Lindy's and Sporting News picked Penn to win the 2017 Ivy League title despite the graduation of NFL hopeful Alek Torgersen – in the conversation for best Quaker quarterback of all-time – and the surprising transfer of heir-apparent Michael Collins to TCU.
Among those vying to replace the player who would have replaced Torgersen are two transfers who began their careers at the FBS level.
Nick Robinson spent a year as a scout team quarterback at Georgia before moving on to Saddleback College, a community college in Mission Viejo, Calif., where he passed for 2,127 yards and 16 touchdowns with seven interceptions last fall. He completed 61 percent of his passes and ran for 201 yards including a 47-yard gallop.
CLICK HERE to watch Robinson engineering an impressive TD drive in the 2015 Georgia spring game.
Looking to get on the field after two years behind Torgersen is senior Will Fischer-Colbrie, who began his career at Colorado. Check out his high school highlights HERE.
While Penn will have to find a new starter, Dartmouth's Jack Henneghan returns after throwing for 2,725 yards with 11 touchdowns last fall. But pushing him will be Jimmy Fitzgerald, Dartmouth's transfer from Illinois. Fitzgerald was out of school last year after redshirting as a freshman. Here's his Illinois signing day video featuring comments from then-head coach Bill Cubit:
•Speaking of the Penn quarterback situation, the New Canaan (Conn.) News had a story on Collins' leaving the Quakers that included this comment from the quarterback:
“I knew I was going to have to compete wherever I went, and at Penn I would be able to probably start. But I could have gotten injured there and my football career would have been over, so I at least wanted to say I took the chance. If I end up sitting behind somebody so be it, at least I went for it.”For more on the Penn QB situation, check out this story in the Daily Pennsylvanian.
•Incoming Dartmouth freshman linebacker Tanner Cross is honored in the Best of River Valley Preps banquet per a story in Arkansas's Times Record.
•It's not quite Baker Library, but That Certain Dartmouth '14 found a book collection in the most unlikely of places behind a sign reading: "Book you don't need in a place you can't find." Check it out HERE.