Thursday, June 06, 2019

This And That

Two Dartmouth opponents – one nonconference and one from the Ivy League – get a mention in the Athlon preseason FCS Top 25. The nonconference pick should not be a surprise. An Ivy team that struggled last fall being among the eight schools in the More Teams To Watch category is a little more surprising.

Athlon Top 25 (LINK)
1. North Dakota State
2. James Madison
3. South Dakota State
4. Eastern Washington
5. UC Davis
6. Maine
7. Jacksonville State
8. Montana State
9. Weber State
10. Wofford
11. Towson
12. Illinois State
13. Nicholls
14. Kennesaw State
15. Indiana State
16. Furman
17. Northern Iowa
19. Southeast Missouri
20. Sam Houston State
21. Elon
22. McNeese
23. Montana
24. Delaware
25. North Carolina A&T
MORE TEAMS TO WATCH: Duquesne (9-4, 5-1 Northeast); Eastern Kentucky (7-4, 5-2 Ohio Valley); Monmouth (8-3, 4-1 Big South); New Hampshire (4-7, 3-5 CAA); Northern Arizona (4-6, 3-4 Big Sky); South Dakota (4-7, 3-5 Missouri Valley); Stony Brook (7-5, 5-3 CAA); YALE (5-5, 3-4 Ivy)
With Jack Moore moving on after one year as Dartmouth's Football Video Coordinator to head up digital media for Quinnipiac University athletics, the Big Green is seeking a replacement. From an ad posted to Football Scoop:
Dartmouth College is looking for an organized, creative and self-motivated individual with experience in Adobe Premiere and Photoshop for the role of Video Coordinator. This position is responsible for planning, implementing, and monitoring the program’s Social Media strategy, along with the creation of highlight videos, graphics, and other multimedia content.
Here is Jack's highlight video from the 2018 season

Dartmouth Football 2018 Season Highlight from Jack Moore on Vimeo.

The Oklahoman writes about Jarrail Jackson being hired by Bob Stoops to join his staff for the Dallas team in the new XFL. From the story about the former Dartmouth assistant:
Jackson was on the OU roster when Stoops was hired in December 1998. Jackson had already had a memorable Sooner career, with a punt return for a touchdown as a freshman against Texas that ignited an OU rally. But Jackson entered his senior season with just 23 career catches.
Then Stoops was hired, Mike Leach was named offensive coordinator, the Air Raid was installed and Jackson became a star. He had 44 catches for a team-leading 572 yards and a team-high six touchdowns. Jackson also had another punt return for a touchdown.
Craig Haley at STATS would like to see FCS leagues replicate the ACC-Big Ten challenge. He writes (LINK):
Teams from the Ivy and Patriot leagues are the perfect example, and have long faced each other, so they basically have an annual challenge series, but there hasn't been a formal designation. This year, their 11 matchups are tied for the most between two conferences.
And . . .
The Ivy and Patriot leagues should go ahead and make their unofficial series official.
Green Alert Take: It would be fun for the Ivies to formalize a conference challenge. But if they do, please, please, puhleeze make it the Patriot League and not one of the others . . .
It's commencement weekend at Dartmouth and as we recall the contributions of the Big Green players who will collect their diplomas and move on to bright futures it is important that we not forget another former Dartmouth player for whom every day is a challenge.

Ernest Evans' life changed dramatically after a 2017 accident detailed in this Valley News story by Tris Wykes.

Teammate and classmate Chai Reece set up a GoFundMe campaign that has helped Ernest and his family in the two years since the accident and with this weekend's graduation of the final class that will remember Ernest as a teammate there's no better time to step up. CLICK HERE to visit the GoFundMe page and help Ernest continue to fight.