King, who grew up in Douglasville, Ga., and appeared in 22 games with the Leopards, follows the path blazed by Dartmouth strength coach Spencer Brown, himself a former Lafayette linebacker who came to Hanover after a stint at Moravian.
•Speaking of linebackers, Dartmouth senior Zach Slafsky has been named to the Jewish Sports Review’s 2015 College Football All-America Team. Other Ivy Leaguers named to the squad are Harvard tight end Anthony Firkser, Princeton defensive lineman Harry Schlossberg and Brown linebacker Michael Walsh.
From the JSR release:
The Big Green went 9-1 as ZACHARY SLAFSKY posted 21 UTs and 27 ATs for 48 Ts (#4), 3 TLs/8 yds, 2 PBUs, 1 FF, 2 PDs and 2 FRs while starting all 10 games. Zachary was named All-Ivy League, 2nd team.
•I may have to tease a certain head coach about a line in a story out of Indiana's News-Sentinel about veteran high school coach Johnny Curtis joining the staff at Ball State. From the story:
As much of a football decision that (Ball State head coach Mike) Neu was making, he viewed hiring Curtis, who played for renowned college coaches Jackie Sherrill and Buddy Teevens, as a personal decision.And if you haven't figured it out yet, it isn't Jackie Sherrill who I will be teasing about being called "renowned." ;-)
•One of the favorite sayings of the late Dartmouth Sports Information Director Kathy Slattery Phillips was, "Ouch, babe." Couldn't help but hear her say it when I read the headline on a CBS Sports story spun out of the Ivy League's ban on tackling in practice. That headline:
Pitt coach on possible no-contact practices: 'We're not playing soccer'Guess that the yinzers plan on tackling in practice, huh?
•Former Dartmouth defensive line coach Calvin Thibodeaux, who played for Oklahoma from 2002-06, says he has his "dream job" as he starts his first year as a Sooner assistant. He coached last year at Kansas. (LINK)