Congratulations Coach Wilson!!!
I just read that Columbia Head Coach Norries Wilson and his wife Brenda had their second child, a daughter named Trinity Renee, on Monday. She has an older brother Cecil who is one and-a-half. I didn't even know they were expecting. Congratulations all around!
Notes on the Game Notes
Last week it was rumored that freshman standout Justin Masorti would be getting the start against Iona, but it didn't happen. However, the just-released two-deep for this coming Saturday's game against Penn lists him as the starter over fellow frosh Lou Miller at inside linebacker. Masorti and fullback Pete Stoll were the top two most-touted recruits on this squad, and while we haven't seen Stoll yet, Masorti has made big plays in every game. I've written in the past about how much Masorti reminds me of Lion defensive standout Des Werthman. But he's not the only young star on this defense. If they can avoid injuries, Masorti and fellow freshman Andy Shalbrack, and sophomores Drew Quinn and Philip Mitchell should make up the nucleus of an even better defensive unit in the coming years. We shall see.
Usche Osadebe is listed as the starter at left guard again. Daniel Palmer may be recovering slowly from some minor injuries, or perhaps there are some other factors involved.
A bigger surprise is highly-touted sophomore tight end Troy Evangelist is not on the two-deep at all. I've been surprised that he hasn't seen any passes thrown his way, (maybe one, but I'm not sure), but considering his 6"6, 248-pound frame, this is a bit of a let down. It's possible he's injured, but there have been no reports on that. It's possible he just needs more time to learn the position.