" 'We (Canadians) can play ball too, right?' says Harris. 'A lot of Americans come up here and they're shell-shocked, because it's such a different game. Being a Canadian can play into your favour in most situations.'For that scenario to happen, correct me if I'm wrong (please!), the Lions would need to be able to draft Andrew Harris in a year's time. He's at their camp on a territorial exemption.
"Harris has broached the northern backfield idea with Lee, a two-time CIS rushing champion from Bishop's, via Facebook.
" 'I told him, "You've gotta come back to make an all-Canadian backfield," ' Harris says. 'That would be pretty cool. But I'm still a while away from that possibility. I just got to take it day by day so I can get there.' "
Still, after seeing his highlight reel, it's fun to imagine him and Lee lining up together. Harris looks pretty impressive.
(And of course, the Edmonton Eskimos are trying a Canadian tailback platoon with former McMaster Hec Crighton Trophy winner Jesse Lumsden and Calvin McCarty.)
Lions backfield could make Canada proud (Mike Beamish, Canwest News Service)