Friday, May 07, 2010

Dartmouth Adds Hofstra Transfer

Dartmouth has added a transfer defensive tackle to its recruiting class.

Julian Flamer took a redshirt season as a freshman at Hofstra two years ago and was a backup on the D-line last fall. Because Hofstra dropped its program he will be eligible immediately.

Flamer is listed at 5-foot-11 and 266 pounds in his Hofstra bio although Dartmouth coach Buddy Teevens said last night he's probably a little bigger than that. There's a story about him during his senior year at Charlotte Country Day School here. (Be sure to click that link if only to see the photo. Great shot.)

Flamer attended the same school as Dartmouth tight ends coach Derham Cato '05, who helped coach him at Country Day when he was in the Canadian Football League. Flamer will have three years of eligibility.

A little more information on the names added earlier this week to the previously posted lists of Dartmouth recruits:

• Running back David Daines, 6-1, 202, Weber HS, Utah
Ran for 1,181 yards and nine touchdowns in 11 games as a senior. He'll be taking a two-year Mormon mission before enrolling. Find his highlight video here.

• Offensive lineman Aaron Mondshine, 6-5, 270, Pine Crest HS, Fla.
Chosen first team all-county by the Sun Sentinel and Miami Herald as a senior.

• Running back Ryan Paganetti, 5-10, 206, Belmont Hill School, Mass.
Led his league with 20 touchdowns in final prep year.

• Receiver Edward von Kuhn, 6-4, 195, Phillips Andover (Birmingham) Ala.
Caught eight balls for 99 yards and a 12-yard touchdown in the Phillips Exeter-Phillips Andover rivalry game last fall. Brother Andrew was a Dartmouth receiver.


The timing couldn't be better if you are thinking about turning out this afternoon when Dartmouth football hosts a bone marrow drive today. Craig Haley has a touching story on The Sports Network site about Villanova football All-American (and likely baseball draft pick) Matt Szczur donating marrow to a 19-month old girl with leukemia.

From the story:
"I was extremely excited when I found out that I was a match for a patient," Szczur said. "When I joined the donor registry, I never in a million years thought that I would one day be a match. It is a terrific feeling to have successfully completed the procedure. I was just happy to have this opportunity and I know that anyone else would do the same thing I did if they were given the chance to save someone's life."
More from the story:
Many Villanova students have been involved with the National Marrow Donor Program through football coach Andy Talley's 18-year association with it. His efforts have led to nearly 20,000 potential donors being entered into the registry.

"There is no doubt in my mind that the procedure is going to be successful for the patient," Szczur said. "I whole-heartedly believe that she is going to be OK and hopefully one day I will be able to meet her and her family. In my heart, I just know that there is a great family out there and it was an honor to have the chance to help a little girl. I can't wait for the day when she is well enough to come to one of my games and see me play."
Old friend Roger Hughes, whose run as head coach at Princeton came to a close when he was let go at the end of last season, is going home. He will be joining the staff of the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League.

There's a story and picture on the Omaha World-Record site. From the story:
And now, oddly enough, after about 25 years of coaching experience, Hughes' unpredictable career has led him back to his home state. The Crawford, Neb., native will join Omaha's new UFL franchise as a full-time offensive assistant on coach Jeff Jagodzinski's staff.

“Nebraska's my home,” Hughes said. “I'm very excited. And it's a great opportunity to be associated with a coach like Jeff Jagodzinski, who's had great success.”
And this ...
“He is a great teacher, a smart guy and a good football coach,” Jagodzinski said. “I told him he's going to have to lose the Princeton sweater, though. He's got to get himself an Omaha Nighthawk jacket or something.”

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