Queen's has lost two major contributors. OUA rushing champ Mike Giffin has made the Montréal Alouettes as a fullback and special-teamer. D-lineman Dee Sterling is still in the mix with the Edmonton Eskimos. Giffin, a free-agent signee, was in tough after converting from tailback. He realizes as much:
"I didn't go in with a good attitude last year ... My head just wasn't in it with my wife (Heidi) being eight months pregnant. I didn't think I had to perform. I was naive."Any fan of a particular team obviously hopes their guys get a crack at the CFL, but it is always in the back of one's mind that they might return. As The Whig has reported, middle linebacker Thaine Carter's status is unclear after he hurt his shoulder at Winnipeg Blue Bombers camp. Cornerback-kick returner Jimmy Allin is a maybe to return for a fifth season, while centre Dan Bederman is expected to return.
— Kingston Whig-Standard