Thursday, May 01, 2014

Quarterbacks Back Back

In his second go-round at Dartmouth, coach Buddy Teevens went years without returning his starting quarterback and the Big Green paid a price for it. Things have changed.

For the second year in a row Teevens has not one, but two talented quarterbacks with quality starting experience returning in Dalyn Williams and Alex Park.

And Williams, just a junior in the fall, will be back in 2015 as well.

Here's a video look at Williams (10) and Park (14). Standard warnings apply about taking care to turn the volume down or muting the sound if you are over a certain age ;-)

Speaking of quarterbacks, after being sidelined by surgery on his throwing arm last fall, freshman Jonathan DiBiaso has seen action this spring with the Big Green.

DiBiaso was back in his home state Sunday when his father, John, was inducted into the Massachusetts Football Coaches Association State Coaches Hall of Fame. The elder DiBiaso was honored for leading Everett High School to 20 league titles, 11 Super Bowl championships in 15 trips to the big game, and seven undefeated seasons. The Everett Independent has a story.

Jon DiBiaso (Dartmouth bio) shattered the Massachusetts record for career touchdown passes (see video) before prepping for a year at Phillips Exeter and then coming to Dartmouth.
The New Haven Register takes a look at the career of East Haven native Al Bagnoli, who will be retiring after the 2014 season as the coach at Penn.
The busy weekend schedule in Hanover is now set.
• The Dartmouth Green-White football scrimmage will be played Saturday at 10 a.m.
• Dartmouth softball will play a doubleheader against Penn Saturday in the Ivy League Championship Series starting at 1 p.m. Should either team sweep, it will claim the Ivy title.
• At noon on Sunday the baseball team will host Yale in a one-game playoff for the Red Rolfe Division title.
• At 1 p.m. the softball team will play the rubber game against Penn if neither teams sweeps on Saturday.
Dartmouth spring football is slated to hold its 11th and final spring practice before Saturday's scrimmage this afternoon, weather permitting. If the morning's heavy rains continue (they are supposed to abate) the session could be moved to tomorrow.
Cooper on Moose Mountain
And finally, a personal note. Last fall we lost our good friend Cooper the Wonder Dog to a tumor.  Some of you met him when he led the BGA hike to the South Peak of Moose Mountain in the 2012 season. Coop was our second golden and we are hoping to bring a new one  home this spring. If you know of someone in New England who has golden puppies – and who isn't asking for a king's ransom – please email me. Our house just isn't the same right now . . .