Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Many Happy Returns

Dartmouth corner and return specialist Shawn Abuhoff's highlight film is a reminder of just how dangerous he was bringing back punts and kickoffs, coming off the edge on kick blocks and in the defensive backfield. He reports that he has been training hard with Nick Schwieger and is closing in on picking an agent.

Speaking of Schwieger, Dartmouth's all-time leading rusher has been chosen a first-team All-American by the Beyond Sports Network.

The Orange County Register's site has a note about a wide receiver/all-purpose player who is visiting Yale this weekend after taking recruiting trips to Dartmouth and Brown.

Speaking of Yale, FootballScoop is now reporting what has appeared elsewhere – that new Bulldogs' head coach Tony Reno has let all of his staff go except for highly regarded Rick Flanders.

The Columbia Spectator has a story about progress on the Campbell Sports Center being ahead of schedule. The Campbell Sports Center is a 48,000 square foot athletic training center being build at the Baker Field complex. To get a sense of the scope of the new building, Dartmouth's Floren Varsity House is 41,300 square feet.

Brown, by the way, also has an athletic complex that is nearing completion. The original release and rendering of the building – whose classical design is in stark contrast to Columbia's modernistic Campbell Center – can be found here. A story in the Brown Daily Herald last spring projected the facility to open this March.

Dartmouth coach Buddy Teevens is quoted in a story about Harvard coach Tim Murphy being named president of the American Football Coaches Association. Teevens told the Harvard Crimson:
“It’s the greatest honor for a coach to become the president of the AFCA. The guys on the committee are leaders and respected leaders who care a lot about the game.”
And . . .
“He’s surely respected nationally. People listen to him. He’s very reasoned, very considerate, and very thoughtful. He is well respected in coaching circles for his expertise and ability as a coach.”

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