Monday, July 28, 2008

Out to Lunch...

Jake was out to lunch

... not quite, but I was out of town when a flurry of interesting news concerning Columbia football broke.

First, we have the fashionably late additions to the roster with the headline name being Billy Reggio from Long Island's Friends Academy, (sorry for the original error). Yes, he is the son of THAT Bill Reggio, who made a huge mark on Columbia's receiving record book, (he holds the career receiving yardage record at 2,384), as he caught many a bullet from legendary QB John Witkowski. With Austin Knowlin on track to break his dad's quarter century-old record, how great is it that Reggio Jr. could be lining up right beside Knowlin when he breaks that record?

Tucker Cain

From Connecticut's Simsbury High School, we have Tucker Cain on the list as well. Cain was a North All-Conference wide receiver his senior year.

I was briefly a resident, (14 months), of Mayfield Heights, so seeing Karson Bodnovich's from Mayfield, OH on the roster was interesting. He's listed as a defensive lineman at Columbia, but played O-line in high school as well. As one reader posted below, Bodnovich was an Ohio First Team Division II defensive lineman last year with 27 tackles for a loss, 21 quarterback pressures and four blocked kicks. We welcome any help we can get on the line of scrimmage!

Sing Low, Sweet Fullback

There's a detailed, if not excitingly-written, article about incoming freshman fullback Peter Holst-Grubbe. You gotta a love a paper that lists a person's exact home address in the lead! And you gotta love a fullback who can sing! Holst-Grubbe was the baritone for the Northern Connecticut Chorale, All-State Chorale and All-Eastern United States Chorale. (Take that, Noah Van Niel!)

Yes is Back!

I don't have a specific schedule yet, but the Yes Network is continuing its coverage of a handful of Ivy football games this year. That's in addition to the games on Versus. I can't remember a time when the Ivies had coverage on more than one national network, so I think this is very good news.


At Mon Jul 28, 06:28:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not sure, but I believe Bill Reggio played for Friends Academy on Long Island and not Simsbury High School in Connecticut. Probably an error in the listing. Let's hope we get more talented additions to the roster before practice begins. How about a sprinter type running back from the track team?

At Mon Jul 28, 08:18:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe Billy Reggio is from Long Island not Ct. Was integral part of h.s state championship hoop team as well. He is a little slight at 160lbs but if he has hands like his Dad, he is sure to have a good future playing for the light blue.

At Mon Jul 28, 11:24:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peter Holst-Grube: A 250 lb fullback with strenth and muscle is exactly what you want in short yardage situations. A nasty streak also helps. Karson Bondovich: We missed having a player like him on defense last year. He could really help us at defensive end. Bill Reggio: What were his stats last year? Tucker Cain: Same question. Shane Kelly: Recovered from injury? Nico Guitterez: Same question

At Tue Jul 29, 01:41:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look up Karson Bognavich's Facebook picture!

At Tue Jul 29, 02:11:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My second viewing of the Orange County (Calif) all star game encouraged me to think Christian Daniel may well be another Gutierrez. In addition to the TD catch which showed him being aware of how close to the back line he was, as well as tough hands, he made a grab (appropriate adjective) earlier among about 4 defenders. The QB did a good job on the throw, and Christian demonstrated concentration and catching technique. He also caught a sideline pass that displayed lots of talent.

At Tue Jul 29, 07:42:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any kick-off or punt return specialists in the incoming class? What about James Burrel? Did Donnie Miller return kicks before he was injured. He has the size (6'2") and speed (4.6) to be a terrific punt returner in the Ivy League. How about Pete Batesko, Chao, Daniel and Hazlett? We need much better results on kickoff and punt returns than last year.

At Sat Aug 02, 09:51:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Minimum information about 3 late additions now on AD Roster:

Billy Reggio
Wide Receiver - WR
Height: 6-3 Weight: 205

Tucker Cain
Tight End - TE
Height: 6-0 Weight: 190

Karson Bodnovich
Defensive Lineman - DL
Height: 6-0 Weight: 230

At Sun Aug 03, 12:15:00 AM GMT+7, Blogger Jake said...

I am most surprised by Reggio's size, as I recall his dad was rather undersized. If he has true WR speed with that size, he'll get to play quite a bit.


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