Saturday, January 22, 2011

New Buckeye 'Backer

Vinny Pugliese

6-2 210 pound linebacker Vinny Pugliese from Walsh High School is coming to Columbia.

You can see his his highlight video here.

Walsh HS is a Jesuit school just outside of Akron. Pugliese will be the second Walsh alum to play football at Columbia after Tom Crosbie, Columbia class of 1988.

So let’s look at our PROBABLE incoming list of the class of 2015:

1) Wells Childress* DE 6-4 263 lbs. Kinkaid HS Houston, TX

2) Sean Coffinger LB 6-4 215 lbs. Desert Vista HS Phoenix, AZ

3) Ryan Flannery WR 6-3 185 lbs. North Attleborough HS North Attleborough, MA

4) Joe Kopp OL 6-4 260 lbs. Arundel HS Gambrills, MD

5) Hunter Little DL 6-4 225 lbs. The Webb School Knoxville, TN

6) Ijeoma Odigwe DL 6-2 220 lbs. Chandler HS Chandler, AZ

7) Ray Pesanello LB 6-2 215 lbs. Mahwah HS, Mahwah, NJ

8) Kal Prince QB 6-4 198 lbs. Owenboro HS Owensboro, KY

9) Vinny Pugliese LB 6-1 210 lbs. Walsh Jesuit HS Cuyahoga Falls, OH


At Sun Jan 23, 11:07:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gutty road win for mens' BB on the road at Cornell, 70 to 66. Tremendous game by Barbour. Terrible offensive night by Agho.

At Sun Jan 23, 07:58:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have won nine of the last eleven mens bb games by five points or less. Coach Smith knows how to press the right buttons.

At Sun Jan 23, 09:09:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Columbia keeps improving from game to game. Brian Barbour was amazing. Ampim, Cisco and Daniels played solid defense in the second half. Agho is the super glue that keeps the team together.

At Sun Jan 23, 09:20:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Add to the equation, freshman guard Meiko Lyles from Tennessee, who scored ten points in only his second college game. Lyles looks like a very good player. Also add in that Associate Head Coach Hartman is doing a great job developing Columbia's big men. Every game a different big stands up. Against Cornell last weekend it was Mark Cisco. Last night it was Asenso Ampim and John Daniels. Smith has a nice deep bench filled with confident role players. That's going to help the Lions when the back-to back Ivy games start next weekend.

At Sun Jan 23, 11:14:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Coach smith's quote of the day describing Barbour was "cojones".

At Mon Jan 24, 01:13:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I must say I am impressed at HOW the men's BB team keeps winning. Different guys step up on a given night. The team responds to the mini-runs of the opponents and pulls things out. Much better than a few 20 point wins and a few 20 point losses, in my view

Chen 82

At Mon Jan 24, 01:15:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also good to see that when the opponent succeeds in shutting down Agho, they get stung by someone else who steps up...that's hard to prepare for when we have that kind of depth.

Promising team for this season but especially next year as everyone matures into Smith's system

At Mon Jan 24, 03:06:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

for some highlights,

At Tue Jan 25, 03:04:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pugliese needs to pump up his guns before he reports to camp if he wants to make an immediate impact.


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