Monthly Archives: August 2015

Riders Clean House

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Numerous CFL sources are confirming that the Saskatchewan Roughriders have relieved Head Coach Corey Chamblin and General Manager Brendan Taman from their duties.

The axe fell earlier this evening after new CEO Craig Reynolds met with the pair.

Details of that meeting are not known. However, Special teams Co-ordinator Bob Dyce is expected to take over as Head Coach on an Interim Basis while Assistant General Manager Jeremy O’Day will fill the role held by Taman.

Huskies Open Season With Non-Conference Win

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The University of Saskatchewan Huskies opened the 2015 season with a 33-10 non-conference win over the visiting Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks Friday night in Saskatoon’s Griffiths Stadium in PotashCorp Park.

Third-year Saskatchewan receiver Mitch Hillis hauled in nine passes for 187 yards and 2 touchdowns on the night. While fourth-year Huskie quarterback finished the night 13-for-20 with a pair of touchdownds and 214 yards.

Kayden Johnson carried the ball 17 times on the ground with Tyler Chow rushing another nine times for 86 and 62 yards respectively.

Eric Morelli completed 10-of-21 attempts on Friday night for 103 yards. James Fracas went 1-for-5 in limited action.

Greg Nyhof was the top receiver for the Golden Hawks with two catches for 40 yards. On the ground it was 2014 CIS leading rusher Dillon Campbell with six rushes for 46 yards. Morelli and Eric Guiltinan rushed for 38 yards each.

For the Huskies Lance Bashutsky and Evan Machibroda each recorded five tackles and Chris Friesen picked of Laurier quarterbacks twice.

Ron Klinga and Taner Philip both had an interception for Laurier. Scott Hunter was the leading tackler with 6.5.

Saskatchewan will continue with training camp next week in preparation for the start of the Canada West season September 4 at home against the University of Manitoba Bisons. Laurier opens the OUA season with a visit to Toronto to meet the York Lions on September 30.

It was the second meeting between the two programs. The only previous matchup was the 2005 Vanier Cup in Hamilton when Laurier prevailed 24-23.

Countdown Is On To Huskies Football:

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The countdown to the University of Saskatchewan Huskies taking the field for the first time is on!

Here’s a look at tonight’s non-conference match-up with a sneak peak preview.

HUSKIES HOST GOLDEN HAWKS FOR NON-CONFERENCE SEASON OPENER

Game Date: Friday, August 21, 2015, 7pm
Game Location: Griffiths Stadium in PotashCorp Park
Live Radio Broadcast: CJWW, www.cjwwradio.com
Live Stats/ Live Webcast: canadawest.tv

THE GAME
In a rematch of the 2005 Vanier Cup, the University of Saskatchewan Huskies and Wilfrid Laurier University Golden Hawks will begin their 2015 campaigns with a non-conference matchup Friday night at Saskatoon’s Griffiths Stadium in PotashCorp Park.

BROADCAST INFO
Kickoff is 7 p.m. local time on Friday. The game is available live on CJWW at www.cjwwradio.com. CJWW’s broadcast will begin with a full hour Pizza Hut Pre-Game Show originating from the Rally Alley pre-game area west of Griffiths Stadium. Joining myself will be a round table of color analyst Barclay Schlosser, CJWW Sports Director Les Lazaruk, as well as Head Coach Brian Towriss, Newly inducted Canadian Football Hall of Fame member Gene Makowsky as well as many other guest.

Additionally, the broadcast will have numerous social components including fans a chance to Honk for A Huskie.

PLUS, we will have a number of truly Huskie features including our Huskie Hero segment. For a sneak peak check it out here:

THE HEADLINES

A Questionable Top Ten Tuesday:

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From the gloom and doom in Riderville to play-off talk in Toronto. It has been a whirlwind week in sports.
Here are my top 10 thoughts from the week that was:

10 – Are the Saskatchewan Roughriders really an oh-and-6 calibre team? Hate to say it but the Riders are what the record shows. The defence let the team down in four very winnable games at the start of the season and now with the struggling offence the Green and White are up against it.

9 – Should Brendan Taman have to address the status of his coach? First I fully am on board with Taman defending his coach, Corey Chamblin. CFL “Insider,” Gary Lawless was doing what he had to do to grab headlines and report what he heard, I get that too! However, I’m not sure that a GM should ever have to address the status of a coach. Both are under contract until otherwise noted. Having to answer the questions to me seems ludicrous.