Tuesday, May 03, 2016

What You Need To Know

The emails were flying around yesterday asking about the difference between being an undrafted free agent and getting a tryout or attending a minicamp without a contract. Fortunately, a loyal reader was doing some Googling and shared a link that does a pretty good job of explaining it. Check out the story on NJ.com.

In short, an undrafted free agent who signs a contract gets a small signing bonus but nothing else in the contract is guaranteed unless the players makes the team each ensuing year of the contract.

An undrafted player who comes to a minicamp without a contract will receive food, lodging and a small per diem with hopes of being one of the few who after two or three days gets a contract offer.
STATS adds a little more explanation along with a listing of FCS free agents HERE.
The Boston Globe writes about four Harvard players headed to NFL camps while mentioning Dartmouth's Jacob Flores signing with the Packers, Vernon Harris with the Chiefs and Dalyn Williams earning tryouts. In all, eight Dartmouth players will have been in pro camps this spring.

Dartmouth's In Town Again
(Editor's note: This first appeared on BGA Premium.)
The Friends of Dartmouth Football has announced the sixth annual Dartmouth’s In Town Again series featuring Buddy Teevens visiting nine cities from coast to coast between May 9 and May 26.

While he’s the head ball coach, Teevens makes sure the meet-and-greet is about more than a game.

“Certainly, a lot of folks want to hear about football but whether it’s LA, San Francisco, Dallas or Houston it’s a good opportunity to talk about the school,” he said. “People love the institution. It’s a chance to tell them all the good things that go on. Bad press gains the most attention, but there’s a lot of good things that are happening.

“Certainly, I’ll be talking about our program and what we did last year. The fun thing is, there were six games televised nationally so people saw a lot of them. Winning a championship is refreshing for people who have been supportive and who have been waiting a long time for that. It’s also a chance to  talk about some of our young guys.”

And it’s a chance to continue to spread the no-tackling-in-practice gospel.

“There’s a lot of conversation about concussive head injury nationally so we can let people know what we do and how it started,” Teevens said. “There’s a lot of curiosity about it. We’re getting a lot of calls from a lot of different people about it and what it means to our players. We’re just doing a very, very good job keeping people healthy.”

From a Friend’s Group Mailing:Coach Teevens will once again travel to several cities to meet with loyal supporters of Dartmouth Football.  He will talk about spring practice, this year's recruiting class, program updates and a "what-to-look-for" preview of the upcoming season.
All are welcome and we hope you can join us if we are coming to your area.  Please see below for details and kindly RSVP so that the hosts can plan ahead. Each is event is $35 and all proceeds directly support the Friends of Dartmouth Football.
Monday, May 9 - Boston, MA
Reception at Clery's (113 Dartmouth Street, Boston, MA) from 6:00-8:00pm. To RSVP, please Click Here. 
Hosted by the Friends of Football.
Tuesday, May 10 - Summit, NJ
Reception at Canoe Brook Country Club (1108 Morris Turnpike, Summit, NJ) from 6:00-8:00pm. To RSVP, please Click Here.
Hosted by Ish McLaughlin '88.
Wednesday, May 11 - New York, NY
Reception at The Liberty (29 W 35th St, New York, NY) from 6:30-8:30pm. To RSVP, please Click Here. 
Hosted by the Friends of Football.
Thursday, May 12 - Greenwich, CT
Reception at Innis Arden Golf Club (120 Tomac Ave., Old Greenwich, CT) from 6:00-8:00pm. To RSVP, please Click Here.
Hosted by Ryan Spayde '94.
Saturday, May 14 - Los Angeles, CA
Reception at Bel-Air Bay Club (16801 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacific Palisades, CA) from 2:00-5:00pm. To RSVP, pleaseClick Here.
Hosted by Tim Meier '91 and Dennis Durkin '93.
Sunday, May 15 - Palo Alto, CA
Reception at the home of Peter & Anne Anderson P'18 (2080 Tasso St, Palo Alto, CA) from 5:00-7:00pm. To RSVP, pleaseClick Here. 
Hosted by Peter & Anne Anderson P'18.
Tuesday, May 17 - Houston, TX
Reception at the home of Geoff Bracken '81 (606 West Friar Tuck Lane, Houston, TX) from 6:00-8:00pm. To RSVP, pleaseClick Here. 
Hosted by Shelley and Geoff Bracken '81.
Wednesday, May 18 - Dallas, TXReception at the home of Fraser Marcus '76 (4254 Ridge Road, Dallas, TX) from 6:00-8:00pm. To RSVP, please Click Here.
Hosted by Fraser Marcus '76.
Thursday, May 26 - Fort Lauderdale, FLReception at Shula's Hotel & Golf Club (6842 Main St, Miami Lakes, FL 33014) from 6:00-8:00pm. To RSVP, please Click Here. 
Hosted by Dave Shula '81.
A Dartmouth football program video:

Check BGA Premium tonight for coverage of spring practice No. 10.
And finally, for those of you who have been following along, it has been a crazy morning here on the shoulder of Moose Mountain. There's a painter upstairs blaring heavy metal while he works on two bathrooms. The tile guy is outside my office door working in the kitchen and playing what I think is flamenco music. A plumber is here working on our well. And the assessor just came through with a clipboard taking notes on everything we've been having done over these past seven months. Oh yeah, the stone people are coming tomorrow to install a countertop in the master bath. It's getting a little crazy. I take that back. It has been a little crazy. OK, a lot crazy. ;-)