2019 College Football America Yearbook excerpt: U Sports preview

The 2019 College Football America Yearbook is out now at Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com and provides a preview for more than 900 college football teams and more than 90 college football conferences.

For the next several days we’re providing excerpts from our overall division preview for FBS, FCS, Division II, Division III, NAIA, junior college and U Sports (Canada).

Today you’ll find an excerpt from our U Sports preview below, written by Matthew Postins:

“Taking Laval to win it all in 2019 means you have faith that head coach Glen Constantin can replace the turnover on this roster, and that could be easier said than done. QB Hugo Richard, the Vanier Cup MVP a year ago, is now with the CFL’s Montreal Alouettes.

Laval Rouge Et OrThe more difficult replacement will be for DE Mathieu Betts, who has been one of the top defensive players in U Sports the past four years. Betts was so good that he was able to bypass his first-round selection in the CFL Draft to sign a free-agent contract with the NFL’s Chicago Bears.

Laval has plenty of talent coming back, including East-West All-Star Game selections LB Adam Auclair, C Samuel Lefebvre and OT Ketel Asse. But lining up replacements for Richard and Betts are the program’s top priorities.

So, while a successful title defense is possible, there is an opening for several other U Sports teams to make a run at the Vanier Cup.”

Which teams can challenge the Rouge et Or this season? We outline them in the rest of the U Sports preview, along with previews of all four U Sports conferences and capsules for all 27 U Sports teams.

The 2019 College Football America Yearbook features more than 930 college football teams from the United States and Canada in more than 250 striking, full-color pages. That includes every team from the NCAA (FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III), NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA and U Sports (Canada). It also includes updates on club football, one-year postgraduate prep/sports academies and Mexican college football, along with dozens of action shots and stadium photos taken by the CFAY staff.

The print edition is available online via Amazon.com and other major retailers such as Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million.

2019 Book links:

Amazon.com: https://amzn.to/2Gcb20X

BarnesandNoble.com: http://bit.ly/2jQUN1F

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