Sunday, January 27, 2013

Watch This. No, Really

In this video pulled together to get the blood flowing for the Dartmouth-Princeton game be sure to check out the runs by quarterback Dalyn Williams at the 1:58 and 3:31 marks. And the Ryan McManus TD against Harvard at 1:22. Ridiculous.
Thanks for this link to a Tulsa World list of all-state players from Oklahoma that includes Dartmouth-bound running back Abrm McQuarters. From the story:
Rushed for 1,802 yards on 204 carries and 20 TDs. Also had five catches for 93 yards and two TDs. In part-time duty on defense, had 33 tackles and was one of the team's leaders in big hits. Had career totals of 3,002 rushing yards and 40 TDs. Co-player of the year in 4A-4. 
Here's what we think we know so far about the recruiting class. If this list is accurate there could be 2-3 more recruits yet to be identified, or 2-3 offers yet to be made/accepted. Caveat emptor . . .

Jonathan Dibiaso, 6-1, 195, Phillips Exeter/Everett, Mass.
Running Back
Alex Mccrory, 5-11, 222, Shawnee HS, Ohio
Abrm McQuarters, 5-10, 185, Cascia Hall, Okla.
Jacob Siwicki, 6-0, 220, Northfield Mount Hermon, Mass.
Wide Receiver
Houston Brown 6-2, 175, The Woodlands HS, Texas
Jon Marc Carrier, 5-11, 165, Steinbrenner HS, Fla.
Joseph Cook, 6-4, 185, Bishop Amat HS, Calif.
Charlie Miller, 6-1, 180, Totino Grace HS, Minn.
Chris Warren, n/a The Woodlands, Texas
Tight End
Peter Eggert, 6-4, 227, Laguna Hills HS, Calif.
Offensive Line
Zach Davis, 6-5, 290, Lake Havasu HS, Ariz.
Mike Langman, 6-5, 275, Naperville North HS, Ill.
David Morrison, 6-3, 270, Shaker HS, N.Y.
Garrett Strohmaier, 6-4, 290, Jesuit HS, Calif.
Interior Line
Jack Friedman, 6-3, 285, Howard HS, Md
Michael Warren, 6-5, 279, Providence Academy, Minn.
Brandon Cooper, 6-2, 260, South Grand Prairie HS, Texas
Jeremiah Douchee, 6-4, 230, Hales Franciscan, Ill.
Zach Shank, 6-5, 235, Olentangy Liberty HS, Ohio
Jake Smirk, 6-2, 235, Gorman HS, Nev.
Brian Fordon, 6-2, 215, Providence Catholic HS, Ill.
Folarin Orimolade, 6-0, 218, Blake HS, Md.
*Cannon Wille, n/a, St. Mary's HS, Colo.
*Chris Aguemon, 5-9, 180, Heritage HS, Va.
Lucas Bavaro, 6-1, 195, St. John's Prep, Mass.
Danny McManus, 5-9, 175, St. Thomas Academy, Minn.
Alex Gakenheimer, 6-1, 180, Charlotte Country Day, N.C.
Ben Kepley, 6-2, 175, Charlotte Country Day, N.C.
Graydon Peterson, 6-1, 225, Whitefish Bay HS, Wis.
* Anticipated walk-on
Noticed that former Cornell head coach Jim Hofher is now the wide receivers and assistant head coach at Nevada. Since his successful tenure at Cornell from 1990-97 (45-35 record, 33-23 in Ivy play) he's been at North Carolina, Syracuse, Buffalo (head coach), Bowling Green, Delaware and now Nevada.

The pastures may look greener elsewhere but when you see that kind of itinerary you understand just how smart Al Bagnoli, Tim Murphy and Phil Estes are for staying put. The first two were head coaches at Penn and Brown when Hofher was in the Ivies and the last was an assistant at Brown when Hofher was in Ithaca.
Dartmouth just missed one of the most historical days in the recent annals of Big Green basketball yesterday. In a nationally televised matinee, the Dartmouth men had a Harvard team that had a 16-point win over Boston College, a win over Cal, a 30-point win over Rice and very respectable losses to UConn and Memphis all-but buried until the final 90 seconds before losing in overtime. Then last night at Leede Arena, the Dartmouth women, an uncharacteristic 2-13 coming in, posted a convincing 58-45 upset victory over the 10-win Crimson.