Thursday, January 30, 2020

It's UNH - But Not THAT One

The worst-kept secret around is a secret no longer with news that Division II University of New Haven will replace the defunct Jacksonville football program as Dartmouth's season-opening opponent on Sept. 19. (LINK)

New Haven is a proud football program with a tremendous legacy of coaches. The Chargers went 7-3 last year and made it all the way to the NCAA finals in 1997 under Tony Sparano. They've been to the NCAA's three times since 2011 including 2018 when they went 9-3.

Their coaching tree includes Sparano, Mark Whipple, Chris Palmer, Pete Rossomando, and Larry McElreavy.

The game will be New Haven's first against an Ivy League opponent.

Green Alert Take: It would have been great if Dartmouth could have found a DI opponent but when New Haven is on top of its game it may well be a better test than Jacksonville would have been.