It's a weekend Roughriders linebacker Diamond Ferri has been waiting for.
Head coach Corey Chamblin won't say for sure, from everything we've seen in practice there's a good chance the former Alouette will be making his green and white debut against his former team.
"First and foremost, I want to go out there and get the win," said Ferri. "Secondly, it would mean a lot to me, just to go out there, that's the last team I played for."
It was more of the same for Darian Durant at practice on Friday.
The Riders quarterback didn't take any snaps, even though head coach Corey Chamblin said on Thursday that today would be the deciding factor on Durant's status heading into Sunday's match up in Montreal. So that means Durant isn't starting right...well...we don't know yet.
"He came out, and he wanted to take them, and I said, Darian, I would rather go one more day," said head coach Corey Chamblin. "I'm being real cautious with him."
The Roughriders defense is on a roll, and it all can all be traced back to a head coach Corey Chamblin tirade.
After giving up back to back touchdowns to the Calgary Stampeders in the first quarter at Mosaic Stadium on August 25th, Chamblin lost his mind of the defense, it was so bad that TSN couldn't even play any of the audio from the part they caught. The rant did draw a standing ovation from some of the fans sitting near by.
Since then, the defense has not given up a single touchdown. Not one, over two games and three quarters. Pretty impressive.
Roughriders quarterback Darian Durant is still a pretty big question mark for Sunday's game in Montreal.
Durant was on the field Thursday for practice at Mosaic Stadium, but he didn't get up to much. Durant didn't take part in a single snap during team practice, only taking part in individual drills. This despite the fact that Durant said on Wednesday that he would be pushing himself harder on Thursday to test it out.
That clearly didn't happen.
Drew Willy's time in Saskatchewan has been anything but ordinary, but none of it seems to be bothering him.
Darian Durant's status appears to be less clear than what we were told on Monday.
At the time, head coach Corey Chamblin was pretty confident that Durant would be playing Sunday in Montreal, after practice on Wednesday, Durant wasn't quite so confident.
"Right now it's about 50-50," said Durant. " Still some swelling there, still a lot of tenderness."
Chamblin also told reporters after practice that a decision will be made later in the week, or even at game time, on if Durant will start or not.
You could call them the Roughriders odd couple.
24-year-old Drew Willy and 33-year-old J.T. O'Sullivan, the back up quarterbacks for the Riders, might be nine years apart and have vastly different experience, but they've actually developed a good friendship since coming to Saskatchewan.
"We've become really good friends," said Willy. "We're roommates on the road, we talk a lot in the locker room."
With an NHL lockout looming ticket holders in Saskatoon may be left on the sidelines as the highly anticipated exhibition game between the Boston Bruins and Winnipeg Jets may be postponed.
On Tuesday, Scott Ford, director of marketing and events for the Credit Union Centre said the NHL exhibition game between the Jets and Bruins scheduled for Sept. 29, is up in the air as the chance of an NHL lockout seems more likely every day.
“Maybe we’ll get lucky and they will come to terms,” Ford said.
Saskatoon will host the world’s greatest bulls and cowboys as the Canadian Professional Bull-Riding (PBR) Finals returns in November.
On Tuesday, Jason Davidson, vice-president for PBR Canada announced the PBR National Finals will return to the Credit Union Centre Nov. 16 and 17.
“If any of you have been to our event over the past two years you know what I’m talking about.It’s action-packed bull-riding, rock and roll, man versus beast full contact action,” said Davidson, adding he’s happy to have this event come back to his home city.