Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New DC in the House

Chris Woods

Columbia has found its new defensive coordinator.

FootballScoop is reporting Chris Woods will come to us after three years coaching the defensive line at Bryant College. Before that, he coached linebackers at Harvard in the 2007 season when the Crimson won the Ivy title.

He also has head coaching experience, having that job at Stonehill College and Mansfield College.

Woods is a 1991 graduate of Davidson.

Once again, I will make Mr. Woods’ top job very clear:


Good luck Chris! We’re all behind you.

But seriously, stop the run!

Recruiting News

First team California All-State, (small schools), DB/RB Alec Fisher from La Jolla Bishop’s High School is coming to Columbia.

It appears the 5-11 185 lbs. Fisher is more renowned for his defensive play, but he was a sparkling running back as well. Fisher scored four TD’s in his division’s state championship game in mid-December.

Here are some highlights of Fisher on YouTube.

Millie’s Quest

M.A. Olawale ’10 is deep into his battle to win a job with the AFL’s Philadelphia Soul.

Here is a brief interview with Olawale after his first series of practices.


At Tue Feb 22, 08:57:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fisher actually scored FIVE touchdowns in that game, four on rushing, and one on a catch

At Tue Feb 22, 09:42:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you want to see that interception, lateral, 85-TD play vs. Brown, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BNDZtsgWRs&feature=related

At Tue Feb 22, 10:58:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't see how Fisher solves for what we really need, but always nice to have depth at RB.

At Tue Feb 22, 11:28:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know this is a sports blog but I would really be interested in how many fans share the same amount of disgust I feel right now for Columbia students who jeered and heckled a veteran, Anthony Maschek. This demonstrates to me further that many Columbia students are truly out of touch with the world, despite their claim for intellectual, ethical and moral superiority. I find it sickening, personally.

The Neckman.

At Tue Feb 22, 08:10:00 PM GMT+7, Blogger friend12 said...

They definitely have hired someone who should be at the school within the week, if not already.

At Tue Feb 22, 08:38:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wholeheartedly agree with the comment by The Neckman. Whether you agree with our military posture or not, Maschek deserves the respect of CU students, and should be revered, not heckled for the sacrifice he has made so they can sit in their warm, cozy little classrooms. There is something terribly inverted about an institution when Ahmadinejad was afforted more respect than one of our fine young soldiers.

At Tue Feb 22, 10:44:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Neckman has correctly identified the islamofascist mentality which permeates elite universities, not just Columbia. The fault lies in the ultra left wing and vocal faculties, aided and abetted by admissions departments which should be capable of weeding out malcontent eighteen year olds.

At Tue Feb 22, 11:58:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also agree with The Neckman. Such behavior at a supposedly American university is shameful.

Speaking of young malcontents, can something be said about the CU marching band and their "halftime shows" ? They are not clever, funny, or entertaining. They do however seem to be decent musicians. Perhaps they should stick with the basics of enhancing the Saturday afternoon game experience.

At least they provide an opportunity to visit the concession stand without missing anything.

At Wed Feb 23, 12:00:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also agree with The Neckman. Such behavior at a supposedly American university is shameful.

Speaking of young malcontents, can something be said about the CU marching band and their "halftime shows" ? They are not clever, funny, or entertaining. They do however seem to be decent musicians. Perhaps they should stick with the basics of enhancing the Saturday afternoon game experience.

At least they provide an opportunity to visit the concession stand without missing anything.

At Wed Feb 23, 02:35:00 AM GMT+7, Blogger cathar said...

Neckman, I write this as a Columbia grad and subsequent Nam veteran:

When hasn't the Columbia student body been wildly out of touch with political realities? One of the first things I learned after landing in country (in AIT, I had an acquaintance who was a Swarthmore grad, since we were the only two college grads in our training platoon he wanted us to "contact the resistance" as soon as we got to Hue, I have no idea what became of this would-be treasonous clown) was how little people at Columbia really knew about Vietnam, how misinformed they'd all been about those wonderful pals of ours known as the NVA and VC.

I hope Mr. Maschek is made an honored guest at a home game this coming season. In fact, I hope that all of Columbia's current hundreds of vets are so welcomed. They deserve this as much as they do the warmth and fellowship always offered to them now at Haakon's Hall.

At Wed Feb 23, 02:41:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spring game set for Friday, April 22nd at 7 pm. Set it up on Good Friday, don't really understand the thinking on that. Will make it difficult for families and recruits to come to the game

At Wed Feb 23, 02:56:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here in the New York area, the heckling of Anthony Maschek at Columbia was the lead story for the evening news program I watched last night. It was very disturbing to listen to a Columbia student being interviewed on the topic. She was so inarticulate it was uncomfortable to watch her. She could not find the words to explain why it was so reprehensible to have the military and/or ROTC on campus, she could only say it was "wrong." Sad.

While of course most elite universities and especially most Ivies lean left, it would be a cop-out to excuse the behavior of Columbia students as merely reflective of all top schools.

The fact is that Columbia, Yale and Brown lean much further to the left than their fellow Ivies, both among the faculty and especially among the students. Anthony Maschek does not get jeered at Princeton or Dartmouth, I assure you.

At Wed Feb 23, 03:43:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Harvard is just as bad. Remember the book some years ago entitled, "America, Harvard Hates You". I do believe, however, that there is a very vocal minority of extreme left wing Islamofascists who drown out the majority, which tends to be intimidated by left wing professors who hate America, Israel, athletics and Columbia (sort of like the editorial board of The New York Times). And as a generous supporter of my alma mater I sometimes wonder where the administration has placed its head.

At Wed Feb 23, 03:52:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

FWIW, I wasn't at the meeting and I didn't see the news coverage, but reading today's Spec and the comments related thereto, particularly by the vet who was heckled, it seems pretty clear that that incident was atypical of what had gone on for two hours at the meeting and that the hecklers represented a minority in comparison to those who applauded the vet's remarks. So perhaps we're making a mountain out of a molehill. Are there some wacky students, sure. Are students at "elite" schools in general divorced from many realities? Probably. Is our entire society, except for families of folks in the services currently or recently serving detached from the sacrifices involved? Most definitely. But, respectfully, I don't think this leads to facile generalizations about Columbia or any significant constituent components of it.

At Wed Feb 23, 05:15:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dr V- Your point is well taken. I would not want to be lumped into overgeneralizations, although I have been prone to that in the past. For the record, I did not generalize as to all Columbia students but focused my attenion on those who did the jeering and heckling. I did not say all, although I did say "many."

For Cathar: I thank you for your service to the Country, and further thank all who serve the Country, sacrificing so much for the freedom and opportunities that we all enjoy.

The Neckman

At Wed Feb 23, 11:14:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the CU hecklers:
"I know deep down in places you dont talk about at parties, you want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom I provide." From a Few Good Men - these people should realize these words are true. Have them travel south to see what can happen in NYC and DC and a PA farmfield, and why these men and women are doing what few of us would do. This is for just those hecklers, who can perform in such a manner because thay have that freedom, but their actions are reprehensible.

At Wed Feb 23, 08:38:00 PM GMT+7, Blogger friend12 said...

I agree with Dr. V and really think we should put this to rest. It appears to have been a very small minority and the more we talk about it the more we empower the short sighted minority.

One more thing, contrary to other posts, this is not just an IVY or Columbia thing. No matter where or when you will always have someone lashing out when anything to do with the military and past/present wars are involved. Its’ the price you pay for the freedoms we all enjoy. I don’t like heckling in general, but, I do respect the protestor’s right to do so.

At Wed Feb 23, 10:34:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am all for freedom of expression, but if you are going to mock a veteran who has served his time in combat then you invite all the criticism and civil backlash that deservedly results. If anyone can provide the name(s) of these misguided children, I would be the first to write both they and their parents a stern letter as well as making their student's actions more visible. Shining a light on these kids (as long as it is kept factual) is a reasonable response...we can let prospective employers decide whether they like or dislike students who exhibit these traits.

As for me, I would never employ such a person.

OK, got that out....now back to football!

At Thu Feb 24, 09:20:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My last word on this topic and then I can move on. First, as an attorney, I will defend the rights of people to exercise freedom of speech even if I do not agree with or like what is said. I will, however, express myself by saying whether I think it is wrong. In this instance, it [the message] was wrong.

The second point I raise is that I do not understand why people did not challenge the hecklers over this bad behavior? Why didn't others come to the assistance of this veteran. It is incumbent on our society to support those who sacrifice so much for all of us. We need to step up and not let the vocal minority dominate the arena of public discourse. These ingrates should not be allowed to define any campus or any group, whether Columbia or my University of Wisconsin. Don't be "sheeple". Take them on.

The Neckman

At Thu Feb 24, 10:56:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we get back to football now? Thanks.

At Sat Jul 02, 02:33:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I played for Chris Woods while at Stonehill and let me tell you.. he will provide Columbia nothing but an ego maniacs perspective. He is a bad coach because he fails to get the best from his players. Not to mention he's just a bad guy. I hope Columbia well and Woods failure..s


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