Articles by: Sonny Wolfe

WOLFE: the American QB vs the Canadian QB

WOLFE: the American QB vs the Canadian QB

January 22, 2020 at 6:05 amby 0 comments

Now that the NCAA National Championship game has been won by LSU; I believe this to be the perfect time to look at the huge discrepancy between the quarterback position on both sides of the border. THIS ARTICLE IS EXCLUSIVE TO CFCINSIDER GOLD MEMBERS CFCINSIDER SILVER MEMBERSHIP Prospect Recruiting ProfilesRead More

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WOLFE: The Great Debate – Helmets & Improved Safety

January 13, 2020 at 6:50 amby 0 comments

Have the advancements in helmets led to improved player safety – or are the helmet manufacturers using “junk science” to sell more helmets? A relatively recent article highlights some of the differing positions: “Helmet Wars; When Helmet Safety Meets Capitalism” – from Sports Illustrated – November 18, 2019 issue. The SIRead More

WOLFE: U Sports football is broken – What to do?

WOLFE: U Sports football is broken – What to do?

December 20, 2019 at 7:00 amby 0 comments

It goes without saying that U Sports football is not very healthy. That statement, I believe is an accurate assessment with regard to a number of issues, but in particular to a lack of competition. When even Laval cannot fill their stadium for a conference championship game they hosted versusRead More

WOLFE: Coaches behaving badly

WOLFE: Coaches behaving badly

December 11, 2019 at 6:15 amby 0 comments

As is often the case, my topics are provoked by current events. The most current and prevalent revelations, at least in the sports world, are those of coaches making very bad decisions. The firing of Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock has set off an avalanche of stories of coachesRead More

WOLFE: Football coach in waiting provides in-depth analysis

WOLFE: Football coach in waiting provides in-depth analysis

December 2, 2019 at 6:45 amby 0 comments

I had read several most interesting articles written by football coach, Joe Susan, and decided to reach out to have an in-depth discussion with this football philosopher. Susan’s brief bio. He’s coached a total of 41 years thus far, and hopefully more in the near future. He served nine yearsRead More

WOLFE: The Incredible Scott O’Neal Story

WOLFE: The Incredible Scott O’Neal Story

November 27, 2019 at 6:45 amby 0 comments

This article is based on the convergence of two disassociated events. The 1st – another one-sided Bowl game loss for an AUS team; the 2nd the recent retirement of Tantramar (Sackville NB) head coach Scott O’Neal. The most recent Uteck Bowl, saw the RSEQ champion University of Montreal Carabins beatRead More

Former head coach, Sonny Wolfe, McGill Redmen

WOLFE: We are finally out of the dark ages

November 15, 2019 at 5:00 amby 0 comments

The above expression of relief comes from Buddy Breaux, a past president an LSU football support group, the Tiger Gridiron Club. Breaux was expressing his joy in seeing his beloved LSU Tigers, after many years of a “traditional offense”, finally going modern and joining the teams playing a “spread offense”.Read More

WOLFE: Thoughts on a very important season

WOLFE: Thoughts on a very important season

November 7, 2019 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

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WOLFE: Do You Have What It Takes – Do You have a Big Enough WHY?

WOLFE: Do You Have What It Takes – Do You have a Big Enough WHY?

November 5, 2019 at 6:05 amby 0 comments

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WOLFE: AUS Winner to the Vanier Cup Game? – Best Chance in 12 Years

WOLFE: AUS Winner to the Vanier Cup Game? – Best Chance in 12 Years

October 27, 2019 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

All football fans are aware of the recent difficulties of the AUS champions when playing in National Semi-Final Games. Not only have they not advanced to the “Big Game” since 2007, but many of the games were not even competitive. The AUS appearances in the bowl games had become aRead More

WOLFE: The Impact of a new coach

WOLFE: The Impact of a new coach

October 24, 2019 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

Is changing the coach really the answer? Many fans are convinced with a new/better coach they would surely have a better team. Several scientific studies have been done on this subject and the results are less than compelling. There appears to be as many programs who have improved as thereRead More

WOLFE: It’s not only high school football that is endangered

WOLFE: It’s not only high school football that is endangered

October 6, 2019 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

This piece was provoked by two articles posted by Katie Burt of canadafootballchat.com. It is quite ironic that they are both authors are named Thompson; the two of them deal with somewhat similar issues – declining numbers of athletes and/or programs playing high school sports, but from a very differentRead More

The referees measure the placement of the ball in the Fox 40 Battle of the Best Freshmen (Team Ontario vs Team BC).

WOLFE: Referee Kerfuffle in Quebec??

September 29, 2019 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

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WOLFE: The Discovery/Salvation of 9 Man Football

WOLFE: The Discovery/Salvation of 9 Man Football

September 21, 2019 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

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WOLFE: Chris Borland weighs in on life after football

WOLFE: Chris Borland weighs in on life after football

September 11, 2019 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

I had the great pleasure of meeting and spending time with Chris Borland during the last week of July, during the “Sport and Organizational Dynamics Conference”, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor MI. If you’re wondering what the heck a mostly retired football coach, me, was doing atRead More

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WOLFE: New football safety innovations as a new season upon us

September 4, 2019 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

There is no escaping the continuing battle football faces with respect to player safety. As has been recently disclosed numbers continue to fall in the US, and this week we learned of the loss of yet another high profile, high school program, this time in Regina. It is not allRead More

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WOLFE: How to beat Laval and other football beasts

August 25, 2019 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

#81 Antony Auclair, Laval Rouge et Or 2017 Vanier Cup Champions A very intelligent man – Plato was quoted as follows – “Necessity is the mother of invention”. In other words, problems encourage creativity. A corollary can be added – “Doing the same thing over and over again and expectingRead More

WOLFE: Football’s Good News – Bad News

WOLFE: Football’s Good News – Bad News

August 20, 2019 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Excellent news – another football season is upon us – the CFL is in midseason, NFL exhibition games are being played, USports & NCAA camps are underway, and some high schools have started their camps with others poised to get started. A great time of the year! Less than greatRead More

Stephen Cabana et Alain Rajotte ont souhaité la bienvenue au nouvel entraîneur-chef des Filons, Kevin Mackey. (Photo : Gracieuseté)

WOLFE: Thetford Mines uses football to grow school & reputation

August 1, 2019 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

The genesis and raison d’etre of football at Cégep de Thetford offers a most compelling story. Back in the early 2000s the school Director, Robert Rousseau was searching for strategies to grow his school. He felt that adding sports teams, and football, in particular, might be the solution they wereRead More

WOLFE: What is the role of the high school coach in recruiting?

WOLFE: What is the role of the high school coach in recruiting?

July 22, 2019 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

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WOLFE: The making of a Linebacker – Decisions & Goals

WOLFE: The making of a Linebacker – Decisions & Goals

July 15, 2019 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

I am writing about a young man I have seen play several times. Samuel Leduc played his high school football at Collège Ste. Anne. One of my nephews was a teammate of Sam’s and over a two year period, I would occasionally attend their games. I talked with Sam aRead More

Rocketing to the top of André-Grasset & CFC60 Jonathan Sénécal’s decision

Rocketing to the top of André-Grasset & CFC60 Jonathan Sénécal’s decision

July 10, 2019 at 6:20 amby 0 comments

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WOLFE: The evolution of the modern offense

WOLFE: The evolution of the modern offense

July 6, 2019 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

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