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Roughrider Draft Class of 2007!

10:57 minutes (5.01 MB)

Check out a review of the Saskatchewan Roughriders 2007 draft picks.

State of the Rider Nation Address

29:53 minutes (13.68 MB)

In the first of a series of CFL state of the franchise addresses, Kent Austin and Eric Tillman map out plans for 2007. And we've got it here for you to listen.

Kerry Joseph "has to be better" says Austin

3:17 minutes (1.51 MB)

We break down Kent Austin's challenge to his new quarterback.

Salary Cap Update

2:12 minutes (1.01 MB)

The Roughriders have complained about salary cap problems all offseason, and now we take a closer look.

Rider Additions and Deletions

0:35 minutes (554.74 KB)

Newstalk Radio's Brendan McGuire gives us an update on two additions and two deletions to the roster.

Austin Visits Drew Remenda Sports Show

16:48 minutes (7.7 MB)

Here's a complete copy of Kent Austin's visit with Drew and Mitchell last night.

Burris Getting Challenged?

3:14 minutes (1.49 MB)

Find out what Tom Higgins has to say about Akili Smith pushing Henry Burris for the Stamps number one quarterbacking job.

Tillman Previews Rookie Camp

13:43 minutes (6.28 MB)

E.T. chatts with Mitch on the Eve of Wednesday's opening to Roughrider rookie camp.

Tillman Explains Dorsey Trade

6:40 minutes (3.05 MB)

G.M. Eric Tillman discusses his reasons for trading Dominique Dorsey and Dwan Epps while clarifying Drew Tate's status with the football team.

Austin's First Day

6:27 minutes (2.96 MB)

He's been on the job for 6 months already, but Kent Austin finally ran his first practice today.

Frazier Wants to Start

1:58 minutes (928.82 KB)

Lance Frazier might be the only rookie to start for the Riders this year.

Hoffart's Last Chance

2:37 minutes (1.2 MB)

U of S product Nathan Hoffart is into his 3rd training camp as a Rider and knows this could be his last shot.

Austin Not Sure About QB Situation

3:34 minutes (1.64 MB)

Head coach Kent Austin still isn't sure how many quarterbacks he'll have come opening day.

Jones Knows The Heat is On

3:29 minutes (1.6 MB)

Traded to the prairies for the Riders first round pick, it didn't take offensive lineman Brian Jones long to learn the business of pro sports. 

Best Wants to be Just That!

1:48 minutes (849.23 KB)

2005 first round pick Chris Best is widely considered the future long-term anchor of the Rider O-line.

Will the Thunder Roll?

2:39 minutes (1.22 MB)

Regina Thunder running back Stuart Foord is trying to fulfill a lifelong dream of wearing the green and white.

The Exodus of Rookie Receivers Slowly Begins

8:04 minutes (3.7 MB)

Dave McKoy sat out much of day 3 at rookie camp but he was one up on both Josh Tinch and Andrew Busby. Coach Kent Austin explains. 

McKoy Learning about the Fishbowl

2:48 minutes (1.29 MB)

This year's top draft pick Dave McKoy never thought he'd be taken so high.

From the Rockies to the Prairies

2:13 minutes (1.02 MB)

Mitch visits with former Denver Bronco linebacking prospect Josh Buhl.

The Next K.K.?

2:49 minutes (1.29 MB)

Fred Russell is favoured by many to be the man sharing the Rider backfield with Shermar Bracey this seaosn.

Minor Bumps & Bruises on Day One

4:42 minutes (2.15 MB)

Kent Austin's describes the thrill of running his first full practice as a head coach.

Durant Battles Tate

3:08 minutes (1.44 MB)

Darian Durant feels the 3rd string quarterback job is his to lose.

Riders Give Marcus "Piece of Mind"

3:43 minutes (1.7 MB)

Marcus Crandell wants to reward the Roughriders for their faith in him.

No Special Treatment for Vets

3:11 minutes (1.46 MB)

Coach Kent Austin says Jermaine Haley's NFL credentials don't earn him any special points in training camp.

Perry a Big Man on Campus

5:14 minutes (2.4 MB)

A year removed from a 14 quarterback sack season, Fred Perry has clearly emerged as one of the CFL's top sackmasters.

Haley Adjusts to 3-down Football Again

2:03 minutes (965.76 KB)

"Even at his age(34), Jermaine(Haley) can still be a dominant player." -- Eric Tillman, January 2007

Rome Wasn't Built in a Day

6:11 minutes (2.84 MB)

Kent Austin says patience is needed to build his re-tooled offence.

"We'll Ride Him as Long as We Can!" says Coach Hall

4:42 minutes (2.15 MB)

Defensive co-ordinator Richie Hall has the utmost faith in Maurice Lloyd starting all 18 games at middle linebacker.

Lloyd the New Anchor in the Middle

5:03 minutes (2.32 MB)

Having surpassed Mike McCullough on the depth chart, Maurice Lloyd is prepared to handle the starting job at middle linebacker.

Haley's Conditioning Partly to Blame

7:14 minutes (3.32 MB)

Coach Kent Austin explains why Jermaine Haley won't be replacing big Nate Davis after all.

Boreham Welcomes the Wind

4:13 minutes (1.93 MB)

Jaime Boreham wants to win the kick-off and punting chores away from Luca Congi.

Luca Still Wants To Do it All

2:46 minutes (1.27 MB)

Luca Congi wants to keep all of his kicking chores, just like last year.

Austin Shortening Practice

4:05 minutes (1.88 MB)

Coach Kent acknowledges the toughest stretch of training camp.

Justin Needs to Play for a Winner

3:18 minutes (1.51 MB)

2 straight play-off mises in Hamilton were enough for Airabin Justin.

Clovis Goes From Raw Rookie to Veteran Leader

1:55 minutes (900.86 KB)

Tristan Clovis has to help Eddie Davis tutor a young group of defensive backs while trying to hang on to his job.

Receivers Keep Going Down

3:49 minutes (1.75 MB)

What began as a training camp rich with receivers, now has coach Kent Austin concerned.

A True Battle at Free Safety

3:35 minutes (1.65 MB)

Defensive Co-ordinator Richie Hall breaks down the battle of Tristan Clovis and Scott Gordon for the starting free safety position.

Shermar Wants the Rock

4:42 minutes (2.16 MB)

As the heir apparent to Kenton Keith, Shermar Bracey wants the bulk of the backfield load and promises to run over anybody to get it.

Thinking about Vancouver

6:55 minutes (3.17 MB)

Kent Austin is beginning to piece together who'll make up his roster in Friday's preseason opener against the B.C. Lions.

Abou Rivals Schultz for Wackiest Rider Quote-Machine

3:28 minutes (1.59 MB)

Mike Abou-Mechrek adds a little size, veteran leadership and a whole lot of colour to the offensive line.

Kent Breathes Sigh of Relief

3:13 minutes (1.48 MB)

Coach Austin glad to see receivers recovering.

Anderson will be Okay

2:39 minutes (1.22 MB)

Just moments after banging his nose into the ground, Thyron Anderson compares his Montreal experience to life as a Roughrider.

French Not Worried About Past

2:13 minutes (1.02 MB)

Jason French doesn't want to think about past failures.

All Quarterbacks Will Play

6:34 minutes (3.01 MB)

Coach Kent Austin gives us a preliminary look at how the playing time will be divided up for Friday.

Nkeyasen's Season in Jeopardy?

5:59 minutes (2.74 MB)

Coach Kent isn't sure how bad Kennedy Nkeyasen's injury is.

Andy Thinks New Offence is Just Dandy

3:28 minutes (1.59 MB)

Andy Fantuz wasted no time in hitting the TD stat sheet over the weekend. He likes the new attitude brought on by the new regime.

Open Competition Inspires Crandell

3:28 minutes (1.59 MB)

Marcus Crandell finds new inspiration in the Riders refusal to name a starting quarterback.

Freeman Might Replace Nate

2:49 minutes (1.29 MB)

Eddie Freeman has freakish size and wants to be Scott Schultz's running mate. Where have we heard that before?(see Nate Davis)

Schultz Rooting for "Chunky"

2:43 minutes (1.25 MB)

Scott Schultz hopes to see Marcus "chunky" Adams rewarded for his 4 years of practice roster service to the team.

Tailback To Be Cut

6:15 minutes (2.87 MB)

Coach Kent acknowledges he more than likely won't be able to keep all 3 running backs in camp. 

Estay Praises "Chunky" For Never Giving Up

1:28 minutes (691.47 KB)

D-line coach Ron Estay says Marcus Adams is still very much in the running to fill in for big Nate Davis. 

Now or Never For Adams

2:09 minutes (1013.51 KB)

After 4 years on the practice roster, Marcus Adams knows it's now or never for him to become a full-time starter and reacts to Scott Schultz' earlier comments that Adams should be the guy.

"Not My Offence, Our Offence" says coach

4:26 minutes (2.04 MB)

Coach Kent wants people to quit calling it "his" offence.

K.J. Downplays Quarterback Challenge

1:52 minutes (880.86 KB)

Not being declared the starter(at least yet), Kerry Joseph swears he isn't mad.

Getting Ready for Calgary!

5:21 minutes (2.45 MB)

Coach Austin is pushing any pre-game cuts right to the goal-line.

Chunky's Job to Lose

2:53 minutes (1.32 MB)

Richie Hall says Marcus Adams has the inside track to replace Nate Davis and could've been a starter all along, had he not been stuck behind big Nate.

Russell a "Pure" Running Back

3:11 minutes (1.46 MB)

The speed of Fred Russell in Friday's preseason game will dictate his chances of making it through the final cutdown.

Childs Running on the Bubble

3:03 minutes (1.4 MB)

After missing part of training camp with the flu, Henri Childs needs to use his versatility to make up for lost time and make this team.

K.J. Annoyed About Starting Quarterback Questions

4:44 minutes (2.17 MB)

Once again, Kerry Joseph found himself downplaying any quarterback controversy at practice today.

Austin to Name Starting QB by Next Week

5:24 minutes (2.48 MB)

Kent Austin breaks down Friday's quarterback competition between Kerry Joseph and Marcus Crandell.

K.J.'s Comments

1:49 minutes (858.41 KB)

Kerry Joseph is content to let his fate as starting quarterback rest in the hands of management.

Sellout Crowd Was "Great!" Says Austin

7:27 minutes (3.41 MB)

Coach Kent recaps his first trip back to the Rider sideline as one of the good guys.

E.T. Explains

14:46 minutes (6.76 MB)

Eric Tillman takes us through the thought process of the trades and player cuts.

K.J.'s The Guy

5:43 minutes (2.62 MB)

Coach Kent Austin breaks down his decision to start Kerry Joseph ahead of Marcus Crandell.

Kerry Relieved

2:41 minutes (1.24 MB)

Looking like a weight had just been lifted from his shoulders, Kerry Joseph expresses his satisfaction. 

Crandell Disappointed

2:18 minutes (1.06 MB)

Marcus Crandell reacts to the news he won't be starting Friday night in Montreal

Clovis Wins Free Safety Job

1:30 minutes (706.17 KB)

Tristan Clovis will start at free safety opening night in Montreal.

"Veteran Loyalty" Leads to Clovis Starting

4:14 minutes (1.94 MB)

Defensive Co-ordinator Richie Hall says Tristan Clovis still has the job from last year.

Gordon Disappointed

2:36 minutes (1.19 MB)

Scott Gordon found it tough to take when Richie Hall told him he won't be starting.

Austin Might Have to do More Juggling

2:02 minutes (953.51 KB)

Kent Austin says Lance Frazier and Nathan Hoffart are still questionable for Friday.

Jermese Starts at Tackle

2:31 minutes (1.16 MB)

Ex-Bomber Jermese Jones will fill out the Rider starting O-line at tackle.

Frazier Okay!

2:56 minutes (1.35 MB)

Lance Frazier says that deep thigh bruise he suffered in a head on collision with Kitwana Jones this week, turned out to be no big deal.

Cates Won't Play, Frazier Okay

6:59 minutes (3.2 MB)

Coach Kent Austin has a better idea of what his lineup for Montreal will look like.

Class of 2007

11:50 minutes (5.42 MB)

The Riders Introduce this year's inductees into the plaza of honour.

Childs, The First TD of 2007

3:12 minutes (1.47 MB)

Henri Childs describes his highlight reel TD hookup from Kerry Joseph.

A Perfect Coaching Record

4:18 minutes (1.97 MB)

Not even a chilly gatorade shower in the pouring rain could wipe the smile off the face of a jubilant Kent Austin.

Geno Celebrates a Rare Win in Montreal

2:55 minutes (1.34 MB)

Gene Makowsky admits coming off a win in Montreal isn't something he's used to.

"Chunky" Fills Giant Cleats

1:54 minutes (898.62 KB)

Marcus Adams passed his first test with flying colours.

The Reaper Shows No Respect for Actions of Lewis & Copeland

3:30 minutes (1.6 MB)

Reggie Hunt sounds off about the trademark Stampeder touchdown celebrations.

Burris Hype a Thing of The Past?

2:04 minutes (969.64 KB)

Scott Schultz says the whole "Henry Burris vs the Roughriders" has completely run it's course.

Austin's Offence Still Needs Work

3:26 minutes (1.58 MB)

Kent Austin says his team still isn't where it wants to be offensively.

Still Work To Do for K-J

3:52 minutes (1.78 MB)

Kerry Joseph says the Rider offence has to be a whole lot better to stay perfect.

Cates Motivated to Play Former Teammates

1:37 minutes (758.21 KB)

Wes Cates wants to prove the Stampeders made a mistake in trading him away.

Life Without Yo!

3:54 minutes (1.79 MB)

Kent Austin explains what this team is missing without Yo Murphy.

Linemen Still Questionable

5:48 minutes (2.66 MB)

Kent Austin says the health of some players on both sides of the football is still up in the air.

Stop Joffrey!

1:45 minutes (825.76 KB)

Richie Hall says the game-plan for stopping the Stampeder offence hasn't changed much from last November's western semi-final.

Mo "turned on" by Burris Boo-birds!

3:33 minutes (1.63 MB)

Maurice Lloyd hopes for a repeat Sunday of his playoff dominance over Calgary.

Miller Time

3:39 minutes (1.68 MB)

Offensive Co-ordinator Kenny Miller is truly the guy calling the shots on offence.

Dealing with the Heat

4:27 minutes (2.04 MB)

Kent Austin ended practice about a half hour early, not taking any chances with the scorching heat.

Coach Austin Pregame

3:21 minutes (1.54 MB)

Kent Austin explains his lineup changes for Sunday night's hoe opener.

Lazeo Surprised By Trade

4:00 minutes (1.84 MB)

Rob Lazeo was stunned to hear he would not be a part of the new-look Roughriders in '07.

Copeland Muzzled?

4:51 minutes (2.22 MB)

Jermaine Copeland says he's a changed man from the cocky receiver we've seen in the past.

K.J. Lights Up the Sky!

1:19 minutes (619.84 KB)

I ambushed Kerry Joseph on Taylor Field just seconds after he hit on 4 touchdown passes.

Flick Puts on A Clinic

0:53 minutes (420.66 KB)

D.J. Flick reacts to his 2 touchdown catches including one which coach Kent Austin later described as one of the best he's ever seen.

Cates Sticks it To The Horse

1:59 minutes (933.92 KB)

Wes Cates runs for a couple of touchdowns and sends a message to the team which got rid of him.

"They Didn't Do Jack To Us!" says Hank

0:10 minutes (82.7 KB)

Henry Burris thinks the Rider defense is getting way too much credit.

No Trash Talk from "The Reaper"

4:53 minutes (2.24 MB)

Reggie Hunt chooses his words carefully in reacting to questions about the Rider defensive domination.

Sackmaster Showdown!

3:24 minutes (1.56 MB)

Marcus Adams never imagined he'd ever go into a first-place showdown, sharing the CFL sack lead with B.C.'s Brent Johnson.

Austin Satisfied With Injury Replacements

6:24 minutes (2.93 MB)

Coach Kent Austin praises the work of fill-ins John Chick and Marc Parenteau.

Awards a Group Effort says Austin

4:08 minutes (1.9 MB)

Coach Kent is careful not to put too much emphasis on any individual awards.

2 Best Teams in the League According to Wally

12:10 minutes (5.57 MB)

Wally Buono addresses the Jason Clermont issue again in his pre-game news conference at Mosaic Stadium.

"Chunky" says defense could've done more

1:29 minutes (699.23 KB)

After watching the Roughrider offence give up at least 27 points on 7 different turnovers, Marcus Adams still insists he and the defense could've and should've done more the other way.

Austin Never Too High,...and tonight Not Too Low!

8:04 minutes (3.7 MB)

A grounded Kent Austin knows the turnovers were an absolute killer!

Andy's Still Struggling

2:53 minutes (1.32 MB)

Andy Fantuz explains why he thinks he's been dropping the football so much lately. 

Crandell accepts his share of the goat-horns

2:59 minutes (1.37 MB)

Although a sloppy first half slammed the Roughriders, Marcus Crandell knows his 3 second half interceptions buried them.

Perry Scoffs At B.C. Claims

3:05 minutes (1.42 MB)

Fred Perry says he's not a dirty player and fears no punishment from the league office about his hit on Dave Dickenson.

Tillman Defends Perry

1:47 minutes (837.39 KB)

Eric Tillman says Fred Perry's hit on Dave Dickenson might have warranted a penalty, but not a fine nor suspension.

Austin Gets Message Across

3:04 minutes (1.41 MB)

Coach Kent could be heard hollering at his players during a post-practice huddle.

Hopson Talks T.V. Black-out on DRSS

10:34 minutes (4.84 MB)

Here's the first segment of Rider President and CEO Jim Hopson's visit to the Drew Remenda Sports Show earlier tonight.

Hopson Talks Mosaic Stadium Security on DRSS

9:55 minutes (4.55 MB)

Here's the 2nd segment of Jim Hopson's half-hour long appearance on the Drew Remenda Sports Show tonight.

Armstead unfazed by house of horrors

1:13 minutes (570.86 KB)

Jason Armstead isn't worried about having to return kicks on the sometimes slippery grass of Commonwealth Stadium.

Schultz Ridicules Fred Perry Controversy

1:41 minutes (792.49 KB)

Shortly before word came down that Fred Perry will NOT receive any discipline from the CFL over his hit on Dave Dickenson, Scott Schultz scoffed at suggestions the incident could affect his team's play.


A Sombre Return Home

1:43 minutes (812.29 KB)

Mike Abou-Mechrek tries to explain why Kerry Joseph came under seige in the 2nd half last night by the league's worst pass-rush.

Cates reacts to losing a 77-yard run

2:07 minutes (994.74 KB)

Wes Cates emerged as the Roughriders featured back last night but bites his lip when asked about Corey Grant's penalty wiping out his 77-yard run.

Austin Fuming Over Penalties

2:53 minutes (1.32 MB)

Kent Austin displays his disgust over the costly penalties and missed field goal which killed his team last night. 

Frazier Likely to Replace Davis

2:11 minutes (1 MB)

Lance Frazier feels healthy enough to replace Eddie Davis in the secondary but don't expect him to carry that same leadership role.

Jermese melting in the sweltering heat!

2:31 minutes (1.15 MB)

The biggest Roughrider of them all, talks about dripping in the near 40-degree heatwave.

Austin gets message across again, this time behind closed doors

8:00 minutes (3.67 MB)

Coach Kent updates the Eddie Davis injury situation and discusses his message to the players just before practice.

Armstead doesn't celebrate rewards after a loss

1:45 minutes (822.7 KB)

Jason Armstead reacts to being named the CFL's special teams player of the week.

Austin updates Fantuz situation

2:48 minutes (1.29 MB)

Kent Austin says he isn't singling Andy Fantuz out by benching him.

Fantuz is facing toughest situation of his career

3:10 minutes (1.45 MB)

Andy Fantuz is copes with life on the bench.

Dominguez still likes Omar

1:35 minutes (743.11 KB)

Matt Dominguez will go head to head with Omar Morgan again this week, but they're still buds.

Austin promotes Cates

4:17 minutes (1.96 MB)

Wes Cates has clearly moved himself ahead of Henri Childs as the Roughriders top running back on the depth chart.

Maciocia Not Worried About Credit

10:36 minutes (4.86 MB)

Eskimos coach Danny Maciocia says he doesn't care how much credit his team got(or isn't getting) for beating the Roughriders.

Omar's first time back

2:28 minutes (1.14 MB)

Omar Morgan reacts to his first appearance back on Taylor Field wearing the Eskimo green and gold.

Washington Giddy About Debut

1:37 minutes (762.9 KB)

Receiver Mike Washington sounds like a kid at christmas when asked about stepping in to replace Andy Fantuz in the starting lineup.

Austin expects consistency tomorrow

9:25 minutes (4.31 MB)

Kent Austin once again stresses preventing the errors which cost his team in the first half of this home-and-home.

#4 engineers 4 scores!

1:03 minutes (494.53 KB)

Kerry Joseph reacts to his big day and explains his new touchdown dance.

A "Complete Game" says coach

11:09 minutes (5.11 MB)

Kent gets the exact 60-minute performance he was looking for! 

Dominguez gets credit for starting the route

1:42 minutes (799.43 KB)

Matt Dominguez pulled down a couple early touchdowns catches to start the Evil Empire destruction.

Perry not worried about B.C. revenge

3:44 minutes (1.72 MB)

Fred Perry doesn't care if the B.C. Lions are still mad about his hit on Dave Dickenson but has plenty of praise for Jarious Jackson.


"We beat an elite team!" says Schultz

1:35 minutes (745.96 KB)

Scott Schultz says the heavy pressure on Jarious Jackson clearly deflated the B.C. quarterback.

A simple game-plan for Kerry

1:26 minutes (679.02 KB)

Kerry Joseph explains how sticking with their big-play guys minimized the turnovers against a swarming B.C. Lions defense.

A Winning Boss is a Happy Boss!

4:22 minutes (2 MB)

Coach Austin credits the relentless blitzing of Richie Hall's defense for last night's big win and scoffs at any suggestion the win isn't as big coming against a 3rd string QB.

The Reaper Thinks It's Time For a Run

2:58 minutes (1.36 MB)

Reggie Hunt acknowledges this team is in perfect position to distance itself from the pack, now!

Satisfied with 4 and 2?

11:25 minutes (5.23 MB)

Every-one's got their rain gear on as coach Austin grades his team through the first third of the year and touches on Luca Congi's short field goal woes.

Luca Calling for Patience

1:56 minutes (909.02 KB)

Luca Congi(#10) ponders a short field goal attempt at practice with the encouragement of Jaime Boreham.

Austin Downplays Toronto Return

8:32 minutes (3.91 MB)

Coach Kent insists he's still on friendly terms with Pinball Clemons and Adam Rita even though they still run the team which fired him a year ago yesterday. 

Val St. Germaine(#50) takes a breather during his first try-out practice today.

Cates Doesn't Expect K.K. to Return

2:45 minutes (1.27 MB)

Wes Cates comments on emerging in the Roughrider offence and about the possibility of competing with Kenton Keith for playing time.

Austin Describes Dynamite Argo Special Teams

3:32 minutes (1.62 MB)

Kent Austin answers a question baout Matt Dominguez with ice on his arm and stresses the dynamic Argo special teams as a clear "X" factor on Friday.

How To Topple Rocky!

1:52 minutes (875.55 KB)

In a Green Zone exclusive, the Riders explain how the almighty Rocky can be beat!


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A win for Austin?

2:07 minutes (996.17 KB)

Having been there himself, Wes Cates knows the satisfaction his coach must be feeling after beating his former team.

Flick Could Get Used To This!

1:36 minutes (750.86 KB)

D.J. Flick is into unfamiliar territory with a piece of first place nearly half-way through the season.

Austin Satisfied with Consistency

3:09 minutes (1.44 MB)

A happy coach returns home(boy this is starting to sound like a broken record)!

Reggie Trying To Recall

2:20 minutes (1.07 MB)

Reggie Hunt has trouble remembering being in first place this late into the season.

"Coach was speechless" says Schultz

1:12 minutes (568.62 KB)

Scott Schultz says Friday's win in Toronto was a clear sign this group can rely on all phases of the game to get it done.

Austin Doesn't Care About Stats

13:41 minutes (6.27 MB)

Coach Kent says records aren't something his team wants.

"The Reaper" says it's about time

3:12 minutes (1.47 MB)

Reggie Hunt thinks a little recognition for the Roughrider defense is overdue.

More Kudos to the D(Boy this is getting repetitive)

4:30 minutes (2.06 MB)

Coach Austin updates the injury situation and reveals the team's newest acquisition.

"Coach" Eddie Still Wearing the Gear at Practice

2:21 minutes (1.08 MB)

2 weeks after wearing a cast in this picture, Eddie Davis is back wearing some of his gear in practice.

Makowsky Likely Out, St. Germaine In

2:09 minutes (1011.47 KB)

Coach Kent concedes the likelihood of Gene Makowsky playing on Saturday is low.

(Newcomer #50 Val St. Germaine)

Maciocia Not Worried About Noise

7:14 minutes (3.32 MB)

Eskimo coach Danny Maciocia says Mosaic Stadium gets loud, but thinks his players should be used to it.

Gass Defends Latest Appeal

2:51 minutes (1.3 MB)

A.J. Gass tells a throng of reporters why he went outside of the CFL to appeal his suspension.

Schultz Loves It

1:59 minutes (934.74 KB)

Scott Schultz tells Mitchell Blair why he lives for games like these!

"Incredible!" says Flick

1:04 minutes (501.47 KB)

D.J. Flick prayed the game would finish last night.

Not Just Another Game for Austin

7:15 minutes (3.32 MB)

Coach Kent addresses the media shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday morning in what was easily his latest ever coaches media conference.

Game Almost Post-Poned!

5:50 minutes (2.68 MB)

So how close did the CFL come to post-poning the Roughrider game during the delay? Rider CEO and president Jim Hopson explains.

E.T. Comments on Holmes Coming Back!

5:44 minutes (1.64 MB)

He's Baaack!(I used this same lead last fall when we broke the Kent Austin story)

4:32 minutes (2.08 MB)

Thanks to Eric, I just visited with Corey Holmes and here it is.

Dominguez Likes the Retro Uney

0:39 minutes (307.8 KB)

Matt Dominguez is in favour of the retro look.

Hopson Unveils Roughrider Retro Uniform

4:00 minutes (1.84 MB)

Rider Nation Euphoria Spreads to E-Bay!

0:32 minutes (250.45 KB)

Kerry Stoked for Sunday!

2:28 minutes (1.13 MB)

Kerry Joseph says today's practice crowd has him all rev-ved up for the labour day classic.

Austin Tries to Stay Focussed!

8:04 minutes (3.7 MB)

Kent Austin says anything happening off the field is a distraction.

Washington Overcomes the Odds

2:54 minutes (1.33 MB)

Michael Washington's journey to starting on the Rider receiving corps took an unusual bump.

Way Back When

0:46 minutes (365.55 KB)

It's been 37 years since the Roughriders were 8 and 2. That could all change with a win in tomorrow's banjo bowl. On the eve of the Riders chance at another milestone, News Talk radios own Geoff Smith fires up the time machine.

Dominguez Injury Not So Serious

1:52 minutes (875.96 KB)

Matt Dominguez was back in Regina walking around just fine earlier tonight, but isn't sure if or how many games he'll miss from his knee injury.

Flick "Hates" Officials

0:44 minutes (348.21 KB)

D.J. Flick thinks the crew which refereed the banjo bowl "sucked".

Austin Unhappy with Refereeing

4:52 minutes (2.23 MB)

Kent Austin goes through a rare edition of "what went wrong?"

Chunky Explains

2:07 minutes (999.23 KB)

Marcus Adams is miffed about the repeat of the banjo bowl.

"Everything's Up For Review" says coach

3:36 minutes (1.65 MB)

Oh how the mighty fall so fast! Kent Austin is seriously considering major changes across the board in the aftermath of his team's 2nd straight dud.

Reggie Looking For Answers

2:36 minutes (1.19 MB)

Reggie Hunt welcomes coach Kent's heavy-handed approach.

K.J.'s Okay!

3:46 minutes (1.3 MB)

Kerry Joseph will start on Saturday and doesn't mind coach Austin's challenge to be better.

The Week After

6:46 minutes (2.33 MB)

Kent Austin has had some time to cool down from Saturday's loss to the Stamps and is taking a calm approach to this week's game with the Lions.

The Reaper responds to his gift

2:56 minutes (1.35 MB)

Reggie Hunt just got a portrait in the mail from B.C. Lion Rob Murphy refering to the reaper as "Reginald!" Hunt says it's all good.


K.K. Lovin Life Down in the NFL!

12:15 minutes (5.61 MB)

Buono Previews Saturday

11:48 minutes (5.4 MB)

Wally Buono spoke about tomorrow's game and about re-signing Jason Clermont during his pregame news conference. 

Haji-Rasouli Suspended!(Tillman reacts)

3:59 minutes (1.82 MB)

The CFL has come down on the B.C. Lions for their part in an on-field melee shortly before half-time of last Saturday's game with the Riders. Sherko Haji-Rasouli has been suspended for one game while both Rob Murphy and Cory Rodgers have each been fined an undisclosed amount. Rider General Manager Eric Tillman met with reporters just moments after the ruling came down.

Schultz Clowns Around

1:01 minutes (479.02 KB)

After telling reporters he would punch any-one in the face for asking about last Saturday's fight with the Lions, Scott Schultz has a little more fun.

Chick says Lions are 'Out of control'!

2:02 minutes (957.19 KB)

Just minutes before the B.C. Lions were punished, John Chick weighs in on the controversy.

Fantuz bounced back, Clovis can do the same!

7:06 minutes (3.25 MB)

Kent Austin says Andy Fantuz' recent turnaround should serve notice to other benched players that they too can still get it together.

Austin Still Expects Calvillo to Play

4:49 minutes (2.21 MB)

The coach still thinks A.C. will make his return to the starting line-up Saturday, despite what some in Montreal may think.

How To Stop Calvillo

5:20 minutes (2.45 MB)

Kent Austin outlines his gameplan to stop Anthony Calvillo.

Calvillo Feels Grrrreat!

5:08 minutes (2.35 MB)

Anthony Calvillo says his shoulder feels fine.

Where It All Began for Popp

21:16 minutes (9.74 MB)

Jim Popp has special feelings about coming home to the place he began his CFL career.

Austin a Happy Man!

9:52 minutes (4.52 MB)

A victorious coach Kent would grin from ear to ear in raving about Kerry Joseph, Andy Fantuz and his team's ability to collapse on Anthony Calvillo.

Perry knew it would be "a great day" from the get-go!

1:56 minutes (911.47 KB)

Fred Perry had his gameface on early and knew the September struggles would come to an end.

Holmes Good to be Green Again!

1:46 minutes (834.13 KB)

Corey Holmes is loving life back in green and white.

Fantuz Happy to Lead

3:06 minutes (1.42 MB)

Andy Fantuz speaks about his leadership role moments after arguably his biggest game in a Rider uniform.

He's Baack!

3:18 minutes (1.52 MB)

After weeks of watching from the sideline, Eddie Davis is back in the Roughrider lineup.

Dominguez Still Facing Uncertain Future

5:25 minutes (2.48 MB)

Matt Dominguez was jogging around the practice field lightly this morning, but coach Austin says his star receiver's injured status has still not changed. 

Better them than us!

2:01 minutes (950.86 KB)

Wes Cates has kept a watchful eye on the turmoil facing his old team.

Coach Still Awaiting Update on Dominguez

5:48 minutes (2.66 MB)

Kent Austin patts Kerry Joseph, Andy Fantuz and T.J. Stancil on the back.

Frazier To Play Monday

0:44 minutes (350.45 KB)

Lance Frazier is likely to start Monday in Calgary.

Flick Still Missing in Action

5:26 minutes (2.49 MB)

Kent Austin is still awaiting a 2nd opinion on Matt Dominguez' injured knee.

Must Be the Mouthguard!

2:30 minutes (1.15 MB)

Why has Kerry Joseph played his 2 best games of the season the last couple of weeks? Well, he says it's all in the mouthguard.

Old man Yo steps up!

2:15 minutes (1.03 MB)

Yo Murphy is proud of how he and the other Rider receivers have risen to the challenge of producing without Matt Dominguez.

Practicing Indoors

5:22 minutes (2.46 MB)

Kent Austin saw no need to practice out in the rain today.

Happy Thanksgiving!

1:35 minutes (749.23 KB)

An Emotional Day for D.J.

1:10 minutes (553.11 KB)

D.J. Flick fights through a terrible week to deliver his best.

Relaxed Kent?

6:08 minutes (2.81 MB)

Kent Austin wasn't in the mood to dwell on any negatives after a win.

Luca Likes the Attention

1:48 minutes (846.57 KB)

Luca likes it a lot!

Flick Feels Scapegoated by Ti-Cats!

1:35 minutes (745.96 KB)

D.J. Flick is motivated to prove the Tiger-Cats wrong for getting rid of him back in the offseason.

Austin Feels the Playoff Weather

4:56 minutes (2.26 MB)

Kent Austin says the Riders will have to learn how to enjoy the playoff weather.

Austin Doesn't Want NFL in T-O!

5:11 minutes (2.38 MB)

Kent Austin updates the status of D.J. Flick and expresses his thoughts of Toronto's chances of getting an NFL team.

Holmes has Nothing to Prove

4:05 minutes (1.88 MB)

Corey Holmes is one of 11 former Ti-Cats now playing for the Roughriders.

How to Replace D.J.

3:51 minutes (1.77 MB)

Kent Austin mulls over how his team will replace D.J. Flick this weekend and hints a final decision on Matt Dominguez' future will come down the pipe within the next 24 hours.

Palmer getting his chance

2:03 minutes (967.19 KB)

The possible absence of D.J. Flick might open up a new door for Michael Palmer.

Matt who?

4:16 minutes (1.95 MB)

Kent Austin lays heavy praise at the feat of his receivers.

The "Jermese" side of things

4:29 minutes (2.06 MB)

Jermese Jones tells his side of the story about the ejections.

Taaffe "Embarrassed" About Incident

0:54 minutes (428 KB)

A closer look at Hamilton coach Charlie Taaffe's reaction to yesterday's ejections.

E.T. Weighs in on Szarka, Fines!

4:59 minutes (2.29 MB)

Eric Tillman still hopes to see Chris Szarka return for the playoffs, but for now, the home of the Z-train sits doormant.


Austin Gets Explanation from League Office

6:30 minutes (2.98 MB)

Kent Austin has been given clarification on why his players were ejected in Hamilton. Is the coach happy? You decide.

Abou-Mechrek Drinks Medicine

2:44 minutes (1.25 MB)

Mike Abou-Mechrek is guarded with his reaction to being fined.

Why We Don't Need The NFL!

2:56 minutes (1.34 MB)

A busy Friday night for the boss

5:04 minutes (2.32 MB)

Kent Austin will be a little distracted during tonight's plaza of honour ceremony.

Schultz Reacts to Home Playoff Game

1:27 minutes (687.39 KB)

He didn't want to talk about it until it was here, but now Moose Jaw's Scott Schultz opens up about what ending the drought means to him. 

First Milestone in Hopson's Tenure

3:04 minutes (1.41 MB)

Jim Hopson celebrates the home playoff game and comments on what this will mean to his legacy.

It's Finally Gonna Happen!

1:41 minutes (790.66 KB)

Fourteen hundred people at the plaza of honour dinner watched the Bombers clinch the Riders first home playoff game since 1988.

Kerry for M.O.P.?

0:39 minutes (312.49 KB)

Sounded far-fetched only a month ago, not anymore!

Kerry Weighs in on all this M.V.P. Talk

3:42 minutes (1.7 MB)

Kerry Joseph continues to downplay all the talk of winning the Most Outstanding Player award and coming on the verge of breaking Doug Flutie's single season quarterback rushing touchdown record.

Austin Relents

7:43 minutes (3.53 MB)

If the B.C. Lions clinch first place in the early game Friday, Kent Austin admits it probably would change his approach to the Edmonton game.

Austin Won't Take Kerry's Credit

9:11 minutes (4.21 MB)

Kent Austin is downplaying the impact he's had on Kerry Joseph's career year.


Gordon Glad to be Back

1:00 minutes (473.92 KB)

Scott Gordon is happy to be back at his old familiar spot again.

Austin Satisfied

2:55 minutes (1.34 MB)

Kent Austin takes pride in knowing he's done something none of the last dozen Rider head coaches could ever do,....grab win number 12.


2:33 minutes (1.17 MB)

John Chick's ability to grabb hold of the ball gave him the best moment of his football career last night.

Spur of the Moment Performance

2:32 minutes (1.17 MB)

Marcus Crandell didn't get a lot of prior notice before starting last night's game.


Running Backs Hurting Galore!

8:00 minutes (3.66 MB)

Kent Austin suggests Josh Ranek may even start Saturday.

Little Ball of Hate

2:50 minutes (1.3 MB)

Josh Ranek always hoped he would get the call from Eric Tillman.

Szarka Back at the Ballpark

7:19 minutes (3.35 MB)

The Z-train visits with the media for the first time since partially severing his fingers with a table-saw.

Kornegay says ref made right call

1:05 minutes (515.15 KB)

A tongue-in-cheek Tad Kornegay defends the holding penalty he drew from Mike Maurer which helped the Riders win last Friday's game. Listen for Kent Austin hollering orders at Tad while Murray McCormick and I quizzed him about the play.

Austin Proud of Kerry

4:41 minutes (2.15 MB)

Kent Austin challenged Kerry Joseph this season, and 5 months later, the coach knows his quarterback has made good.

Kerry Feels Vindication!

5:29 minutes (2.51 MB)

Durant Wins!

0:57 minutes (448.82 KB)

Darian Durant shows off his North Carolina duds.

Hughes and Hoffart argue it out

3:42 minutes (1.7 MB)

Neal Hughes and Nathan Hoffart debate who will win the Huskies-Rams playoff game.

Austin Wants to Finish With a "W"

10:52 minutes (4.97 MB)

Kent Austin may have to rely upon Josh Ranek to give the Riders a 13 and 5 season.

Pinball "Loves" Dorsey!

10:32 minutes (4.82 MB)

Pinball Clemons tells us all about the special impact Dominique Dorsey has had on the Argos.

All-Star Fiasco Embarrasses Luca

3:14 minutes (1.48 MB)

Luca Congi reacts to the CFL taking back his all-star award to give it to Stamps kicker Sandro DeAngelis.

Sheltered From the Elements

6:22 minutes (2.91 MB)

Kent Austin explains his running back situation and why he brought today's practice indoors.

Cates Leaves Practice Early

1:45 minutes (826.17 KB)

Kent Austin isn't too worried about it yet.

Cates M.I.A.(Again)

6:07 minutes (2.81 MB)

Kent Austin tells the Rider nation to relax and not worry about Wes Cates.

(Wes Cates with his foot taped up last week)

Recalling '88!

13:05 minutes (5.99 MB)

Kent Austin gets quizzed about memories of the Roughriders last home playoff game and about the scrutiny he and his family are living under through the euphoria of Rider nation.

Life Without Wes

6:21 minutes (2.19 MB)

Kent Austin assures the Rider nation his offence will keep on rolling even without Wes Cates.

Wes Out, Ranek In

3:37 minutes (1.66 MB)

Kent Austin breaks down his running back situation ahead of Sunday's west final.

(loud speakers were brought in tosimulate crowd noise out in the cold at Rider practice today)

Happy to Have Szarka Back!

2:12 minutes (1.01 MB)

Kent Austin cautiously outlines the chances of Chris Szarka returning to the lineup.

He's Baack!(Again)

5:23 minutes (2.47 MB)

Chris Szarka goes through his first full practice since partially severing his fingers.

Grey Cup Coaches Conference Part # 1

22:23 minutes (10.25 MB)

Here's the first half of Doug Berry and Kent Austin's yack session with the media today.

Grey Cup Coaches Conference Part #2

32:26 minutes (14.85 MB)

Here's the final half of the Grey Cup coaches news conference with Kent Austin and Doug Berry.

Schultz Addresses the Nation

4:55 minutes (2.26 MB)

Scott Schultz visits with the national media and mocks Mitch(with tongue firmly planted in cheek of course)

K.J. Gets Showcased

9:30 minutes (4.35 MB)

The rest of Canada gets to know Kerry Joseph.

Z-Train Reflection

4:45 minutes (2.18 MB)

A decade after making his first Grey Cup appearance with the green and white, Chris Szarka goes one on one with Mitchell Blair.

Murray Wood Articulates Grey Cup 2007

1:00 minutes (2.3 MB)

News Talk radios award-winning News Director Murray Wood provides us all with the poetic justice of Sunday's Grey Cup.

One on One with Doug Berry

3:36 minutes (1.65 MB)

Mitchell Blair picks Doug Berry's brain on Ryan Dinwiddie.

Dinwiddie Ready to Shock the World

2:21 minutes (1.08 MB)

Ryan Dinwiddie(worst name in the CFL) says the nation will know all about him after Sunday.

Luca Envisions Repeat of '89

3:03 minutes (1.4 MB)

Mitchell Blair reminds Luca Congi about what happened to the last Saskatchewan kicker to play a Grey Cup at Toronto.

Austin Not Surprised with Rookie Grey Cup Appearance

4:32 minutes (2.08 MB)

Kent Austin always knew he had what it would take to get to the Cup, even in year #1.

"MVP" Kerry Joseph Reaction!

7:04 minutes (3.24 MB)

The first Saskatchewan Roughrider to win the MVP in a generation is truly thankful.

E.T. Sits Down with Mitch

4:17 minutes (1.97 MB)

Less than 48 hours ahead of the big game, Eric Tillman is calm, cool and collected for his first shot at a Roughrider championship.

Cates Feels Good

5:37 minutes (2.57 MB)

Wes Cates assures Mitchell Blair his foot will be frozen and ready to go for Sunday.

Kent's Ready To Rock

1:04 minutes (502.29 KB)

Kent Austin on the eve of his biggest coaching moment ever!

KJ Knows What Really Matters

2:18 minutes (1.06 MB)

Kerry Joseph's visit with a group of Saskatchewan cancer patients puts it all in perspective.

The Reaper Ready to Pounce

3:07 minutes (1.43 MB)

Reggie Hunt is trying really really hard to stay in his regular routine.

Doug Berry Post-Game

3:54 minutes (1.79 MB)

A dejected Doug Berry recaps what might have been.

In the locker room postgame

1:53 minutes (885.76 KB)

Mitchell Blair ambushes Wes Cates and Fred Perry in the Grey Cup champions locker room!

James Johnson Postgame

2:43 minutes (1.25 MB)

James Johnson just moments after his MVP performance!

Schultz Locker Room Celebration

3:03 minutes (1.4 MB)

The creator of the Moose Jaw stomp relishes becoming a part of Grey Cup history.

Kerry Tears Up

1:49 minutes (857.59 KB)

An emotional Kerry Joseph describes the high of almost 10 thousand fans braving -30 windchill to chant "MVP!"

Wes and Luca Sipping Champagne

2:14 minutes (1.02 MB)

Wes Cates lets his hair down(does Wes actually have any hair?) in the Rider locker room after Monday's rally.

E.T. Holds Court!

1:42 minutes (801.47 KB)

Eric Tillman addresses the Rider nation during the Grey Cup rally!

Makowsky Cherishes the Moment!

0:42 minutes (331.06 KB)

Kent Officially Comes Home!

2:21 minutes (1.08 MB)

A rare moment for Kent Austin to bond with the Rider nation.

K.J. Says it All!

0:50 minutes (392.7 KB)

Listen here for Kerry Joseph's quote of the day.

Salute to the Grey Cup Champs!

4:15 minutes (1.95 MB)

A special tribute to the province of Saskatchewan, home of Canada's best football team in 2007.

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