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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. 
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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

CFC prospect game Showcase EDMONTON

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

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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

WOLFE: U Sports competitiveness and playoffs

WOLFE: U Sports competitiveness and playoffs

November 14, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

When will those who lead U Sports finally get around to fixing what is wrong with university football? There exists a great expression – “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it”. Unfortunately, U Sports football needs fixing, it is broke. The biggest issue is the lack of competitiveness.

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WOLFE: Changing the game? What do the numbers say

October 29, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

I have offered several articles on the need to create the safest possible game, and that player safety is an ongoing challenge. I believe this to be so important an issue, that I return once again. I like many who have been a part of football for years, want toRead More

WOLFE: Pass explosion. A good thing?

WOLFE: Pass explosion. A good thing?

October 21, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Two events, a week apart, led to this article. The first the Kansas City vs. New England Patriots most exciting game. The second, a much anticipated California high school game played a week later.

Former head coach, Sonny Wolfe, McGill Redmen

WOLFE: Reflections on elite coaches and teams

October 1, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

As I have previously mentioned, the conversations I had with high school coaches from across the country were extremely interesting and enlightening. These were elite coaches of elite programs discussing their coaching philosophies. What defines an elite team or program? My perception is as follows – a team that winsRead More

WOLFE: Football kicks off at all levels

WOLFE: Football kicks off at all levels

September 2, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

All levels of football are now underway – yeah – the best time of the year! The CFL is just beyond the mid season point, and we have a good idea of the contenders as well as the pretenders.

WOLFE: Saskatchewan’s most consistent winner

WOLFE: Saskatchewan’s most consistent winner

August 25, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Regina’s Dr. Martin LeBoldus Catholic high school and coach John Foord have had a great run. The Golden Suns were City of Regina and Provincial Champions in 2008, and then had a five year run as Provincial AAAA Champions from 2012 to 2016. They fell just short last season losingRead More

WOLFE: Manitoba’s elite high school program, CFC50 St. Paul’s Crusaders

WOLFE: Manitoba’s elite high school program, CFC50 St. Paul’s Crusaders

August 19, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Summer is winding down, high school training camps are underway, or are soon to kickoff. Games across the country will be played shortly. This is therefore an appropriate time to describe yet another of Canada’s elite programs. This article will take a look at CFC50 St. Paul’s High School ofRead More

Former head coach, Sonny Wolfe, McGill Redmen

WOLFE: Second chances. Is it worth it?

August 11, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Urban Meyer, while coaching at Florida, was famous for giving second chances. He recruited many athletes of questionable character. Giving them a second chance. This approach paid off in the win – loss column, but not so well off the field.