Friday, December 29, 2017

This Doc Delivered

Incoming Dartmouth quarterback recruit Doc Bonner is the state of Maryland's offensive player of the year as part of the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Maryland Football Team. (LINK)

From the All-USA Maryland press release:
The Dartmouth-bound signal-caller led the Cougars to their second straight Class 4A final and earned First Team Washington Post All-Met honors. Bonner completed 119 of 183 passes for 2,259 yards and 26 touchdowns, with just three interceptions, and also rushed for 789 yards and 15 touchdowns on 94 carries.
The Shoreview Press has a story about former Dartmouth safety Charlie Miller's apprenticeship on the Jacksonville Jaguars' practice squad. (LINK)

If you are watching the Ohio State-USC game tonight keep an eye out for a former Dartmouth player and coach.

Adam Scheier '95, a special teams standout for the Big Green, joined the Buckeyes' staff this year after spending the last three years as special teams coordinator and tight ends coach at Wake Forest and the previous five years at Bowling Green. An assistant secondary coach for the undefeated '96 Dartmouth team, Scheier also coached at Columbia, Princeton and Lehigh. Scheier is tOSU's quality control coach for kicking. (LINK)

A Wall Street Journal story explains how the success of quarterback Baker Mayfield led to college recruiters paying a little more attention to another quarterback from his high school who might otherwise have been overlooked. From the story:
The current quarterback at Lake Travis has benefited from playing in football’s post-Mayfield world. Matthew Baldwin wasn’t the starter until his senior year, even later than Mayfield, and the only colleges interested in him were the types of places that also have squash teams, Ivy League schools like Brown, Columbia and Dartmouth. 
Apparently those "squash" schools were onto something with Lake Travis High School quarterback Matthew Baldwin. From the story:
He committed this month to one of the many schools impressed enough to offer a scholarship much later than usual. Next season he’ll be a quarterback at Ohio State.
(Thanks for the link.)
And finally, if you have to ask about this pair heading from Grand Canyon to the Fiesta Bowl,  you haven't been paying attention ;-)

Temperature watch on Moose Mountain: Low last night was 15.8 below zero and temperature at dog-walking time this a.m. was a brisk 13.5 below.