See you next year?
We got issues people.
At the beginning of the season, the chatter in the Ivies was that Columbia's QB Sean Brackett was very good but his running game would make him too likely an injury victim.
Well, now the best purely passing QB in the Ivies is out for the season.
Brown's Kyle Newhall Caballero broke his wrist late in the game against URI last week. (Thanks Bruce Wood for alerting me to that).
Another top QB in the league with injury issues, Penn's Keiffer Garton, saw limited action yesteday. Garton was five of seven for 32 yards and an interception. Penn's other QB and co-Ivy offensive player of the Week last week, Billy Ragone, was suspended for the game yesterday for undisclosed reasons! Ryan Becker got most of the snaps at QB for the Quakers and he was a decent 14-22 for 194 yards, one TD and one INT.
And Harvard's Andrew Hatch was held out of the game against Cornell yesterday as a continuing precaution after his concussion against Brown in week 2. Harvard already lost 2009 starter Collier Winters to an injury in training camp.
Clearly, Columbia has been very lucky to keep Brackett healthy so far and will have to work hard to keep him that way without abandoning what has worked so well for them through the first four weeks of 2010.
And, just a little complaint here:
The two or three weeks, there has been MAJOR injury news from several teams that no coach in the weekly Ivy media teleconference has bothered to mention.
Harvard's Tim Murphy decided to hold Hatch out of last week's game at Lafayette at least 24 hours before the call on 9/27. But there was no mention of that. Brown's Phil Estes must have known Caballero was done for the year by last Tuesday.
I like having the conference call, and I realize that injury news is not a right in college football, (let alone the secretive Ivies), but this is getting a little silly.