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Another football season will be beginning soon in RSEQ university league, with the leagueâ€™s six teams beginning their training camps this past weekend.
After a couple of weeks of preparation the season will officially kick off on September 1 with the McGill Redmen taking on the Carabins of the University de Montreal at 7 p.m. at the CEPSUM in Montreal.
This season, teams will play nine regular season games with four of the six teams participating in the semifinals on Saturday November 5 and the Dunsmore Cup taking place on Saturday November 12.
College football fans should be spoiled once again this year as the season is shaping up to be an interesting one with many changes coming to the leagues different teams. The quality of play is improving rapidly in the RSEQ, as evidenced by the last CFL draft in which 14 players overall from the RSEQ were selected to join the ranks of different CFL teams.
The 14 players selected represent an increase by four players form the previous year. The RSEQ has positioned itself as the CIS conference which sends the most players to the CFL, even more than the NCAA which sent 13 players to the league last year.
The link between the CFL and RSEQ will also be strengthen this year as former Edmonton Eskimos head coach Danny Maciocia will begin his first season at the helm of the Carabins.
The Carabins along with the other four teams in the league will finally try to put a stop to the seemingly unstoppable Laval Rouge et Or who are on a nine season streak as league champions, a streak that nearly ended last year at the hands of the Universitee de Sherbookeâ€™s Vert & Or squad.
The Vert & Or team are expecting to have an interesting training camp to say the least. Although many veterans will be returning, an impressive rookie class is also joining the ranks of the team and should represent some interesting competition throughout their camp, which begins on August 13.