Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Speedster Headed To Hanover

Oklahoma's Tulsa World and Muskogee Phoenix are both reporting that Muskogee receiver/running back/wildcat QB Victor Williams will be playing football at Dartmouth next year.

From the Phoenix:
Williams in the end decided on the Dartmouth College Big Green over Harvard. He had visited both places over the course of the fall, beginning with Harvard.
And . . .
The 5-foot-10, 175-pound senior caught 57 passes for 664 yards and 11 touchdowns this season. He was an H-back in the wildcat set and averaged 4.3 yards on 87 carries, scoring eight touchdowns. On defense, he made 42 tackles playing in the secondary.
From the Tulsa World:
Williams said he expects to be used as a receiver and kick returner at Dartmouth, which he chose over Navy and Louisiana-Monroe. He plans to study engineering.
And The World points out he'll hardly be the only Oklahoman on the roster . . .
Several former area standouts are playing for Dartmouth, including Bartlesville's Kirby Schoenthaler, Union's Corbin Stall, Verdigris' Cohle Fowler and Bishop Kelley's Joe Dowdell.
This site lists Williams with a 4.41 in the 40.

Find his game-by-game statistics here.

Williams had nine catches for 154 yards and one touchdown, 17 rushes for 90 yards and a touchdown, and one kickoff return for 50 yards in a 35-27 loss to Norman. Watch his highlights from that game (and others) here.

Jake Novak down at Roar Lions Roar, the Columbia football blog, is reporting that former Dartmouth assistant Joe Moglia is interviewing for the vacant Fordham coaching job. Moglia was most recently a head coach in the UFL. Roar is also reporting that an announcement at Columbia could be imminent.

Speaking of Columbia, you've got to love this from the Columbia Spectator (italics are mine):
There is consensus within the committee that one of the most important factors when looking for a new head coach is his ability to change the face of a program that has such a storied history of poor performance.

The Spec also has a column emphasizing the importance of recruiting for the new Columbia coach.

As long as we are talking coaches, there could be some sweaty palms out in Ithaca for a few days. From a story picked up by the Montreal Gazette:
The Saskatchewan Roughriders are continuing to pursue former head coach Kent Austin for their vacant head-coaching position.

The Roughriders have been granted permission from officials at Cornell University to talk to Austin, who is in his second season as the school’s head football coach.

Austin was the Roughriders’ head coach in 2007 and guided them to a 23-19 victory over the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the Grey Cup. Austin left in 2008 to become offensive co-ordinator at his alma mater, the University of Mississippi. Austin moved to Cornell as head coach in 2010.

Closer to home, Charlie Molnar, the Notre Dame offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, is apparently set to become the new head coach at Massachusetts according to

For a list of all confirmed coaching changes at the Division I level this fall, check out The Sports Network.

The Brown Daily Herald reports on student reaction to the school's decision to cut back recruiting slots for athletes.

I'm not quite sure why the poll is continuing now that the top teams are playing off, but the ECAC has released still another Lambert Meadowlands poll recognizing supremacy in the east. The latest version looks like this:
1. Lehigh
2. Maine
3. Towson
4. New Hampshire
5. Old Dominion
6. Stony Brook
7. James Madison
8. Harvard
9. Delaware
10. Albany
Also Receiving Votes: Georgetown, Duquesne
Oh wait, I know why they are still doing it. Not all those teams in the top 10 were in the playoffs. Right?

You know it's something out of the ordinary when Business Weekly has a story about Harvard basketball being ranked in the top 25.

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