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  1. Could there be a shift of power - momentum in the OUA in 2020?

    I realize this is early to ask this question, the season is about to end on the weekend with the Vanier
    This year certainly has been an interesting one right across the CIS, so much parity
    We will...
  2. It certainly is GoldenGuy. thanks for sharing. ...

    It certainly is GoldenGuy. thanks for sharing. Quite the talented guy.
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    That's a very big good thing.

    That's a very big good thing.
  4. To be fair, Favre had a connection to the Ticats...

    To be fair, Favre had a connection to the Ticats previous coaches - which is most likely why he did that and his former coach who coached for the TC's also threw his support for the TC's....
  5. Thanks, I have updated the post with Gabriel...

    Thanks, I have updated the post with Gabriel which includes a total of 11 players now.
  6. Another fun fact, this one in favour of this...

    Another fun fact, this one in favour of this weeks grey cup team the Ticats, former NFL QB Brett Favre throws his support for the Ticsts...
  7. NFL legend Brett Favre turns his back on Green & Gold to support the blackout Ticats

    Brett Favre throws his support behind the Hamilton Ticats



    https://3downnation.com/2019/11/15/nfl-legend-brett-favre-turns-his-back-on-green-and-gold-to-support-the-blackout-ticats/
  8. Justin Dunk weighs in on the Vanier Cup and the...

    Justin Dunk weighs in on the Vanier Cup and the the Grey Cup matchup
    November 20 2019
    Justin Dunk talks with Will Nault about the Vanier Cup tilt between the Calgary Dinos and Montreal Carabins. He...
  9. Watch the Vanier Cup press conference Live...

    Watch the Vanier Cup press conference
    Live coverage begins Thursday at 9:30 a.m. ET from Quebec City


    https://www.cbc.ca/sports/football/university/vanier-cup-calgary-montreal-1.5366923


    CBC...
  10. SIMMONS: Everyone's to blame — players, coach, GM...

    SIMMONS: Everyone's to blame — players, coach, GM — for Mike Babcock's firing


    ...
  11. Maple Leafs fire head coach Mike Babcock, promote Sheldon Keefe

    https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/maple-leafs-fire-head-coach-mike-babcock/

    The Toronto Maple Leafs have fired head coach Mike Babcock, the team announced on Wednesday.
  12. It hits the OUA the most from Finances,...

    It hits the OUA the most from Finances, questionable quick assessment due to some teams maybe having a more difficult team schedule so there will be a faster elimination of teams - perhaps the wrong...
  13. Vanier cup - some fun facts - add your own ...

    Vanier cup - some fun facts - add your own

    Let's limit Smurfs Vanier wins to a total of 1 and done, they beat out Mac in 2014 to win the Vanier
    Calgary has won 4 times, but nothing since 1995. ...
  14. The 55th Vanier Cup......Calgary Dino's vs the Smurfs - who wins?

    Calgary Dinos vs the Montreal Smurfs Saturday November 23 2019 at 1 pm EST
    https://presto-en.usports.ca/sports/fball/2019-20/boxscores/20191123_ueer.xml

    Lots of excitement leading up to the game....
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    While it's great that those high achievers want...

    While it's great that those high achievers want to see more competitive games among their competition - I understand they get frustrated with blowouts. But they also get to rejoice in the fact, they...
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    I don't want to see any teams leaving the CIS. ...

    I don't want to see any teams leaving the CIS.
    Fan support is down enough without having to remove teams. Dividing the CIS would be costly, boring and put an end to some teams and in the long run,...
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    Looks interesting but the problem would be...

    Looks interesting but the problem would be travel. And losing teams.... Forget Calgary, Mac, they currently don't get enough people going to their games to travel and compete at this level
    Mac...
  18. Poll: Better than cheering for the Smurfs... :o

    Better than cheering for the Smurfs... :o
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    If Blake were to come back to SMU or someone at...

    If Blake were to come back to SMU or someone at that level- i.e., like a Western's Greg Marshall I feel the university would be better funded. Blake has a lot of recruiting value in Canada, I suspect...
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    Agree, it could hurt Laval, and the CIS as a...

    Agree, it could hurt Laval, and the CIS as a whole. Back in the Blake Nill days at SMU, they were a force and if he decides to come back that way again, they could return to that force. Also, I see...
  21. Poll: Will the Good Guys the Dino's beat the Rapscallion Smurfs

    l: Do you feel Calgary Dinos will beat the Smurfs?

    Well, not too many were happy about Laval losing to Montreal, so it would be retribution to see the Smurfs lose to Calgary in the Vanier.
    Do...
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    Agree, Bishops will continue to improve, and as...

    Agree, Bishops will continue to improve, and as they do, it might also bring more interest to the AUS. Increased Funding, a change of coaching staff, more aggressive recruiting can go a long way to...
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    I feel Acadia didn't have the defence to stop...

    I feel Acadia didn't have the defence to stop Montreal. They need not only a good offence, but a defence that could stop top level teams from scoring, and wear them down. The first half, Acadia...
  24. Thank you Ottawafan and Marton. Got that. ...

    Thank you Ottawafan and Marton. Got that.
    Congratulations to Calgary and the Smurfs today.
    Better luck next year Acadia, more focus and recruiting needed on Defence - this is doable. Acadia...
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    I feel it was a year of more parity right across...

    I feel it was a year of more parity right across the CIS. Some players graduated, others were young - newer recruits developing - and there were some injuries. I see it as more of a rebuilding year,...
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    Congratulations to Calgary. Well played game. I...

    Congratulations to Calgary. Well played game. I felt a healthy Sinagra would be a game changer. Just wasn't sure if he'd be in the whole game due to previous injury. Very talented team - offence...
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    Interesting video, reminded me of some of the...

    Interesting video, reminded me of some of the voters for the 2015 election.

    yes, I think many of us have experienced or had someone like that

    Certain Questions during interview can help...
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    Hey it happens Btw, here's part of the...

    Hey it happens
    Btw, here's part of the problem....:cool:
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo0KjdDJr1c

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Uo0KjdDJr1c
    Can see why you would want to coach atom
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    That's good at least hopefully not like this game...

    That's good at least hopefully not like this game

    https://godinos.com/news/2016/9/9/football-big-crowd-sparks-dinos-to-kickoff-win.aspx
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    Meant to say lost to Carleton, and barely scraped...

    Meant to say lost to Carleton, and barely scraped by U of T. And we did lose to Western once and beat Western. Western however was not anywhere as dominant as previous years. Their ground game was...
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    Weather forecast tomorrow - looking pretty good....

    Weather forecast tomorrow - looking pretty good. No rain or snow.

    Sat 11/16
    A mix of sun and clouds
    High of 6
    Feels like 4
    Night 0
    POP 20%
    Wind: 14 km S
    Wind gust of 21km
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    Crisis I agree and feel it's A combination of...

    Crisis

    I agree and feel it's A combination of both

    I agree




    I understand what you are hoping for and why, and Crisis, the way things have gone this year, anything is possible -...
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    He certainly does. 4 - 4 this year. HEAD COACH...

    He certainly does. 4 - 4 this year.
    HEAD COACH & OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR CHERIF NICOLAS
    https://gaiters.ca/sports/football/roster/coaches/cherif-nicolas/438...
  34. Be sure to check out the new 2020 Recruiting...

    Be sure to check out the new 2020
    Recruiting updates - Coaching changes for 2020 - Any updates welcomed!! thread and also check out the polling booth. :)
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  35. Recruiting updates - Coaching changes for 2020 - Any updates welcomed!!

    Congratulations to Calgary winning the Mitchell Bowl today and the Smurfs today for wining the Uteck......
    Perhaps this contributed to the Dino's good luck:
    1248...
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    If you're not already coaching them, here you go....

    If you're not already coaching them, here you go. http://www.jrticats.com/site/ClientSite/article/106086

    Atom (age 7-9) - Good age, they listen well then.
  37. Laval didn't run into much offence last season...

    Laval didn't run into much offence last season with the exception of Con U, in their conference till they played out of it..... They won the Vanier.
    Con U has had some decent games on offence...
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    Warren Craney is probably taking a job no one...

    Warren Craney is probably taking a job no one else wants. Has to be pretty depressing to seldom win a game. Must take a lot of heat too - 9 years of the same has to be hard on him but he's on the...
  39. Well, Laval wasn't winning their games through...

    Well, Laval wasn't winning their games through their offence. Out of 27 teams they came 26th in passing with 1471 yards.
    They also had an inexperienced QB.
    They were 2nd in their ground game...
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    Agree, I was going to mention him but didn't want...

    Agree, I was going to mention him but didn't want the smurf curse upon Mac. :o
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    How about everyone take the Carabins out on a...

    How about everyone take the Carabins out on a good night of the town, the night before for pre celebration....:evil: I mean with some of the praise this team is getting, their heads should be...
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    What if they brought back Blake Nill?:o

    What if they brought back Blake Nill?:o
  43. Strongest Defence this year - Laval

    Laval allowing only 72 points scored agains them in regular season
    Only allowing 229 yards a game on offence against them
    Only allowing 145.3 yards per game passing agains them
    Allowing only 84.5...
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    Sticky: Why did you go with Calgary Peter? What...

    Why did you go with Calgary Peter?
    What advantage do you feel they have over Mac?
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    Top 4 CIS Head Coaches for 2019

    Interesting year - Of Your Top 3 or 4 pics - Who would you rank # 1?

    Here's mine....

    #1. Maybe a little biased but I'm going to go with Coach Stefan Ptaszek from Mac as #1 (also contributed...
  46. Poll: Who will win the Uteck Bowl Acadia or Montreal?

    Well, not too many were happy about Laval losing to Montreal, so it would be retribution to see the Smurfs lose to Acadia in the Uteck.
    Do you feel Montreal will win?
    Do you feel Acadia will win?...
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    I agree - I don't feel Acadia will win this...

    I agree - I don't feel Acadia will win this game. Unfortunately it most likely won't be close.
    That said, you can't blame us for some wishful thinking regarding Acadia over the Smurfs can you?...
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    Ditto. Is there a poutine higher power we can...

    Ditto. Is there a poutine higher power we can pray to ensure that Acadia does kick butt?
    1242

    1243
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    3. And some OUA fans as well.

    3. And some OUA fans as well.
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    Great to hear that the AUS teams are already...

    Great to hear that the AUS teams are already doing this. The AUS is becoming more competitive, however some feel the AUS is not at the level it should be, that they are a step behind the level of...
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