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The Huskies are currently in team meetings, so we have a quick chance to update you on training camp practice four. The Huskies practiced for about two hours yesterday afternoon. The session seemed a little bit more uptempo than the morning session. Before the practice, Huskies Hec Crighton winner (1973) Dave Pickett talked to the team about what it takes to be great. He relayed a powerful message about what the team will remember in 20 to 30 years, and the best memories will be about the success they enjoyed on the football field. It was great to see Coach Pick back in Saskatoon and the players appreciated the time | Full Article

Practice report: Sept 16 The Huskies looked very impressive in their practice on Wednesday night as they continued preparation for their big game in Regina on Saturday night. The Huskies take on the Rams at Mosaic Stadium at 7:00. The game in broadcast live on CK750. After some special teams and individual group work, the Huskies spent the rest of the practice working on Team O and Team D. Once again, quarterbacks Laurence Nixon and Trent Petersen were on fire. Mitch Stevens had a nice diving catch over the middle early on and ended the session with a TD reception. The running backs had big holes opened up by the | Full Article

Huskies quarterback Laurence Nixon appeared to struggle at times in the Huskies lone loss of the season against UBC on Friday night. He expects to be in much better form as the Huskies travel to Regina to take on the Rams on Saturday. Many players and coaches felt the team did not have a good week of practices as they prepared for UBC after a tough, physical victory over Calgary to start the season. The Huskies had a long, overnight bus trip home from that game and many of the players looked sluggish to start the week. “Some guys were a little banged up when we started practice last week,” | Full Article

Practice two of Rams preparation is complete. The Huskies spent about two hours on the field Tuesday under cloudy skies with little wind in what felt like a perfect October evening. As the sun starts to set earlier each day, the stadium lights are now on at the end of practice. The Huskies started out with some special teams work and it was good to see Denton Kolidziski booming some kicks and punts. The team then worked on some situational plays and the defense looked sharp, stopping the offense a few times. After that, the offense heated up though. Even though the team practiced on Monday, Tuesday was the first | Full Article

After each game, our panelists look at some good things that may have gone unnoticed. Dallas: The unsung heroes for this game are the 5138 fans who showed up in spite of the poor conditions. Although the Huskies played poorly and rain fell of-and-on all night, they stayed and kept the atmosphere fun and light well into the fourth quarter. While some people were down on the team, most stayed positive and still had some fun, which helped ease the disappointment of the game’s turnout. Dog Whisperer: On a night like Friday there’s only one logical choice for the Unsung Hero and that is The Crowd!!!!! 5138 strong on a | Full Article

Practice two of preparation for the Saturday night game against the Dinos in Calgary was about an hour and half long under sunny skies on a beautiful afternoon. The Huskies spent time on special teams, offensive and defensive insertion and running Team O and D against the show team. The offense looked a little rusty to start the practice but got into the swing about halfway through. Quarterback Laurence Nixon took about 70% of the reps with Trent Petersen taking the rest. Both QBs looked in control of the offense and made a number of nice passes. Running back Jeff Hassler had a good practice as he was featured in | Full Article

The Huskies returned to the practice field on Monday for the first time since their decisive 40-12 win over the Western Mustangs on Friday night in a national non-conference game at Griffiths Stadium in PotashCorp Park. Typically during the season, the Huskies have three practices and a walk-through to prepare for an opponent. With the Western game being on a Friday night and the upcoming game against the Dinos in Calgary on Saturday, the Huskies have an extra day of practice. They used Monday night’s practice to start inserting the offensive and defensive wrinkles that they will feature against Calgary. The Huskies and Dinos are two of the top teams | Full Article

The University of Saskatchewan Huskies defeated the Western Ontario Mustangs 40-12 in a CIS non-conference showdown tonight in Saskatoon. The Huskies scored 35 unanswered points led by a 3 touchdown passing performance from reserve quarterback Trent Petersen. Petersen finished the game 8/11 for 174 yards with the longest at 28. Garrett Bolen led the receivers with five catches for 68 yards and 2 TDs. Devin Sapara accumulated a team high in rushing as he carried four times for 43 yards. Keenan MacDougall led the team with five tackles and one interception. More to come soon!

The Huskie Outsider training camp reports are sponsored by Gabruch Legal Group. With bulldozers working on the addition to the Graham Huskies Clubhouse, the University of Saskatchewan Huskies took to the field at Griffiths Stadium in PotashCorp Park for their first training camp session of the 2010 season. With a smokey haze protecting the turf from the sun, and a stiff wind blowing out of the east, 95 Huskie hopefuls went through a two-hour session. The offense wore the green practice jerseys and the defense was in white. There was a lot of teaching this morning as the coaches put in some new things on offense and defense. The quarterbacks | Full Article

First down: what position battle are you most looking forward too? Jon: I expect a great battle for the backup QB position between Parker Siemens and Trent Petersen. Petersen has been away from the game for two years but still has the skills to compete for the number two spot, while Siemens has paid his dues over the last couple years and may also be ready to move up the depth chart. Dallas: I’m looking forward to the battle at linebacker, as there are many excellent candidates who could take over Taylor Wallace’s spot. Tony Michalchuk, Brodie Rothe and Charlie Power are the early favourites but I wouldn’t be surprised | Full Article