Chad and his fellow Bishop O'Dowd college signees
6-2 220 lbs. DL/TE Chad Washington is coming to Columbia.
Chad comes to us from the Bay Area’s Bishop O'Dowd. He would be the fourth documented grad from O’Dowd to play football for the Lions. He is preceeded by Andy Boli ’02, Rocky Roberts ’01, and Pierce Rowe ’07.
Chad was honored as a National Football Foundation scholar athlete last year. At that point, he listed his college choice as Cornell. Perhaps we stole him away from the Big Red?
This season, Chad made Honorable Mention on the San Francisco Chronicle’s All-Metro team.
You can see Chad explaining why he chose Columbia here.
Way to Go, Joe!
Incoming OL Joe Kopp has just been named Maryland All-State, Big Schools.
It was fun to speculate for weeks, but now we have the official announcement from the athletic department on the 2011 slate.
2011 Columbia Football Schedule
Sept. 17 at Fordham
Sept. 24 ALBANY - 12:30 p.m.
Oct. 01 at Princeton
Oct. 08 SACRED HEART - 12:30 p.m.
Oct. 15 PENN - HOMECOMING
Oct. 22 at Dartmouth
Oct. 29 YALE - 12:30 p.m.
Nov. 05 HARVARD - 12:30 p.m.
Nov. 12 at Cornell
Nov. 19 BROWN - 12:30 p.m.
I like the following things about the schedule:
-Six home games.
-Seven of the first eight games of the season are either home games or very short trips from the Columbia campus.
-I still think setting the bar very high for Homecoming every other year and making it against Penn is a good idea. We won’t be serious contenders in this league until we start truly challenging and beating Penn and Harvard. Why not try to set up that breakthrough win on the biggest stage?
The only “negative” I can think of is that Sacred Heart and Albany aren’t exactly the kind of opponents that will spark the imaginations of many Columbia fans.
But will any of us care if the Lions turn out winning those games?