Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Conference Call Highlights

There weren't too many big moments during today's Ivy coaches conference call.

Here are some bullet points:

Coach Wilson

-Said the Lions were very fortunate to win at Fordham and break the two year losing streak on the road.

-Praised John Skelton as a great QB.

-We need to fix our kicking game problems.

-CCSU is a really good football team. They will try to run the football.

-Millicent Olawale did a good job. He wasn’t flawless, but he put us in a position to win the game. He helped keep the time of possession battle on our side.

-There’s a fine line between confident and being cocky. The defense has been carrying us lately, now the offense did the job last week. We’d love to score 40 again, but you can’t guarantee that.

Brown's Coach Phil Estes

-Stony Brook was really big. Improved from last year. We dominated the stats, we out-rushed and out-passed them. But we didn’t do well in the kicking game.

New QB Caballero did a tremendous job in his first start. Zach Tronti got in some good running, we need to get him some better holes.

-The team took a ferry to the game from Connecticut and are travel-fatigued now. Now they have to go to Harvard on a short week.

-Harvard QB Winters will give us trouble. He is mobile and can get out of pocket and run.

Cornell Coach Jim Knowles

-I asked Knowles if he was going to script in 30-40 passes to pick on a Yale secondary that gave up 320+ passing yards to Georgetown. He said he wasn’t going to do that because he wants balance between the run and the pass.

Harvard Coach Tim Murphy

-Praised Holy Cross, said they could win 9 or 10 games this year.

-Said players love the night games and the crowds have been biggest at Harvard Stadium for those games than any other except for Yale games.

-I asked about RB Treavor Scales, who had 7 carries despite being just a frosh. Murphy said Treavor was a great recruit and has simply moved up the depth chart.

Penn Coach Al Bagnoli

-Praised Jow Goniprow and Jake Lewko for leading the defense against Villanova. He liked Kyle Derham’s play at wide receiver.

Princeton Coach Roger Hughes

-Said the Citadel was a better team than the one the Tigers played in 2008. He singled out frosh d-lineman Caraun Reed for his strong play.

Yale Coach Tom Williams

-Emphasized that he's not concerned by how many yards they gave up, insisted his defense was really in control all game.

Dartmouth's Buddy Teevens missed the call


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