Articles by: Sonny Wolfe

The strong get stronger

The strong get stronger

May 25, 2020 at 6:45 amby 0 comments

The corollary of this metaphor continues as follows – the weak get weaker, or at best stay the same. This can refer to athletes, coaches as well as programs/teams. There has perhaps never been a better opportunity, than the present circumstances, for ultimate evaluation of one’s dedication to the gameRead More

WOLFE: The Importance of a BIG WHY

WOLFE: The Importance of a BIG WHY

May 10, 2020 at 6:15 amby 0 comments

This message is aimed at the young men/women and/or their parents who like all of us cannot wait for a return to a normal life. As I previously wrote – the most positive amongst us have an opportunity to improve – improve athletically – improve in any and all waysRead More

WOLFE: The greatest coaching job in football history?

WOLFE: The greatest coaching job in football history?

April 23, 2020 at 6:00 amby 0 comments

I consider what Joe Brady did with QB Joe Burrow in his first season at LSU has never been duplicated. Many will hide behind the expression “arguably” to protect themselves from potential criticism. I challenge anyone to describe a better first season coaching job of improving an athlete’s play.

WOLFE: Recruiting Thoughts

WOLFE: Recruiting Thoughts

April 6, 2020 at 6:15 amby 0 comments

As we experience the forced “social distancing” during this Coronavirus predicament, there exists an opportunity and challenge to use the extensive periods of time available, in a positive and practical method. As I often told athletes I coached, after they suffered a setback – are you going to become bitterRead More

WOLFE: No School – No Gyms – No Practices = NO PROBLEM

WOLFE: No School – No Gyms – No Practices = NO PROBLEM

March 30, 2020 at 5:30 amby 0 comments

With all the gloomy news surrounding the (Corona Virus) Covid-19 Pandemic; what is an athlete to do? Without minimizing the real potential danger of the virus, this time can be used to work on and improve you. 

WOLFE: Why 4 Down Football is Best

WOLFE: Why 4 Down Football is Best

March 23, 2020 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

My previous article discussed some of the historical facts regarding 3 and 4 down football. Today I will attempt to make the case that 4 down football is better football. My examination will revolve around 3 reasons for this belief.

WOLFE: Why 3 Down Football and not 4 Down?

WOLFE: Why 3 Down Football and not 4 Down?

March 17, 2020 at 6:00 amby 0 comments

With all of the excitement created in the province of Quebec and Canada by the recent appearance of Laurent Duvernay Tardif in the Super Bowl, the following question was asked of me by a local sportswriter. “Wouldn’t we develop more NFL players if we played 4 down football, as theyRead More

WOLFE: The wonderful game of football

WOLFE: The wonderful game of football

February 29, 2020 at 4:00 amby 0 comments

During an interview he did with a Montreal sportswriter prior to this year’s Super Bowl, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (LDT) of the Kansas City Chiefs gave a very moving statement, “With all the negative publicity surrounding the game, notably the concussion issue, I hope to be able to use my success toRead More

WOLFE: The Godfather of Quebec Football

WOLFE: The Godfather of Quebec Football

February 25, 2020 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

(Jacques Dussault – Left … Marc Santerre – Right) In a most unlikely occurrence, two football books have recently been published in Quebec for francophone readers. I cannot remember the last time a football book was published in this province. Both books trace the playing and coaching careers of theRead More

Former head coach, Sonny Wolfe, McGill Redmen

WOLFE: Coaching Genius

February 16, 2020 at 6:20 amby 0 comments

Effectively the 2019 football season has ended with the playing of the 54th Super Bowl. This most recent SB has resulted in many experts validating the offensive genius of Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid. No one doubted his offensive acumen, however, his Super Bowl win cemented it forRead More

WOLFE: From McGill to the Super Bowl; The incredible journey of LDT

WOLFE: From McGill to the Super Bowl; The incredible journey of LDT

February 2, 2020 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Photo Credit: Laurent D. Tardif Twitter/@LaurentDTardif Very few football fans outside of the province of Quebec would be familiar with the initials LDT. In this province, it is incredible the attention being paid to an incredible young man – Laurent Duvernay-Tardif. All football fans are aware that the San FranciscoRead More

WOLFE: the American QB vs the Canadian QB

WOLFE: the American QB vs the Canadian QB

January 22, 2020 at 6:05 amby 0 comments

Now that the NCAA National Championship game has been won by LSU; I believe this to be the perfect time to look at the huge discrepancy between the quarterback position on both sides of the border.

Former head coach, Sonny Wolfe, McGill Redmen

WOLFE: The Great Debate – Helmets & Improved Safety

January 13, 2020 at 6:50 amby 0 comments

Have the advancements in helmets led to improved player safety – or are the helmet manufacturers using “junk science” to sell more helmets? A relatively recent article highlights some of the differing positions: “Helmet Wars; When Helmet Safety Meets Capitalism” – from Sports Illustrated – November 18, 2019 issue. The SIRead More

WOLFE: U Sports football is broken – What to do?

WOLFE: U Sports football is broken – What to do?

December 20, 2019 at 7:00 amby 0 comments

It goes without saying that U Sports football is not very healthy. That statement, I believe is an accurate assessment with regard to a number of issues, but in particular to a lack of competition. When even Laval cannot fill their stadium for a conference championship game they hosted versusRead More

WOLFE: Coaches behaving badly

WOLFE: Coaches behaving badly

December 11, 2019 at 6:15 amby 0 comments

As is often the case, my topics are provoked by current events. The most current and prevalent revelations, at least in the sports world, are those of coaches making very bad decisions. The firing of Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock has set off an avalanche of stories of coachesRead More

WOLFE: Football coach in waiting provides in-depth analysis

WOLFE: Football coach in waiting provides in-depth analysis

December 2, 2019 at 6:45 amby 0 comments

I had read several most interesting articles written by football coach, Joe Susan, and decided to reach out to have an in-depth discussion with this football philosopher. Susan’s brief bio. He’s coached a total of 41 years thus far, and hopefully more in the near future. He served nine yearsRead More

WOLFE: The Incredible Scott O’Neal Story

WOLFE: The Incredible Scott O’Neal Story

November 27, 2019 at 6:45 amby 0 comments

This article is based on the convergence of two disassociated events. The 1st – another one-sided Bowl game loss for an AUS team; the 2nd the recent retirement of Tantramar (Sackville NB) head coach Scott O’Neal. The most recent Uteck Bowl, saw the RSEQ champion University of Montreal Carabins beatRead More

Former head coach, Sonny Wolfe, McGill Redmen

WOLFE: We are finally out of the dark ages

November 15, 2019 at 5:00 amby 0 comments

The above expression of relief comes from Buddy Breaux, a past president an LSU football support group, the Tiger Gridiron Club. Breaux was expressing his joy in seeing his beloved LSU Tigers, after many years of a “traditional offense”, finally going modern and joining the teams playing a “spread offense”.Read More

WOLFE: Thoughts on a very important season

WOLFE: Thoughts on a very important season

November 7, 2019 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

This is a third time I write regarding 9-man football. A year ago I had no idea that this category of football even existed; I am now a convert and ready to preach its benefits. If this article seems to be a little overblown – blame in on an undefeatedRead More

WOLFE: Do You Have What It Takes – Do You have a Big Enough WHY?

WOLFE: Do You Have What It Takes – Do You have a Big Enough WHY?

November 5, 2019 at 6:05 amby 0 comments

Canadafootballchat.com (CFC) indicates that we create, offer, and publicize – “Player Rankings, Recruiting Tips & More”. I believe this is a perfect time (with the season winding down), and this the perfect venue to elaborate on a favourite topic of mine – “hard work works”. If you (or your parent(s)Read More

WOLFE: AUS Winner to the Vanier Cup Game? – Best Chance in 12 Years

WOLFE: AUS Winner to the Vanier Cup Game? – Best Chance in 12 Years

October 27, 2019 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

All football fans are aware of the recent difficulties of the AUS champions when playing in National Semi-Final Games. Not only have they not advanced to the “Big Game” since 2007, but many of the games were not even competitive. The AUS appearances in the bowl games had become aRead More

WOLFE: The Impact of a new coach

WOLFE: The Impact of a new coach

October 24, 2019 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

Is changing the coach really the answer? Many fans are convinced with a new/better coach they would surely have a better team. Several scientific studies have been done on this subject and the results are less than compelling. There appears to be as many programs who have improved as thereRead More

WOLFE: It’s not only high school football that is endangered

WOLFE: It’s not only high school football that is endangered

October 6, 2019 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

This piece was provoked by two articles posted by Katie Burt of canadafootballchat.com. It is quite ironic that they are both authors are named Thompson; the two of them deal with somewhat similar issues – declining numbers of athletes and/or programs playing high school sports, but from a very differentRead More

 
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