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  1. Certainly the salaries being in the millions...

    Certainly the salaries being in the millions makes a major difference. In many states, the highest paid public servant is either a basketball or football coach. The coach of one sports team is making...
  2. For football, it was always obvious. For all of...

    For football, it was always obvious. For all of USports, it wasn't such a clear decision at the time.

    Of course, if TSN wanted it badly enough, they could've come to the table with a better deal...
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    Can they just waive fees like that? Isn't the...

    Can they just waive fees like that? Isn't the reason that locals get a better rate because of government subsidy? I don't think the government is too interested in subsidising ringers for the...
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    A lot of teams who've hosted Grey Cup had the...

    A lot of teams who've hosted Grey Cup had the extra capacity in by Labour Day. I'm not sure the Panda Game would ever use that capacity though.
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    I'm pretty sure Rob Bagg wasn't drafted, but was...

    I'm pretty sure Rob Bagg wasn't drafted, but was signed as a free agent right after the draft. What I don't know is whether that has any impact on how a team can handle the situation. Are draft picks...
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    Yep. It is a bit of a silly rule in a lot of...

    Yep. It is a bit of a silly rule in a lot of ways. A team can draft a guy and give him a pro camp, but if he's not good enough to make the roster, they're left with two options. One is to keep him...
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    They only hit that low once since the 90s. That'd...

    They only hit that low once since the 90s. That'd be a horrible start for Flory.

    I do agree that anything in that range is possible. We saw with the Rams how extreme things can swing from one year...
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    It'll be interesting to see if the Panda Game can...

    It'll be interesting to see if the Panda Game can sell well enough to dip into that extra capacity.
  9. As suggested on another forum, it is sure odd...

    As suggested on another forum, it is sure odd that a number of CIS grads are being caught doping by the CFL's program, while no actual CFL players are being caught. It'd be pretty hard to believe...
  10. Was he playing club or varsity in Mexico, or...

    Was he playing club or varsity in Mexico, or would such a distinction even make sense in this case? I thought that some earlier posts talked about how this wasn't an official university affiliated...
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    If this is the vision that Scott outlined during...

    If this is the vision that Scott outlined during the hiring process, then maybe we are seeing why the selection committee chose him. Given that he was one of the least experienced of the applicants,...
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    I wonder if they'll try to get a game against the...

    I wonder if they'll try to get a game against the Sooners in one of their bye weeks? The Sooners already have interlock with PFC, and only have one bye week on Sept 24, so I suppose it isn't too...
  13. No mention of college sports on either side of...

    No mention of college sports on either side of the border.
  14. At the time of the deal, they had just bought The...

    At the time of the deal, they had just bought The Score which had a lot of university programming. The branding "SportsNet U" was being thrown out there. It seemed like a possible new name for the...
  15. Rogers winning NHL rights was probably the worst...

    Rogers winning NHL rights was probably the worst thing to happen to the CIS TV deal. That completely changed things for Sportsnet and TSN.

    In hindsight, it might've been better for CIS to wait...
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    Would Quebec support American football? I...

    Would Quebec support American football?

    I suppose Laval's brand is now strong enough that they could do something like that and keep the fans attention, but had they started out that way, I don't...
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    What seems to impact teams more than anything is...

    What seems to impact teams more than anything is the schedule they'll get year to year. There is some volatility in team records simply due to getting an easier or tougher schedule. If a team gets...
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    True, but can you imagine Bishop's beating Laval...

    True, but can you imagine Bishop's beating Laval or Montreal even if those teams make a few mistakes? Would Waterloo beat Western in a similar fashion?

    RSEQ and OUA are so incredibly imbalanced...
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    I'm not sure if AUS ever liked the idea, but it...

    I'm not sure if AUS ever liked the idea, but it could've been interesting.
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    It could happen, and is likely the only option...

    It could happen, and is likely the only option for interlock left. It would've been a lot easier back when the two conferences had the same number of teams. It also would mess up RSEQ's new balanced...
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    When given a choice, I think most institutes...

    When given a choice, I think most institutes would choose the status quo of a single tier.

    While it can be argued that RSEQ and AUS have taken a step towards tiering, I'm not sure they'd see it...
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    Agreed. Sask probably spends the most money of...

    Agreed. Sask probably spends the most money of the bunch, but none of them would want to add to their travel budget to go to Quebec and also drop down a division at the same time.
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    Haha, nice. Easy to crap on OUA for...

    Haha, nice. Easy to crap on OUA for hypothetically not being interested in a hypothetical set of divisions. Yet propose the same thing for CW-RSEQ and it suddenly looks insane.

    Yep, I'm sure the...
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    In a somewhat related note, Brian Towriss is...

    In a somewhat related note, Brian Towriss is going into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame as a builder.
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    In RSEQ, only two teams have any shot, so yeah....

    In RSEQ, only two teams have any shot, so yeah. In OUA, the 5th place team from the previous year could be one of the top teams in the next season. While some teams are perennially on top or the...
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    If I were doing a Div I and II in OUA/RSEQ right...

    If I were doing a Div I and II in OUA/RSEQ right now, or even just in OUA, I would structure it so the top teams in Div II made it into the main playoff bracket. It seems the dividing line is...
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    Nobody in Div 2 could claim to be a rival of...

    Nobody in Div 2 could claim to be a rival of Laval. The point is that his schedule requires some inter-divisional games, so games would be chosen based on past rivalry and/or geographic...
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    Not surprising that OSEG would want to get in on...

    Not surprising that OSEG would want to get in on the action with their junior team, given that it is in the stadium that they manage.

    I wonder if part of the Sens desire to use the Parliament lawn...
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    Nationals are in Victoria. uOttawa won the East...

    Nationals are in Victoria. uOttawa won the East again this fall, but rather than trying to fly out West for Nationals, they shut down for the year.

    I hope Homan can bring home gold this time. She...
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    I find it very unlikely that the Trustees had...

    I find it very unlikely that the Trustees had nothing to do with Towriss leaving. The main thing that changed between the end of the season where the plan was for him keep him going, and the sudden...
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    Do you really believe that BT would have left if...

    Do you really believe that BT would have left if it weren't for the new Board? It is awful coincidental that he went from planning to return to being asked to leave against his will right after the...
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    What would've made more sense is to plan a...

    What would've made more sense is to plan a transition from BT to a new era. Have him stay on for one more season, have the contracts of everyone involved expire along with him, then start with clean...
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    So I guess we know who the DC is likely to be.

    So I guess we know who the DC is likely to be.
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    Shocking prediction for the Q ;)

    Shocking prediction for the Q ;)
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    Odd. It seemed to me like it was the Board who...

    Odd. It seemed to me like it was the Board who wanted BT pushed out of the job in the first place.

    If that isn't the case, then Huskie Athletics owns the entire process from start to finish. At...
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    The hope for Huskies fans would be that he...

    The hope for Huskies fans would be that he follows the same trajectory as BT did. BT was a young and unproven hire who came from within, and went on to have decades of success.

    Still, if that was...
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    I have no idea why they'd push Towriss out the...

    I have no idea why they'd push Towriss out the door early and then hire his assistant to take over. If the new board really felt that they needed to shake up the program, why would they follow the...
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    The #1 team in the country wasn't given a...

    The #1 team in the country wasn't given a wildcard spot? As much as I dislike using national rankings of non-interlocking conferences for anything important, it makes a mockery of the whole thing if...
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    While I initially advocated for Ottawa to host,...

    While I initially advocated for Ottawa to host, there is a chance that the game could get completely lost in the city. The Grey Cup and the RedBlacks are big right now, so pairing with them or being...
  40. Poll: Bates seems to be well respected, much like...

    Bates seems to be well respected, much like Flory. However, if I'm pushing the CIS leader in all time wins out the door, I would be aiming for someone with a more impressive track record than Bates....
  41. Poll: Well that may be true, I would think that the...

    Well that may be true, I would think that the recruiting this off-season would've been better with Towriss in place. More coaches might've been available to them next off-season.

    Of course if the...
  42. Poll: They might have been better off giving BT one...

    They might have been better off giving BT one more year rather than waiting until this late to replace him. He could have done a farewell season, and they would have plenty of time to find a...
  43. Poll: Higgins would be interesting. How well would he...

    Higgins would be interesting. How well would he relate with younger players? Is he now looking to stay in one place for the rest of his career, or would he jump if given another opportunity with a...
  44. Agreed. After losing a couple conference...

    Agreed.

    After losing a couple conference titles and coming in with a relatively young team, a lot of people thought that Laval was in a bit of a mini-rebuild mode. A good team, but no longer the...
  45. Yeah, you don't want to start that. Sometimes...

    Yeah, you don't want to start that. Sometimes people get really pissy about it and then the rules get changed. ;)
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    Soccer has Pacific and Prairie divisions....

    Soccer has Pacific and Prairie divisions. Basketball used to have "Pioneer" and "Explorer" divisions, with the 6 newest schools being put into the explorer division. So they definitely did explore...
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    UBC athletics has changed course at least twice...

    UBC athletics has changed course at least twice since their "explore NCAA" phase. They explored NCAA, then after committing to CIS they initiated a full program review (with their high priced teams...
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    I'm not sure what UBC would have to complain...

    I'm not sure what UBC would have to complain about, especially from a football perspective.

    They went out and got a star QB using the very loose recruiting rules of CIS and the resources of their...
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    Haha, sure, lets do it. If we're going for...

    Haha, sure, lets do it.

    If we're going for long shot solutions, let UBC play the Schrum Bowl against SFU and count it in their record, and have the orphaned OUA team face off with the CW opponent...
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    So one OUA team plays 8 games and the rest play...

    So one OUA team plays 8 games and the rest play 9? For some reason I don't think OUA would agree to that...
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