The Hofstra Shuffle
So the dust has settled on the shocking discontinuation of football at Hofstra and we now know where just about every one of the football players has ended up.
I am shocked to say that none of the former Pride players has landed with an Ivy.
I say "shocked" because Hofstra played at a pretty high level of FCS football, and the Hofstra campus is not that far from any of the Ivy schools in the Northeast.
I am also shocked because a good number of Hofstra players were excellent high school students, presumably with good enough grades to fit into an Ivy school's A.I.
Looking at where some of the ex-Pride players did end up shows who was aggressively recruiting and who wasn't. And on that score, I am NOT shocked.
Aggressive FCS newcomer Old Dominion grabbed two Hofstra stars, including linebacker Deron Mayo.
Fordham, with its new athletic scholarships now in effect, took two Hofstra transfers as well, including RB Carlton Koonce.
And another frequent Columbia opponent, Lafayette, took DB Tyler McFarlane.
Two Hofstra transfers went to big time FBS programs, OL Matt McBride is now at Rutgers and WR Aaron Weaver shifted to Syracuse.
I still don't know the fate of ex-Columbia assistant coach Dave Patenaude, who had been the offensive coordinator for Hofstra the last few seasons.