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    In addition to two French DBs who played their...

    In addition to two French DBs who played their cégep football in Thetford Mines (division 2).
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    Yes, exactly this type ot change. And expanding...

    Yes, exactly this type ot change. And expanding national playoffs too.
  3. He had a single great game in 2015 against...

    He had a single great game in 2015 against Concordia (311 yards out of the 626 he got that year so half his yards in one game). If that's what you call pretty damn good, we don't have the same...
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    Enough of what?

    Enough of what?
  5. Pierre has had his chances over the years with...

    Pierre has had his chances over the years with Laval but never really seized it. He was a starter for 2 and a half years and, save an amazing performance against Concordia in 2015, did not accomplish...
  6. Thread: Vanier 2018 !

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    The next four Vanier Cup games? Let's start with...

    The next four Vanier Cup games? Let's start with 2018 that is coming fast and maybe 2019, then we may start to think about the other three...

    Can I suggest to U Sports that they discuss with the...
  7. If you read your link from Le Soleil, it has Glen...

    If you read your link from Le Soleil, it has Glen saying he doesn't expect to receive any MORE offers from the CFL ("«Mon choix est connu. Je ne pense plus avoir d'offre de la LCF», affirme celui qui...
  8. Glen did not inherit anything, he was there when...

    Glen did not inherit anything, he was there when the program started. So he built a Vanier winner. The massive advantage he has, he built it as well.

    Errrrr, read the papers if you think the...
  9. And by the same token reduce his salary by half,...

    And by the same token reduce his salary by half, lose all his qualified assistant coaches, and letting his successor use his legacy right in his face. Yeah, that would be a really wise move!...
  10. You only seem to forget one tiny detail:...

    You only seem to forget one tiny detail: Constantin built the success Laval has had, and is still having, pretty much from scratch. He joined the program as DC when it started and switched to HC when...
  11. While I do agree that the American owners of the...

    While I do agree that the American owners of the Alouettes are doing a terrible job as of late, Constantin would laugh in their faces if they offered him anything else than the head coach position....
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    Laval has five recruits so far: Philippe...

    Laval has five recruits so far: Philippe Robitaille (OL, Lévis-Lauzon), Jean-Philippe Pépin (OL, CNDF), Vincent Forbes-Mombleau (REC, CNDF), Alex Poirier (LB, Lennoxville) and Maxym Lavallée (DB,...
  13. Good point, although I think his motivations at...

    Good point, although I think his motivations at Laval are wider than just pure victory. Personally, I'm sure the current Als situation is not a great one to walk into. Far from it.
  14. Thread: KCU pre-Vanier

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    Agreed. And who gets what I call the AUS Bowl Bye...

    Agreed. And who gets what I call the AUS Bowl Bye next year: the RSEQ champ! Meanwhile, the CanWest and OUA champs will beat each other up like you say. Unfair indeed but at least, it's a rotating...
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    It was less vicious than the hit on Pivin (for...

    It was less vicious than the hit on Pivin (for which the Western player should have been expelled from the game and suspended for at least one game, just like Laval's McGee) but it still was. Hitting...
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    Glad you mentioned it, thanks. Actually, there...

    Glad you mentioned it, thanks. Actually, there were two head shots on Laval receviers, the McNair hit on Pivin being the most obvious.
  17. Thread: KCU pre-Vanier

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    I will, this week-end.

    I will, this week-end.
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    Good for them! Hopefully they will invest it...

    Good for them! Hopefully they will invest it wisely so it has real impact on the field.
  19. Thread: KCU pre-Vanier

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    Double standard... Did they talk about the...

    Double standard... Did they talk about the vicious hits on the Laval receivers (two head shots)? The vicious hits by McGee were denounced all over the place and rightly so. Even the hit by Ouellet,...
  20. Thread: Vanier 2018 !

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    I doubt very much the CFL season will be pulled...

    I doubt very much the CFL season will be pulled by a full month as hinted by the commissionner. Would they really start their season in mid-May?!? The training camps would be held in April and the...
  21. Thread: Vanier 2018 !

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    Laval University confirmed they're interested in...

    Laval University confirmed they're interested in hosting the 2018 Vanier Cup. But it seems that U Sports' plan A is to pair it again with the Grey Cup, which will be held in Edmonton next year.
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    There are some available guys. Not too many but a...

    There are some available guys. Not too many but a few: Barrette out of Lennoxville at DT; Deblois from Lévis-Lauzon, Morrissette from CNDF and Mbembe from Vanier (getting interest from NCAA though)...
  23. You also learn in practices, especially if there...

    You also learn in practices, especially if there are good coaches to teach you things, which is certainly the case in NCAA division 1. Merchant also matured physically and mentally during his two...
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    You must be talking about Gagnon. Kind of...

    You must be talking about Gagnon. Kind of in-between DE and DT indeed. With 10 or 15 additional pounds, he could play DT. The 2018 recruiting is very young (only 4 receruits in so far), so still...
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    Bellefroid will certainly take over Godin at DE....

    Bellefroid will certainly take over Godin at DE. He will be in his third year with Laval and his fourth year of eligibility. He should do a pretty good job. But you're right Laval needs to recruit...
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    Great write-up, thanks! Just a few quick...

    Great write-up, thanks! Just a few quick comments: Laval was not a "very young team" this year. Last year, they were a young team and next year, they will be a mature team with lots of fourth and...
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    His age might come into play at some point too...

    His age might come into play at some point too with the 24-year-old max rule.
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    It's very hard to repeat. It's been done only...

    It's very hard to repeat. It's been done only five times in all of CIS football history, only once by Western in the seventies. And as the saying goes, history tends to repeat itself.

    Western...
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    Laval will definitely be very motivated to avenge...

    Laval will definitely be very motivated to avenge this tough loss next year. They will certainly hope to meet Western in the big game once again.
  30. First, it remains just a one-game sample. Look at...

    First, it remains just a one-game sample. Look at the whole season for a much more representative sample. Second, who do you have in mind? Pivin, Gagnon-Brosseau and Savard were all injured in the...
  31. Yeah, it really took that game yesterday to...

    Yeah, it really took that game yesterday to understand that this IS the recipe to success: good recruiting and coaching... :eek: Now the recipe has been found, everybody will copy it, right? Oh wait,...
  32. Merchant may be in his second year with Western...

    Merchant may be in his second year with Western but he also spent two years in the NCAA division 1 with Buffalo. He's no ordinary sophomore QB.

    Teams from the AUS or more teams from the OUA and...
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    Kudos to Western for a great performance today,...

    Kudos to Western for a great performance today, impressive playoffs and a perfect season! A much-deserved national championship for Marshall and his team.

    The only consolation I take in this...
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    A whole lotta room for McGill!

    A whole lotta room for McGill!
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    Being a Francophone institution, Laval does not...

    Being a Francophone institution, Laval does not recruit nationally, only provincially with a look at the Ottawa region. Same thing for Montréal.
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    More coaches greatly helps in recruiting because...

    More coaches greatly helps in recruiting because you can share the efforts. More money also helps reruiting because you can travel further and more often to spy potentiel recruits. You can also...
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    Over 800,000 people in the Québec City...

    Over 800,000 people in the Québec City metropolitan area now.
  38. Agreed. Bertoia was the most deserving coach in...

    Agreed. Bertoia was the most deserving coach in 2017 and should have won.
  39. It does work in cégep football. You can commit...

    It does work in cégep football. You can commit all you want, if it doesn't produce results on the field, you have no place in division 1.
  40. Indeed, and from division 3 to division 2 as...

    Indeed, and from division 3 to division 2 as well.

    I never said to use these numbers for continued division 1 performance but to start a division 1. If you don't already dominate in U Sports...
  41. Maybe my proposed requirements are bit too high...

    Maybe my proposed requirements are bit too high but you have to make them high enough so only 10 teams or so can (or want to) qualify. Otherwise, everybody would want to join division 1 and it would...
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    Geez, I hope so, it's a 9-hour drive!

    Geez, I hope so, it's a 9-hour drive!
  43. Thread: KCU pre-Vanier

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    I will let Exiled Fan defend himself. Personally,...

    I will let Exiled Fan defend himself. Personally, I think the essence of his message was warranted: if you mention injuries as some kind of potential excuse for a loss, at least mention that both...
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    Personally, I don't need any more praise,...

    Personally, I don't need any more praise, although I think it's not only Godin and Bettts who played well in this game... But, in all fairness, if you're to mention one team's injuries, mention it...
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    What's unlikable in mentioning that all teams...

    What's unlikable in mentioning that all teams have injuries come playoff time?!? Calgary's were no more important than Laval's in the Mitchell Bowl. Trying to find excuses for a loss, like blaming...
  46. Obviously. And these minimum standards would have...

    Obviously. And these minimum standards would have to be crystal clear and quite high. Otherwise, they would be useless. Somethiing like at least $1 M in operating budget, 5000-seat stadium, 5...
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    I would say a small success, considering the...

    I would say a small success, considering the abysmal attendance of last year. A real success, consdering the presence of a regional team (Western) would be at least 15,000 people IMHO. A big success...
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    Oh I see now! :)

    Oh I see now! :)
  49. That would probably be the best global solution...

    That would probably be the best global solution but it's not about to happen because it's too drastic a change and U Sports, as allergic to change as they are, will never go this far.

    Not, that...
  50. Well, it would already solve a lot because it...

    Well, it would already solve a lot because it would be one lop-sided game over 7 interconference playoff games (4 quarter-finals, 2 semi-finals and the final) instead of one out of three right now....
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