Learn more about HEKTR in this video featuring John Currier '79, coach Buddy Teevens' former classmate and co-founder for the Mobile Virtual Player.
•A note that for the first time the University of New Hampshire would be starting a true freshman quarterback for Saturday's FBS game against Florida International (LINK) caught my eye and with a little Googling I discovered this story from last spring (italics are mine):
So how does a high school quarterback from Georgia end up at the University of New Hampshire? That’s a question Max Brosmer has been answering a lot lately.
Brosmer, a true freshman who played at Centennial High School in Roswell, Ga., is among those competing to be UNH’s starting quarterback next season. He enrolled at UNH in January and took a step forward Saturday when he completed 12 of 19 passes for 151 yards and two touchdowns in UNH’s Spring Game. He was not intercepted.
Brosmer, 18, said his college decision came down to Dartmouth and UNH, with UNH’s ability to offer an athletic scholarship being one of the main reasons he landed in Durham.Recruiting services also list Brosmer with offers from Yale and Columbia.
While Brosmer will be the first true freshman to start a game at UNH, interim head coach Ricky Santos not only started as a redshirt freshman, but he led the Wildcats to a 35-24 win over Rutgers in his first start. Santos went on to help UNH defeat Northwestern and Marshall during his career as the Wildcats put together a five-game winning streak against FBS teams.
•We all knew Yale was joining the 20th century by installing an artificial surface in the 105-year-old Yale Bowl. But did you know the school is joining the 21st century by installing a video board in the Bowl? It is expected to be operational for The Game. (LINK)
•Can someone please explain to me why Penn and Cornell Sprint football (nee Lightweight football) are allowed to start their seasons tonight and tomorrow respectively while the regular football teams are twiddling their thumbs for another week? Can't explain it? I didn't think so.
•Coming off Thursday morning's scrimmage Dartmouth has an off day today and will return to the practice field for the first Jacksonville practice on Saturday at 4 p.m.
BGA Premium will continue its three-part look at how the freshmen are faring this preseason tonight.
A reminder that starting this week a quick Tweet goes up @BigGreenAlert each night when BGA Premium is posted.
Also, with the shift to 4 p.m. practices the nightly reports will be going up a little later. In the past the goal was to have them up by 10 p.m. eastern, but having moved farther out of town getting the stories up by 10:30 most nights will be the hope.