | Full Article

Huskie linebacker, Peter Thiel, was fortunate enough to attend the Roughriders’ training camp and be on the roster for their two preseason games. While he didn’t crack the lineup for this year, he came away with a better understanding of what he can do to help the Huskies in 2011, and hopefully find himself on a CFL roster in the near future. “It was a fantastic experience to have an opportunity to play at the next level,” Thiel commented to Huskie Outsider, following a workout with some other members of the Dogs. “I got to see what it’s like and I found out what kind of career I could potentially | Full Article

The 2011 Huskie football season is just around the corner, and we continue our countdown with #31, Peter Thiel. Peter is a 6′-1″, 220 pound linebacker from Dr. Martin Leboldus High School in Regina. This will be Thiel’s fourth year of eligibility, having been a starter for each of the previous three seasons. Thiel is a steady presence on the defensive side of the ball, and his impact was discussed by D.E. Zach Hart following a victory at UBC last fall. Peter was named to the CanWest all star team last year. He was also signed by the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the spring and participated in their two preseason games. | Full Article

It’s hard to imagine the Huskies’ defence without Peter Thiel patrolling the middle of the field. After today’s CFL Canadian Draft, that may be a reality Huskie fans have to face. Thiel has started every game he’s played in since the 2008 season, when he leaped ahead of veterans to become the starting middle linebacker. He’s been one of the best in the Canada West since 2008, consistently among the league leaders in tackles and keeping the Huskies’ defence one of the toughest to run on in the conference. His hard work and excellent play in 2010 earned him his first Canada West All-Star nod, in spite of only playing | Full Article

Perhaps the most impressive part of the Huskies’ 30 – 9 win, over the UBC Thunderbirds, was that the defence held the TBirds to only 42 rushing yards for the entire game. To put that in perspective, UBC quarterback, Billy Greene, averages nearly 75 yards rushing, each game, himself. This was part of a solid defensive effort that allowed only 280 total yards. Defensive coordinator, Ed Carleton, had praise for the defensive unit’s performance: “We played well as a whole. The DLine was outstanding. They never let Greene escape when we just had 4–man pressure. The linebackers had good coverage. No one caught a ball without getting tackled right away. | Full Article

All Huskie fans, myself included, have many fond memories of UofS football over the last several years. But I’m certain that there are few, if any, Huskie fans with as detailed a recollection, of seasons past, as our latest fan to contribute to “From the Grandstand.” Tom S. grew up near Griffiths Stadium, and has followed the Dogs for his entire life. In particular, his recounting of a 1998 game against the UBC Thunderbirds is a treat to read. That was a game that I attended, but had forgotten many of the highlights. Until now. Q: For how many years have you been following the Huskies? Tom S.: In the | Full Article

Our countdown to the 2010 Canada West season continues with #31, Peter Thiel. The linebacker from Leboldus High School, in Regina, is beginning his third year as a starter for the Huskies, and is the most experienced member of the linebacking corps. Last season, he played in every game and registered 42.5 tackles, including 4.5 tackles for a loss, and 1 QB sack. He was also a member of Team West at this spring’s East-West Bowl. Upcoming dates: -Friday, August 27: non-conference game, at Griffiths Stadium, vs. Western Ontario Mustangs -Saturday, September 4: Canada West season opener, in Calgary, vs. the UofC Dinosaurs

From Monday’s Saskatoon StarPhoenix: University of Saskatchewan Huskies linebacker Taylor Wallace was recognized for his outstanding senior season when the football team held its windup awards banquet Friday night. Wallace, a runner-up for top defensive player in the nation this year, was named the Huskies’ most outstanding player. Wallace was also named the team’s most inspirational player and shared the award for commitment to off-season strength and conditioning with linebacker Peter Thiel. Huskies kicker/cornerback Grant Shaw, who hit 25 of 31 field-goal attempts this year while punting for a 38.1-yard average, is the special teams player of the year. Huskies offensive guard Hubert Buydens wrapped up his fifth and final | Full Article

1. Who gets the offensive game ball? BleedingGreen2009: Receiver Shayne Dueck. Though 36 yards off 5 catches doesn’t sound particularly special, what was most impressive was when he came up with them.  He came up with timely big plays as well as the winning TD and without his clutch play, this drive would have just been one of many stalled at midfield. The Outsider: The Huskies were able to move the ball at times during this game, but they often hurt themselves with mistakes which snuffed promising drives. This is a tough call, because there were three players who I think deserved an offensive game ball. Garrett Bolen had some nice runs, especially | Full Article