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UBC Thunderbirds coach starts season with a bang
The Blake Nill era at UBC has started with quite a bang. In his first game as the team’s head coach, his Thunderbirds beat the Laval Rouge et Or, winners of seven of the last 12 Vanier Cups, 41-16 on Saturday in Quebec City. UBC took a 27-0 lead into halftime before staving off a comeback attempt by the hosts to come away with the victory in its first meeting with Laval. The triumph caps off an historic week for the UBC program, which also saw the two squads hold joint prac