Friday, February 11, 2011

Cutting out the Crazy

E.J. Odigwe

The Arizona Republic has an interesting article about incoming Columbia freshman E.J. Odigwe.

E.J. certainly seems to have his priorities straight, but I hope he shows just a little more enthusiasm for football before it’s all “said and done!”

Pry-ed Out

Columbia isn't the only school looking to fill a coaching vacancy at the coordinator level right now.

Dartmouth and offensive coordinator Jim Pry have parted ways after just one season.

Pry had been criticized for being too verbally abrasive and harsh with the players and that seems to have been his downfall.

It’s very interesting that after a very successful recovery season for the Big Green, Head Coach Buddy Teevens was willing to tinker with the formula and get rid of the brash Pry less than two months before the start of spring practice.

The key quote about Pry came from Teevens and it was this:

“We've got intelligent kids and coaching them is a learned process once you get into this league.”

Words to live by in the Ivies... words to live by.

I’m not saying some of our football players in the Ancient Eight don’t need a kick in the pants once in a while, but the constant tearing down of players verbally or otherwise is just plain stupid in this league. And when I hear about such cases, I fear they are the actions of coaches who are too insecure or immature to coach serious student athletes.

Teevens has made a great move.


At Fri Feb 11, 10:33:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read something a little different in EJ's story. He has a selflessness that extends beyond individual accomplishment on the football field. I'm sure he will be a great teammate and even better representative of Columbia.

At Fri Feb 11, 06:42:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He sounds like a great kid and a potential stud at the Will or Sam.

At Fri Feb 11, 07:25:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seems like a very mature, talented young man who is going to be an outstanding football player at Columbia and a pillar of his community. There is no better college in the United States than Columbia for a highly intelligent, mature young athlete like EJ.

At Sat Feb 12, 01:03:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It should always be about the individual's education and character.
Go Lions!


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