Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Schedule Musings

Pulling together 2017 non-conference schedules for Ivy League teams. Any additions or corrections you can send along? When they come in this will be reposted.

Confirmed 2017 non-conference schedules:

Sept. 16 Bryant
Sept. 30 Rhode Island
Oct. 7 at Stetson

Sept. 16 Wagner
Sept. 23 Georgetown
Oct. 7 at Marist

Sept. 16 at Delaware
Sept. 30 Colgate
Oct. 14 Bucknell

Sept. 16 at Stetson
Sept. 23 Holy Cross
Oct. 14 at Sacred Heart

Sept. 16 at Rhode Island
Sept. 30 at Georgetown
Oct. 14 Lafayette

Sept. 16 Jacksonville
Sept. 23 at Lehigh
Oct. 7 at Central Connecticut

Sept. 16 San Diego
Sept. 23 at Lafayette
Oct. 7 Georgetown

Sept. 16 at Lehigh
Sept. 30 at Fordham
Oct. 14 Holy Cross
FootballScoop has a lengthy piece looking at Michigan defensive coordinator Don Brown's philosophy. (LINK) Brown, who got his start in college coaching at Dartmouth and later coached at Yale (where he was a head coaching candidate at one point), reportedly was just awarded a $1.4 million annual contract at Michigan. Why?

From the Scoop (italics are mine):
He likely didn’t notice, but Don Brown owes Clemson a debt of gratitude. Thanks to the Tigers’ 511 total yards in the national championship game, Alabama’s total defense average spiked from 244 yards per game allowed to 261.8 yards per game, which means Don Brown’s defense allowed the fewest yards per game in FBS for the second consecutive season.
Here's the kicker: He did it at two different schools.

A Brown quote:
“If you’re not running to the ball you’re a traitor. Might as well play for the other team.”