OK class, any question about the theme for the week?
Putting stock in the the ranking of FCS recruiting classes is silly, plain and simple. The sites do a little better with their lists of players FCS schools are believed to have offered (LINK). For a list of players ESPN reports as considering Dartmouth, click HERE. Your mileage may vary ;-)
While the ESPN site lists only receiver Masaki Aerts as a commit (LINK), a search of Twitter and media reports last month came up with these additional names:
• WR Masaki Aerts, 6-2, 170, St. Peters/Jersey City, NJ
• DE Nathanael Boone, 6-3, 225, Penn HS/Mishawaka, Ind.
• OL Donny Carty , 6-7, 265, Episcopal HS/Dallas
• OL Sean Dowling, 6-4, 284, St. Stephens/Alexandria, VA
• OL/DL Jake Guidone, 6-4, 275, Xaverian Brothers/Westood, Mass.
• OL Evan Hecimovich, 6-3, 260, Naperville North HS/Naperville, Ill.
• TE Holden Wilmsen, 6-4, 250, Priory HS/St. Louis
While it may be nigh on impossible to find ONE World on your TV dial, the network actually does a pretty nice job with its broadcasts. Here is a well-done highlight package from its broadcast of Dartmouth-Brown last week:
Former Dartmouth assistant Joe Moglia struggled to land a head coaching position after stepping down as CEO of TD Ameritrade. Turns out he's done all right at Coastal Carolina even this year, when he's lost his top handful of quarterbacks. All that and Coastal is still 8-2 with one-point losses to the No. 2 ranked team in the country and in two overtimes to the No. 13 team. From Football Scoop's story:
Coastal Carolina was going to be a pass-first team this season. Then their starting quarterback was lost for the year in training camp. And so was his backup. And so was his backup. It’s gotten to the point where the Chanticleers played their sixth string quarterback last week, but still the parade of injuries at football’s most important position hasn’t stopped Coastal from winning.
•Dartmouth graduate Kyle Hendricks came in third behind Max Scherzer and Chicago Cubs teammate Jon Lester for the Cy Young Award. The Chicago Tribune writes about the Cy Young HERE. Find the voting breakdown HERE.
•Dartmouth tied for third in the NCAA's just released Graduation Success Rate for student-athletes who began their college careers in 2009. Find a Dartmouth release HERE.
Dartmouth had a 98 percent graduation rate to finish tied with Brown, Columbia, Princeton and Yale. Harvard graduated 99 percent while Penn graduated 97 percent and Cornell 95. Among other schools tied with Dartmouth and the others at 98 percent were Stanford, Colgate and Davidson. Among schools at 97 percent were Holy Cross, Lafayette, Duke and Northwestern.
Sharing a moment at the congressional going-away party for Delaware governor-elect John Carney '78 (left) were fellow Dartmouth alums Ann Kuster '78 and Alex Mooney '93. Carney is a former Bob Blackman winner as Dartmouth MVP and a first- team, All-Ivy League defensive back. Mooney turned to rugby after playing freshman football at Dartmouth. Kuster represents New Hampshire in the House and Mooney represents West Virginia. Carney has served in the House since 2011. (Thanks for the photo ;-)