Friday, February 16, 2018

Old Names, New Places

A couple of coaching changes. How's that for a tease?

A pair of former Dartmouth defensive line coaches have found new homes.

Gary Emanuel, who coached at Dartmouth from 1988-91, is the new defensive line coach for the New York Giants. Emanuel coached the DL with the Indianapolis Colts from 2012-17. (LINK)

A graduate of New Hampshire's Plymouth State College – where he did a stint as head basketball coach – Emanuel left Dartmouth for a position at Syracuse. From there he went to Washington State and Purdue before getting his first taste of the NFL with the 49ers.

Also landing a new position is Cedric Calhoun, who coached at Dartmouth from 2006-09 and will join the staff at Rice. He spent the last four seasons at Vanderbilt, most recently in a defensive quality control position.

At Rice he'll be on staff with onetime Dartmouth assistant Pete Lembo, the Owls' first-year assistant head coach, and will connect with former Dartmouth quarterback Brian Mann '02, associate athletics director for development at the Houston school.
The New York Times has a story under the headline, Concussions Can Be Detected With New Blood Test Approved by F.D.A. That could, literally, be a game-changer for football.
The Dartmouth follows up on the college appointing a golf course advisory committee to consider three options from Hanover Country Club. From the story (LINK):
The first would be to keep the course operating essentially as is, while attempting to make small adjustments to minimize the course’s losses. The second would be to make a variety of major changes to the course to make it more financially viable, while trying to keep as many constituents as possible happy. The third option would be to shut down the golf course entirely.
Green Alert Take: The next serious golfer I talk to who thinks moving the clubhouse to Lyme Road, reconfiguring the layout to make it easier to play nine holes, and building a facility capable of hosting gatherings including weddings is a bad idea may well be the first.