I can't believe the crap that goes on in the CIS awards.
Two awards that should have gone to huskies did not.
One, the Hec Creighton went to a great football player Fantuz. But to me it looked a lot more like he got the award because of his career acheivements then the years. He had a good year yes, but not as good as the Huskies David Stevens.
Stevens led Can west in rushing by a lot. And that means a lot because statistically can west teams are harder to run against on average then all other conferences.
He was second in the country in rushing with 1200+ yds.
He led the country in rushing TD's, and had a couple passing ones as well, which led the whole country with 14 TD's
Now here is the amazing stat. In every game this year, including playoffs, Stevens rushed for over 100 yds. in lots of those games he reached it in the first half. He also was the only running back this year to get 100 yds on Laval.
Fantuz, had a really good year with 800 + yds catching, and 12 touchdowns. No doubt a great year. But he was also playing in the worst league in the CIS the OUA.
Of course he got a lot of yds and points, in one of their games they won 70-1.
But because Can West games are not seen on TV he was not seen at all, so noe of the eastern reprters or coaches vote for him. I think its a flawed system
The second award was Laval's Consantin getting coach of the year over the Huskies Brian Towriss. don't get me wrong he is a great coach, and he does a great job with arguably the best program in CIS right now. But he also has a million dollar budget to work with. If the huskie budget is half of that I would be suprised. Yet the huskies still went 11-0, Laval went 10-1. Huskies went 10-0 in a harder conference, and yes it is harder.
You give towriss a million dollars to run the huskies, and you would see a football program.
I'm sorry but it just pisses me off how the West gets almost no credit in CIS, yet consistently they are the most competitive conference.
The Hec has not gone outside of OUA since 97 yet the OUA has not been in a Vanier untill this year in 10 years.
whatever though, they can take their concilation prizes, The Huskies will have the last laugh tomorrow when they put the hood on the Hawks.
and yes I am ranting, but I'm pissed off.