August 11, 2017 8:39 pm

Queen’s Gaels football opens training camp with high expectations

The Queen's football Gaels opened training camp on Friday with high expectations. We talked to quarterback Nathan Hobbs.

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It’s a sign that fall is fast approaching. The Queen’s Gaels football opened training camp on Friday at George Richardson Stadium.

Fourth-year quarterback Nate Hobbs says it’s great to back. More than 40 players stayed in Kingston over the summer to work out, and Hobbs says, “Most players are in mid-season form and they’re looking for retribution after last year’s disappointing season.”

The Gaels finished 2016 with a record of 3-5, missing the Ontario University playoffs for the first time in years.

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Head coach Pat Sheahan was impressed with what he saw during the opening workout. He too believes this could be a turnaround season for the Tri-colour.

The Gaels have an exhibition game on Saturday, Aug. 19, against the McGill Redmen from Montreal.

They will open the regular season a week later against the Carleton Ravens.

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