Friday, April 14, 2017

Coaching Views And News

A video from the Dartmouth football program features new offensive coordinator/quarterback coach Kevin Daft mic'd up:

Find Daft's bio HERE.
Also joining the Big Green staff for the coming season will be former Dartmouth safety Kyle Cavanaugh '09, who will be the offensive quality control assistant. He returns to Dartmouth from American International College where he spent last year as a graduate assistant/corners coach.

Cavanaugh lettered on Teevens' first Dartmouth team (the second time around). As a senior the hard-luck native of Wayne, N.J., was presented with the program's Manners Makyth Man Award.

"He is a tough guy from way back in the day," Teevens said after Thursday's practice. "It was just injury, injury, injury. It was frustrating for him. He loves the game and has a coaching bug. We called and said we had an opening and asked if he'd have an interest in coming back and he did.

"He got a continuance with his graduate program and will be working with our offensive line. I think that will broaden his background and be a tremendous opportunity for him. We're excited to have him back."

A program story I freelanced on Cavanaugh late in his medical redshirt season began this way:
If there were any justice fifth-year senior Kyle Cavanaugh would be penning another chapter in one of the great comeback stories in Dartmouth football history today, perhaps separating the ball from a Cornell player with one of his trademark hits, scooping it up and sprinting down the sideline for the game-winning touchdown.
In a cruel irony, the only running Cavanaugh will do will be up the Memorial Field steps to the press box, where he'll spend the afternoon as an assistant coach after having his medical redshirt season ended by a knee injury even before it began.
The wonder is that he can even make it up those steps after everything he's been through.
To read the full story CLICK HERE.
Columbia has released its future nonconference schedules and it is indicative both of the Ivy League's move away from scheduling scholarship Patriot League opponents (Georgetown is the only PL school that does not award football scholies) and of coach Al Bagnoli taking a different scheduling approach at Columbia than he did for most of his years at Penn. Columbia's out-of-conference opponents thought 2022:

2017: Georgetown, Marist, Wagner
2018: Georgetown, Marist, Central Connecticut
2019: Georgetown, St. Francis, Central Connecticut
2020: Georgetown , Wagner, Central Connecticut
2021: Georgetown, Marist, Central Connecticut
2022: Marist and two games TBA

(Bagnoli is a graduate of Central Connecticut.)