♦ Guelph’s own Justin Dunk has written an article about the CFL and the challenges faced by Canadian quarterbacks, largely based on his own experience. Dunk shares lots of personal details I didn’t know. I learned too many things to highlight just one or two of them. I think Gryphon fans will want to read the entire article as it appears on CFL.ca – A Bridge to success for Canadian quarterbacks.
♦ Stamps punter Rob Maver got his season off to a big start last week in a last minute win over the Tiger-Cats. Stampeders.com has an article on Maver – Flying high.
In the preliminary stages of his sixth season with the Stampeders, Rob Maver feels his best is yet to come.
The reigning three-time Western Division all-star started the 2015 campaign with a bang, averaging 56 yards on five punts in last Friday’s comeback victory over Hamilton. His outstanding single-game average was good enough for fifth place in club history and included an 83-yard rocket for a much-needed punt single in a one-point win.
“I hit the ball very well and, fortunately, some of the balls were with the wind,” articulated Maver of his performance. “The ones that I got with the wind, we were backed up, so I was able to open up and hit it. It’s always fun when you’re able to go out there and hit the ball well like that. It’s good for your confidence and it’s just good to start the season out like that.”
Read the full story here.
♦ Running backs coach Neil Lumsden has been off and running. From the UofG Daily Bulletin …
A University of Guelph coach and former Canadian Football League star will compete in The Amazing Race Canada.
Neil Lumsden, U of G’s assistant football coach (running backs) and a CFL Hall of Famer, will be on Season 3 of the reality show with his 31-year-old daughter Kristin. They will be up against teams from across Canada, vying for a prize package that includes $250,000.
The Amazing Race Canada premieres July 8 at 9 p.m. on CTV.
Full story here. The Guelph Mercury’s version of the story – Lumsdens prove amazing father-daughter duo in reality TV race around world.
♦ The Argonauts Jake Reinhart is at it again. No explanation needed.
♦ When the Schulich School of Business needed a expert to speak on “Success without Borders” they called on former Gryphon QB Don Ziraldo, founder of Inniskillin Wines, proprietor of Ziraldo Estates Winery and the international face of Canada’s wine industry.