When it comes to the Riders offence all of the attention right now is on the running backs.
The ball carriers aren't the only ones going through changes and difficulties right now. Like most of the offence, the receivers are having their fair share of struggles and change as well.
The Riders search for a running back is starting to resemble a government led search committee.
The Riders will be playing their fourth game this Saturday against the Toronto Argonauts and they still don't know who will be their running back going forward.
It was back to work today for the Saskatchewan Roughriders, at least so we've been told.
Only the players and coaches know for sure what happened on the turf at Mosaic Stadium as the doors were sealed shut for their first workout after the week off.
"We're starting as a new season and there's a lot of things that changed. Whether it's the tempo or style of practice," said head coach Corey Chamblin. "Going forward, it gives us time to seclude ourselves, make sure we get everything where we want it to be before it's open and out there."
Another name is being added to the Saskatchewan Roughriders Plaza of Honor.
The committee announced on Monday that Reggie Hunt will be joining Chris Szarka on the list of this year's inductees.
Hunt is replacing Omarr Morgan who will be unable to attend the event due to travel and timing difficulties. Morgan does remain eligible and could be re-inducted in the future.
A custom car near and dear to Premier Brad Wall is hitting the auction block Friday night.
“There’ll be nothing like it. Ever,” said Wall. “It’s Ridered up, pretty much.”
It’s a 1968 Shelby Mustang clone—green and white, of course. The white stripes look like a mesh football jersey.
Wall says he is grateful to the Riders.
“Their logos are pretty precious and fairly powerful and they’re obviously lending their badging and their brand to this particular car.”
The deck continues to be shuffled when it comes to the Riders' running back position.
The team announced on Wednesday that tailback Hugh Charles has been released. Charles joined the Riders just a few weeks ago after being released by the Edmonton Eskimos at the end of training camp.
The flags are flying more often early in this CFL season.
Through three weeks of play there have been nearly 300 calls made so far, including 110 last week alone. It showed during the Winnipeg Blue Bombers match with the Montreal Alouettes when it took nearly two hours just to play the first half.
Fans and media alike are frustrated by the number of calls and the league office is taking notice.
It appears it didn't take Will Ford long to get a new job in the Canadian Football League.
Ford was released by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on Monday and he could be heading west on the Trans-Canada highway to Regina.
Kirk Penton of the Winnipeg Sun is reporting that Ford is poised to sign with the Riders, getting a signing bonus and a shot at being the number one running back.
The Saskatchewan Roughriders might not have many toes left after their 26-13 loss to the B.C. Lions Saturday night at Mosaic Stadium.
The Riders consistently shot themselves in the foot all night taking bad penalties, missing tackles and missing plays overall as the defending Grey Cup champions looked like anything but dropping to 1-2 on the season.
'I thought we would come out and put together a better performance than we did," said quarterback Darian Durant.
Something has to give tonight as the Riders host the B.C. Lions at Mosaic Stadium.
Saskatchewan is coming off their worst loss during the Corey Chamblin era and hopes to bounce back to form we saw against the Hamilton Tiger-Cats. B.C. meanwhile has lost both of their games so far this season including a 24-9 drubbing at the hands of the Montreal Alouettes last week.
One has to imagine both teams should be fired up heading into this one.
"I expect a lot more fire, there should be a lot more fire for those guys," said head coach Corey Chamblin.