The Huskies had team meetings to review the Guelph game on Saturday morning, which was their final review. The coaches gave the players Sunday off so they could prepare the game plan for the CanadaWest opener against Alberta this Friday. The “Support our troops game begins at 7:00pm with a pre-game BBQ starting at 5:00pm. After taking a day to think about the game and look through some film, here is the Outsider final review. Kevin Mitchell of The StarPhoenix says that the Huskies came up short against Gryphons Huskie Athletics has their game review here.
The Huskies concluded their second day of 2 a days, under the sun of a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Here are some observations from members of the Huskie Outsider team: Dallas: -Dexter Janke will be a huge threat out of the backfield catching the ball. He made a couple sensational long catches in the endzone during pass skel. -Shane Buchanan is looking great, both fast and strong. It will be interesting to see who, other than Dexter, emerges from the group. BT expressed to the team after practice that he needs the running backs to utilize their playing time and go all out when they’re in there. The players that show | Full Article
“This was the first offseason where I’ve had a proper training program to follow,” is what Huskie halfback, Tyler Robson, said of his big improvement in fitness testing compared to last year. Tyler was one of three Huskies mentioned in yesterday’s test results article, along with running back Shane Buchanan and receiver, Charlie Power, who all showed tremendous improvement in their fitness test results. Huskie Outsider spoke with each of them following Saturday’s morning practice. Robson joined the Huskies in 2011, after playing in the BCFC with the Okanagan Sun. This was his first off-season under the guidance of strength and conditioning coach, Bart Arnold. “I stuck to Bart’s program | Full Article
With training camps beginning around the CIS, we are back with another year of “Reading the coverage” where we tour the camps around CanadaWest through the eyes of the media. Kevin Mitchell of the Star Phoenix says Charlie Power brings strength to slotback. And, from Thursday, Mitchell profiles quarterback Drew Burko. Jeff Hamilton of the Winnipeg Free Press says that the Bisons are entering season without an established No. 1 quarterback. Ian Hamilton of the Leader-Post says that the Regina Rams opening training camp today with nine returning starters on offence and nine on defence. Evan Daum of the Edmonton Journal says that the Alberta Golden Bears will rebuild their | Full Article
The first day of two-a-days is in the books. Here are a few observations from the Huskie Outsider team about the afternoon practice: Ryan: The play of the day was the reaction that receiver Charlie Power made on a Chase Bradshaw pass. The ball was slightly under thrown and Power reached back and made an incredible reception between two defenders. Power turned his body and somehow came out between the defenders to make the catch. Linebacker Richard Zacharias really showed a lot of hustle today and did an excellent job in the team drills. Offensive lineman Mike Fuller had a good afternoon practice winning some battles in one on ones | Full Article
The Huskies took to the field, for their first practice of camp, this morning at 9:00 am. The focus of the practice was largely on fundamentals, with units squaring off in 1 on 1′s near the end of the session. -The rb’s did a lot of footwork drills, and Dexter Janke looked quick and smooth. -People have been asking about Travoy Martinez, who is a summer recruit from Dallas, Texas. This morning he worked with the rb’s. We will speak with Travoy this afternoon, and hopefully get a word or two from some of the coaches and hear what their plans are, so far, in how to best utilize Martinez | Full Article
In 3 days, the Huskies will kick off training camp with testing on Thursday, and Huskie Outsider is back with another edition of “Three Downs,” where we offer a primer on what to watch as the Dogs take to the field. 1st down: What positional battle are you most interested in following during camp? Dallas: As usual, I will be following the offensive linemen closely. After a tumultuous 2011 season, I think this group will be one of the best in the CIS, even with the loss of Ben Heenan. It will be a great competition at tackle between Cam Redl, Drew Digout and Evan Greff, while Lane Bryksa, Craig | Full Article
At one of the first winter practices during the off-season, it was odd to see the player wearing jersey #35 taking reps at slotback – strange because #35 is Charlie Power, an emerging talent at middle linebacker during the previous two seasons. It must have seemed a little strange to Power as well, because at one point he was overheard asking receivers’ coach, Jason Sulz, if he could go back and rejoin the linebacker unit. The position switch continued into spring camp, where Charlie continued taking reps at receiver. “At the start I was a little skeptical, because I hadn’t played slotback since high school,” Power commented after the spring | Full Article
The Outsider crew is already getting anxious for the Dogs’ Breakfast and spring camp 2012. Judging from conversations we’ve had with others, Huskie fans are feeling the same way. We thought we’d tackle a few early questions regarding the Huskies’ 2012 season. 1st down: How much better do the 2012 Huskies need to be in order to win CanWest? Dog Whisperer: The Huskies need to create more depth on the OLine if they want to win CanWest. The main focus needs to be on creating greater consistency on offence. We will have the playmakers to win CanWest but the team needs to get the ball in their hands with greater | Full Article
It is only 35 days until the Huskies open their season with a non-conference clash against the University of Windsor Lancers. Charlie Power continues our countdown to the kickoff of that game. Power is a 6′-3″, 225 pound, linebacker from Holy Trinity Academy in Okotoks, Alberta. In only his first year of eligibility, Charlie was on the roster for every game last season, and started two games for an injured Peter Thiel. Be sure to purchase your season tickets if you haven’t already. It is your chance to have a reserved seat for each game. To purchase, phone 966-1111.