Pre-CFL Combine news wrap: The Buckley Bandwagon, many Manitoba Bisons, Chungh’s other value
Buckley and the Dinos
The Calgary Herald is naturally firmly on the Andrew Buckley bandwagon, and why not? Buckley capped four years with the University of Calgary by winning the Hec Crighton Trophy and last week was named Calgary Booster Club Male Athlete of the Year to officially put him on a level with Jeff Garcia.
As a Canadian-born quarterback, Buckley seems likely to crack a CFL roster in 2015 for personnel reasons alone; one intriguing landing spot would be with his hometown Stampeders, with whom he trained last summer.
The ‘Herald also noted that three of Buckley’s Dinos teammates – LB Tanner Doll, DL Tyler Langlais and WR Chris Dobko will be trying out in today’s regional combine in Edmonton; the three have reportedly been working out with Buckley.
Former Dinos OL Sukh Chungh competed at the NFL’s regional combine this past weekend; not much news on his performance as of yet, but CFLpass loves this recent tweet on the big guy:
This kid Sukh Chungh from Calgary is a beast. He was serving pancakes every game at guard on route to being named a back 2 back All-Canadian— Eric_CFL (@EhSportsOpinion) March 19, 2015
Chungh could be next ... Vince Carter?
AnokhiMedia.com presents the case for drafting Toronto combine invite Sukh Chungh – from a sociocultural/marketing perspective.
Here comes the (Manitoba) Bison herd!
Meanwhile, the University of Manitoba Bisons topped all CIS teams this year in sending nine players total to the three CFL combines. Of the nine, six – LB Thomas Miles, DLs Pacome Matulu and Ranji Atwall; OL Tyler Fabbri; and WRs Andrew Smith and Matt LaRiviere – will be attending the Edmonton event.
QB Jordan Yantz, RB Kienan LaFance and SB Nic Demski are on the list for the Toronto combine on Saturday. At no. 5 on the official CFL.ca draft prospect list, Demski was last week portrayed in the Winnipeg Sun as keeping playing in the NFL a goal, despite not getting an invite to the American league’s combine in Houston – though, according to the ‘paper, playing for his hometown Blue Bombers would be “a blessing.”
Something about football in Montreal
And here’s a CFL.ca draft profile on Byron Archambault, because CFLpass should really include something on Montreal football.
Things one can't unsee
Finally, this viewer has been goggling over the video included within the omnipresent Justin Dunk’s article, Secrets behind the combine interview.
Doesn’t it just … it just looks like … like … It looks like virtually *any other job interview you’ve ever been to*. Right? RIGHT?
Talk about stripping away the mystique...