Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Here's more of the Beef!

Guess which one of these kids is the offensive lineman (CREDIT: Chicago Sun-Times)


That very good-looking prospect from outside Chicago I wrote about two months ago is coming to Columbia after all. Jeff Adams is a 6'8" 270-pound offensive lineman who turned down some good offers to become a Lion.

Good choice, Jeff!

27 Comments:

At Thu Feb 14, 12:51:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is where it starts...offensive and defensive line. Lets hope there are more.

 
At Thu Feb 14, 02:59:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Adams also outstanding center on BB team. "Just" 270 but 6'8", plenty of room to get bigger.

 
At Thu Feb 14, 03:49:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Terrific news. Adams is an outstanding young man and football prospect. The fact that our latest Lion Football recruit hails from Lyons Township is icing on the cake. Congratulations to Jeff and his family!

 
At Thu Feb 14, 05:13:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The article projects him as a right guard. I assume that we are set at both tackle slots with Ralph and Mike. Who do you see running at center and guard? Veldman, Gaston?

 
At Thu Feb 14, 05:28:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fight song is "Roar Lion Roar," not "Roar Lions Roar."

 
At Thu Feb 14, 06:00:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's recruit some more players from Illinois ("Flatlanders")! Plenty of good prospects here. Friends don't friends go to Iowa.

 
At Thu Feb 14, 06:30:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Adams was recruited as an offensive tackle not a guard. As a first year player and at 6'8", 270 pounds, he won't be starting any time soon. He will need time to fill out, get strong and learn the offense. This article tells you nothing about next fall's starting OL.

 
At Thu Feb 14, 07:29:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would assume Sanford and Gaston would be the starting center and guard respectivly

 
At Thu Feb 14, 09:48:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"This article tells you nothing about next fall's starting OL."

But it says much about the quality of this staff's recruiting efforts. Looks to be a fine incoming class ...

Leonlion

 
At Thu Feb 14, 11:07:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My understanding is that sophomore John Seiler 6'3", 283 and freshman Ben Gaston 6'3" 295 were the starting guards at the end of the season. Defensive end Javier Garza is listed again on the roster after seemingly having his name omitted inadvertently. That means we are up again to eighty players. I hope all eighty realize that they will be sending a very important positive message about Columbia Football to the entire Ivy League if they remain return intact as a group next fall. The goal should be to start next season with at least ten duplicate uniform numbers.

 
At Thu Feb 14, 11:19:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris Paruch, 6'3" 190, 1st team All Catholic Safety from Chaminade H.S. in Mineola, L.I. has committed to Columbia. He's another solid recruit. For your information, Jake, Chaminade is the school that Brian Dennehy attended before coming to Columbia in the late fifties. Chaminade has a long tradition of academic and athletic excellence. This is another example of how well Columbia Football is doing recruiting in some of the finest Catholic High Schools in the United States.

 
At Thu Feb 14, 06:39:00 PM GMT+7, Blogger Jake said...

The title of this site is deliberately a play on the "Roar Lion Roar" song title. Please read it about it here: http://roarlions.blogspot.com/2007/06/roar-lions-roar-faq-first-in-series.html

 
At Thu Feb 14, 08:48:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting story in today's Spec on line about financial aid and athletic recruiting. The bottom line seems to be that we will probably do ok baecause football tends to be the type of sport in which most of the players will qualify for financial aid in any event. Some arrogant administrator from Yale thinks the so-called Big Three have a huge advantage now. This underscores the need for columbia to get its priorites straight and make sure that the College does not suffer at the expense of GS, for example. We have finite resources, and we should put them where it matters, to make sure that smart high school seniors can aford Columbia.

 
At Thu Feb 14, 09:23:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thurs 2/14 - 5 AM post - speaking of arrogance...

"This underscores the need for columbia to get its priorites straight and make sure that the College does not suffer at the expense of GS, for example."

I am an alum of the School of General Studies- and I find that countless pot shots are lobbed our way.

I would like to point out that GS serves a useful purpose, and I am sure that relatively little money is syphoned our way to short other parts of Columbia.

Several times I was called out by my prof as one of the only students to make all my academic deadlines. I was also admonished by a College undergrad in one of my classes for putting in all my work on time. Sound interesting? Many GS students are aware of the privilege of attending Columbia, and are probably much better seasoned and motivated than many undergrads.

What gives with people's negative reactions to GS anyway?

 
At Thu Feb 14, 09:34:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jake, please remove the last rant.

 
At Thu Feb 14, 10:00:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What I'd appreciate, Jake, since we're sort of on the topic of "Roar Lion Roar," is for you to dig up the verse to the song and run it here. There is one, after all, though I never hear it played. Perhaps it's advancing age, but I seem to have forgotten some the lines before "...Hear the lion roar his pride...." Thanks, it's a good fight song and there's no reason the entire thing shouldn't be sung or played occasionally.

rs

 
At Thu Feb 14, 10:21:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The three interior linemen we know about (Jeff Adams, Sam Cecil and Owen Frazer) are all solid prospects, but we certainly need many more big linemen in the incoming class. Do we know the names of any other lineman commits? Also, where do we stand with running backs? That's a key position. Anyone know?

 
At Thu Feb 14, 10:23:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any known transfer to Columbia this year?

 
At Fri Feb 15, 12:29:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous ungvar said...

Here are the lyrics to Roar, Lion, Roar:

When the bold teams of old wore the blue and white,
Deeds of fame made their name here at old Columbia,
Nowadays, we can praise fighting teams again,
Hear the Lion roar his pride,
While the men of Morningside,
Follow the blue and white to victory!

Roar, Lion, Roar
And wake the echoes of the Hudson Valley
Fight on to victory evermore
While the sons of Knickerbocker
Rally 'round Columbia, Columbia!
Shouting her name forever
Roar, Lion, Roar
For Alma Mater on the Hudson shore!


Regarding the whole CC/GS ruckus above, I think that both schools serve important roles at Columbia. I'm a college alumnus myself ('86), but have no problem with the university supporting GS. Folks in the outside world couldn't care less if someone graduated from the college or general studies; they group us all together as Columbia grads.

 
At Fri Feb 15, 01:46:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Folks in the outside world couldn't care less if someone graduated from the college or general studies; they group us all together as Columbia grads."

Really? You sure about that? My years of experience in the finance profession tells me that this is a categorically false statement. People are well aware of the difference between the College and GS (and Barnard for that matter). The admissions standards are different, period. It doesn't matter how many assignments you turned in on time while in school, GS is not the same. Get over it and stop complaining so much.

Columbia should focus it's resources on the College and SEAS, those are the schools that will represent the University as an undergraduate school to the outside world. I think it's a little bit ridiculous to spend valuable financial aid dollars on people who didn't go through the same application process and aren't earning the same degree as those who go to CC or SEAS.

 
At Fri Feb 15, 02:28:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your arrogance does you no favors, Mr. Years of Experience. Sadly, it's a fault shared by too many Ivy grads.

 
At Fri Feb 15, 02:49:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's try to get OFF the personal stuff and the angry back and forth trying to show just how smart we can be.
This is a college football fan's blog!

 
At Fri Feb 15, 06:37:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Getting back to football, word has it that the coaching staff has 31 commitments, the class is closed and they're happy with it. They're getting a jump on the HS juniors now.

 
At Fri Feb 15, 12:20:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Assuming the accuracy of the list posted on Roar Lions Roar, we know the names of 19 of the 31 commitments. If the remaining 12 players are as talented as the first 19 we should have a very strong clss.
Hopefully, there are several more strong linemen and two or three outstanding running backs in the final 12.

 
At Fri Feb 15, 12:32:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to a recent story on the web, All-State Quarterback, Michael Scott of Nitro H.S. in West Virginia was considering offers from Columbia and Army. Also, All-State Offensive Lineman, Chris Groth of South Lyon H.S in Michigan had Columbia as one of his top choices. Does anyone know their status?

 
At Fri Feb 15, 12:43:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the following three running backs whose names were mentioned as possible recruits on this web site the last few months: Dan Cebula of Illinois, Alan Williams of Kentucky and Chris Garcia of New Mexico? Any running backs from New Jersey in the incoming class?

 
At Fri Feb 15, 06:46:00 PM GMT+7, Blogger Jake said...

Cebula is going to Drake. I'm not sure about those other names.

 

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