•Craig Haley of STATS has a good a grasp on the FCS as anyone you'll find and as a former beat writer covering Princeton football, he's usually spot on with regard to the Ivy League. That said, it's a surprise that his prediction for Dartmouth's finish in his conference writeup is the lowest I've seen:
The STATS Dartmouth capsule begins this way:
Dartmouth doesn't appear as good as its 2015 Ivy co-championship squad, but isn't as bad as last year's last-place squad. The Big Green have to win more of the close games.
Manvel, of course, is the school that sent 2016 Ivy League Rookie of the Year receiver Hunter Hagdorn to Dartmouth. Find the series segment and slide show featuring the slide above HERE.
The Chronicle piece notes:
The program graduated 23 wideouts to the college ranks its first nine years – an average of two signees per season - making it one of the most productive wide receiver factories in the Houston area.Among others, Manvel has sent receivers to Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Memphis. An early receiver ended up at New Mexico, switched to defensive back and went on to the NFL.
•Dartmouth holds its fourth practice of the preseason this afternoon. Old friend Colgate, meanwhile, kicks off its season tonight at Cal Poly in a game being broadcast tonight on ESPNU.