Breaking: New D-Line Coach Hired
St. Norbert Rides Again!
FootballScoop.com reports that St. Norbert College defensive coordinator Bill Lund has accepted the defensive line job at Columbia University.
(thanks to Bruce Wood for the heads up on this one)
Slap a medal on your chest if you can honestly say you've ever heard of St. Norbert or its football team... because before yesterday, I was not among you.
I don't have much info on Mr. Lund either other than that he was a 1997 graduate of Lawrence University (Wis.). There, Lund was a three-year starter and helped the Vikings lead NCAA Division III in rushing in 1995 as the starting center. He also lettered two years in track and field, qualifying for the conference championships in the discus his junior year.
After college, Lund also played for two seasons with the Granite State Warriors in the Eastern Football League, a semi-professional league. He served as a coach/player, leading the Warriors to the American Football Association national semifinals and a 12-3 record in 1997.
For the record, St. Norbert is a D-III school that went 7-4 last season and qualified for the playoffs.
On defense, the Green Knights gave up 15.8 points per game in the regular season before a 57-7 drubbing in that D-III playoff game against North Central College.
A red flag is the 203 rushing yards per game St. Norbert allowed in 2010, because stopping the run is such a top priority for the Lions this fall.
But if all the reports of his hiring are true, we certainly welcome Mr. Lund to the Baker Complex.