Thursday, October 20, 2016

Talking Columbia

The Columbia Spectator preview for Saturday's Dartmouth-Columbia game has been posted.

Lions coach Al Bagnoli is quoted on the performance of Dartmouth quarterback Jack Heneghan stepping in this for Dalyn Williams:
“It’s a little bit surprising because they graduated a four-year starter, and the other guys really didn’t have a lot of snaps. (Heneghan) really has done a nice job in a short period of time. … It’s a little bit better than I would have thought if you would have asked me this five weeks ago.”
On Dartmouth's young defense:
“(They) don’t have 500 or a thousand snaps under their belt like the other kids did. They’re not quite as seasoned, but they’re athletic kids."

On the Big Green as a whole:
“They were a whole different team last year. It’s a little bit of apples to oranges … but the common denominator is (that) they have good players.”
Find the full Specator story HERE.
The Spec also has an oral-history type story about Columbia's last Homecoming win. It's kind of mind boggling that it was way back in 2000 when the Lions blew by Dartmouth, 49-21. Find that story HERE.
The Roar Lions Columbia football fan blog analyzes this year's Dartmouth team HERE.
Dartmouth strong safety Charlie Miller has been awarded the Gold Helmet by the New England Football Writers for the top individual performance in the region last week. (LINK)

Miller blocked Towson's late chip-shot field goal attempt to try to force overtime, intercepted a pass, knocked a pass down and contributed seven tackles in the Big Green's 20-17 win.
The Dartmouth football website has posted Saturday's program story I freelanced on Dartmouth assistant coach Sammy McCorkle. Find the story HERE.
The Towerlight out of Towson writes about the Tigers' loss at Dartmouth HERE.