Four days after the team was forced to forfeit three games for using an ineligible player, the Head Coach of the Regina Rams says mistakes were made.
Steve Bryce joined The Sportscage Tuesday afternoon to discuss the team’s situation, as they now sit 0-5 on the season.
Bryce said the team is trying to move forward.
“I brought the team in and we had a potluck-UFC night on Saturday night just to try and forget about everything else, and I just told the guys we have got to focus on us going forward,” Bryce said. “We have to do everything we can to put ourselves in the playoffs once we earn it.”
Bryce did add he would like to see this to be the start of a National U Sports player intake program.
“We started down that path with the Canadian U Sports portal, but why not go one step further and charge a little bit more money, and hire two full-time people to be the intake people academically for the entire country?”
However, Bryce said the players are already focusing on playing their best football.
“It was inspirational; I don’t even know which player got in the middle and talked, and talked about our focus right now,” Bryce said. “We got one job to do, and that’s make sure that U of A regrets getting on the bus on Friday, or getting on a plane on Friday, and we got to do all that we can do to go win an football game on Friday.”
Including this Friday’s contest against the University of Alberta Golden Bears, the Rams have three remaining games, needing wins in all three in order for a chance at the playoffs.