Wednesday, November 30, 2016

That Time Of Year

The thought here is that there won't be any head coaching openings in the Ivy League this year but the same can't be said for the Ancient Eight's onetime scheduling partner.

Lafayette of the Patriot League has parted ways with Frank Tavani after a 17-year run that saw the Leopards go 1-10 a year ago and 2-9 this fall. While Lafayette advanced to the 2013 NCAA playoffs, it hasn't had a winning overall record since 2009, going 24-54 since. Tavani finishes with an 84-107 overall record and a 48-55 Patriot League mark.

After a loss to archrival Lehigh at season's end, Tavani was quoted saying this about his job prospects in Lehighvalleylive (LINK):
 "We're not that far off. The vultures can circle, but there's no dead meat here -- and that includes me." Tavani said. "That stuff that people put out there, I got news for them: they owe me a lot of money.
Given the relationship between the Patriot League and the Ivy League it is a safe bet that there will be Ivy assistants in the mix in Easton.
From a story about the senior quarterback from Shawnee Mission North High School in Overland Park, Kan. (LINK):
While (Will) Schneider has not visited Dartmouth yet, he acknowledged that Big Green head coach Buddy Teevens has reached out to him more than most of his other suitors.
Schneider passed for 3,035 yards and 31 touchdowns with seven interceptions this year. He also ran for 608 yards and 12 TDs. Along the way the four-year starter broke the state record for passing yards with 8,901.

According to the newspaper, Northern Illinois, South Dakota State and Kansas are also courting him.