Post Tagged with: "Sonny Wolfe"

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

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

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

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

OUA: Men's Football between the Ottawa Gee-Gees and the Carleton Ravens held on Oct 01, 2016 at TD Place. 
Photo: Marc Lafleur

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

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The importance of attending a combine

February 10, 2019 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

For the Athlete or Parent – and for the Recruiting Coach Is it important for an aspiring recruit to attend one or more combines? Combines are sometimes called “showcases”, others advertise their events as a “clinic”. The basic design is to showcase an athlete’s potential. Most combines are structured toRead More

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Referees are people too

February 3, 2019 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

(Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) Has there ever been a better time to address issues of football refereeing? Since the “non-call” in the Saints vs. Rams game, there has been as much ink used to discuss officiating as there has been discussing the game itself. The NFL currently does notRead More

Is there a U Sports Clemson on the horizon?

Is there a U Sports Clemson on the horizon?

January 20, 2019 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

For those who do not follow NCAA football closely, this year’s champions, Clemson University was not always a dominant program. Looking at where they have come from and how they got to where they are. Are there U Sports programs with the potential to go from good to great?

WOLFE: U Sports & NCAA National Championships; what can be learned?

WOLFE: U Sports & NCAA National Championships; what can be learned?

January 14, 2019 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

What can U Sports learn from the NCAA now that the US championship game has been played? It appears obvious that U Sports will make some bold moves to improve a weakening image.

WOLFE: Decision day – What offer to accept?

WOLFE: Decision day – What offer to accept?

January 6, 2019 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

As I write this article many young men on both sides of the American border, have signed “letters of intent”, committing to their preferred choice of school for the NCAA early signing day that occurred right before the Christmas break. Did they make a football decision or an educational decision?

WOLFE: The evolution of the modern offense

WOLFE: The evolution of the modern offense

December 16, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

In a recent article, I discussed the current advantages held by the offenses over the defenses. How did we get to this point? A brief history lesson is appropriate and will transport us to today’s approach to offensive football.

WOLFE: U Sports football and big changes

WOLFE: U Sports football and big changes

December 9, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

(credit: Mathieu Belanger) It appears that finally, U Sports is about to make significant changes. It is a welcome awakening to the obvious. U Sports leaders have been forced to acknowledge the serious problems facing football. U Sports president & CEO, Graham Brown stated, “I am a critic of aRead More

WOLFE: What has happened to the AUS?

WOLFE: What has happened to the AUS?

December 2, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Another U Sports football season has come and gone. The only surprising occurrence was the lack of surprises. Western and Laval had undefeated seasons – the AUS representative lost another lopsided semifinal game – Laval defeated Western and are once again Vanier Cup champions. Finally, U Sports administrators have recognizedRead More

Offensive outbreak good or bad for the game?

Offensive outbreak good or bad for the game?

November 25, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Most football fans will have watched the recent Monday Night game featuring the Los Angeles Rams vs. the Kansas City Chiefs. The game featured 2 teams each sporting a 9-1 record, the game also featured 2 young QBs leading ultra high scoring teams. Often times the most hyped games doRead More

credit: Trevor Spaulding

WOLFE: An athlete’s most important skill

November 18, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

2018 CFC50 Harry Ainlay Titans, Edmonton City Champions / Credit: Trevor Spaulding There aren’t too many advantages to being 75 years old – perhaps the only benefit is having seen and experienced many things. In fact, having coached for 50 plus years, I have seen a whole lot of football andRead More