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  1. Tight race between many teams this year, much like the Federal Election

    Some unexpected wins and losses this year, drop in production due to injuries, players, coaches that left, more challenges recruiting, less experienced players. Improvements to others due to...
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    Yes, we are 7th in rushing in the OUA. 13th in...

    Yes, we are 7th in rushing in the OUA. 13th in the CIS.
    My point is, They took that game against Waterloo and used it to gain experience, prepare and improve their ground game. Nothing wrong with...
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    Our greatest National achievement...ok, I'll...

    Our greatest National achievement...ok, I'll bite.....

    What is the United States' greatest??
  4. Great to see.

    Great to see.
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    I realize Guelph lost to Mac first game of...

    I realize Guelph lost to Mac first game of season, but that still counts. I really haven't been impressed with Guelph's performance the last two games, considering. Either they're not as strong as...
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    Congrats to Laval on wining this game. It is...

    Congrats to Laval on wining this game.
    It is appearing again, that Laval will be playing in the Vanier...with a very good chance of taking it all.

    Since there's not a good poutine place nearby...
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    Mac - rushing Us against Guelph ...

    Mac - rushing

    Us against Guelph


    RUSHING ATT YDS AVG LG TD
    Justice Allin 7 51 7.3 14 0
    Tavian Shand 11 45 4.1 15 0
    Andreas Dueck 3 30 10.0 15 0
    Matt Krason 2 3 1.5 2 1
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    U of T Some examples of U of T's rushing 1st...

    U of T
    Some examples of U of T's rushing

    1st and 10 at TORONTO25 Adam Williams rush for 1 yard to the TORONTO26, fumble by Adam Williams recovered by MCMASTER Donovan Glave at TORONTO26.

    2nd...
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    Not sure you get what I'm saying. No doubt if U...

    Not sure you get what I'm saying. No doubt if U of T could move the ball on the ground, they would. Check out some of their results when they do run with the ball. Occasionally they get lucky, but...
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    Bite your tongue....although you had a bad week,...

    Bite your tongue....although you had a bad week, let's not get too down on yourself.
    I did however suggest you go with Mac... :evil:
    This is a very difficult year to pick teams. Tighter...
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    Guelph lost to Mac and almost lost to Queen's,...

    Guelph lost to Mac and almost lost to Queen's, that game could have gone either way

    Next up - it was looking like U of T could have beaten Guelph. A team with only 3 OL that were healthy and...
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    They had a very good recruiter at the time and an...

    They had a very good recruiter at the time and an experienced O-line.

    https://presto-en.usports.ca/sports/fball/2015-16/players?sort=pyg&view=&pos=qb&r=0

    Nassar did put up some decent numbers...
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    All QB's make mistakes, but I feel he played well...

    All QB's make mistakes, but I feel he played well over all. Dropped passes do skew the stats, that happened with U of T as well. % rate should be higher.

    I'm not just using today's offensive...
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    LOL, but he deserves far more credit than he's...

    LOL, but he deserves far more credit than he's getting. So does coaching. From another post:

    U of T vs Guelph game. Guelph has an incredible defence, but what was very interesting, was just...
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    Regarding Western, I feel they are beatable....

    Regarding Western,
    I feel they are beatable. Even though they are stacked at talent, they are not the same team they were the last couple of years.
    Both Mac & Guelph have caught up with them
    A...
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    I knew Mac would win this one. Dueck is playing...

    I knew Mac would win this one. Dueck is playing well. And so is our O Line. To support that we had a very strong ground - rushing game. I was confident we would beat Waterloo.
    Our coaching on...
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    So who do you think is going to win this one and...

    So who do you think is going to win this one and by how much approx.
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    While there is a chance it could be a close game,...

    While there is a chance it could be a close game, as Mtl did beat Laval in one game, which was a very defensive game, almost no passing; Laval 86 vs Mtl 34 yards passing, Laval 85 vs Mtl 173 yards...
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    Nah, If Dueck wins this one against Waterloo,...

    Nah,
    If Dueck wins this one against Waterloo, and continues to win, beats Western or Guelph, I'd give it to him. If Waterloo wins, most likely Tre.
    I mean I feel we have a good offence, could be...
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    I feel Mac will win this one. Dueck is very...

    I feel Mac will win this one.
    Dueck is very good, and while not as mobile as some, he's smart.
    If he wins this one, I would put him up for the HEC. He doesn't have the same depth at OL as...
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    Good grief, now you tell me. I was voting on...

    Good grief, now you tell me.
    I was voting on Au Pied du Cochon for #1, no one else I saw came close.
    Best in flavour, presentation, delivery, has a great supporting cast, Chefs, Maî·tre d,...
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    You had me focused on poutine too much - which...

    You had me focused on poutine too much - which translated into a long post.....This is what thinking of poutine does.....:evil:

    Anyway, long story short... When a team is stacked with talent,...
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    To avoid being repetitive, and reduce the length...

    To avoid being repetitive, and reduce the length of my post, as I have provided reasons and support for my comment on the rankings of QB's, In a nut shell, often QB's with strong supporting casts...
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    Agree, I think you misunderstood. My apologies if...

    Agree, I think you misunderstood. My apologies if I didn't make myself clear.

    As I said, Merchant didn't lose his ability, knowledge or talent, he lost the talent of the team he had in 2017,...
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    I would go with Tre for one of the best in the...

    I would go with Tre for one of the best in the OUA, that said he does have a very good Oline. Better - more tenured than Western's, Macs and definitely better than U of T's. For me, it's a toss up...
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    Agree, Was looking at Morand's Completion...

    Agree,
    Was looking at Morand's Completion % 65.0% 5th - while that's good....
    Not the greatest yards for someone coming from the Q - a team that's supposed to be dominant.
    Doesn't look like...
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    Even the best QB's can have a bad game or two...

    Even the best QB's can have a bad game or two depending on who they're up against on D, what their Oline is like, what receivers, rb's are like, injuries, etc, etc. Some have claimed a QB getting...
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    Hahaha, Fenris, while in Montreal I went to Au...

    Hahaha,
    Fenris, while in Montreal I went to Au Pied du Cochon and had some great poutine and duck.... ..

    Have you been there???? A Great experience - even though it was in Quebec, La Belle...
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    My apologies, I was adding to my original post...

    My apologies, I was adding to my original post and you responded quickly. Faster than I could type. Thanks for responding to the post, but I hadn't finished it. My fault, I posted too soon. ...
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    Clay Sequeria's drop is due to a weak and injured...

    Clay Sequeria's drop is due to a weak and injured Oline - and not many of them either.. That said, he's still in the lead as far as passing and TD's. U of T led the CIS on offence until the past...
  31. I agree, Waterloo has no defence and are most...

    I agree, Waterloo has no defence and are most likely out of the mix for the Yates..but stranger things have happened. They recently nearly beat Western.
    Same as U of T, and Windsor. No Def, no...
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    You're also forgetting athleticism, ...

    You're also forgetting athleticism,

    Efficiency is important, but with weaker O-lines some teams are experiencing that has been having a substantial impact on results and doesn't always show...
  33. The battle of the West...... who wins??

    The battle of the West...... who comes out on top??

    GP W L Win % Last 10 Streak PF PA PTS

    Saskatchewan 6 4 2 0.667 4-2 Won 2 198 114 8
    Calgary 6 5 1 0.833 5-1 Won 1 181 106 10...
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    Top 5 CIS QB's for 2019 + 1

    RK NAME GP COMP ATT PCT YDS Y/G Y/A TD INT LG EFFIC
    1 C Sequeira Toronto 7 149 275 54.2% 2316 330.9 8.4 21 7 79 145.0
    2 A Dueck McMaster ...
  35. How long will it take UBC to recover and will Nill stay with the team?

    Lots of challenges at UBC
    Long term recruiting shouldn't be negatively impacted, but it may take a while to recover from the scandal and loss of key players, and funding
    Looks like UBC is trying to...
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    All kidding aside, I would say that Guelph has...

    All kidding aside, I would say that Guelph has really upped their game on D. 6 point difference against Western. That's impressive. Adding McPhee to the mix certainly helped.
    Ground game is good. ...
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    Not sure if you checked U of T's Oline, but they...

    Not sure if you checked U of T's Oline, but they have about 4 - maybe 5 healthy ones left, a total of 7 all in...that's not a recipe for success. They've been struggling as the season wore on. And...
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    Yah that sucks for us. Hopefully ours get...

    Yah that sucks for us. Hopefully ours get healthy fast. With injuries on OL, we won't get far and it's not reflective of the talent we have everywhere else.

    Looks like U of T only has 4- 5...
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    York has a decent Defence. No question. Their...

    York has a decent Defence. No question. Their players looked pretty fast, athletic. That said, yes, they are 3rd against the pass. But Laurier is second against the pass, and 1st over all and U of...
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    The same thing you are saying about York....ie, ...

    The same thing you are saying about York....ie, far as York goes, I'm not sure a new HC would have any reasonable impact on more wins there. .. The same things that you said about York, were once...
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    Laurier ranks higher against the pass and run...

    Laurier ranks higher against the pass and run than York, and U of T beat them. Laurier's a much better team than York.
    U of T's Defence is rated 8th in the OUA


    There simply aren't enough...
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    Thank you for taking the time to explain. I...

    Thank you for taking the time to explain.
    I think most people see the dramatic increase in U of T's performance, and now that you are taking the time to explain your thoughts on York and U of T,...
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    Considering the low quantity of player talent...

    Considering the low quantity of player talent there when compared with Western, Mac, Carleton, Ottawa, Guelph, Laurier - U of T have been doing an amazing job. While they have some talented players,...
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    No easy prediction as you know. Especially not...

    No easy prediction as you know. Especially not this year.
    It depends on injuries, a surplus of more senior backup players as well and coaching. And last year there were so many coaching changes, I...
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    This is great to see. Congratulations to Bishops...

    This is great to see. Congratulations to Bishops this year. 4 - 3 looking good.
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    Hey, York did ok. It was a big night for them. ...

    Hey, York did ok. It was a big night for them. Good to see them win one.
    U of T's Oline is porous. Young, inexperienced and were dropping like flies. Injuries were adding up. They were...
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    Agree, we'll hold our own on D, and should do...

    Agree, we'll hold our own on D, and should do well in the playoffs, as long as we are consistent on Off.
    U of T, had an off day it seems. This year, several teams are having 1 of those. Even...
  48. AUS 2019 - Bishops a nice surprise

    Acadia the dominant team this year. I expect they will win their next games. The Uteck will be a challenge. I don't see Laval the good guys, or Mtl should that happen, lose to Acadia.
    For the...
  49. Windsor has been showing signs of improvement...

    Windsor has been showing signs of improvement this year, but of course they could benefit from stronger recruits.
    And coaching - recruiting on D could be improved....
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    Tough game. But we won thankfully.....but just...

    Tough game.
    But we won thankfully.....but just barely.
    U of T is showing a lot more talent, strength this year. That's why this game was closer in score.
    In a couple games, U of T's...
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