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  1. Thread: Vanier 2018 !

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    Reason for delay is pretty obvious. New name and...

    Reason for delay is pretty obvious. New name and logo are probably not ready yet for announcement.
  2. Thread: Vanier 2018 !

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    This is the biggest hit on the system. The CIS...

    This is the biggest hit on the system. The CIS puts too much financial demands on potential hosts. The way things are, only Laval have the means to finance the event.

    Change the structure of the...
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    https://twitter.com/GryphonFootball/status/9663781...

    https://twitter.com/GryphonFootball/status/966378190032826368

    Here's a confirmation for Guelph.
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    This is pretty fascinating. That is a lot of...

    This is pretty fascinating. That is a lot of players not going to the other 4 Q teams. Can't say that Laval have been heavily impacted at this point, but elsewhere it's pretty evident. Too soon to...
  5. Thread: Vanier 2018 !

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    Wut? I have paid my season tickets a couple...

    Wut?

    I have paid my season tickets a couple weeks ago.

    What a clown show.
  6. Besides the games between the OUA and the OQIFC,...

    Besides the games between the OUA and the OQIFC, yes.
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    I've never heard that Laval were recruiting him....

    I've never heard that Laval were recruiting him.

    2 caveats, though...

    I obviously don't hear about everything

    And

    Laval don't really have a history of recruiting Grasset kids. Used to...
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    Not that I particularly enjoy seeing good Q...

    Not that I particularly enjoy seeing good Q players become Purple Ponies, but I must say that seeing Grasset slip from Danny Macaron's fingers bit by bit is a source of happiness every time.
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    UBC have also been adding quite a few recruits...

    UBC have also been adding quite a few recruits the past couple weeks. At least according to Nill's Twitter.
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    One of the biggest gets of this recruiting cycle....

    One of the biggest gets of this recruiting cycle. Fantastic news!
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    Kinda agree on Pongo. Larue, though, could...

    Kinda agree on Pongo.

    Larue, though, could be another story. Depth is actually fantastic in the secondary. Have not seen this good a situation in years. Two deep (and more) is fully staffed...
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    I'll still have a look at it one day. I want to...

    I'll still have a look at it one day. I want to see exactly how Western did what it did to the R&O DLine.

    Just not now. ;)
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    No defence loses championship. That's what I took...

    No defence loses championship. That's what I took away from it (from the Laval point of view)
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    Sadly I have already used that mulligan. All hail...

    Sadly I have already used that mulligan. All hail Western.
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    How can a guy named Sam Mike not play weak side...

    How can a guy named Sam Mike not play weak side linebacker?
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    Carabin is either a medicine student or one in...

    Carabin is either a medicine student or one in charge of burying those who died of the plague.

    I, of course, choose to use the second definition. Medicine requires real students after all.
    ...
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    2018 exhibition games

    Just got a mail saying those games have been scheduled

    Carleton vs Montreal
    Guelph @ Laval

    This is pretty neat. Hope you make the trip, PG. The PEPS is not as interesting for exhibition games...
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    Still confident about the DL recruits available?...

    Still confident about the DL recruits available?

    We're at least two thirds of the way done for the current recruiting season and so far :

    Laval have recruited a guy from Belgium
    Montreal have...
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    Interestingly enough, there was news of McGill...

    Interestingly enough, there was news of McGill signing a Junior Mustangs OL this morning.
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    DL got owned like not seen since at least 2005,...

    DL got owned like not seen since at least 2005, yes. That alone would probably have been enough to win the game for Western.

    Offence looked awful, but the worst were the drops. If the receivers...
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    In a world where 2001 had not happened that...

    In a world where 2001 had not happened that would pretty much be true.
  22. Thread: Vanier 2018 !

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    I think it's simply that football is not that big...

    I think it's simply that football is not that big a thing anymore at Western. Crowds have also been disappointing for their home games of late.
  23. Thread: Vanier 2018 !

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    Anyway I don't really like it when it's hosted...

    Anyway I don't really like it when it's hosted here :)

    I'd much prefer they find some place elsewhere when possible. Traveling for a game makes it more special. Plus, the weather here often gets...
  24. Thread: Vanier 2018 !

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    Well, Laval hosted twice without being a...

    Well, Laval hosted twice without being a participant and it was pretty successful.

    2009 was exceptional but it was a first. Not a reliable basis for predicting future attendances.

    But the game...
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    Don't leave, you are important to us. :cool: ...

    Don't leave, you are important to us. :cool:

    For the rest of your points, yeah. Everyone, including poor Bishop's, have better facilities. Things should have never been allowed to get to that...
  26. Thread: Vanier 2018 !

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    Well don't get your expectations too high. With...

    Well don't get your expectations too high. With Laval bowing out it's pretty likely that Hamilton will be the only option left to have the game played at all.
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    Wants to lose the right way. /s

    Wants to lose the right way.

    /s
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    Montreal can (should) be blamed for anything and...

    Montreal can (should) be blamed for anything and everything. Feel free to add that to the list.
  29. Nice marketing ploy. Pretty obvious that they...

    Nice marketing ploy. Pretty obvious that they hope it will raise their profile for recruiting and donations purposes.

    They even paid their assistants the national championship bonuses included in...
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    Donovan out at ConU?

    Just read an article on LaPresse.ca saying he accepted a special teams coordinator job with the Alouettes.

    Did not see that coming.

    Pretty hard blow for the Stingers. While he did not deliver...
  31. Right. He was pretty darn good in 2015 on the...

    Right.

    He was pretty darn good in 2015 on the short side, then was sentenced to invisibility on the wide side to allow teacher's pet Lechasseur to get his job back on the short side.

    Then was...
  32. Fascinating to see yet another under-used Laval...

    Fascinating to see yet another under-used Laval offensive skills guy who's going to be making a living playing football.

    So much waste over the years.
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    Marshall is going to be Western's Classless...

    Marshall is going to be Western's

    Classless score running Marshall is going to be Western's

    Him is going to be Western's

    Purple Marshall is going to be Western's

    Blue Marshall is going...
  34. Thread: Holiday Wishes

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    Hey merry Christmas everyone! Hope this is a...

    Hey merry Christmas everyone!

    Hope this is a fantastic time for you and yours!
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    Als fan will mostly need to learn to lose. ...

    Als fan will mostly need to learn to lose.

    Sherman is gonna flop so hard, Maciocia will be able to interview with the Als (again!) within 12 months.
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    Can't help finding the situation ironic. ...

    Can't help finding the situation ironic.

    Groulx had a catastrophic OL that probably helped to send him home. And the one who managed to get his job was not only a failure at Sherbrooke but also...
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    That would be my guess but he has not said yet. ...

    That would be my guess but he has not said yet. Likely in negotiations, but he's a CAL guy. Would be very surprised if he wasn't involved with their program.
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    Since he was fired by Sherbrooke He was their...

    Since he was fired by Sherbrooke

    He was their OL coach this year.
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    From what we can gather from Le Journal de...

    From what we can gather from Le Journal de Quebec, Groulx was not quite fired.

    After last year Hilaire chose to split OC duties between Groulx and David Lessard. Groulx chose to leave. Read...
  40. Sounds perfectly reasonable to me :cool:

    Sounds perfectly reasonable to me :cool:
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    Also reportedly out, DB coach Oliver...

    Also reportedly out, DB coach Oliver Turcotte-Letourneau. Changes going on at McGill.

    Half expecting Levesque to also be fired... Would put all the Laval guys out of McGill. (not seriously...
  42. Thread: Vanier 2018 !

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    LOL! You should have come and joined us. We had...

    LOL! You should have come and joined us. We had awful tickets too close to the field and ended up standing in the back on the concourse. We had a great time there with other displaced Laval fans.
  43. Thread: Vanier 2018 !

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    Saskatchewan : Also lack of facilities (hotels,...

    Saskatchewan : Also lack of facilities (hotels, mostly) to host the two events at the same time

    At least that's the reason that was given the last time (2012?)
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    This, apparently. ...

    This, apparently.

    https://twitter.com/CoachNill/status/941499209576009728
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    5 substances... Well I'd say he at least...

    5 substances...

    Well I'd say he at least deserves credit. No half-assed efforts here. If he's going to cheat, he's going to cheat all the way.

    /s
  46. Thread: Vanier 2018 !

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    Agreed. Besides the available indoors booths for...

    Agreed. Besides the available indoors booths for the media, there's not much that Laval has that's unavailable elsewhere. And even there, the difference is mostly in the quantity of booths...
  47. Thread: Vanier 2018 !

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    You had to be there, I guess... That crowd was...

    You had to be there, I guess... That crowd was all Mac. Maroon everywhere (except our tiny - victorious - lot)
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    Guelph's Joncas came back to his old stomping...

    Guelph's Joncas came back to his old stomping grounds and got Jeremy Kapelanski-Lamoureux to move to MooU.

    Tough loss, one of the ever so elusive DLs available.
  49. Jeffrey would be perfect for the job!

    Jeffrey would be perfect for the job!
  50. This is like Nick Saban advocating playing only...

    This is like Nick Saban advocating playing only P5 teams while scheduling Mercer in late November. :)
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