A little advice for Canadians who need their off-season fix of college football from south of the border: Visit The Quad, the New York Times college sports blog.
The writers are counting down to the start of the season by previewing every major-college team, from No. 120 down to No. 1. Yesterday, they previewed the Rice Owls (No. 104), whose lineup includes offensive lineman Scott Mitchell, a graduate of St. Mark, the big high school football powerhouse in the Ottawa area. (It would be remiss to omit the fact St. Mark had a two-year win streak snapped by Kingston's Frontenac Falcons in the playoffs last season.)
Mitchell did get some field time last season as a true freshman and graduation has created some openings on the Owls offensive line, if anyone cares to know.
There's exactly zero chance that any Canadian newspaper will do this for our university football, which has only 27 teams. The CIS Blog just might, however. Contributions are more than welcome, hint-hint-hint.
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