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From Quebec to the NCAA guideline

From Quebec to the NCAA guideline

July 6, 2019 at 7:45 amby 0 comments

There aren’t many defensive tackles hanging around at 340+ pounds, and CFC60 Olivier Charles-Pierre was well aware of his scarcity on the trail. Despite garnering attention from all the top U Sports programs in the country, Charles-Pierre had a gut feeling there was a NCAA team willing to take theRead More

Mind of McCabe: Regina tackling youth development

Mind of McCabe: Regina tackling youth development

April 1, 2019 at 6:30 amby 1 comment

We’re all guilty of living in a bubble sometimes, especially in a massive country like Canada where normal customs and ways of life can vary from province to province. For example, I only learned this past year that most of Western Canada laugh at Ontarians for using bagged milk insteadRead More

Mind of McCabe: Let’s talk CFL ratio

Mind of McCabe: Let’s talk CFL ratio

March 25, 2019 at 6:45 amby 0 comments

I didn’t think I’d be sitting here talking about the CFL ratio rules when the CBA talks were first announced. Throughout my life there’s always been thinly veiled threats of the Canadian ratio being reduced, but this recent wave of news feels different. To be honest I was ready toRead More

Jackson Bennett (05) of the Ottawa Gee Gees. USports football action Panda Game between the Carleton Ravens and the uOttawa Gee Gees at TD Place Stadium, in Ottawa, ON, Canada, (Photographed by Marc Bourget/www.marcbourget.ca)

Mind of McCabe: Football is about personal connections

March 18, 2019 at 5:30 amby 0 comments

There’s a reason that football is so popular in America besides their massive population. I have always been a die-hard football fan at every level, and one of the biggest draws about the American system when I was growing up were the stories on draft day about who these playersRead More

Mind of McCabe: Be a student of the game

Mind of McCabe: Be a student of the game

February 25, 2019 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

I was faced with an awkward, but familiar question from my partner in crime, Katie Burt, at the CFC Prospect Game Showcase in Burlington. As we were sitting back watching the future talent run through their combine drills, she asked “So, how good were you when you played?” The simpleRead More

Mind of McCabe: Four ways your program can benefit from strong branding

Mind of McCabe: Four ways your program can benefit from strong branding

February 11, 2019 at 6:15 amby 0 comments

When you talk about the importance of branding in sports, your mind instantly pictures organizations such as the Dallas Cowboys or New York Yankees, who have made billions off of building identities that are recognizable worldwide. These of course are the titans of the industry who use their brand powerRead More

Mind of McCabe: How the CFC100 rankings effect everybody

Mind of McCabe: How the CFC100 rankings effect everybody

February 4, 2019 at 6:55 amby 1 comment

  If you’ve been paying attention to our social media feeds, then you know it’s been a big year with three different rankings released covering every high school class in the country. Don’t worry, there’ll be continued coverage about the future stars, but I wanted to talk this week aboutRead More

Five tips for the CFC Prospect Game Showcase

Five tips for the CFC Prospect Game Showcase

January 30, 2019 at 6:20 amby 0 comments

It’s officially CFC Prospect Game Showcase week across the country, which means many prospects are preparing for their moment to shine in front of the scouts. There’s going to be a lot on your mind when you hit the field, so here are five tips I can personally give afterRead More

Mind of McCabe: Attitude matters on Showcase Day

Mind of McCabe: Attitude matters on Showcase Day

January 14, 2019 at 5:40 amby 0 comments

Showcase Day. It’s exciting, it’s stressful, it’s anxiety ridden, and hopefully you find room for some fun in there too. Not many athletes get an opportunity to display their skills in front of scouts at a showcase environment, but I’m here to tell you your performance on the field isn’t theRead More

Mind of McCabe: Dual-threat QBs need more love

Mind of McCabe: Dual-threat QBs need more love

January 7, 2019 at 7:00 amby 0 comments

Business Insider/Patrick Smith/Getty Welcome back to the Mind of McCabe for another year, and we’re going to kick things off with a topic that’s fresh on my mind after watching the NFL playoffs this weekend. I’ve been a die-hard Ravens fan my whole life, so you can imagine how yesterdayRead More

Mind of McCabe: With all the rule changes, don’t forget referees are struggling too

Mind of McCabe: With all the rule changes, don’t forget referees are struggling too

September 23, 2018 at 7:00 amby 0 comments

Photo courtesy of cfl.ca I don’t like referees, coaches don’t like referees, players don’t like referees. They are essentially the one thing that keeps all fans united across sports. I do, however, have more respect for them now more than ever before in a football landscape that changes like theRead More

Mind of McCabe: What’s behind your colours?

Mind of McCabe: What’s behind your colours?

September 16, 2018 at 7:30 amby 0 comments

“You gotta look good. Look good, you play good. Play good, pay good. Pay good, live good. Live good, you gonna eat good. That’s good.” It was at this moment as a young football player I realized Deion Sanders was the coolest man to ever walk the face of theRead More

Mind of McCabe: Six moments you’ll miss when they’re gone

Mind of McCabe: Six moments you’ll miss when they’re gone

September 2, 2018 at 8:55 amby 0 comments

If you played football at some point in your life and September rolls around, you always get that itch in your soul to hit the field. I’ve gotten it every single year without fail since I last played, which to be honest is a moment I don’t even remember. YouRead More

Jackson Bennett (05) of the Ottawa Gee Gees.  USports football action Panda Game between the Carleton Ravens and the uOttawa Gee Gees at TD Place Stadium, in Ottawa, ON, Canada, (Photographed by Marc Bourget/www.marcbourget.ca)

Mind of McCabe: Why I prefer watching U Sports over the NCAA

August 26, 2018 at 9:16 amby 0 comments

If you haven’t caught on by now, I’m a different type of cat. The ultimate contrarian to a fault at times. For whatever reason, when everybody wants to turn left in life, I’ll be the idiot who decides to turn right just because I can. I could give you ample examplesRead More

Mind of McCabe: How social media can be your enemy, but also your best friend

Mind of McCabe: How social media can be your enemy, but also your best friend

August 19, 2018 at 8:00 amby 0 comments

I’m not here to preach, so don’t get me wrong, but I think it’s important in the environment we live in today that social media perception is discussed. Nobody really likes the hypersensitive world we live in with everybody connected at the click of a button, but unfortunately through socialRead More

Mind of McCabe: Choose your school wisely

Mind of McCabe: Choose your school wisely

August 12, 2018 at 7:00 amby 1 comment

I was having a discussion with a CFC100 this past week, and we were talking about what schools had contacted him for camp visits or were keen on flying him in to meet in person. A lot of FCS programs have been circling around which is great news, but naturallyRead More

Mind of McCabe: Special Teams could be your ticket

Mind of McCabe: Special Teams could be your ticket

July 29, 2018 at 8:11 amby 0 comments

Usually I go for the low-hanging fruit, but this week I want to talk about a part of the game that’s always overlooked – until it’s too late of course. I’m talking about special teams, and why they could be your ride to the show if you take the jobRead More

Mind of McCabe: CFC27 Top 5 Prospects to Watch

Mind of McCabe: CFC27 Top 5 Prospects to Watch

July 22, 2018 at 6:20 amby 0 comments

With the final commits marking their names on the list, the 2018 CFC27 top five programs have been finalized. Here’s the top commits to watch going to the top five schools.

Mind of McCabe: Football dying? Or forever evolving?

Mind of McCabe: Football dying? Or forever evolving?

July 15, 2018 at 6:15 amby 0 comments

We’re all guilty of getting caught up in hyperbole sometimes. I can be one of the worst offenders, especially when I’m rambling about a topic I’m passionate about – you’re familiar by now if you’re a regular reader. This is usually the case when I get into a discussion aboutRead More

Mind of McCabe: Look back at #1 ranked CFC100 commits

Mind of McCabe: Look back at #1 ranked CFC100 commits

July 8, 2018 at 7:30 amby 0 comments

CFC100 John Metchie brought an early end to the recruiting madness by announcing his commitment to Alabama this past week, so I wanted to take a look at where the past CFC100 no. 1 ranked commits ended up, who they turned down, and where they are now.

One of the oldest known photos of the Hamilton Tigers, photo is cited as 1886

Mind of McCabe: Reflecting on 150 Key Historical Dates in Canadian Football History

July 2, 2018 at 6:30 amby 3 comments

Pre-Confederation 1861-1866 1861 – Our journey begins with the first ever known game of rugby football between a group of U of T students at University College, which took place on November 9th, 1861. That means that football predates Canadian Confederation by six years, and by some accounts the rootsRead More

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Mind of McCabe: The Cambridge situation is a disgrace

July 1, 2018 at 7:06 amby 1 comment

Well it’s Canada Day. Hopefully you’re enjoying the celebrations so far, but unfortunately I’m about to be a Debbie downer for the next couple minutes. Why? Because I know there’s a large group of players who won’t be enjoying this weekend after watching their football season come to a grindingRead More

Mind of McCabe: A cautionary tale for scouts, coaches and players

Mind of McCabe: A cautionary tale for scouts, coaches and players

May 27, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

There’s a lot of ways you can help a football team. You’ve gotta fill 24 different positions plus special teams on the depth chart, and each one requires a unique skill set in order to excel at the highest levels. You’ve got all the prototypes like scatback, red-zone threat, pocketRead More