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May 25, 2018

2018 Mise-o-jeu Training Camp Report – Day 6

Since the beginning of the 2018 Mise-o-jeu training camp, many Alouettes alumni have swung by to watch the current edition of the team sweat it out on the field. Although most of them don’t miss the grind, they do like what they’re seeing on the field.

Bruno Heppell is a regular at practice since the beginning of camp. “I like the structure, the guys don’t waste time. There’s a good tempo because the players maximize each repetition. We don’t see them resting between exercises. We hope that they’ll be as successful on the field during games. I really like what I see.

Dominic Picard and Étienne Boulay were also on site on Friday. Dominic is now a coach for the Séminaire Saint-François Blizzard in Quebec City. He was taking notes and seemed pleased with his experience.

I want to thank the Alouettes for the invitation. Being here today was a great learning experience and I intend to transmit my observations to my players“, said Picard.

The former offensive lineman fulfills his dream by continuing to make a living in football. Funny story this morning, Picard sat for breakfast and found himself face to face with one of the Alouettes‘ scouts Corvey Irvin. After chatting a little bit, the two men realized that they had met a few times in the CFL and that things sometimes got heated on the field between them.

Boulay, Co-Chair of the Alouettes Alumni Association, was also present with his daughter. “I watched the guys play and I miss the game a lot. I can’t wait for the season to begin. I think the Alouettes will have a competitive team. The guys have been working really hard for a week.

Quick hits

On this windy day, several Alouettes players stood out. Receiver Malcolm Carter made a great catch at the beginning of practice when he jumped to grab the ball… A little later, it was receiver Ernest Jackson‘s time to steal the show. Despite being closely watched by defensive back Mitchell White, he got the upper hand on the play. His catch gave the win to his team and defensive players had to do pushups… Between drills, number 9 made sure to stay warm by skipping rope … Towards the end of the morning, defensive back Khalid Wooten caught the attention by intercepting a pass that he turned into a touchdown… Running back Chucks Okafor had a few good runs throughout the practice; he showed how comfortable he is with the ball.

Transactions

The Alouettes released international receiver Jack Bramswig.

Upcoming schedule

The following is the Alouettes schedule for the next few days. For a full schedule, click HERE.

Sunday, May 27
1:30 p.m. – Practice on the field located between Olympic Stadium and Saputo Stadium

Monday, May 28
8:30 a.m. – First practice on the field located between Olympic Stadium and Saputo Stadium
3:30 p.m. – Second practice on the field located between Olympic Stadium and Saputo Stadium

Tuesday, May 29
8:30 a.m. – First practice on the field located between Olympic Stadium and Saputo Stadium
3:30 p.m. – Second practice on the field located between Olympic Stadium and Saputo Stadium