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You can check out IvySport's Columbia products here. ONLY 9 COACH SHOPPING DAYS UNTIL THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT'S SELF-IMPOSED HIRING DEADLINE!!!
I know there are still 9 days left until the Dec. 15th deadline, but I expect Columbia to name a new football head coach tomorrow or Thursday.
I can report than an offer has been made to at least one candidate, but the deal has not been finalized and I cannot confirm the name of that candidate.
One big reason for the urgency here is that for the second straight weekend, football recruits will be on campus for visits.
I know some recruits were on campus last
weekend and I am simply stumped as to how those visits went without anyone knowing who will be on the head coaching staff.
I realize the visits couldn't be canceled or easily rescheduled because of flight schedules and expensive flight-changing fees.
But I really don't think the athletic department will let another weekend go by without a new head coach in place.
That said, I can also report that Norries Wilson's
entire coaching staff will not be returning next season. So this program needs to really staff up in a hurry!Fordham Latest
Greg Toal's interview with Fordham went extremely well yesterday and he has to be considered a frontrunner for the job right now.
Toal has told one of my sources that if he gets the Fordham job he will -- how can I say this nicely -- look forward
to playing Columbia every year.
Let's just say Toal used some more colorful language.
Meanwhile, another candidate for the Fordham position is Joe Moglia.
Apparently, I am acting as an unpaid consultant for the Rams football program because just about every top candidate I write about for Columbia is getting interviewed by the Rams! Tom GilmoreGilmore a Finalist... for an Award
Holy Cross Head Coach Tom Gilmore has been selected
as one of five finalists from the football championship subdivision for the 2011 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award.
Can you say: "rising stock price?"Lion Awardees
Some really deserving players were featured in last night's football dinner and award ceremony.
Guys like senior RB David Chao
who won the "special forces award."
Senior FB Nico Papas
winning the "Maniatty-Remmer Unsung Hero Award" was also quite fitting.Senior Nick Mistretta
was truly deserving of the Phil Fusco leadership award. Anyone who heard some of Nick's stirring speeches knows that.
Boding well for the future, there were plenty of non-seniors who were recognized.
Sophomore TE Hamilton Garner
was the most obvious choice for Most Improved as he came out of virtually nowhere to lead the team in receiving TD's.
Junior QB Sean Brackett
deservedly won the Sid Luckman team MVP award.
And it was another senior whose name I was really happy to see getting a top honor. Neil Schuster
took home the defensive MVP award even though I feel like he was a bit overlooked his entire career at Columbia. But after leading the team in tackles this season, he could not be denied.