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  1. There are better sources -...

    There are better sources - https://gryphonfootball.wordpress.com/recruiting-2/recruiting-2020/ ;)
  2. 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...
  3. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. If Western doesn't parachute in a transfer QB, I...

    If Western doesn't parachute in a transfer QB, I think Jackson White is a more than adequate QB. He has starting experience and he was poised even as a freshman.

    Western always has a lot of...
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    Sticky: Calgary 54 points Dinos 34 Carabins 20

    Calgary
    54 points

    Dinos 34 Carabins 20
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    Sticky: Montreal Calgary

    Montreal
    Calgary
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    Thoughts, Acadia at #3 is a joke. It discredits...

    Exactly this.[/QUOTE]

    Thoughts, Acadia at #3 is a joke. It discredits all the good analyses and work you do.
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    Well, there's the fact that one of your all-time...

    Well, there's the fact that one of your all-time favourite, former OUA coaches is the Dinos OC. :evil:
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    And 4 of 5 starters on this Western oline are 1st...

    And 4 of 5 starters on this Western oline are 1st team OUA All Stars :confused:
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    Your comparisons are worthless IMHO. Mac and...

    Your comparisons are worthless IMHO. Mac and Western had very different games against Waterloo.

    I'd imagine Guelph DC was more concerned about the pass than the run. Probably quite happy if...
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    I didn't enjoy much after halftime.

    I didn't enjoy much after halftime.
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    It was wet but there was almost no wind and Theo...

    It was wet but there was almost no wind and Theo Landers completed 61.5% of his passes.

    I didn't see 3 or 4 "perfectly delivered" passes dropped. I saw one and it was a Guelph receiver who let the...
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    Laurier, a non-playoff team, has ten All Stars....

    Laurier, a non-playoff team, has ten All Stars. :confused:
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    "Dueck did a very good job." Okay, that is...

    "Dueck did a very good job."

    Okay, that is not unreasonable. His 55-yd TD run was the most important play of the game. But his passing effort was definitely underwhelming - 17 of 32 (53%) for 216...
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    Actually, strength of conference could be easily...

    Actually, strength of conference could be easily quantified. For example, some conferences could have a standard multiplier for their ELO points [1.00] while a weaker conference might have a...
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    Strange that the riders carry flags that are two...

    Strange that the riders carry flags that are two different colours of purple.
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    He did pick Guelph. Hillock's original top 7...

    He did pick Guelph.

    Hillock's original top 7 included Laurier, Mac, Ottawa, UBC & SMU. He narrowed it to a final two of Western & Guelph. Given he didn't choose Laurier, Chappy is just expressing...
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    Rather than rehashing the whole story, how about...

    Rather than rehashing the whole story, how about you not try to rewrite the story based on what you FEEL may or may not have happened.
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    You don't FEEL he did what he was accused of?? ...

    You don't FEEL he did what he was accused of??

    Knox did what he did. No assistant AD made that stuff up, even if the handling of it was a bungled disaster. Knox might have even survived that...
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    Sticky: Bishops at Acadia -5.5 - going with the u-dog ...

    Bishops at Acadia -5.5 - going with the u-dog

    McMaster -2.5 at Western - I'll be cheering for Anybody But Western but can't pass on the home team & potential underdog bonus points

    Montreal at...
  31. 23 former U Sports players drafted by Liga de Fútbol Americano Profesional teams

    Another very interesting initiative that's part of Randy Ambrosie's CFL 2.0

    https://3downnation.com/2019/11/01/lfa-selects-25-canadian-prospects-in-inaugural-draft/
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    How is Guelph over-rated, other than by ELO? ...

    How is Guelph over-rated, other than by ELO?

    The Gryphons over-achieved for years under Stu Lang. Almost everyone picked Mac to beat Guelph today. Everyone picked Western to beat Guelph in the...
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    Bizz, if we'd picked up a couple more 1st downs...

    Bizz, if we'd picked up a couple more 1st downs this would have been a good half for our offense.
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    It worked very well in Wk 1. I think the key...

    It worked very well in Wk 1.

    I think the key to the game is how well QB Theo Landers plays.
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    Guelph may be the team with a significant OLine...

    Guelph may be the team with a significant OLine injury: It sounds like Gryphon Centre Ben Petrie may be done for the season. He suffered an ugly knee injury in the 1st Quarter last week.
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    Not one of the cometions was more than 10 yards....

    Not one of the cometions was more than 10 yards. Lots of (too many) YAC yards.

    PurpleReign, why not count the 37 points Guelph scored at Carleton. That's a more recent result than the Western and...
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    I'm glad to see that McMaster lists five 3rd- and...

    I'm glad to see that McMaster lists five 3rd- and 4th-year offensive linemen on their depth chart for the game. DSquared almost had me feeling sorry for all the freshmen OLs Mac has been forced to...
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    Dueck did not complete a single pass even 10...

    Dueck did not complete a single pass even 10 yards downfield in the season opener vs Guelph. If he holds on to the ball long enough to "carve them up downfield", Guelph will sack him 5 or more times,...
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    The conference championship games in hockey and...

    The conference championship games in hockey and basketball are meaningless. Particularly men's hockey.
  40. Western didn't have any more injuries than Guelph...

    Western didn't have any more injuries than Guelph did when the two teams met.
  41. The multi-year Rogers deal ended back in the...

    The multi-year Rogers deal ended back in the Spring.
  42. Western was the favourite in the past 4 Yates...

    Western was the favourite in the past 4 Yates Cups. They hosted all of them in London but only won two of them.

    The Mustangs are more vulnerable in 2019 than they have been in years. Waterloo in...
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    Sticky: Is that when you use your fingers and toes?

    Is that when you use your fingers and toes?
  44. Still no announcement re. English broadcaster,...

    Still no announcement re. English broadcaster, but the OUA has just announced (12 days before the game) CHCH as Yates Cup broadcaster. Very last minute but there is still time for a Vanier...
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    Sticky: AUS Mt.A at Bishops -3.5 CW Alberta at Sask...

    AUS
    Mt.A at Bishops -3.5

    CW
    Alberta at Sask -7.5
    Manitoba at Calgary -4.5

    OUA
    Guelph at McMaster -2.5
    Waterloo at Western -6.5
  46. For sure. Things are very busy but you have...

    For sure.

    Things are very busy but you have to focus on your priorities. I'm working 6 ten-hour shifts per week. My only day off is Sunday. To get this Saturday off, I have to work today and next...
  47. Which OUA offensive coordinator impressed you most in 2019?

    I know it's tough to compare OCs when so many of them are in their first year, or with new teams, and they have widely different situations/challenges - i.e. taking over as OC in Windsor is not the...
  48. What's the topic of this thread? - Increasing...

    What's the topic of this thread?

    - Increasing parity in the OUA
    - coaching performance
    - recruiting
    - the importance of a good o-line
    - which teams are improving and which are declining
    ...
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    There's no problem responding to a comment about...

    There's no problem responding to a comment about Blake Nill or Steve Sumarrah or Guelph's quarterback but you want to talk about and have so much to say Tommy Dennison you sidetrack threads.
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    Endgame & Spuds, while trying not to discourage...

    Endgame & Spuds, while trying not to discourage enthusiasm, this entire Tommy Dennison, OC ability, QB performance thing needs to be in a thread of its own. It's the hijacking of threads that...
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