Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Squeezing Mr. Whipple

Psst... I'm going to Storrs

I’m in the throws of Snowmageddon ’11 right now, but I wanted to pass on this interesting piece of breaking news:

Former Brown Head Coach Mark Whipple has won the top job at UConn.

I expect some Ivy and former Ivy coaches to be on his new Huskie staff.


At Wed Jan 12, 08:15:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

(1) As one of the originators of the "pass and pray offense," he'll bring some excitement to Connecticut. (2) From a recruiting standpoint, he'll be looking at the junior college kids in California and Arizona to bring some speed to Storrs.

At Wed Jan 12, 09:42:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm thrilled for Whipple. But I never understood why he gets credit for being such an offensive innovator at Brown. Brown threw the ball a hundred times a game under Mickey Kwiathoski as well. While Whipple recruited better players than Kwiathoski (particularly on defense), and thus, had more success in terms of winning games, I'm not sure where his reputation as an innovator came from...

At Wed Jan 12, 09:49:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's Kwiatkowski:

The Whip-Lash Offense was a lot easier to remember and spell than the Kwiatkowski K-something!

At Wed Jan 12, 10:08:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My recollection was that Brown called its offense "Wings and Things" under Coach K (won't bother trying to spell it). Whatever differences were between that, and the "Whip-Lash" offense under Whipple, they were not discernable to me (beyond better personnel). If anyone can enlighten, I'd be obliged.

At Thu Jan 13, 12:03:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have no interest in Connecticut and Brown. However, I am an ardent supporter of Columbia Football and Basketball. As a Columbia alum who competed in intercollegiate athletics at Columbia, I would like to urge every undergraduate Columbia football player and other Columbia student-athletes to attend the opening game of the Ivy League season this Saturday night against Cornell. Let's send a very positive message about the unity and strength of Columbia athletes and Columbia athletics! Let's have some fun Saturday night. Let's Go Lions!!!


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