Saturday, August 15, 2015

Rams Main Camp Starts Sunday at U of R

The University of Regina Rams kick off their 2015 season with fall camp starting this weekend, with players to report on Saturday and the first on-field session happening on Sunday at the U of R Field.
The camp will mark the beginning of a new era for the Rams, who will have a new head coach for the first time in their CIS history with Mike Gibson now at the helm of the program.
“I’m just so glad to finally get out there on the field,” Gibson said. “I’m excited to see this football team continue on the road we set out on in January, and it’s our goal to get one percent better every day in all areas – in the meeting rooms, on the field, and in terms of playbook knowledge. You can expect our guys to compete hard and push each other every day in pursuit of this.”
The Rams expect to have 83 players in camp – 36 returning letterwinners from last year’s team, 14 who were with the squad in 2014 but redshirted, and 33 players new to the program. Leading the returners on the defensive side of the ball are dimeback Joey Dwyer and linebacker Michael Stefanovic, both of whom have been named a Canada West all-star in the last two seasons. Second-year quarterback Noah Picton will guide the team’s offence, with second-year running back Atlee Simon coming off a breakout second half of last season and an offensive line that is expected to return four of five starters.
The team will report for meetings on Saturday, with the first on-field practice set for Sunday from 10:10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Camp continues with one practice per day leading up to a non-conference game against Calgary on Aug. 26 in Medicine Hat, Alta.
The Rams will then prepare for their Canada West opener, which will see them host the Alberta Golden Bears on Sept. 4 at Mosaic Stadium.

(U of R Athletics)


Anonymous said...

Rams have a lot of good young talent. I'm looking forward to seeing what they can do this year.

Anonymous said...

I've heard some good things about Gibson and I've heard some bad things.

Guess we'll find out soon if getting rid of Frank was a good move or not.

Anonymous said...

They did not "get rid of" Frank. He decided to retire. Strange how some people like to twist the facts or maybe are just not paying attention.

Anonymous said...

Believe what you want but the fact of the matter is: Frank did not retire. Neither did Bernie. Both of them were forced out!!!

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Anonymous said...

I would hope the Rams can make the playoffs this year, but with Picton and Simon going into 3rd year along with some others in 2016, I would expect this team to start making a serious run at Vanier which is one reason why Frank "retired". If they aren't challenging for Vanier in the next 2-3 years, then get Mr. Mueller back from Calgary.