Saturday, June 08, 2019

Saturday Stuff

In the midst of our move I managed to miss this completely but Flo Orimolade, the former Ivy League defensive player of the year at Dartmouth, is recovering from surgery after being hurt early in the Calgary Stampeders' first CFL exhibition game. The lede in a June 1 story in the Calgary Sun:
It was looking like 2019 might be Folarin Orimolade’s breakout season.
After playing in 10 games in his rookie season last year, Orimolade looked like the frontrunner for the defensive end spot that Ja’Gared Davis vacated when he left the Calgary Stampeders in free agency back in February.
On only the second play of Friday’s pre-season tilt with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, though, Orimolade suffered what appeared to be a serious leg injury.
As it turned out the injury was indeed serious and did require surgery but at least it wasn't for an ACL. Rather it was for a torn muscle in his quadricep.  Calgary coach Dave Dickerson in a June 3 story in the Sun:
“There’s hope he could play this year. I don’t think it’s likely but I think there’s a chance. The guy is a hard, hard worker. He’s strong. I love his attitude and I believe your mind can heal and we’ll see if we can get him back in the back half of the year. "
(Thanks for the link!)
Craig Haley over at STATS is not above repurposing 2018 FCS statistics during the dog days of the college football offseason and I'm not above repurposing Craig's research. Here are a couple of things he posted in the past few days:

2018 #FCS leaders in scoring defense
1. @ColgateFB: 9.3 ppg
2. @DartFootball: 12.0
3. @NDSUfootball: 12.6
4. @PrincetonFTBL: 13.0

2018 #FCS leaders in scoring offense:
1. @PrincetonFTBL: 47.0 ppg
2. @DavidsonFB: 44.9
3. @kennesawstfb: 43.5
4. @EWUFootball: 43.1
5. @GoJacksFB: 42.5
Kind of a fun piece in the Sheridan (Wyoming) Press about a 5-foot-7 graduating senior at Sheridan High School whose story reflects teamwork in the Dartmouth athletic department. From the story:
(Quinn Heyneman) reached (out) to the Dartmouth football coaching staff about potentially walking on. The coaching staff said they’d give him a chance in the fall, but with the Big Green loaded with upperclassmen at nickelback, cornerback and safety, the deck was stacked against Heyneman.
Dartmouth’s football team sent Heyneman’s recruitment form and game film across the hall to the rugby squad, and Head Coach James Willocks was instantly impressed.