•The Daily Princetonian writes about the Tigers' three NFL prospects on defense while noting that one of them, 6-foot-2, 305-pound defensive lineman Caraun Reid, might be back on the field at Princeton next fall.
•One of Princeton's other NFL hopefuls is defensive end Mike Catapano, a finalist for the Ivy League defensive player of the year along with Brown corner AJ Cruz. Harvard quarterback Colton Chapple and Cornell QB Jeff Mathews (last year's winner) are finalists for the top offensive player. A National Football Foundation release about its "fabled Annual Awards Dinner," reminds us that:
On the day before the event, the NFF will partner with the Ivy League to co-host a 12:00 p.m. ET presentation of the Asa S. Bushnell Cup, which honors the Ivy League Football Players of the Year. The event will take place at the Waldorf=Astoria as part of the festivities leading up to the NFF Annual Awards Dinner. Ivy League Executive Director Robin Harris will unveil the winners' names at the event. George Pyne, a NFF Board Member and a former All-Ivy League offensive tackle at Brown, will emcee the presentation, which will be streamed live on FootballFoundation.org and IvyLeagueSports.com.
•Under the headline, Joe Moglia's Having an Interesting Fourth Quarter, the Wall Street Journal writes:
Forget Notre Dame. The most astonishingly unlikely story in college football this year so far is the rise of Coastal Carolina.Moglia, the former Dartmouth assistant who went from CEO of TD Ameritrade to the sidelines as the Coastal head coach this year, tells the Journal:
"There isn't any question I was better in business because of my experience in football when I was younger, and I know I'm a better coach now because of my experience in business."
There's also this look at how Moglia manages the game:
During games, Moglia decides whether to kick or go for it on fourth down, but he doesn't call plays and keeps his instructions at the macro level. "Let's bring some more pressure," or "Let's try to run down some clock." If that sounds like a CEO letting division heads do their jobs, it's not a coincidence. (Word has it the former executive with an estimated nine-figure net worth gives a pretty convincing living-room recruiting speech).