Kind of a Big Deal
6”4, 263-pound Texas A&M defensive lineman Wells Childress, (son of NFL great Ray Childress ), is transferring to Columbia.
This is mostly thanks to a well-meaning professor at A&M who saw some academic promise in Childress, (you see, I don't hate ALL professors!), and a few of the CU players who hosted him last weekend. He also liked Coach John Gutekunst, (and this leads me to believe that Coach Gutey will be the D-Coordinator soon)
Wells actually walked on at A&M, but he was a preferred walk on and the CU people think he will be a serious impact player.
He should have three years of eligibility left after being redshirted in 2009.
Childress attended Kinkaid high school where he starred as an OL and DL for the football team. I have no documented Kinkaid grads coming to play football at Columbia on my Lionfeeders site. So Childress could be the first.
Wells' dad Ray... big guy
All this back and forth about Columbia’s future schedules lately could have been solved if I had just bothered to look through the voluminous Ivy League Sports Football Media Guide.
It turns out there was a “future schedules” page on that site all along!
Is it official? Is it authoritative?
But here’s what the media guide says about the next two years of Columbia football:
S17 at Fordham
O1 at Princeton
O8 Sacred Heart
O22 at Dartmouth
N12 at Cornell
O6 at Lehigh
O13 at Penn
O27 at Yale
N3 at Harvard
N17 at Brown