Friday, May 08, 2009

All Americans

Lou Miller may get a shot to play on Sundays (CREDIT: Columbia Athletics)

Sorry for the lack of a posting yesterday, but Jordan had her tonsils out and while she is 100% fine, I needed to be there for her. Now I am surrounded by ice cream and ice pops... it could be worse.

Kudos to Austin Knowlin and Lou Miller for being named to the 2009 Football Championship Subdivision Preseason All-American team.

It's interesting that Knowlin was singled out as a punt returner only. While it's great that he's making an impact at that position, Lions fans would love to see his receiving totals move back up to his great sophomore numbers as well. But yards are yards and touchdowns are touchdowns, and we'll take them anyway we can get them.

The group that made the team also notes Miller as an NFL draft prospect, presumably as a linebacker.

The only other two Ivy players on the team were both from Penn. They were defensive line standout Joe Goniprow and kicker Andrew Samson.

McKissick to Mississippi

Late breaking news from Texas tells us that a former Dartmouth commit who may have been looking at other Ivies has actually signed on with Jackson State.

Mississippi is a long way from Hanover in more ways than one, but we wish the young man the best of luck.


At Sat May 09, 03:50:00 AM GMT+7, Blogger DOC said...

Any thoughts as to why Knowlin's receiving yards were down compared to his previous totals? Was it that defenses shifted to a double team or put their best CB on him? Did we just throw a lot less and consequently run more? Or was it that Hormann did a better job of "finding" him compared to Kelly and MA?

At Sat May 09, 05:29:00 AM GMT+7, Blogger dabull said...

In my opinion Hormann looked long and hard to Knowlin, sometimes to his and the teams detriment by holding onto the ball too long. But he also was able to get the ball deeper down field to Knowlin more often too. The problem is this offense is designed more for quick read and release plays to maintain offensive posession and move the chains. I think if they want to get deep to AK they should look to do it more on first down and second and med to short distance.

At Sat May 09, 09:17:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Answer to Doc:1. He was double and triple teamed 2.Hormann was more capable of finding him 3. We had more of a running game 4. We never established continuity at the QB position.

At Sat May 09, 11:33:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually the running game was a little better last year than the previous. Nobody in this league draws triple teams.

At Mon May 11, 09:04:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some idiot on voyforums (Harvard '09) claims that there are 5 WRs in the Ivies who are better than AK. What a putz!

At Tue May 12, 01:03:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does it really matter if someone says there are fives receivers better than Knowlin?


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