Saturday, August 15, 2015
RAMS OPEN CAMP SUNDAY
The camp will mark the beginning of a new era for the Rams, who will have a new head coach for the first time in their CIS history with Mike Gibson now at the helm of the program.
"I'm just so glad to finally get out there on the field," Gibson said. "I'm excited to see this football team continue on the road we set out on in January, and it's our goal to get one percent better every day in all areas – in the meeting rooms, on the field, and in terms of playbook knowledge. You can expect our guys to compete hard and push each other every day in pursuit of this."
The Rams expect to have 83 players in camp – 36 returning letterwinners from last year's team, 14 who were with the squad in 2014 but redshirted, and 33 players new to the program. Leading the returners on the defensive side of the ball are dimeback Joey Dwyer and linebacker Michael Stefanovic, both of whom have been named a Canada West all-star in the last two seasons. Second-year quarterback Noah Picton will guide the team's offence, with second-year running back Atlee Simon coming off a breakout second half of last season and an offensive line that is expected to return four of five starters.
The team will report for meetings on Saturday, with the first on-field practice set for Sunday from 10:10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Camp continues with one practice per day leading up to a non-conference game against Calgary on Aug. 26 in Medicine Hat, Alta.
The Rams will then prepare for their Canada West opener, which will see them host the Alberta Golden Bears on Sept. 4 at Mosaic Stadium.
Practice Schedule – Fall Camp
Aug. 16 – 10:10 to 1:30 p.m.
Aug. 17 – 10:10 to 1:30 p.m.
Aug. 18 – 10:45 to 12:35 p.m.
Aug. 19 – 10:10 to 1:45 p.m.
Aug. 20 – 12:30 to 3:50 p.m.
Aug. 21 – 10:45 to 12:35 p.m.
Aug. 22 – 10:10 to 1:45 p.m.
Aug. 23 – 11:15 to 1:45 p.m. (mock game)
Aug. 24 – 10:10 to 1:45 p.m.
Aug. 25 – 11:00 to 12:05 p.m.