Articles by: Sonny Wolfe

Calgary Stampeders' Simon Charbonneau-Campeau, right, makes a a catch as Edmonton Eskimos' Cauchy Muamba looks on during first half CFL West Division final football action in Edmonton, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

WOLFE: Pass game explosion

May 16, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Pass Game Explosion My previous article examined the decreasing importance and usage of the run game. This article will describe, as I see it, why the passing game has become so dominant. There are not too many advantages to having been around a long time, a really long time. ThereRead More

WOLFE: Pro drafts & what has happened to the running game?

WOLFE: Pro drafts & what has happened to the running game?

May 7, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

I found the lead up to the NFL draft to be very interesting on many levels. Almost any football event is exciting to me; especially during the offseason, and the NFL do a great job with hype. They are as good as it gets with promotions, and have created aRead More

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WOLFE: Séminaire Saint-François winning “the right way”

May 5, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Why are some programs excellent, others average, and some teams that tend to struggle year after year? What differentiates the schools and the programs they run? Séminaire Saint-François is certainly among those that excel. How does one evaluate excellence – my primary criteria – winning and winning consistently. Winning “theRead More

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WOLFE: Séminaire Saint-François commits to excellence

April 12, 2018 at 6:20 amby 0 comments

This is a report on football excellence; the quality of a program and the exciting future plans of a couple of their graduating players. Briefly, le Séminaire Saint-François, has been the best high school program in Quebec the last two years, and have been consistently strong for several years. SinceRead More

WOLFE: Elite level talent? Says who?

WOLFE: Elite level talent? Says who?

April 5, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

My last several articles have dealt with recruiting issues. I will now take a different approach; that of a coach; how does a coach evaluate a prospect? There are many terms thrown around – “blue chip player” – “5 star recruit” – “ elite prospect” etc. Coaches generally qualify recruitsRead More

WOLFE: Recruiting Regulations – Questions & Answers

WOLFE: Recruiting Regulations – Questions & Answers

March 26, 2018 at 6:05 amby 0 comments

My previous article, “The Recruiting Process”, looked at how an athlete should position himself to get recruited. The article was intended for most athletes hoping to play football at the college/university level. There are however a number of athletes, the so called “blue chip” prospects, who will not have toRead More

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WOLFE: The Recruiting Process

March 16, 2018 at 6:05 amby 0 comments

This article will offer advice to the high school football player and his parents, concerning the recruiting process. I do however hope that the article will be of interest to all football fans.

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WOLFE: Keys to attaining “great kid” status for recruiters

February 25, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

This site does excellent work with regard to recruitment. There have been substantial articles written by Clint Uttley, Dino Geremia and others, explaining the “how to” of getting recognized and ultimately recruited. The site additionally highlights and ranks Canada’s most promising football athletes. CFC regularly updates its readers with regardRead More

WOLFE: “Don’t be afraid to dream BIG!”

WOLFE: “Don’t be afraid to dream BIG!”

February 20, 2018 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

Following his Super Bowl win and the Super Bowl MVP award, Eagles QB Nick Foles was a much quoted man. As most football fans know, Foles has had an inconsistent career. He played for 2 universities (Michigan State & Arizona); in the NFL his first team was the Eagles, thenRead More

Wolfe: Super Bowl Reflections

Wolfe: Super Bowl Reflections

February 11, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

I suspect that everyone reading this article, watched Super Bowl LII. We all came away from this game with our own impressions of this most exciting game. The following are some of mine – many I suspect/hope will be different and somewhat controversial.

WOLFE: Why are RPOs so big??

WOLFE: Why are RPOs so big??

February 4, 2018 at 6:30 amby 1 comment

As most football fans know; the RPO (Run Pass Option) has become the “big thing” in today’s offensive football; and it is big at all levels. TV commentators discuss its merits on a regular basis. Two prominent and incredibly successful coaches; have discussed RPOs as follows – Bill Belichick –Read More

The Haves and the Have-Nots

The Haves and the Have-Nots

January 21, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

In my previous article, I point out the flawed U Sports semi-final structure; the article also contained some possible solutions. Today I tackle a more complex and essential concern; the great imbalance that exists in U Sports football.    

WOLFE: Mighty dollar speaks loud in RSEQ, plus National Bowl change needed!

WOLFE: Mighty dollar speaks loud in RSEQ, plus National Bowl change needed!

January 19, 2018 at 6:10 amby 1 comment

There are two U Sports issues that should be dealt with; one an RSEQ (Quebec Conference) concern, the other a national and more essential matter.  

WOLFE: SMU football & honour

WOLFE: SMU football & honour

January 7, 2018 at 6:30 amby 1 comment

Happy New Year to all!! 2018 football is off to a great start; there was some exciting football played on New Year’s day. The Rose Bowl was great entertainment. The NCAA championship game matchup is intriguing. The NFL playoffs are about to start. All of that said, there remains aRead More

Pittsburgh Steelers inside linebacker Ryan Shazier is carted off the field. (FRANK VICTORES/AP)

WOLFE: Monday night was not a good night for football

December 10, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Last Monday night like many football fans; I was looking forward to watching a tough battle with the Pittsburgh Steelers in Cincinnati to play the Bengals. The game had playoff implications, and featured a divisional rivalry, with “bad blood” between the teams. Recent games between the teams had been veryRead More

Players from the the Laval Rouge et Or attempt to block a field goal attempt by Western Mustangs kicker Marc Liegghio (80), which missed, during first-half Vainer Cup football action in Hamilton, Ont., on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Peter Power / THE CANADIAN PRESS

WOLFE: The good, the bad, and the ugly of 2017

December 4, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

The Canadian football season is just about complete; perhaps high school football in BC is the only remaining football to be played. This is as good a time as any to look back on some of what has transpired. (feature photo: Players from the the Laval Rouge et Or attemptRead More

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WOLFE: The importance of Referees

November 24, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

(Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) I have previously written about the importance of referees and they’re being super vigilant with respect to the safety of the players; and in particular, penalizing any and all contact with the head, and to the head. The dialogue regarding brain injury and football continues,Read More

Former head coach, Sonny Wolfe, McGill Redmen

WOLFE: U Sport controversies

November 20, 2017 at 6:15 amby 0 comments

This past weekend had enough football to satisfy any fan of the game. High school playoffs, CEGEP playoffs, U Sport playoffs, CFL playoffs, and NCAA & NFL regular season games. The following are some random thoughts provoked by an overdose of my favourite game. What a mess created by theRead More

Handsworth Royals pile on Seaquam Seahawks BCSHFB (credit: Katie Burt, CFC)

WOLFE: Training For Football Excellence – Minimal Contact – Possible?

November 12, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

As I have previously indicated, I hold that players can be prepped to play football, at a very high level, without having to constantly make contact. Why this insistence on limiting contact? I believe that changes must occur to save our game. The passage I have cited below, captures myRead More

#FPC17 West Coast Selection Camp Tryout (credit: Katie Burt, CFC)

WOLFE: Non-contact football prep

November 5, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

My previous opinion piece, “Is it Time for BIG Change”, included a statement, some would see as controversial. The statement claimed that athletes can prepare to play the game of football at a high level, with little if any live contact. Many coaches and perhaps as many athletes, would disagree.Read More

Members of Ecole L’Odyssée Olympiens stand for the national anthem before a game against the Saint John Greyhounds in Moncton on Friday. (DARREN CALABRESE/THE GLOBE AND MAIL)

WOLFE: Is It Time For BIG Changes?

October 29, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

I suspect everyone reading this piece is a fan of football and desperately wants to see the game not only continue, but to thrive. I have written articles pointing out how much negative press the game has received; notably with regard to health issues (brain injuries). I have also reportedRead More

WOLFE: The role of Referees

WOLFE: The role of Referees

September 30, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Much has been written, and many discussions have occurred regarding football safety issues, and the need to better protect the athletes. It occurs to me that there has not been sufficient emphasis on the role that the game officials play in protecting the players. Changing and emphasizing rules that eliminateRead More