Articles by: Sonny Wolfe

WOLFE: Mount Douglas Rams strong football tradition

WOLFE: Mount Douglas Rams strong football tradition

July 12, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

In a continuing effort to highlight successful high school football programs from coast to coast; it is time to acknowledge a west coast program. The spotlight will be shone on the consistent excellence displayed by the CFC50 Mount Douglas Rams of Victoria BC.

WOLFE: Better to be lucky or good?

WOLFE: Better to be lucky or good?

June 23, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

As I approach 75 this week – man that is old, reeeel oooold, and 50 years of football, I want to reflect a little on what football means to me.

The history of tackling & football’s future

The history of tackling & football’s future

June 18, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

As everyone concerned with football seeks to make the game safer; they (associations, leagues, coaches, the athletes etc.) seek to develop rules and techniques that emphasize safety,  while maintaining one of the basic elements of the game – its physicality. Although blocking and defeating blocks are likewise physical elements ofRead More

WOLFE: Citadel Phoenix – Canada’s most consistent winner??

WOLFE: Citadel Phoenix – Canada’s most consistent winner??

June 4, 2018 at 6:15 amby 0 comments

It has been a real treat for me to speak with coaches representing Canadian high schools who have demonstrated excellence. I have already written descriptions of two powerhouse programs; Seminaire Saint-Francois – Quebec Provincial Champions Tantramar – New Brunswick Provincial Champions I have attempted to discover, from a coach’s perspective,Read More

WOLFE: Tantramar’s long winning tradition

WOLFE: Tantramar’s long winning tradition

May 28, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

As a football junkie, I subscribe to and visit a number of football related sites. Some are technical (you can never learn enough), some are theoretical, and some are social. All are enjoyable and usually interesting. Recently on the USA Football blog, appeared an article titled; “In high school football,Read More

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

 
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