Articles by: Ryan McCabe

U Sports recruiting analysis 2017 (OUA): U of T looking to turn the corner with local talent, strong influence from south of the border

U Sports recruiting analysis 2017 (OUA): U of T looking to turn the corner with local talent, strong influence from south of the border

March 22, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Over the next several weeks, we will be reviewing the U Sports team’s 2017 class in order to better assess all the recruiting madness. After another minor setback last season, the University of Toronto Varsity Blues is hoping the class of 2017 can supply the necessary pieces to return to theRead More

Mind of McCabe: U Sports recruiting class of 2017 provincial breakdown (Graphics)

Mind of McCabe: U Sports recruiting class of 2017 provincial breakdown (Graphics)

March 18, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

With the U Sports recruiting class of 2017 deep into their final drive, we thought it would be interesting to breakdown some trends as to where the recruits were coming from and going to across the country and beyond. There are several surprises at what the numbers show.  

U Sports Recruiting Analysis 2017 (OUA): York’s West Coast pipeline continues to flow with pair of CFC100 linemen

U Sports Recruiting Analysis 2017 (OUA): York’s West Coast pipeline continues to flow with pair of CFC100 linemen

March 15, 2017 at 8:54 amby 0 comments

Over the next several weeks, we will be reviewing the U Sports team’s 2017 class in order to better assess all the recruiting madness. It’s been a tough road for Warren Craney and the Lions during his seven year tenure, but with a massive influx of Western talent making theirRead More

Mind of McCabe: Four ways your program can benefit from strong branding

Mind of McCabe: Four ways your program can benefit from strong branding

March 12, 2017 at 6:35 amby 0 comments

When you talk about the importance of branding in sports, your mind instantly pictures organizations such as the Dallas Cowboys or New York Yankees, who have made billions off of building identities that are recognizable worldwide. These of course are the titans of the industry who use their brand powerRead More

U Sports Recruiting Analysis 2017 (OUA): Queen’s class headlined by local talent and a strong group of O-linemen

U Sports Recruiting Analysis 2017 (OUA): Queen’s class headlined by local talent and a strong group of O-linemen

March 8, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Over the next several weeks, we will be reviewing the U Sports team’s 2017 recruiting class in order to better assess all the recruiting madness. Queen’s didn’t end 2016 on the highest of notes with a 3-5 record and no playoff berth to show for their efforts, but 2017 shouldRead More

Mind of McCabe: Flag football may be the future, but that doesn’t mean the death of tackle football

Mind of McCabe: Flag football may be the future, but that doesn’t mean the death of tackle football

March 4, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Sometimes I feel like an old man trapped in a young man’s body. I am very resistant when people try to change the things I like, but at some point in time, you need to adjust your line of thinking. Flag football seems like the new hot button word inRead More

U Sports Recruiting Analysis 2017 (OUA): McMaster mining the West Coast while keeping local talent at home

U Sports Recruiting Analysis 2017 (OUA): McMaster mining the West Coast while keeping local talent at home

March 1, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Over the next several weeks, we will be reviewing the U Sports team’s 2017 recruiting class in order to better assess all the recruiting madness. The interim tag has officially been removed from Marauders’ Head Coach, Greg Knox, and now it’s time to see what he can do with aRead More

Mind of McCabe: With all the rule changes, don’t forget that referees are struggling too

Mind of McCabe: With all the rule changes, don’t forget that referees are struggling too

February 25, 2017 at 8:59 amby 0 comments

Photo courtesy of cfl.ca I don’t like referees, coaches don’t like referees, players don’t like referees. They are essentially the one thing that keeps all fans united across sports. I do, however, have more respect for them now more than ever before in a football landscape that changes like theRead More

U Sports 2017 Recruiting Analysis (OUA): Carleton hoping to cement themselves among the top programs in the country

U Sports 2017 Recruiting Analysis (OUA): Carleton hoping to cement themselves among the top programs in the country

February 22, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Over the next several weeks, we will be reviewing the U Sports team’s 2017 class in order to better assess all the recruiting madness. The rise of the Carleton Ravens has been nothing short of amazing, and with another strong class of recruits ready to hit the field in blackRead More

U Sports 2017 Recruiting Analysis (OUA): Ottawa Gee-Gees ready to begin a new chapter with heavy influence from QC

U Sports 2017 Recruiting Analysis (OUA): Ottawa Gee-Gees ready to begin a new chapter with heavy influence from QC

February 15, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Over the next several weeks, we will be reviewing the U Sports team’s 2017 class in order to better assess all the recruiting madness. The illustrious Derek Wendel era has come and gone at Ottawa, which makes 2017 especially interesting for the Gee-Gees as they look to forge a newRead More

Mind of McCabe: A defense of football in their battle with concussions

Mind of McCabe: A defense of football in their battle with concussions

February 11, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

I started playing football back in 2004 when I was 10 years old, and it was a dream come true. The world of football was always a big part of my life from a young age, but to actually join a team, work towards a common goal, and wear aRead More

U Sports 2017 Recruiting Analysis (OUA): Guelph Gryphons looking to add size alongside five CFC100 commits

U Sports 2017 Recruiting Analysis (OUA): Guelph Gryphons looking to add size alongside five CFC100 commits

February 8, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Over the next several weeks, we will be reviewing the U Sports team’s 2017 recruiting class in order to better assess all the recruiting madness. After emerging as one of the OUA powers in the last four years, the Guelph Gryphons suffered a minor setback this past season finishing withRead More

U Sports 2017 Recruiting Analysis (OUA):  Laurier looking to entrench themselves atop the OUA after taking home their first Yates Cup since 2005

U Sports 2017 Recruiting Analysis (OUA): Laurier looking to entrench themselves atop the OUA after taking home their first Yates Cup since 2005

February 1, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Over the next several weeks, we will be reviewing the U Sports team’s 2017 class in order to better assess all the recruiting madness (excluding the OUA as they will be reviewed separately). After pulling off the biggest comeback in Yates Cup history, don’t expect the Laurier Golden Hawks to kickRead More

U Sports Recruiting Analysis (OUA): Western reloading on local talent for another run at the Yates Cup

U Sports Recruiting Analysis (OUA): Western reloading on local talent for another run at the Yates Cup

January 26, 2017 at 7:33 amby 0 comments

The Mustangs have perennially strong classes, and this year is no different with a slew of local talent making their way on campus to hopefully turn Western’s recent Yates Cup struggles around. Class Analysis

U Sports 2017 Recruiting analysis (OUA): Waterloo making their way back on the scene with four CFC100 recruits

U Sports 2017 Recruiting analysis (OUA): Waterloo making their way back on the scene with four CFC100 recruits

January 18, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Over the next several weeks, we will be reviewing each OUA team’s 2017 class in order to better assess all the recruiting madness. First up, are the Waterloo Warriors who have made a big splash this year by signing four CFC100 recruits, as well as a handful of other playersRead More

 
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