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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

Mind of McCabe: Why can’t people be football fans?

Mind of McCabe: Why can’t people be football fans?

May 20, 2018 at 6:15 amby 0 comments

  The CFL season is almost upon us, and I’m excited for another year full of debates and controversy that mean nothing and everything all in one breath. There’ll be talk about the attendance in Toronto, about the playoff alignment, about the challenge system, and of course my new neighbor,Read More

Mind of McCabe: What’s with all the jokes?

Mind of McCabe: What’s with all the jokes?

May 13, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

I finally understand what getting “triggered” means. I had no warning. I was done dirty by the Steve Dangle Podcast. Like most Canadians, I’ve been wrapped up in watching the NHL playoffs in my spare time, and although my American based team was eliminated in the first round, I alwaysRead More

Mind of McCabe: What are the odds?

Mind of McCabe: What are the odds?

May 6, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Draft day is special. It’s a very select few who experience “the” phone call in their football journey, but have you ever thought about what your chances really are? 69 Canadians had the honour of hearing their names called during the 2018 CFL Draft, and that got me wondering justRead More

Mind of McCabe: Attitude matters on Showcase Day

Mind of McCabe: Attitude matters on Showcase Day

April 22, 2018 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

FPC 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’tRead More

Mind of McCabe: Do looks really matter?

Mind of McCabe: Do looks really matter?

April 15, 2018 at 6:30 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: How the CFC100 rankings effect everybody

Mind of McCabe: How the CFC100 rankings effect everybody

April 8, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

If you’ve been paying attention to our social media feeds, then you know it’s been a big week at the site with our newest class of CFC100 prospects named. Don’t worry, there’ll be continued coverage  about the future stars, but I wanted to talk this week about how the rankingsRead More

Mind of McCabe: Victory Lap. Who is it benefiting?

Mind of McCabe: Victory Lap. Who is it benefiting?

March 25, 2018 at 6:35 amby 2 comments

Normal doesn’t really exist. We all live in our own world where our immediate surroundings are what become the norm while any other ideas become abstract. Often I let you know about my Ontario ignorance, which I’m sure makes people laugh, confused, and frustrated all at the same time, andRead More

Mind of McCabe: Choose your school wisely

Mind of McCabe: Choose your school wisely

March 18, 2018 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

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: Regina tackling youth development

Mind of McCabe: Regina tackling youth development

March 11, 2018 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

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Mind of McCabe: Playoff format in Ontario?

March 4, 2018 at 6:35 amby 1 comment

In last week’s edition I introduced some radical ideas on how to flip the competitive balance in the GTHA, but this week I’m going to stick with the current OFSAA regions and attempt to reconfigure their bowl format in order to decide one true champion.

Mind of McCabe: Competitive balance in Ontario?

Mind of McCabe: Competitive balance in Ontario?

February 25, 2018 at 6:15 amby 1 comment

  Ontario football has some problems. Now whether it’s a positive or a negative is up to your interpretation, but to me, there are some solutions we could look at to fix the competitive balance across the majority of leagues in the province – especially in the GTHA.

Mind of McCabe: 40 yard dash origins & why we care?

Mind of McCabe: 40 yard dash origins & why we care?

February 11, 2018 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

The sacred 40 yard dash. Some people relish the chaotic sprint, others head to the back of the line. There’s no other measurable in sports that has the ability to define a player more than the 40 yard dash, and at this point it’s such an accepted practice not manyRead More

Mind of McCabe: Dear coaches…stats? Rosters?

Mind of McCabe: Dear coaches…stats? Rosters?

January 21, 2018 at 6:10 amby 1 comment

Do you want to know who led British Columbia in passing yards last year? No worries I got it. Want to know who led Quebec in rushing yards? I’m all over it. How about who had the most interceptions in Manitoba? Give me a second to look it up.  NowRead More

Mind of McCabe: no film = no scholarship = no excuse

Mind of McCabe: no film = no scholarship = no excuse

January 7, 2018 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

It’s Saturday night and my phone buzzes while I’m out with a few of my buddies. I enter my passcode expecting it to be a friend or family – but no – it’s some high school football player who found me on social media and is asking the same oldRead More

Mind of McCabe: 2017 OFSAA Bowl Festival Regional Matchups and Breakdown

Mind of McCabe: 2017 OFSAA Bowl Festival Regional Matchups and Breakdown

October 28, 2017 at 6:35 amby 0 comments

When your job is to obsess over Ontario high school football, getting a fresh list of bowl matchups to aimlessly stare at is a little bit like Christmas morning – except I don’t remember ever having a migraine after opening presents. It took me a while to figure out allRead More

Mind of McCabe: Five off the charts stats in Quebec visualized

Mind of McCabe: Five off the charts stats in Quebec visualized

September 24, 2017 at 6:25 amby 0 comments
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

September 16, 2017 at 6:30 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: Six moments to cherish this season that you’ll miss when they’re gone

Mind of McCabe: Six moments to cherish this season that you’ll miss when they’re gone

September 2, 2017 at 6:30 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

Mind of McCabe: Class 2018 recruiting preview for CFC100s south of the border

Mind of McCabe: Class 2018 recruiting preview for CFC100s south of the border

August 29, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

With the high school season starting on both sides of the border this week, it’s time to shine a light on the CFC100 prospects who’ll be trying to make a name for themselves at American institutions in 2017.

Mind of McCabe: Four programs knocking on the CFC50 door going into 2017

Mind of McCabe: Four programs knocking on the CFC50 door going into 2017

August 19, 2017 at 8:13 amby 0 comments

With the start of high school season just around the corner, CFC will be taking a closer look at different programs who have either made the CFC50 high school ranking or who have potential and are looking to crack the list this season. Courtesy of the Sault Star Korah ColtsRead More

St. Francis Browns players celebrate their victory during the Alberta Bowl Provincial Final between the Calgary-based Tier I high-school club and the crosstown-rival Notre Dame Pride at Foote Field in Edmonton on Saturday. Photo by Codie McLachlan/Edmonton Sun

Mind of McCabe: Top four high school divisions you won’t want to miss any action from in 2017

August 13, 2017 at 6:10 amby 0 comments

 

 
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