Wednesday, October 03, 2007

New Two-Deep Release

Bayo Aregbe is apparently still not ready to start (CREDIT: Columbia Athletics/Ben Shyman)

The two-deep and game notes are now available for the Lafayette game this Saturday night. The lineup looks the same, as we're still missing Bayo Aregbe but we do get JoJo Smith back as the starter, (although JoJo played most of the game against Princeton, including the first series, despite not being listed at all). Hopefully, whatever nagging injuries are still in effect will dissipate by Saturday.

I thought Eli Waltz did an excellent job at nose tackle last week and he gets the nod again with freshman Brian England backing him up.

Lafayette's multi-faceted running attack poses a big challenge to starting inside linebackers Justin Masorti and Drew Quinn. Quinn was listed as the starter last week against Princeton but I'm pretty sure he didn't get into the game. Alex Gross performed very well in his stead, but the Lions need a healthy Quinn and Aregbe... and soon!

After such a close call at Princeton, I would be very impressed with these players and the coaching staff if Columbia posts a strong performance under the lights at Lafayette. So should everyone else.

Another note: there is a mistake in the game notes and the media guide regarding our road record against Lafayette. We have actually NEVER won in Easton. *UPDATE: This has now been fixed in the game notes.


At Thu Oct 04, 07:01:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

At this point, I'm pleased that there are practically no changes in the two-deep as these guys played very well against Princeton and came very close to upsetting the defending Ivy League champs, so there is no reason at all to shake-up the line-up. It will be interesting to see what happens at Lafayette now that this group of Lions has gained some game experience together. On a different thought, it would be appreciated, Jake, if you published the current Columbia JV schedule, as I cannot seem to find it anywhere and am wondering if there is a JV game scheduled this weekend at Baker Field. Thanks.

At Thu Oct 04, 08:47:00 AM GMT+7, Blogger dabull said...

I believe the first jv game is Oct. l4 against Penn.

At Thu Oct 04, 08:57:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lafayette has significant speed in the backfield. He could be a handful for our young defense. If we can run the ball maybe we can keep him on the sidelines! A couple of reasonable receivers for them as well. Should be an interesting game.

At Thu Oct 04, 10:11:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The JV schedule is as follows:

Sun., Oct. 14 PRINCETON, 1 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 26 COLGATE, 2 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 9 at Cornell , 4 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 16 BROWN, 2 p.m.

There is no charge for junior varsity contests.

From Columbia Football - Archives - 8/16/2007 article


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