Tempers flaring at Ticats practice

Ticats head coach Kent Austin, seen earlier this season, lost his cool a little himself while...

Ticats head coach Kent Austin, seen earlier this season, lost his cool a little himself while trying to calm tempers at practice this week. (Craig Robertson/QMI Agency)

MIKE GANTER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:59 PM ET

HAMILTON - Well into the second half of the season, the stakes are a little higher these days throughout the CFL.

For the Ticats, they might be at an all-season high heading into this weekend in particular.

A two-point lead on the Montreal Alouettes, a team they will face Saturday in Moncton, for second in the Eastern Conference is by no means a comfortable spot. Not with three games remaining against those Alouettes and two more against division-leading Toronto.

So when you see tempers flare between teammates this week on at least two occasions at Ticats practice it’s not all together surprising.

Part of it might be just the expected offshoot of being around each other for six days a week in a physical environment for the past four months.

But you can’t discount altogether the added pressure late-season games can take on individuals.


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