- Laval's points for and against through two games: 96-6. (Le Soleil)
- Saint Mary's receiver Carl Hardwick notes the Huskies "had a couple of bad days of practice with guys too overconfident" prior to their loss to St. FX on Saturday.
Another nugget from the coverage in Halifax: X coach Gary Waterman had his players salute the fans at Oland Stadium after the final gun, a nice gesture. (Halifax Chronicle-Herald)
- No doubt a shudder went through some coaches when they saw Western tailback Da'Shawn Thomas might want to stay in London for more than one year:
"Western works out well for me. My dad came to see me play in this game. I'm seriously thinking about sticking around here. I can play college football and get my degree, prepare for life after football and get my education."(Toronto Star)
- Queen's QB Dan Brannagan's status for the Golden Gaels-Ottawa Gee-Gees grudge match next Saturday might be more closely guarded than Fort Knox. A user notes that Brannagan suffered a mild concussion vs. McMaster.
- Ottawa, for what it is worth, reduced their penalties vs. Waterloo. They were only flagged 15 times for 125 yards. For anyone wondering, the school's release calls tailback Jordan Wilson-Ross a "second-year transfer," so presumably he is not eligible for rookie of the year. (press release)
- Does anyone else feel Western clearly looked like the class of the OUA but far from invincible beating Laurier 30-7 on Saturday? Consider that feeling the old it's not how, it's by how much. The No. 2 Mustangs look like they can win with offence and defence, although the team in Kingston proved it in much more bizarre fashion by winning 52-49 and 8-7. (London Free Press, Waterloo Record)
- The Golden Hawks kicker is named Nathan Hawkes. Big deal. There was a time when every player on the Mustangs, at least going by his jersey, had the last name "Western." (Waterloo Record)
- A wag of the finger for recycling a nickname ... Windsor is calling running backs Paul Lafaive and Kamar Anglin "Thunder and Lightning," the same handle that was bestowed on Daryl Stephenson and one of his backups three years ago.
It's almost charming when the hometown coverage posits that Windsor could give Western a game based on wins over the two Toronto teams (don't mind being proved wrong if they do, though). (Windsor Star)
- Two weeks into the season, Guelph QB Justin Dunk has six touchdowns by air and four by land. It might be a good idea to find out if any OUA player has ever had double digits in passing and rushing touchdowns in the same season.
Phill Côté, who won the Hec Crighton Trophy at Ottawa in 1999, pulled off that feat. Côté, if memory serves, scored more often as a runner (16 times) than as a passer (10). (Guelph Mercury)
- Mark Wacyk has a capsule up on the York Lions, who have a pair of 6-foot-10 posts in Stefan Haynes and Dejan Kravic to complement combo guard, David Tyndale. Ottawa transfer Justin Bell might be pencilled in at small forward. (cishoops.ca)
- For all you hoopheads, Mark also has a summary of all pre-season tournaments.