Monday, October 30, 2006

24 Hour Rule

A day after the 21-3 loss to Yale, I guess I'm not as angry about the tack-on touchdown the Elis scored after calling time with six seconds left. The good news is that against the best overall offense in the Ivies, the Lions only gave up 14 points and one defensive TD in what turned out to be decent weather after all for most of the game.

But now, I'm a lot more disappointed about Chad Musgrove's departure from the team. There's no news on why as of yet, but this can't be about a player quitting over playing time. I can only assume this is physical or academic in nature, but either way I hope he comes back either this year or next. Remember, Marcellus Wiley had to sit out the 1995 season, but he came back better than ever in '96. When I find out why Chad is gone I'll post it here.


At Tue Oct 31, 03:49:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's quiet all over after the Yale loss.

C'mon Lions. Support your team! In 7 short weeks the Lions have made the transition from losers to competitors. The next transition will be to compete until they win.
They WILL win in the next three weeks and you WILL see a winning program next year.

There hasn't been a game this year they couldn't have won They have been all of them. Don't give up on them now!

At Tue Oct 31, 08:49:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agreed; we have a damn good defense with some great young players like Shalbrack, Mitchell and Masorti. We are pretty close; this coach will bring in some O line studs, and then we'll cram the ball down Jack Siedlicki's throat.

At Tue Oct 31, 08:55:00 AM GMT+7, Blogger Jake said...

This is all true IF we can keep this nucleus around and healthy. I also think we really need one more win this year. Cornell seems to have real trouble away from home. The Big Red may give us our best chance on 11/11.

At Tue Oct 31, 11:05:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

the offense is well on their way, believe it or not. a new system and new coaching staff brings in an entirely new language for the players to learn, which is difficult to do in less than a year. expect big improvements next season from hormann, the o-line; we're only graduating 1.5 seniors, osadebe being 1/2 because of inexperience. Obviously, we have plenty of young skill talent as well: knowlin, davis, williams, joseph, rangel, stoll, etc. expect big things next year.

At Tue Oct 31, 10:40:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "nucleus" is the key. Freshmen have contributed in a big way, especially on defense.

Upper classmen, especially next year's juniors and seniors, determine the winning record. While next year's seniors are very small in number, there are some key senior players.

Next year's Juniors are the key. There are still good in numbers of Soph.'s and there are many key players including Quinn, Evangelist, and Davis that need to step up and lead. The coaching staff needs to keep this class playing and interested to have hopes for the future.

At Wed Nov 01, 12:03:00 AM GMT+7, Blogger Jake said...

I keep having to remind myself that this is Wilson's first year and unlike Shoop, he didn't inherit a super-talented team from the previous year. (Shoop got Otis, Fletcher, Quarshie, Olowale, etc.). It's just frustrating to lose games because of bad calls and bonehead plays. And as many Columbia fans will tell you, there's a feeling we often get that if we don't win now, we'll never win at all.


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