Monday, February 10, 2020

Washington Bound

Speaking with Jennifer King shortly after the season ended about her football future the Dartmouth quality control assistant told me she was hopeful that Ron Rivera would land somewhere in the NFL and bring her along.


Rivera is now the head coach at Washington of the NFL and news has broken that King will be joining him as an offensive assistant. Find a story from her local newspaper in advance of an announcement HERE and a story from yesterday HERE.

She had spent two summers interning for Rivera as a wide receivers assistant for Rivera with the Carolina Panthers. 

With Callie Brownson serving as a Buffalo Bills assistant and now chief of staff with the Cleveland Browns and King heading to Washington Dartmouth is starting to look like a launching pad for women in football coaching. (Lori Locust, an assistant defensive line coach with Tampa Bay, also spent part of the preseason at Dartmouth a couple of years ago.)
One dozen FCS players have been invited to the NFL Combine with Princeton quarterback Kevin Davidson the Ivy League's lone representative. Davidson was an honorable mention All-Ivy League pick last fall. The Combine will run Feb. 23-March 2 with quarterbacks working out on Feb. 27.

Interestingly, Rhode Island finished just 2-10 overall and 0-8 in the CAA but had no fewer than three of the 12 FCS players selected for the Combine. Two are wide receivers and one is an offensive lineman.

Also chosen to go to Indianapolis was two-time Bucknell All-America Alex Pechin, the 2019 FCS Punter of the Year and Doris Robinson Award Winner who carries a 3.9 grade point in biomedical engineering and management for engineers major. He averaged 47.3 yards per kick this year.

Green Alert Take: Talk about one that got away from the Ivies ;-)
It's good to be back in the saddle and caught up some on sleep after a few tough days.