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For the past two weeks, Cortez and the rest of the coaching staff, along with the team’s player personnel department, have conducted a thorough review of the 2012 Canadian Football League campaign in hopes of improving on a six-win season that saw the franchise miss the playoffs for the first time since 2009
“We’ve evaluated everybody we had here last year by position and gone through all our schedules in terms of practice and travel,? Cortez said. “We’ve tried to look at everything we’ve done to see if there’s a better way to do certain things.?
Also included is a painstaking statistical analysis aimed at uncovering anomalies in performance among the offensive, defensive and special-teams units. For example, Cortez says the Ticats’ punt-return team had terrible numbers against two particular opponents this season.
I like the fact that this process has already started in mid November.
Give his relatively late start last year, I think next year Coretez will be much better prepared personennel wise ( both players and coaches) , but I have no idea if the Guelph factor will affect the team's performance.