Thursday, December 15, 2011

Temple Commit Considers Dartmouth

Jameson McShea, a 6-foot-4, 240-pound tight end from Boston College High School, has "decommitted" from Temple and according to ESPN insider, "he's currently considering four schools: Boston College, Dartmouth, Harvard and Maryland."

From another ESPN report:
He's now strongly considering Dartmouth, Harvard, Boston College and Maryland, however he only holds an offer from Harvard. McShea has many Division 1 FCS options, with Elon, Fordham, Holy Cross, Maine and New Hampshire all offering him.
There's a short capsule look at McShea on the Boston MIAA football All-State page and his Rivals page is here.

In a story about head coach Kent Austin remaining in Ithaca, the Cornell Sun notes the Big Red will have 10-of-11 starters back on offense next fall including Ivy League offensive player of the year Jeff Mathews at quarterback. No word on how many players are back on defense but when you've struggled the way Cornell has on that side of the ball the question is always: Is it good to bring a lot of starters back or isn't it?

The Harvard Crimson has a story about former coach Joe Restic, who has died at age 85. Along with the story there's video that includes audio from an interview this fall with Restic in the aftermath of Tim Murphy breaking his record for wins by a Crimson coach.

The Daily Dartmouth has a story about the college offering early decision to 465 students this year, which will be roughly 40 percent of the Class of 2016. Look for a story on the early decision football recruits on BGA Premium as soon as all the i's are dotted and all the t's are cross – which they haven't been yet.

That Certain Hanover High Senior actually had a pretty good day yesterday at the economic summit in Foxboro. As it turns out the event was held in Gillette Stadium and he was able to sneak a peak out onto the field where the Patriots were having a walk-through.

That Certain Hanover High Graduate, meanwhile, is home for the holidays and has discovered what happens when home is just a few miles from where you go to school. She now has one friend's car keys so she can start his car every few days over the month and another friend's fish to feed and watch over. Which reminds me of a story ;-)

Back when I was in college a friend's sister left a goldfish for her to take care of with stern warnings about making sure it was OK. Needless to say, my friend either overfed the thing or forgot to feed it. Either way it didn't make it and the next thing I knew we had it in a baggie and were at the 5&10 looking for a goldfish that looked like it, driving the poor clerk with a net nuts. But we finally found one, brought it back and surreptitiously dropped it in the bowl. This one lived. As you probably guessed by now, it wasn't more than a couple of minutes before my friend's sister was all over her for "killing" her fish. How she knew we never found out but I've been studying the purple fish we have in our kitchen now and I'm just not sure we'd be able to match that one up. . . .

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