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South Florida's Mastrole Quarterback Academy website could use a little spellchecking but there's no lack of enthusiasm for a couple of quarterbacks. (LINK):
Michigan’s Rudock and Darmouth’s Williams; 2 Quarterbacks That Will Prove NFL Teams Wrong
Snubbed by the NFL combine Michigan’s Quarterback Jake Rudock and Darmouth’s Dayln Williams will land on NFL rosters through the draft or priority free agents and prove why they were overlooked based on measurables. The NFL has become more about physical domination and with no question many if not most of the positions require a base line for speed and measurements. But the quarterback position is like no other in sports. The most important qualities cannot be measured with a scale, a stopwatch, a tape measure, or the human eye. Grit, leadership, competitiveness, decision making, and determination are all the missing pieces to a winning quarterback. Rudock and Williams have all of the above. The big arm, big frame, and potential can pay dividends of the quarterback has the mental makeup for an NFL life. If he’s missing more then one characteristic the coaches could risk the success of the team and their jobs. Rudock and Willims have both been training in Boca Raton, Florida with Ken Mastrole and Tony Villani of XPE Sports.
•Well-known sports agent Leigh Steinberg, writing in Forbes:
The Ivy League, prodded by Dartmouth Head Football Coach Buddy Teevens, has adopted new standards for limiting contact in training camp and during practices. Players will go through practices and drills without hitting another player. Is it possible to still play effectively and win without that contact?Green Alert Take: Maybe it's just the way it is written, but you would think Steinberg would have been more clear. There's PLENTY of contact on the Dartmouth practice field, there's just no tackling to the ground. And what contact there is, is regulated and monitored. But trust me, they aren't dancing out there.
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Either South Carolina football coach Will Muschamp has been living in a cave (actually, a bunch of big-time coaches do) or something else was in play with this comment avoiding mentioning the "Ivy League" during his press conference yesterday. Here's what he said:
“I heard that there was a league that outlawed tackling during the season. We never tackle during the season."
•Congratulations go out to Courtney Banghart, the former standout Dartmouth guard and assistant coach whose Princeton team became the first Ivy League squad – men's or women's – to earn an at-large bid to a NCAA hoops tournament. The Tigers are an 11th seed and will face West Virginia. (LINK)
Ivy League champion Penn is a 10 and will play Washington.
On the men's side Ivy League champion Yale was seeded 12th and will play Baylor.