Post Tagged with: "Sonny Wolfe"

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

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.

WOLFE: To be safe, football must be competitive

WOLFE: To be safe, football must be competitive

August 6, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

My most recent CFC opinion piece featured the Huron Heights football program, and their dominance of the York Region conference. Their dominance, I believe, was part of the reason that some opposing schools cancelled their programs, while others opponents opted to field 9 man teams. These schools, I believe, didRead More

WOLFE: Huron Heights Warrior’s supremacy and a new season

WOLFE: Huron Heights Warrior’s supremacy and a new season

July 26, 2018 at 12:15 pmby 0 comments

This article, as the title illustrates, will touch on two topics. As part of my continuing look at program excellence and the coaching at those schools, I will describe the domination of the Huron Heights Warriors in their conference. Their school is located in Newmarket ON, and they compete inRead More

Wolfe: High school coaches “as good as it gets”

Wolfe: High school coaches “as good as it gets”

July 22, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

My initial assumption when contacting coaches from across the country; was that coaching matters. Great programs I was convinced, were led by great coaches. As much as I was excited to speak with coaches from all parts of Canada, I did not realize what a great treat this was goingRead More

WOLFE: Mount Douglas Rams strong football tradition

WOLFE: Mount Douglas Rams strong football tradition

July 12, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

In a continuing effort to highlight successful high school football programs from coast to coast; it is time to acknowledge a west coast program. The spotlight will be shone on the consistent excellence displayed by the CFC50 Mount Douglas Rams of Victoria BC.

WOLFE: Better to be lucky or good?

WOLFE: Better to be lucky or good?

June 23, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

As I approach 75 this week – man that is old, reeeel oooold, and 50 years of football, I want to reflect a little on what football means to me.