Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Looking Back, Looking Ahead

From the day of the Green White game this spring:

Remember what it said in this space yesterday about the ancillary value of Dartmouth football coach Buddy Teevens' role in the Practice Like Pros movement? Check this from the Chicago Sun-Times:
Pro football Hall of Famer and former Bears coach Mike Ditka will address the Illinois High School Association about the need to reduce tackling in high school football practice on Wednesday in Oak Brook.
Ditka and Dartmouth coach Buddy Teevens are joining Practice Like Pros, a national movement to advocate less contact on high school practice fields. One study shows that 60-75 percent of head trauma in high school football is suffered in practice and not in games.
Lonestar Preps has another brief mention of the commitment of Texas wide receiver Hunter Hagdorn (with photo) HERE. The Hagdorn news first appeared on this site HERE.

The Ivy League football media day is one week from today. Last year this site had:

• Immediate poll results (LINK)
• Same-day audio of Buddy Teevens' comments (LINK)
• A "poll vs. actual" chart going back 10 years (LINK)
• Summary of strengths and weaknesses of each team (LINK)

Comments from the other seven Ivy League coaches were then rolled into the detailed previews on BGA Premium.

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