Fordham and Family
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The Pesanello Boys
Week 1 opponent Fordham continues to provide regular updates on its training camp, now entering its second week.
This write up of the first intrasquad scrimmage has some interesting tidbits:
-There still is no clear winner of the QB starting job in the Bronx. But my money is on Griffin Murphy, who at 6-2 and 235 pounds seems to have a size advantage going for him.
-One of the top tacklers in the scrimmage was LB Anthony Pesanello, who is either big brother or big cousin to incoming Columbia LB Ray Pesanello. Both hail from Mahwah HS in New Jersey. If anyone can help me nail down the relationship, (I’m guessing big brother), please let me know.
Ray and Anthony are indeed brothers.
Incidentally, Anthony Pesanello comes in at 6-2 and 240 pounds, while our Pesanello comes in at 6-1 and 215 pounds. So, whatever Mrs. Pesanello is feeding her boys, let’s hope she evens things out soon!
-Ram late addition recruit running back Vaughn Scott, a young man a lot of opposing defenses are already worried about, did not get any carried at RB and only got his name in the stat page with a defensive tackle. I’m not sure if that means Scott got a special teams tackle, but I can’t believe he’s been moved to the defensive side of the ball.
-Starting RB Darryl Whiting seems to be in top shape as he tore off 58 yards on just nine carries for a 6.4 yards per carry average.
Fordham gets things going in just 17 days with the season opener at UConn.
Big Green Preview
Fellow blogger Bruce Wood of Big Green Alert has gone live with his 2011 preview of our Lions on his premium site. I have to strongly recommend signing up for Bruce’s premium service as he keeps as good a track on the league as a whole as anyone. His Columbia previews are also very strong too as he usually brings up a point or two I haven’t noticed or maybe understated during the long offseason.
Top 100 Moments of 2010
#33: Fumble Parade Marches On
Already trailing 17-0 after Yale converted a Sean Brackett fumble into a TD, the Lions took the ensuing kickoff and was promptly penalized on the return and had to start the drive at their own 13.
Then things got really bad.
On 1st and 10, FB Nathan Lenz fumbled the ball and it was recovered at the 15 by Adam Money.
One play and a PAT later, it was now 24-0 Elis.