Thursday, August 06, 2015

King Rex

Bob Rex '57, who serves as secretary/treasurer of the Friends of Dartmouth Football, is one of the true regulars at Big Green football practices. Check him out making a great catch and kicking in this highlight video from 1955, which happens to be Bob Blackman's first season as Dartmouth head coach.

Former All-Ivy League offensive lineman Mike McCune, now sports director of WCAX-TV in Burlington, Vt., will serve as emcee for Dartmouth's second annual Football 101 Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. on Memorial Field. From a Dartmouth press release:
The event is designed to provide an interactive introduction to the game and what the Dartmouth Football game-day experience is all about. 
This free event includes activities for the entire family, including free T-shirts for the first 100 registrants, a tailgate party catered by EBAs, on-field skill stations run by the Dartmouth Football staff, a behind-the-scenes tour of the Dartmouth Football locker room, and a kids' press conference, allowing young Big Green fans to pose as reporters and conduct a Q&A with Dartmouth football student-athletes.
Once more with feeling . . .

Buddy Teevens' participation in the Practice Like Pros movement is spreading the gospel of Dartmouth football. From the Chicago Tribune story after a presentation to Illinois high school coaches:
Practice Like Pros concepts advocate new practice drills and ways of tackling, such as rugby-style shoulder or the roll tackling currently used by the Seattle Seahawks. Practice Like Pros founder Terry O'Neil showed videos of Stanford, Dartmouth, the Cleveland Browns and the Jacksonville Jaguars of practices without tackling.
Stumbled across this photo of Garrett Waggoner '13 in a Calgary Herald story about the Calgary Stampeders' win over Waggoner's Winnipeg Blue Bombers late last month. Wags is seeing time with the Winnipeg special teams at this point.

The Blue Bombers are currently 3-3. Waggoner's bio on the team page has been updated and now includes a photo. 

MYnews13 in Orlando is reporting that Windermere Prep quarterback Parker Davis "currently holds offers from Dartmouth, Columbia, Missouri State, Indiana State and Tennessee-Chattanooga." (LINK)

Parker passed for 1,684 yards and 25 touchdowns last year. He also ran for 411 yards and seven touchdowns. He is the son of Fox football analyst Charles Davis, a four-year defensive back at Tennessee.
It's happening.

The University of New Hampshire football team reports for preseason tomorrow. The Wildcats, who are not on Dartmouth's schedule this fall, open Sept. 3 at San Jose State.

As for 2015 Dartmouth opponents, the guess here is that Sacred Heart, Central Connecticut at Georgetown will be starting practice shortly but there's nothing on their websites confirming the dates.

Central Connecticut opens play Sept. 4 at home against Lehigh. Sacred Heart kicks off the next day with a home game against Division II St. Anselm of Manchester, N.H. (where former Dartmouth running backs coach Kiely Nagle is now on the staff). Georgetown opens the same day at St. Francis in Loretto, Pa.

Dartmouth practice begins Aug. 26 and the season starts Sept. 19 at Georgetown.

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