September 5, 2003  
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Mustangs offense

The Mustangs have 11 returning starters from last year, led by quarterback Chris Hessel and wide receiver Andy Fantuz. Their explosive offense is one of the best not just in Ontario, but in all of Canada.

Mustangs defensive front

The Mustangs defense was arguably their Achilles heel in 2002. However, with another year under their belt and some strong recruits, the defense should be improved.

Mustang recruits

Western has a very impressive list of recruits who will have an immediate impact on the team.

One of their prized recruits is former London Catholic Central star running back Randy McAuley. McAuley was one of the most heavily recruited players in all of Canada and turned down a scholarship at Penn to play at Western. McAuley has the potential to become one of the best running backs ever at Western.

Coaching staff

Head coach Larry Haylor is joined by some new assistant coaches for the 2003 season. Chris Marcus is the new special teams coordinator and Paul Gleason takes over as defensive coordinator.

Special teams

The Mustangs special teams is looking forward to a productive year. The biggest improvement to the special teams is punter/place kicker Rob Pikula. Pikula missed all of last season after fracturing his ankle in the first quarter of the first game.


The Mustangs football team feels they're an improved team with the potential to do great things. Despite their opening day upset loss on Monday to Windsor - their first loss to Windsor in our lifetime - the team is still confident and should be one of the top contenders in Ontario University Athletics.

Outside the Western gates

110-metre hurdler Perdita Felicien shocked the field at the 2003 World Track and Field Championships in Paris, by claiming the gold medal for Canada. It's the first medal in track and field for Canada since 1392 when Canuck Rogers broke a world record in the rock throwing contest.

Eagles will prey on NFC competition

Welcome to the wild, parity-driven NFL, where literally anyone (well, except Cincinnati and Arizona) could win the Super Bowl. This week we preview the NFC. Look for the AFC preview in Tuesday's edition.



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