Friday, March 11, 2016

Doing The Heavy Lifting . . . Still

It may be the "off" season according to the calendar, but "off" isn't in today's college football dictionary. Here's a quick look at some of the work Dartmouth has been doing as shown by the program's new videographer:

The FCS division of STATS, formerly known as The Sports Network, takes a spring look at the CAA, which will provide two of Dartmouth's opponents this fall. (LINK)

Of New Hampshire, the posting notes:
"The defense returns only four starters," and "There aren't as many questions on the offensive side with seven returning starters, although quarterback Sean Goldrich is gone."
Of Towson, the posting notes:
"The Tigers have a veteran lineup, which returns 17 starters (nine on offense and eight on defense). The lineup features two-time 1,000-yard running back Darius Victor. ... Oregon transfer Morgan Mahalak isn't arriving until the summer, so Ellis Knudson and Heath Dahlgren hope to gain a foothold at quarterback."
Green Alert Take: Add in an improving Holy Cross team featuring a four-year starting quarterback and no one should be knocking the quality of Dartmouth's non-league schedule this fall.
With Ivy League basketball final joining the real world and starting a tournament the question I've been hearing is, "Can an Ivy League appearance in the FCS playoffs be far behind?"

The answer in a word: Yes. Unfortunately.
There's a lengthy discussion about the Ivies and the FCS playoffs on the Any Given Sunday message board HERE.