After all, former Hec Crighton Trophy winner Andy Fantuz, who starred at Western, and free-agent signee Jason Clermont (U of Regina), are already drawing comparisons to the Canadian slotbacks the 'Riders had when they won a Grey Cup 20 years ago, Ray Elgaard and Jeff Fairholm. (Granted, the bigger worry in Riderville this spring is who is going to be throwing the passes, not who's catching them.)
Meantime, the Regina Leader-Post's beat writers had some nnotes on second-year Canadian wideout Rob Bagg (Queen's) in their dispatches from Sunday's workouts, posted at Rider Rumblings.
"On the turf, Chris Jones and Rob Bagg took turns making dazzling catches. Bagg made a lovely gliding catch on a pass from Dalton Bell and Jones showed his speed when he cut under a defender for what turned out to be an easy reception. He just made it look effortless.Former Ottawa Gee-Gees receiver Adam Nicolson also "went down during a drill with an injury to his left knee or calf." It seems like Nicolson, the former B.C. Lions draft choice, has often been snakebitten with injuries.
"LB Sean Lucas and Bagg also had a spirited battle during one-on-one drills. It was a great moment within training camp. Lucas had Baggg covered on a sideline route. Bagg battled to get open and Bell delivered the perfect pass for the catch. It was a play where everyone did their job. Pretty to watch."
(Cross-posted to Out of Left Field, which also has a Twitter, twitter.com/outofleftfield.)