Articles by: Sonny Wolfe

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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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WOLFE: Why the AFL is good for the AUS

WOLFE: Why the AFL is good for the AUS

July 4, 2019 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

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WOLFE: Should youth be pushed or encouraged towards athletic excellence?

WOLFE: Should youth be pushed or encouraged towards athletic excellence?

June 23, 2019 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

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WOLFE: Why does optimism reign at Mount Allison?

June 18, 2019 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

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WOLFE: Is Valleyfield College beatable?

WOLFE: Is Valleyfield College beatable?

June 12, 2019 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Fresh off two consecutive Bol d’Or wins Valleyfield College look to, once again, be the team to beat. Les Noir et Or has been a Division 2 powerhouse – winning the championship in 2014, 2017 & 2018; they were runner-ups in 2016. Additionally, they were Division 3 winners in 2012Read More

WOLFE: Canadafootballchat.com Prospect Game – A Coach’s perspective

WOLFE: Canadafootballchat.com Prospect Game – A Coach’s perspective

June 6, 2019 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

I recently had an exceptional opportunity, that of coaching some of Canada’s best high school football players. The CFC Prospect Game has received considerable acclaim, the praise coming from virtually everyone who was involved – TSN, CFC executives, corporate partners, coaches, parents and most importantly the players. A short historicalRead More

WOLFE: The revival of the John Abbott College program

WOLFE: The revival of the John Abbott College program

May 24, 2019 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

John Abbott College has come a long way from consecutive 1 win years, during the 2010 & 2011 CEGEP seasons they went 1-8. When head coach Pat Gregory took over in 2012, the program was struggling. As Pat indicated, “when I arrived, we were close to being a Division 3Read More