Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sunday Quick Hits

Check out Dartmouth football's official video from Pro Day.

Click to enlarge this Dartmouth press guide page from 1991.
Don Farnham, an undergraduate assistant  coach at Maine under Buddy Teevens and then a member of Teevens' first Dartmouth staff for four years, has stepped down from his position as head football coach at Brewer High School in Maine. LINK
Sadly, Holy Cross is one of the last schools around to do a spring practice prospectus. You can find the new one here. The Crusaders have seven starters back on what could be a dynamic offense with the return of dual-threat quarterback Peter Pujals and Gabe Guild, a whippet-quick tailback Dartmouth did not see last year because of injury. Three offensive linemen are back. Five starters return on the defensive side.
Spring football has kicked off at Yale and Portal 31 is suggesting that after a year acclimating to the Ivy League, Clemson transfer Morgan Roberts might have the inside track on the starting quarterback job. LINK
The New York Post is following Cornell quarterback Jeff Mathews' quest to make an NFL roster and today's story includes a few thoughts on him from draft guru Mel Kiper. LINK
Business Insider has a story headlined, This May Be The Helmet That Solves Football's Concussion Crisis. Dartmouth gets a mention for its use of the HIT System. LINK
Harvard has released a statement that basketball coach Tommy Amaker will remain with the Crimson. There had been speculation he might move across town to Boston College, a move I couldn't see happening. People used to say that when John Wooden was at UCLA he didn't recruit so much as select. (Think about it.) Amaker has that same ability at Harvard right now with regard to Ivy League recruits. At Boston College it would hardly be the case. He's smart enough to know he would be chasing Duke and North Carolina right up until the day he got his pink slip.
This has nothing to do with football or sports, but it's a fun exercise. Answer a series of easy language usage/pronunciation questions and a New York Times quiz will probably do a good job of pinpointing where you grew up. It nailed me within 25 miles or so and Mrs. BGA even closer. LINK