Articles by: Sonny Wolfe

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

WOLFE: Health of football in Quebec

WOLFE: Health of football in Quebec

May 17, 2019 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

There is no better person to discuss football in Quebec than with Jean-Charles Meffe. Jean-Charles has been the Director of Football Quebec for 28 years, and football in “la Belle Province” has undergone many positive changes under his leadership. TO CONTINUE READING THIS ARTICLE SUBSCRIBE TODAY! This article is forRead More

WOLFE: “Reduced Player Football” – A Quick Fix or Otherwise?

WOLFE: “Reduced Player Football” – A Quick Fix or Otherwise?

May 9, 2019 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

A number of recent events have had me scurrying around, acquiring as much info as I could find, on the various forms of football played in our country. That is football played with less than 12 players per team. It all started a couple of weeks ago when asked byRead More

Reflections of a Hall Of Fame Coach

Reflections of a Hall Of Fame Coach

May 3, 2019 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

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WOLFE: A big year for Vanier College

WOLFE: A big year for Vanier College

April 26, 2019 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

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CFL commissioner Randy Ambrosie on Jan. 10, 2018. Photo by Scott Rowed, Canadian Football League.

WOLFE: Importance of Canadian players in CFL – fake news or alternative facts?

April 16, 2019 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

Randy Ambrosie tosses a football as he speaks during a press conference in Toronto, Wednesday July 5, 2017. The CFL says Ambrosie will serve as the 14th commissioner in league history. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn It seems to me that the CFL and Randy Ambrosie are sending very mixed messagesRead More

Séminaire Saint-François Blizzard under new leadership

Séminaire Saint-François Blizzard under new leadership

April 11, 2019 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

*feature photo credit: Paul Dionne Sticking with last week’s theme and one of Quebec’s best high school programs, le Séminaire Saint-François; I want to add to the info presented on Mathieu Masse-Pelletier as well as provide some news coming from the Quebec City school.

Great year for CFC100 Masse-Pelletier

Great year for CFC100 Masse-Pelletier

April 7, 2019 at 6:10 amby 0 comments

Approximately one year ago, I wrote about two excellent prospects from Séminaire Saint-François (SSF) and their decision to attend a US Prep School. There was nothing new with some of their graduating players going the US prep or private schools. Previously, however, their departing players usually attended private schools locatedRead 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: Is Laval ruining U Sports football?

April 3, 2019 at 7:50 amby 0 comments

Many articles have been written about the lack of parity in U Sports football. Many recommendations have been suggested. The title I have chosen includes the word “RUIN”, which I realize is kind of extreme, however, I believe with each subsequent season the situation continues to deteriorate. The opposite ofRead More