Friday, October 12, 2007

No Excuses!!!

Sunny skies, only sunny skies

The forecast for Saturday's Homecoming game against Penn is absolutely perfect. Sunny and the low 60's!

I know some of us are bummed by the 1-3 start... but there are still a lot of things to be encouraged about when it comes to this year's Lions:

1) Austin Knowlin is assaulting the Columbia record book, and seems poised to break the big one when it comes to WR's: receiving yards for a season. Don Lewis currently holds that record at an even 1,000 yards.

2) Jordan Davis is finally proving to be a threat at running back. Last week's weak game at Lafayette was not really his fault as he only had 11 carries. As long as Columbia isn't facing a huge defensive line, he has a chance to be dangerous.

3) More freshman, like Alex Gross and Matt Moretto are emerging on defense. It's a work in progress, but it's fun watching these young freshmen and sophomores develop on the field.

And besides, this is PENN! Penn has become the bitterest of rivals thanks to Quakers fans and their arrogance and general lack of respect for Columbia. This is probably the weakest Penn team we've seen since 1991, and this is the time to finally end what has been an 11-year losing streak to Al Bagnoli and co.


At Fri Oct 12, 04:40:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen to that brother. Let's stomp this state school and send them back to Philly at the bottom of the Ivies. probably early 80's since they lost to Dartmouth n the Lions in the same year....

At Fri Oct 12, 06:34:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Penn sucks!

At Fri Oct 12, 09:01:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Time to get after Penn! We match up with them this year and should be successful with our run game. VM needs to call a good game and 14 needs to execute (including checks) this week for the IVY schedule to be evened at one. I predict that Jordan gets his third 100 yard game this week!

LF has made progress with teh group! Defense has started to play better but still needs to be better against middle runs. This week will be crucial in development of the unit. We gotta tackle!

Lions prevail, Quakers lose in a close one, you heard it here first.

At Fri Oct 12, 05:30:00 PM GMT+7, Blogger dabull said...

Jake, I hate to see fans drop off in their support of this group of guys. I truly felt we were headed for maybe a 4-6 season and we are gonna have to improve defensively to do that, but I still believe we are raising the level of athleticism on the team and more importantly the level of expectations. These young guys may not yet have the expectation to win whenever they take the field. They are still breaking away from the "old" Columbia mentality and are still learning to win and believe in themselves. Winning the Princeton game would have been a good step, playing them competitively was a half-step in the right direction. The defensive vulnerability has been a surprising dissappointment for me but we just have to get better as a unit and play as one.

At Fri Oct 12, 07:52:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone from Philly and in the inner circle of college football knows what a scumbag Bagnoli is--complete primadonna so let's get after them and send him home a loser. He couldn't even sniff a second interview at Army a few years ago after having the winningest team in Penn history--that should tell you something. A loss to CU would help in the ultimate goal of getting him out of the league....

At Fri Oct 12, 09:09:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bags is public enemy #1; he has ben dumping on Columbia for years in recruiting HS players. He tries to intimidate refs and it works far too often. His assistants are just as bad. And their fans are the worst; they have a massive insecurity complex which plays out on voyforum wek in and week out. Go Lions!


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