Ticats sign four National players

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Wednesday the football club has signed four national players, including wide receiver Marcus Davis, linebacker Lukas Korol, defensive back Gabriel Ouellet and kicker/punter Michael Domagala.

Davis, 22, was selected by the Tiger-Cats in the fourth round, 31st overall, in the 2018 CFL Draft. The 5-10, 185-pound wide receiver from Victoria, British Columbia registered 103 receptions for 1,316 yards and 10 touchdowns in 30 games over four years (2014-17) with the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds before sitting out the 2018 season to rehab a knee injury. Davis, the younger brother of current Tiger-Cats linebacker Terrell Davis, won the Hardy Cup, Uteck Bowl and Vanier Cup with UBC in 2015.

Korol, 23, played eight games for the University of Guelph in 2018, and was named a U SPORTS Second Team All-Canadian after recording 74.5 total tackles, three sacks, 8.5 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, one interception and five pass break-ups for the Gryphons. In 34 career games at Guelph, the 6-0, 205-pound native of Dundas, Ontario registered 224 total tackles, eight sacks, 18.5 tackles for loss, three forced fumbles, seven fumble recoveries, four interceptions and six pass break-ups.

Ouellet, 24, played six games for Laval University in 2018, recording seven total tackles, two interceptions and two pass break-ups for the Rouge et Or. In 38 career games at Laval from 2014 to 2018, the 5-10, 198-pound native of Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec registered 83.5 total tackles, five tackles for loss, three sacks, eight interceptions, nine pass break-ups and one forced fumble. He was part of Laval’s 2016 and 2018 Vanier Cup championship teams.

Domagala, 23, played eight games for Carleton University in 2018, converting 16 of 21 field goal attempts and all 26 extra point attempts, and recording 63 punts for an average of 40.1 yards per punt for the Ravens. In 42 career games at Carleton from 2013-18, the 5-9, 202-pound native of St. Catharines, Ontario converted 73 of 96 field goal attempts and all 132 extra point attempts, and registered 347 punts for an average of 38.8 yards per punt.

Nice to see Davis back for TC, and Korol is legit, at very least he should be a special teams beast I think.

That kicker will need to work on his leg strength this off-season if he wants a shot at making the team. Punt average of 40 yards not going to cut it at the pro level.

That’s true.

Check out Domagala on theutube or the Google for leg strength . He’ll be fine .

Pat Lynch (the old guy)

The Canadian pipeline just keeps producing . We have 8 picks in the 2019 draft, with 4 in the top 20 . Life is good !

Pat Lynch (the old dude)

How will youtube enhance his 39 yard punting average and 76% field goal rate?

Cats need an upgrade over Lirim and will hopefully bring in a few more contenders for the job.

I respectfully disagree. A National that converts at an over 85% FG success rate and avg 45 yards a punt. Sign me up.

What do we really think that we will find that will be better?

Reminds me of an old joke.
A single lady looking for a potential husband gets in an elevator. They get to the 2nd floor and the doors open. There stands a strong and handsome single guy. The single lady is asked if she would like to meet this guy or check out the 3rd floor. Well she said lets check out the 3rd floor.

They get to the 3rd floor and there stands a strong and handsome single guy, loves his mom and has a great job. The single lady is asked if she would like to meet this guy or check out the 4th floor. Well she said lets check out the 4th floor.

On the 4th floor the doors open and there stands a strong and handsome single guy, loves his mom and has a great job, loves animals, long walks, romantic movies and spoiling his significant other. The single lady is asked if she would like to meet this guy or check out the 5th floor. Well she said lets check out the 5th floor.

The doors close on the elevator and it starts going down instead of up. Where are we going shouts the single girl, I wanted to continue going up to the 5th floor. Well she was told the 5th floor does not exist.

I think Lirim is somewhere between the 3rd and 4th floor and I am very happy with his performance.

How is that for a bad story…

I'm guessing that you never bothered looking, right ? Good luck with that level of intellectual curiosity .

Pat Lynch (the old guy)

You're quick to insult that's for sure. I have probably read more books than you have words. FYI I did check out the articles and reading about him kicking a 50 yarder and couple of shorties to win ST player of the week does not mean he's the next Medlock. His averages indicate that he still needs work.

Congrats on reading all those books . My suggestion was to look at the video . Statistics are fine but can be misleading . Punting average means little if you are directionally kicking . Maver of the Stamps is a master at that skill. His career average is 45.2 yds and his net average is 37.6 yds . If you outkick the coverage, then your net usually suffers. So having the longest punting average means little to special teams. Do you really want to kick to Speedy Banks in the middle of the field ?

If you watch the kid’s video, you’ll see a strong leg . I like books too but I understand that video may be helpful in team scouting . It may have a future .

Pat Lynch (the old guy with video of the 1963, 65, 67, 72, 86, 99 Grey Cup games)

I’ve seen Domagala play a few times. His leg strength is just fine.

Well there you go . Lirim can use the competition as well as some possible mentoring time.

Pat Lynch (the old guy)