Jamal Russel (CREDIT: Columbia Athletics/Gene Boyars)
Columbia tight end Jamal Russell is the subject of the latest "On the Prowl" mini-interview on the Columbia web site. Looks like Jamal has a nice sense of humor. It would be wondeful this coming season if he and rising junior Troy Evengelist team up to form the best tight end combination in the Ivies. They certainly have a chance to do that.
Speaking of interviews, the piece Columbia football administrator Todd Kennedy did about me back in April for the Lions Den is now available online. Remember, you can get the hard copies of the Lions Den well before they appear online by making even a small donation to Columbia athletics, which I highly recommend.
More on the Rules Changes
This year's NCAA football rules changes are not limited to kickoffs being moved back to the 30 yard line and the return to the old time rules during kicks and changes of possession. Click here for a look at the rules changes and rationales behind them. Wouldn't it be nice if every organization admitted its mistakes so quickly and publicized the reasons for its big decisions? Sure the NCAA has a lot of problems, but it would appear the football rules committee is not one of them.