I see the problem we have in Canada in developing a deep talent pool of Canadians for the CFL is the system we are using.
For some reason we are trying to copy the American system of using universities. But the thing is down there they offer atheltic scholarships to let in those who wouldn't make it on brains alone. Therefore the best football talent in that country plays in their university system.
Up here, if you haven't got the average, you don't get into alot of Canadian schools. Even if you can throw the ball 50 yards on the line. So what happens is alot of potential talent goes by the wayside.
I say we should form a CHL type league for football in this country. Where our best young football players, say 17-20, will be able to play and develop their talents without worrying about getting a 75 average to continue their football career.
These teams could even represent the various universites, but the players wouldn't necessarily have to attend classes at the universtiy. Though they could live on campus. Like CHL players are billetted.
The good players could go onto the CFL. The ones who don't make it would be allowed to attend university with a special educational scholarship.
The Vanier Cup is in a few weeks, but it won;t be made up of the best players in Cnaada. Far from it.
We have to think of a new system to develop all the available football talent in this country. Because we're missing out on alot of potentially talented players. Not just the ones who can pass an English exam!