Sunday, June 25, 2017

Camping QBs

Senior quarterback Jack Heneghan works under the watchful eye of Peyton Manning at the Manning Passing Academy, where Big Green head coach Buddy Teevens is an assistant director. (Photo courtesy of Dartmouth football.)
Dalyn Williams, who preceded Heneghan as Dartmouth's starting quarterback, is featured in the Denton (Texas) Record-Chronicle for working the Dak Prescott football camp at his former high school. Find the story HERE.
Speaking of talented quarterbacks, the STATS site has a note that Peter Pujals will be the first four-time captain in Holy Cross history this fall. (Pujals has Dartmouth to thank – or blame – because it was a season-ending injury against the Big Green that led to his return this year as a medical redshirt.)

A click back to the Holy Cross football  page for a story about Pujals making Crusader history came up empty but it did reveal a lengthy story about old friend Tom Gilmore, the onetime Dartmouth defensive coordinator and 14th-year Holy Cross head coach.

The story notes that the Academic All-American, who won the Bushnell Cup as a Penn lineman (think about that), almost did not attend college.

Read the Gilmore story here.

Gilmore's successful eight-year tenure at Dartmouth is described in his Holy Cross bio this way:
While at Dartmouth, he served as offensive line coach, linebackers coach and defensive coordinator. He helped the Big Green to two Ivy League titles, and in the 1996 season, Dartmouth finished the year ranked 17th in the nation after posting a perfect 10-0 mark. Gilmore also helped Dartmouth to a 22-game unbeaten streak from 1995-1997, which still ranks as the third-longest unbeaten streak in Division I-AA history. In addition, Gilmore coached a team of Ivy League All-Stars to a victory in the 1996 Epsom Ivy Bowl in Osaka, Japan.
As Dartmouth’s defensive coordinator during the 1997 season, he led one of the best defensive units in the school’s recent history. The Big Green ranked second in the nation in rushing defense, allowing just 77.3 yards per game and 2.3 yards per carry. Dartmouth also allowed just 16.5 points per game in 1997, while recording 40 quarterback sacks, 57 tackles for loss and 17 interceptions in 10 games. Gilmore’s defense also scored four touchdowns that season, two of which were game-winning scores.
After Dartmouth Gilmore coached at Lehigh, which was in the news this week for scheduling a "Week Zero" game at Navy on Aug. 25, 2018. (LINK)
And now for a little Sunday Silliness. Click HERE to see more on the RedditCFB site.

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