Nathan Coehoorn

No idea if he's any good but its pretty close to Cahoon. "Ball capte par le numero 82 Nathannnnn Coehoooooooooooorn!

Unfortunately,7 teams will draft/choose before us; I expect him to be drafted by Winnipeg,as 4th overall.

While not too long ago I was "adamant" that we would not draft a K/P, in round 1,now I am not so sure; hence,if WR/SB Parker,Coehoorn and Iannuzzi are gone -I expect that they will- when we choose,I say that we will select Hugh O'Neil, P/K from Alberta, as our first choice. In the latest rankings,he went from 11 to 8. Milo is not even in top 15.

Richard

Si on considère que les Alouettes ont recruté à pratiquement toutes les positions sauf la ligne offensive et le botteur, il faut s’attendre à ce que les choix de l’équipe s’orientent de ce côté. Manifestement, si O’Neill est disponible lorsque les Alouettes auront à choisir, il y a de fortes chances qu’il soit l’heureux élu. Sinon, je crois tout de même que les Alouettes se tourneront vers Milo. Les bons joueurs de ligne offensive peuvent se repêcher un peu plus loin, tant ils sont plus nombreux que les botteurs.

Ce serait comique, mais je ne crois pas que les supporteurs vont le faire avant d'être sûrs que Nathan est digne de Ben. La marche est haute, disons.

New CIS standings list Coehoorn as # 7 in the ratings and H O’Neil at #8- so, it would appear our team will be able to draft one of these guys with their #8 choice. Who would you choose?

Je prends O'Neill. C'est notre besoin le plus criant et je suis très sceptique sur la capacité de David à combler efficacement ce poste. Aussi, de ce que j'ai lu, O'Neill est un assez bon plaqueur.

Côté receveurs, on a l'air assez bien nantis.

Iannuzzi is now rated as number 9 re the select CIS guys. How about making some kind of deal that the Als, who need his wide receiver talent, to take him on the number 8 selection and, attempt to make some kind of deal with another club which would permit the Als to draft Chris Milo with their second kick? I really don't know O'Neil but I have always liked Milo. I am looking forward to the upcoming draft- should be exciting.

Yes,WR Marco Ianuzzi is ranked 9th but, if you exclude junior offensive linemen Philip Blake and Tyles Holmes,ranked 4th and 5th, and NFL player Vaughn Martin,ranked 6th, players who probably won't be selected by any team,in round 1,Ianuzzi becomes number 6. To me, this player will be drafted by Hamilton or Calgary or Saskatchewan in round 1,before we select. This is why I think that we will select P/K O'Neil,who would be ranked 5th if we exclude Blake,Holmes and Martin.

A month from now we will already know the answers.

Richard

Chris Milo made 22 of 26 FG attempts 86%. Punt Average 42.2 yds. O'Neil made 13 FG on 18 attempts 72% . His punting average was 39.79 yds.
It would appear that Chris Milo had better CIS stats than O'Neill. If the team, with 8th selection had a choice of the two, who would you pick? I'd go with my heart rather than my head and select Chris Milo.

C'est vrai, mais Milo a évolué au Québec alors que O'Neill a évolué en Alberta. Les vents sont plus importants et plus capricieux en Alberta qu'au Québec. Et il semble que O'Neill soit meilleur plaqueur.

Mais je suis aussi d'avis que Milo semble sous-estimé et qu'il représente tout de même un très bel espoir comme botteur.

Compte tenu des besoins des Alouettes, je persiste à croire qu'un des deux se retrouvera à Montréal après le repêchage.

I'm with Niagra

I'm puzzled that the Alouettes aren't all over Milo
Not only from a PR perspective...he is after all a Quebec college star
But looking at the stats...capricious winds or no
Milo seems the better kicker

And having watched him...one can safely say that unlike certain others....
Milo understands the importance of hitting those corners
And rises to the occasion in big games
And if I never see another Als kicker shake his head after botching another FG/Punt...
I've always thought that sang-froid was worth 5 yards on a kicking average....easy.

I'd be surprised if the Alouettes aren't playing a bit of possum on this one.

And Duval only had to be such a good tackler because he kept missing the mark
...and had to cover his own *$$

Serge Vleminckx on Rue Frontenac, who is pretty atuned to the Quebec college scene, yesterday stated some have questioned Milo`s performance at the CFL evaluation camp as well as his work ethic:

"Les meilleurs espoirs : quelques déceptions

La Ligue canadienne de football a fait connaître sa liste finale réunissant les 15 plus beaux espoirs en vue du prochain repêchage. Dix de ces messieurs sont issus des rangs universitaires canadiens.

De ce groupe de prestige, seulement deux ont évolué sur le circuit québécois, Junior Turner, des Gaiters de l’université Bishop’s, et Anthony Barette, des Stingers de Concordia.

Certains ont sourcillé à la vue du nom du botteur des Golden Bears d’Alberta Hugh O’Neill parmi la crème plutôt que de celui du botteur étoile du Rouge et Or de l’Université Laval à Québec Christopher Milo. Pourtant, les statistiques parlent en faveur de ce dernier. Sauf que selon certaines informations, le jeune homme aurait perdu des points au camp d’évaluation.

Qui plus est, on questionne son éthique de travail. Je veux bien, sauf que le talent est indéniable."

Quand même surprenant de la part de Vleminckx qui est un dénigreur assidu de la LCF. Là, sans être vraiment positif, il n'a pas vraiment été négatif. Serait-il sur son chemin de Damas?

The info reported above by Vlemincky is quite vague which mentions that Milo lost some points at the evaluation camp. I would like to know specifically who was that person with the negative info on Milo. I have been folowing Laval since they began with their football program. I have tons of respect for the coach and, I doubt very much that the coach would permit a player with a problem work ethic to be a member of that team. Who is saying he has this issue? To me this sounds like some one is dropping a nasty innuendo about Chris Milo. If you examine the latest CIS stats you will note that Milo is accredited with producing 111 points, O'Neil with 55. In all available statistical analysys, Milo surpasses O'Neil. Is O'Neil a better tackler than Milo? Who knows? It puzzles me that Milo is not even rated on the " best player"CIS list. If any of you can supply more valid info on the ratings on these two players I hope you will get that info posted. As Senior pointed out Milo would be a real attraction to Montreal fans- he's a natural there!

Voilà un point très intéressant. Effectivement, le Rouge et Or étant une organisation convoitée par les jeunes qui aspirent à jouer au football, il est peu probable que Constantin l'aurait toléré 4 ans dans son vestiaire si son attitude au travail n'était pas adéquate. Quand on regarde la progression que Milo a suivie, on ne peut que croire qu'il représente un espoir très crédible.

Je ne suis pas amer qu'il ne soit pas classé parmi les 15 premiers espoirs. Il pourrait bien faire mentir ses détracteurs.

Peut-être que Vleminckx aurait préféré voir Milo dans sa NFL chérie...

Two things come to mind about the Milo - O`Neil situation.

The CFL draft rankings have to be taken with a grain of salt, as they come from the teams themselves. It has often been pointed out that teams will not always be forthcoming, particularly if they think highly of a prospect that others might not.

Also, Milo attended Als training camps in 2006 & 2007 as a junior, so Popp should be familiar with his character and work ethic.

The difference in points is interesting...but not all due to the kicker himself
Averages tell a more accurate story there...
For Milo to be as dominant he'd have to end up on a CFL team who's offence moves the ball into scoring position as often as did the Rouge et Or.
Wait!
I think I know just the team...

Seriously though...it's not exactly rocket science
If a Punter/Kicker has better averages...better scoring and seems efficient in positional kicking...
He should be the better prospect. I don't buy the hot air about "work ethic"
Whatever's going on should work itself out soon....hopefully with Milo on the Alouettes.

Everything in it's place and a place for everything.
Except at running back
And kick returner.

Good points
Playing possum methinks

Forget about the "experts" who gave O'Neil priority over Chris Milo in selecting the best CIS draft material. Laval won the Vanier Cup in 2010 and, one of the stars of the winning team was Chris Milo who generated 5 FGs tying a CIS record. In selecting the all Canadian CIS All Stars, Chris Milo was selected as the best P/K in the league. Rated as second was Arron Ifield. O'Neil was not mentioned. From my own observation of Milo ( Laval's games were televised in Ontario re French CBC), from the All Star selection and, the CIS stats - Milo's not being rated higher that O'Neil was an error! I'm looking for Milo to be selected by the Als in their first pick!!!!

These rankings mean absolutely nothing. Rankings are based on reports submited by the team's and they do not want to tip their hand as to who they like. Also Vaugh Martin will not go in the first round. He's doing well in the NFL and will likely never play in the CFL.

Myself I dont have a problem with a team as deep as the Als drafting a kicker in the first round but I would be very surprised if he was available at the 8th. slot. I think Hamilton or Saskatchewan will grab him before we get to O'Neil