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This field won't be empty for much longer!
As the players, (about 110 in total), report to training camp today, New York City is not as hot as it was most of the summer. It may rain tonight and tomorrow, but the forecast is very clear and not too hot beginning Monday when the players actually hit the field.
Now is the time where a lot of do a lot of intense roster-watching to see if any names get added or deleted from the team, what the new weights are, and anything else that might surprise us.
The most intense attention will probably be on the 30 incoming freshman and 1 sophomore transfer, (Wells Childress), over the next two weeks.
The other major issue is the hope that every one of the players avoids the kind of injury that would keep them off the field for any time this fall.
Finally, when camp opens it means that our long, long, long, offseason is really over. Sure, there are another 28 days to go before a real game actuallu kicks off. But from now on, we're IN the season!
Top 100 Moments of 2010
#28: Mehrer Strikes Again!
A Yale interception of a Sean Brackett pass in the Eli red zone midway through the 4the quarter seemed to put the breaks on the Lions rally with Columbia still trailing 31-21.
But on the first play from scrimmage, Eli RB Alex Thomas fumbled the ball and it was recovered nicely by Adam Mehrer at the Bulldog 34.
It only took four plays for Columbia to score, as Brackett found TE Andrew Kennedy for the third time that day in the end zone.
Suddenly it was 31-28, when Yale had led 31-7 at the half.
And there were still 6:17 left in the game.