Tuesday, October 11, 2011

First Look At Holy Cross

Just about no one gets their game notes up as promptly as Holy Cross and they are up already for Saturday's game against Dartmouth. Find the notes here.

From the notes:
The Crusaders have enjoyed a good deal of success against Ivy League opposition during Tom Gilmore’s tenure as head coach. Holy Cross stands 14-10 against Ivy League foes under Gilmore’s direction, including a 1-1 mark so far this season. The 14-10 mark over the last eight years includes a 6-1 record against Dartmouth, a 4-2 mark against Brown, a 3-5 record against Harvard and a 1-2 mark against Yale.
And . . .
The Holy Cross offensive line is once again one of the most dominating units in the Patriot League this year. In five games played so far this season, the line has paved the way for the Crusaders to average 25.6 points and 410.4 total yards per game. Holy Cross has also allowed only four sacks, while attempting 196 passes this year (just one sack for every 50 times the team has dropped back to pass).
And this, which is kind of scary. . .
Senior quarterback Ryan Taggart (Bedford, Texas) is in his second year as the starter for the Crusaders in 2011. In five games played so far this year, he has connected on 125 of 195 attempts for 1,444 yards and seven touchdowns with only two interceptions.
There's also a Dartmouth depth chart with the warning, "as of October 9, 2011," so caveat emptor.

The weekly Ivy League football release is available here.

From the Ivy League office:
The fifth episode of "Inside Ivy League Football" on Wednesday, Oct. 12 will feature interviews with Yale head coach Tom Williams, Harvard junior quarterback Colton Chapple and former Dartmouth and NFL star Jay Fiedler.
You can access the show at this link.

You might glean some information on Holy Cross from the story in the Brown Daily Herald or the Worcester Telegram story in which a clearly frustrated Crusaders coach Tom Gilmore says:
". . . (E)very time we had a chance to do something, we had some serious lapse of judgment. It was just embarrassing. The dropped balls, the dropped exchanges, the false starts, coming out of coverages, missing other assignments on defense — it's embarrassing.”

Just discovered the program story I freelanced on Shawn Abuhoff is now up on the Dartmouth football website. You can read it here. Another piece that I freelanced on quarterbacks coach Chris Rorke has been posted here.

Columbia Roar Lions Roar blogger Jake Novak says the school needs a new football coach. Be sure to read the comments that accompany the column.

The Dartmouth campus is abuzz (sort of) for the Republican debate. The Daily Dartmouth has a story.

Coach Buddy Teevens' reflections on Yale tonight on Green Alert.

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