University of Montreal Carabins head coach Danny Maciocia says he's ready to start his season at home, as his men receive the Vert & Or from Sherbrooke University tonight.
This return to the CEPSUM will be an opportunity to refine the offensive game of the team, somewhat deficient in the victory of 10 to 3 of the Blues against the Stingers Concordia last week. The atmosphere at the UdeM stadium should also help the team, while fans will be happy to see their favorites again at the start of the school year.
The meeting is presented on TVA Sports at the moment.
"We had a good week of practice and now we expect a lot of atmosphere," said head coach Danny Maciocia on Thursday. It's going to be special for first year players. They will be able to write a new chapter in their history. "
Slightly offensively, under the production of a major and a placement, Maciocia believes that his players needed to become familiar with the team's game notebook.
"Defensively, we limited them to three points. In attack, we sought a little consistency for sure. We talked about offensive concepts in training with the goal of improving, "said the one who has been at the helm since 2011.
The same formula
Maciocia wanted to highlight the work of his starting quarterback Dimitri Morand and ensures that he will be the starter at the start of Friday's game against Vert & Or.
The Sherbrookois come to Montreal after losing their first meeting, against Laval University's Rouge & Or. They partially surprised their opponents with 10 points of play, before seeing the team of the Old Capital get 40 points unanswered.
"Sherbrooke has a diversified and explosive attack. Their quarterback knows how to throw the ball and their offensive line can be dangerous, "Maciocia said.
• Linebacker Brian Harelimana was named Defensive Player of the Week for the Quebec Student Sport Network. This was a first for the fourth-year player. Against the Stingers, he managed 7.5 tackles, including a sack.
• The Carabins announced the presence of several Alouettes players during the Family Clinics activity, which will be held on Saturday at CÉPSUM. Francophones Martin Bédard, Boris Bede, Jean-Samuel Blanc, Félix Faubert-Lussier, Christophe Normand and Jean-Gabriel Poulin will be on hand to provide advice to young football fans and their parents.