The Great Lull
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Busy Days Ahead
That long sleepy period between the Spring Game and the ramping up for the actual football season is finally ending.
We’re 47 days away from the opener at Fordham, but things will start getting interesting a lot sooner than that.
In just eight days, we’ll get a chance to hear from all the Ivy coaches at the 2011 football media day teleconference which I will again be covering and participating in for you.
Coverage begins at 11am on this blog as I will transcribe as many highlights as possible.
I will have pointed questions for each of the Ivy coaches, (except for Norries Wilson, who I leave alone so the non-Columbia media can get a fair chance to ask all their questions), and hopefully get more than the stock answers that are oh-so-easy to give over the phone.
The best news is that this event does usually clarify who is starting at key positions and who is and isn’t injured. It doesn’t dig much deeper than that, but it’s something and it certainly helps us get through these last few weeks before the season finally starts.
Big Name Change
Hey! Now we can all honestly say that Columbia football will be televised on NBC Sports this fall… sort of.
That’s because Versus is officially renaming itself “NBC Sports Network,” (although the change doesn’t take effect until January 2nd).
The only question I have is will the current Versus deal with the Ivy League extend beyond the big name and logo change next year?
Top 100 Moments of 2010
#47: The Great Lull
After both Columbia and Dartmouth scored on their opening drives of the week six game at Wien Stadium, one of the oddest sequences of the 2010 season ensued.
Both teams inexplicably were unable to score for five possessions each, stretching from early in the first quarter through early in the third.
The failures included a medium range missed field goal by the Big Green, a three-and-out for Columbia after a kickoff out of bounds gave the Lions a 1st and 10 at their own 40.
Dartmouth stalled at the 23 after a failed pass on a 4th and 6 play.
Both teams committed some untimely penalties.
The end result was Columbia went into the locker room with what turned out to be an undeserved feeling of some security with a 7-3 lead.
But after the Great Lull of 2010, most of the next two quarters would be anything but boring.