Monthly Archives: November 2014

More thoughts on the Yates Cup

PLAYERS OF THE GAME OFFENSE – Rob Farquharson DEFENSE – Tristan Doughlin SPECIAL TEAMS – Fraser Speakman From … Farquharson finished off his career as a Gryphon by scoring the lone offensive touchdown of the 107th Yates Cup. Farq ripped … Continue reading

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I’m pleased to respond to a request from the OUA office and share the message below. I think it is a positive to see the OUA working together with Football Ontario. It will be interesting to see how well attended the … Continue reading

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First thoughts on the Yates Cup loss

♦ In a word … DISAPPOINTING!! This was a very winnable game. McMaster is very good but not a dominant team, except maybe on defense, and nowhere close to being as complete a team as the 2011-2012 teams led by Kyle … Continue reading

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Game Day thoughts

♦ Here in Hamilton it’s cold and crisp. [Crisp is the perfect word for it.] As of 7:30 a.m. there is no wind at all. The forecast is mixed sun & cloud, little chance of precipitation, little wind and temps rising to … Continue reading

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107th Yates Cup preview

I love this matchup. If there is one OUA school that Guelph still has something to prove against, it’s McMaster. In the past three years the Gryphons have proven they can play with and beat the OUA’s other elite programs, Western and Queen’s. Guelph … Continue reading

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More thoughts on the semi-final win

♦ Yesterday’s big win wasn’t without a little bit of adversity. Western jumped out to a 9-0 lead in the first four minutes of the game. On the opening series Guelph conceded a safety rather than punt from their end zone. … Continue reading

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Quick thoughts on Semi-final win

Yates Cup … here we come!! To quote DB Iain Hutchison, we’re  … “back where we belong”. I also overheard Tom Newbigging tell Jeff Feagan and some other alumni, “it’s a great season when you beat Western twice”. When I … Continue reading

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OUA Semi-Final preview – UWO rematch

The rematch that everyone has been expecting and waiting for has become a reality. There were other possible outcomes that could have resulted after last week’s OUA quarter-finals but this is the one most people were expecting. The Mustang’s quarter-final win had an … Continue reading

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Bye Week Sunday thoughts

♦ This is just the second weekend in the last eleven when there hasn’t been a Gryphon football game to go to. I know I, and several others I’ve talked to, were experiencing withdrawal symptoms today. In a perfect situation … Continue reading

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OUA Semi-Final match-ups set

Western Ontario looked uninspired but pulled out a 25-10 victory over Wilfrid Laurier in one Quarter-Final match. That win sends the Mustangs back to Guelph next week for a re-match of the teams that played in an exciting Week 8 shootout, won 49-46 … Continue reading

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