Linking the country ... Laval regroups, Mount A takes show on the road

  • Laval's coach Glen Constantin says he noticed less intensity in practice prior to 'Bleu Sunday.' The No. 2 Rouge et Or have a bye and then play Mount Allison on Oct. 17, so it will be a couple weeks before it is tested again.

    It also sounds like the Rouge et Or lost fullback Alexandre Edmé to injury. (

  • No. 7 Saskatchewan gets slotback Scott McHenry back from an injury this weekend, which cannot hurt its passing game. (Saskatoon Star-Phoenix)

  • 2-2 Manitoba has not gone gently into the good night.* (Winnipeg Free Press)

  • Saint Mary's kicker Justin Palardy will likely set an AUS career record for field goals on Saturday. He only needs one. He's only 14 away from tying the national mark and is 28 points from the AUS scoring record. (Halifax Chronicle-Herald)

  • Mount Allison, of course, is hosting No. 8 Saint Mary's, in Moncton on Saturday. That city, by the way, is not being shy about wanting the CFL, unlike a certain central Canadian city which just expects to be handed another team after letting two die. (Moncton Times & Transcript)

  • Alberta safety Jason Hetherington already has six interceptions this season. Some teams don't have six interceptions. (Moose Jaw Times-Herald)

  • Huskies Football Outsider talked Canadian college scouting with Toronto Argonauts scout Miles Gorrell, the Ottawa Gee-Gees and Hamilton Tiger-Cats legend. You must get "the tape don't equate" into conversation.

  • Mark Wacyk takes a look at the Saskatchewan Huskies, who are now Showron Glover's team. The Huskies are at Carleton's House-Laughton tournament from Oct. 16-18, along with the UPEI Panthers and Bishop's Gaiters. (
  • Lakehead forward Devin Welsh is training for a career in the Canadian navy. (TBNewsWatch)
Note to users: The OUA football coaches' conference call is on Wednesday this week since Thursday is a game day for several teams. That creates a conflict with work commitments on this end, unfortunately, but it will return next week.

(* Never read the Dylan Thomas poem, only saw Rodney Dangerfield recite it in Back to School.)
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