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  1. And now Queen's has fired their T&F Coach because...

    And now Queen's has fired their T&F Coach because he wouldn't keep his mouth shut. More correctly, he wouldn't stay away from his keyboard. He seemed to want to throw gasoline on the DST fire.
  2. Can't remember the date but I'm sure it was at TD...

    Can't remember the date but I'm sure it was at TD Waterhouse Stadium.
  3. When you don't have a good answer, just deflect....

    When you don't have a good answer, just deflect. Michael Bloomberg could learn from you.
  4. ^^^ Kind of a douchy suggestion IMO. :( The...

    ^^^ Kind of a douchy suggestion IMO. :(

    The fact that Guelph won 3 straight U Sports Men's Track & Field championships and the past two Women's T&F titles, and still fired Dave Scott-Thomas gives...
  5. SHS, how do you explain the massive drop-off in...

    SHS, how do you explain the massive drop-off in offensive potency if it isn't coaching?
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    I wasn't including CanWest in the my scenario...

    I wasn't including CanWest in the my scenario because they can solve the scheduling issue on their own, by either starting in late Aug like the other conferences already do or simply dropping the...
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    One of the major problems with interlock has...

    One of the major problems with interlock has always been cost.

    If interlock becomes a way to save them money, then even the most reactionary schools/conferences might look at it in a more...
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    The Vanier Cup has to be preserved as a major...

    The Vanier Cup has to be preserved as a major championship event, so it's not at all far-fetched to think that everyone [A.D.s & conferences] would support pairing with the Grey Cup.

    Starting...
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    There is another option: limited interlock...

    There is another option: limited interlock between the conferences could cut a week from the schedule.
  10. I haven't see a roster yet. A couple other...

    I haven't see a roster yet.

    A couple other OUA teams have released their's.

    Waterloo Warriors

    QB Tre Ford
    DB Tyrell Ford
    WR Gordon Lamb
    OL Spencer Andrews
  11. Evan Hillock's flip from Guelph to Western is...

    Evan Hillock's flip from Guelph to Western is disappointing to say the least.

    Western's recruiting has really picked up steam in recent weeks, making it a two-horse race for top recruiting class...
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    2021 Vanier Cup in Hamilton?

    From a Tim Baines article in the Ottawa Sun, covering "Randy's Road Trip" stop in Ottawa -...
  13. Univ of Regina Rams fire HC Steven Bryce

    Strange time of year to fire your HC.

    No explanation offered.
    ...
  14. Are the positions being eliminated or is J-P...

    Are the positions being eliminated or is J-P Circelli going to replace them with his own people? By "his own people" I don't necessarily mean more of his relatives. :D
  15. There is no way they catch Guelph this year but...

    There is no way they catch Guelph this year but they are not in too poor a position w.r.t. other OUA teams.

    On the positive side, the strength of Mac's recruiting this year is on the D-Line,...
  16. I don't think much needs to happen. Mac has a...

    I don't think much needs to happen. Mac has a full-time HC, OC & DC. They actually had 20 coaches on their staff last season. That's without counting S&C, video guys, trainers, etc.. [I'm shocked...
  17. 60 or very close too it.

    60 or very close too it.
  18. I thought Marton might be worried about J-F...

    I thought Marton might be worried about J-F Joncas [Champlain & Guelph] going to Montreal. He has built what is probably the best D1 Cegep program and has U Sport/ Tean Canada experience.
  19. Latest rumour ... Pat Sheahan as new HC of the...

    Latest rumour ... Pat Sheahan as new HC of the Carabins.

    Sheahan is certainly experienced and perfectly bilingual. He has been to the Coupe Vanier as a coordinator and HC with 4 different teams -...
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    Where's he from, Moose Jaw? Weyburn?

    Where's he from, Moose Jaw? Weyburn?
  21. Does he have experience as HC at a top D1 Cegep...

    Does he have experience as HC at a top D1 Cegep and in the OUA?
  22. BINGO!! ...

    BINGO!!



    https://www.laurierathletics.com/createarticle.php?ID=10579
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    This may be the best OUA schedule that I...

    This may be the best OUA schedule that I remember. No obvious error or omissions - i.e top teams like Guelph & Western not facing each other.

    Personally, I'm disappointed that Mac & Laurier won't...
  24. UofA needs a new DC

    Greg Knox is one-and-done as DC with the Golden Bears.

    He becomes one of a growing number of former U Sports coaches landing a CFL job.
    ...
  25. Another very good prospect for the job would be...

    Another very good prospect for the job would be former Golden Hawk O-lineman Jamie Lalonde. He is currently the OC for Clarkson/Football North.
  26. Are there not any experienced HC at the CEGEP...

    Are there not any experienced HC at the CEGEP level who would be interested? Cherif of Bishop's?

    There are some Francophone/bilingual coaches in the CFL. Could one of them not be lured to the...
  27. The move to ban kids playing tackle football is based on fear, not fact

    New York Post
    by Gavin Newsham

    https://nypost.com/2019/11/30/the-move-to-ban-kids-playing-tackle-football-is-based-on-fear-not-fact/
  28. Is Carabin recruiting truly "extremely neglected...

    Is Carabin recruiting truly "extremely neglected and botched" or is that the perspective of a partisan wearing lunettes rouge et or?

    Based on CFC rankings, it looks like the Carabins have a small...
  29. LA Times story on "Larry" Duvernay-Tardif

    Good story. Almost a promo piece for McGill.

    https://www.latimes.com/sports/story/2020-01-08/chiefs-doctor-laurent-duvernay-tardif
  30. In the last decade 9 of 11 teams have made the...

    In the last decade 9 of 11 teams have made the playoffs.

    York and UofT are the only programs who haven't played in the post-season. But, if you look at where those programs were 10 years ago...
  31. These salaries are slightly less than those...

    These salaries are slightly less than those advertised in recent years by Windsor, and considerably less than UofT and Guelph, but they're still better than the salaries of most FT position coaches...
  32. Laurier advertising for OC/Student Athlete Development - Assistant coach

    Deadline to apply for Laurier's OC position is today [Jan 3]

    Salary: $31.69 - 37.28/hr x 35 hours per week
    ...
  33. Former U Sports HC & more recently OC joins CFL staff

    https://www.cfl.ca/2019/12/20/als-add-bellefeuille-staff-retain-slowik/

    Yep! Marcel Bellefeuille has joined the Alouettes as their O-Line coach. :eek:

    Also, resigned 2 other former U Sports HCs...
  34. Western has now struck out on two top prospects...

    Western has now struck out on two top prospects in this recruiting class - Desjardins and Evan Hillock [CFC 1st team All Cdn]. They'll probably have to look out West if they're going to find an elite...
  35. Darn! On the bright side let me quote Chappy:...

    Darn!

    On the bright side let me quote Chappy: "At least he didn't go to Western!!"
  36. I thought this already happened. Just a couple...

    I thought this already happened. Just a couple months ago.
  37. I don't think McMaster has ever dominated their...

    I don't think McMaster has ever dominated their own area in recruiting except maybe for a few years under Marshall.

    What was important in putting together the glory years of Ptaszek's first...
  38. There are better sources -...

    There are better sources - https://gryphonfootball.wordpress.com/recruiting-2/recruiting-2020/ ;)
  39. I don't know why CFC only lists 5 Guelph commits....

    I don't know why CFC only lists 5 Guelph commits. Three of CFC's own Top100 recruits committed to Guelph very publicly late in October, yet don't appear on their commits list. All 3 are teammates at...
  40. Are E & E Malenfant brothers reuniting with the...

    Are E & E Malenfant brothers reuniting with the R&O after playing at different CEGEPs?
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    The obvious problem I see with the 2 division...

    The obvious problem I see with the 2 division alignment in the graphic is the awarding of two playoff berths to Queen's/Ottawa/Carleton and only two to the 8 OUA West teams. I understand that it is...
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    I'm allergic to cats.

    I'm allergic to cats.
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    I don't believe leadership solves this problem....

    I don't believe leadership solves this problem. With respect to football, the herd of cats we call U Sports cannot be marshaled to move in unison.

    The cats are not willing to give the herder...
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    Back to the original question ... I don't...

    Back to the original question ...



    I don't think there are even 12 U Sport teams with a budget much over a $1 million. Only 2 or 3 in the OUA. And none of them are close to $1.5 million.

    A...
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    With 6 games vs RSEQ and 2 vs OUA opponents,...

    With 6 games vs RSEQ and 2 vs OUA opponents, ConU-Sherby-McGill would never have to play both Laval and Montreal twice in the same season.

    Waterloo, Laurier and Carleton would be a handful for...
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    OUA-RSEQ interlock could easily work but the...

    OUA-RSEQ interlock could easily work but the games have to count in the standings. It works because together the two conferences have 16 teams. It would eliminate the need for bye weeks. Eliminating...
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    Their closest game all season was a 23-3 win in...

    Their closest game all season was a 23-3 win in the City championship game. I really thought Herman would give them a better challenge.

    Two or 3 years ago London South could have matched up with...
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    SHS was playing a role as representative to this...

    SHS was playing a role as representative to this site from the Center of the Universe. ��
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    I'd agree with you if Manitoba were hosting the...

    I'd agree with you if Manitoba were hosting the game but that wouldn't be the case. Bisons were 0-5 on the road and most of the losses weren't even close.
  50. Toronto's past two recruiting classes have been...

    Toronto's past two recruiting classes have been much better than Waterloo's. There were a lot of big bodies in Blue Marshall's first two recruiting classes who should have matured by year 3.
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