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U Sports best to worst programs

U Sports best to worst programs

March 22, 2019 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

In a recent article, I quoted Champlain College coach JF Joncas who suggested that there are 3 categories of U Sports programs; divided as follows: teams that will challenge every year teams that will challenge periodically – “when it all comes together” those with little if any chance to competeRead More

2019 CFL Western Regional Combine, 6 CFC100s

2019 CFL Western Regional Combine, 6 CFC100s

March 20, 2019 at 9:00 amby 0 comments

Overall Results NAME # POS SCHOOL HT WT BENCH 40 VERTICAL (IN.) BROAD 3-CONE SHUTTLE CFC100 ANTWI, Jeshrun 5 RB Calgary 5′ 11.2″ 207 16 4.9 30.5 9′ 7.25″ 7.19 4.22 ARCEGA, Rey 125 DL Simon Fraser 5′ 11.9″ 287 28 5.73 20 7′ 8.00″ 8.44 5 BAILEY, Jaryn 3Read More

2019 CFL Eastern Regional Combine, 8 CFC100s

2019 CFL Eastern Regional Combine, 8 CFC100s

March 20, 2019 at 9:00 amby 0 comments

Overall Results NAME # POS SCHOOL HT WT BENCH 40 VERTICAL (IN.) BROAD 3-CONE SHUTTLE CFC100 BEAVER, Kalem 48 WR Ottawa 5′ 9.0″ 185 14 4.55 28.5 9′ 7.25″ 7.31 4.28 BELISLE, Jean-Sebastien 44 DB Montreal 5′ 10.1″ 185 1 4.79 26 8′ 11.88″ 7.62 4.51 CFC100 CORDEIRO, Tyler 117Read More

DYK: Raiders coming to Canada? German QB invited to CFL Intl. combine, and more

DYK: Raiders coming to Canada? German QB invited to CFL Intl. combine, and more

March 18, 2019 at 6:10 amby 0 comments

DID YOU KNOW brings you some of the most fascinating stories in Canadian football across the country at all levels.  In this edition: Oakland Raiders look to schedule exhibition game in Canada German quarterback competing at CFL’s international combine Former Montreal Blitz player making waves in CFL’s front office Player safetyRead More

J-F Joncas Returns Home

J-F Joncas Returns Home

March 16, 2019 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Jean-Francois Joncas has returned to coach the Champlain College Cougars of the Division 1 CEGEP Conference. The College is located in Lennoxville QC, where they share a campus and many facilities with Bishops University. Joncas had been the head coach of the Cougars for 11 very successful seasons, starting inRead More

CFC100 Rourke earns top honours as Most Outstanding Canadian in NCAA

CFC100 Rourke earns top honours as Most Outstanding Canadian in NCAA

March 14, 2019 at 1:56 pmby 0 comments

Quarterback Nathan Rourke Selected as Most Outstanding Canadian in NCAA Football in 2018-19, Repeats as Cornish Trophy Winner  HAMILTON, ON – Oakville, Ontario native and Ohio Bobcats quarterback Nathan Rourke has been selected as the winner of the Jon Cornish Trophy today at the Canadian Football Hall of Fame.Read More

Competition vs Participation. At what age do they cross over?

Competition vs Participation. At what age do they cross over?

March 10, 2019 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

I want to thank Katie Burt, Content Manager for CFC for bringing this issue to the forefront. On her Twitter feed, Katie posted an article from CBC Sports. Truth be told, I would never have otherwise read the piece. The article – “Why ‘shortening the bench’ in competitive youth sportsRead More

Ex-CFL player Alex Carroll rounds off the Westshore Rebels coaching staff

Ex-CFL player Alex Carroll rounds off the Westshore Rebels coaching staff

March 7, 2019 at 7:23 pmby 0 comments

Victoria, BC, Canada – March 7, 2019 – Local football star and ex-CFL player Alex Carroll returned home to Victoria last year and turned to coaching youth football as Head Coach of the Victoria Renegades and Gordon Head Raiders Junior Bantam teams. Coach Carroll has decided to expand his coachingRead More

University of Toronto Coaches Clinic

University of Toronto Coaches Clinic

March 6, 2019 at 6:07 amby 0 comments

The inaugural University of Toronto Football Coaches Clinic, powered by the CFL, is a one-day speaker series held on Saturday, March 23, 2019. We hope to attract coaches ranging from grassroots football to high performance. Held at the Athletic Centre at the University of Toronto, attendees will hear from someRead More

Women and Men needed to officiate Football

Women and Men needed to officiate Football

March 6, 2019 at 6:05 amby 0 comments

Lakeshore Football Officials Association (LFOA) MEDIA RELEASE – March 5, 2019 – The Lakeshore Football Officials’ Association, (LFOA) established in 1963, is responsible for officiating all tackle high school football in Halton, Peel, and Niagara regions and all minor football in Mississauga, Halton and Niagara. It also offers Football CanadaRead More

DYK: Female Bisons player setting new standard, Sudbury program cancels season, and more

DYK: Female Bisons player setting new standard, Sudbury program cancels season, and more

March 3, 2019 at 6:35 amby 0 comments

DID YOU KNOW brings you some of the most fascinating stories in Canadian football across the country at all levels.  In this edition: Bisons football players attempting to become first female player to play U Sports football. Sudbury Gladiators football program elects to sit out 2019 season. University of Saskatchewan equipmentRead More

CFC150 Class 2020 1st Edition RANKINGS

CFC150 Class 2020 1st Edition RANKINGS

March 2, 2019 at 8:00 amby 0 comments

CFC150 is exclusive to CFC INSIDER members CFC Scouting Bureau The Canadafootballchat.com (CFC) Scouting Bureau is comprised of CFC scouts, selected private scouts, selected college coaches, and other professional contributors. You can email game film and STATS to the CFC Scouting Bureau for consideration. 1) Kickers & Punters are notRead More

The ‘we’ vs ‘me’ syndrome

The ‘we’ vs ‘me’ syndrome

March 2, 2019 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

One of the questions often asked of veteran coaches – “what do you think of today’s athletes, have they changed very much?” During a recent conversation with Heath Weir (a very successful coach at Huron Heights high school), he talked about his sense that some of today’s athletes are moreRead More

Former VI Raiders HC joins Westshore Rebels

Former VI Raiders HC joins Westshore Rebels

March 1, 2019 at 4:05 pmby 0 comments

Former VI Raiders Head Coach Doug Hocking Joins the Westshore Rebels Coaching Staff Victoria, BC, Canada – March 1, 2019 – Doug Hocking is a local success story. From 1991-2002 he was a star Linebacker who played twelves seasons in the CFL with the BC Lions and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.Read More

2019 CFL National Combine, 21 CFC100s

2019 CFL National Combine, 21 CFC100s

February 27, 2019 at 4:09 pmby 0 comments

Overall Results NAME # POS SCHOOL CFC100 ANDERSON, Nathaniel 90 DL Missouri CFC100 BETTS, Mathieu 91 DL Laval CFC100 BIBAKU SIMBA, Maurice 56 OL Concordia BOATENG, Matthew 20 DB Fresno State CFC100 DESJARDINS, Vincent 92 DL Laval CFC100 DESJARLAIS, Drew 50 OL Windsor CFC100 GIBBON, Jesse 51 OL Waterloo GITTENSRead More

2019 CFL Ontario Regional Combine, 9 CFC100s

2019 CFL Ontario Regional Combine, 9 CFC100s

February 27, 2019 at 12:16 pmby 0 comments

Overall Results Name # Pos School CFC100 AMANKWAA, Jesse 6 RB York BARTLETT, Bryce 34 DB Tusculum College BELYK, Kade 13 WR Guelph CFC100 BLAKE, Eric 35 DB McMaster BOISMIER, Kyle 108 OL Waterloo BOUCHARD, Gregoire 109 OL Western University CFC100 CAMPBELL, Malcolm 94 DL Toronto CAUSER, Ejaz 36 DBRead More

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U SPORTS and CFL come together to send four Canadians to the NFL’s Women’s Careers in Football Forum

February 26, 2019 at 5:58 amby 0 comments

(Credit: MATT TWOHIG/CULTIVATOR LAB) The Canadian Football League (CFL) will once again be returning to the NFL Women’s Careers in Football Forum, this year with several rising stars from U SPORTS. The forum will be held on February 26-27 as part of the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, IN. The eventRead More

Midget Football League of Manitoba needs a new name

Midget Football League of Manitoba needs a new name

February 24, 2019 at 6:15 amby 0 comments

The Midget Football League of Manitoba (MFLM) has recently made a big announcement. With the changing of team names in the 21st century, the Midget Football League of Manitoba will now seek their own new identity with the term “Midget” being inappropriate. At the end of the MFLM season, theRead More

DYK: Former Mustang working to become doctor, coach gains next level experience, and more

DYK: Former Mustang working to become doctor, coach gains next level experience, and more

February 23, 2019 at 6:15 amby 0 comments

DID YOU KNOW is a bi-weekly instalment that brings you some of the most fascinating stories in Canadian football across the country at all levels.  In this edition: Former Western Mustangs linebacker making the most of his parents’ sacrifices High school football coach relishes opportunity to coach under-18 Team Canada CanadianRead More

Westshore Rebels gearing up for great season, coaching staff confirmed

Westshore Rebels gearing up for great season, coaching staff confirmed

February 22, 2019 at 2:29 pmby 0 comments

Victoria, BC, Canada – February 21, 2019 – With Head Coach Shane Beatty taking over half-way through the season last year and JC Boice rejoining the team late in the season as Offensive Coordinator, the dynamic duo is back together and are focused on winning another Cullen Cup Championship. “It isRead More

OUA: Men's Football between the Ottawa Gee-Gees and the Carleton Ravens held on Oct 01, 2016 at TD Place. 
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Football status post 2018 season; where it is and where it might be going

February 19, 2019 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

With the playing of the 2019 Super Bowl, the 2018 football season is officially over. The perfect time to reflect on the game – where it is and where it might be going. Some in the US press have been tremendously negative, however up until very recently, I have notRead More