1. Your team won the Vanier Cup last year in a very close game with McMaster. How does the 2015 version of the Carabins differ from the team we saw in last year’s Coupe Vanier?
A bit different, 2 defensive leaders B. Archambault and M. Girard are now playing for the TiCats and in offense, our best receiver went to the Alouettes.
2. When I think of UdeMontreal I think … strong defense, and balanced offense with an outstanding 5th-year QB in Gabriel Cousineau. I can name just 4 other players – DE J.S. Blanc, WR Regis Cibasu and RBs Sean Erlington and Gabriel Parent. What else (and who else) should Gryphon fans know about this Carabins team?
3. Saturday’s Mitchell Bowl will be the Carabins first-ever national playoff game outside of Montreal and first visit to Guelph. It would be easy to underestimate the impact of travel, new circumstances and changed routines. What does this mean to the program and what impact may it have on the team?
I don’t think it will have much of an impact. They tried to reproduce the week as a regular football week and they’re going to sleep in the TO area.
4. I had a great time at the August 2014 exhibition game in Montreal between our teams. I know other Guelph fans who made the trip felt the same way. How are Montreal fans feeling about playing in an out-of-province, national playoff game? How many fans do you think will be making the trip Guelph?
We’re very excited about that, there will be a parent bus and maybe 20 persons coming by their own means. We will be at your tailgate, probably with a plastic cup in our hand.