Notes on our teams of interest in The 613 ...
Ottawa has announced that Phil Roberts, an experienced assistant who coached in the CFL with the Renegades, has been promoted to the co-ordinator's role in the wake of Danny Laramee's move to Saint Mary's. No doubt Roberts will get down to business as soon as he done's coaching high school basketball — his Colonel By Cougars are in the Ottawa city championship tonight, as a matter of fact.)
In the meantime, the Gee-Gees are nationally ranked again, No. 7 in the media poll and No. 8 in the view of the coaches. The invaluable cishoops.ca has the full breakdown of the coaching job Dave DeAveiro pulled off Sunday to make it possible for the Gee-Gees to beat Toronto in a low-scoring game (63-60).
Work commitments will mean missing the Ottawa-Carleton OUA East final on Saturday at the Ravens' Nest, which is too bad. Carleton should win, but you never know, right?
There should be real push-pull between DeAveiro and Carleton coach Dave Smart on Saturday over what pace the game will be played at. The Gee-Gees held Carleton to 70 and 75 points in the regular season. The Ravens are averaging 83.8 against the rest of the OUA even if you don't count a couple of blowouts against Laurentian and RMC, so making them work hard just to get into their offence will be paramount on Saturday night.
A quick post on the rankings is up over at The CIS Blog.