Help Wanted & Ivy Power Rankings Week 8
Roar Lions Roar is brought to you by IvySport.
You can check out IvySport's Columbia products here.
Roar Lions Roar is now also brought to you by Stealadiamond.com
***DON'T FORGET!!! Enter the coupon code “ROARLIONS” for a 10% discount off anything on the site!****
It's time to fill in the blanks
For all the Columbia fans who are honestly concerned that top coaching candidates would never be interested in coming to CU, have no fear.
I can report that several very successful head coaches from this area and beyond are very interested in the job and will remain so for all the obvious reasons:
1) This is still a very talented roster that could turn things around if properly schooled in the fundamentals and if it were better prepared to play each week.
2) New York City is a great place to make a career and Columbia's compensation packages are very strong when you consider the housing allowances, etc.
3) The chance to succeed here where so many others have failed is an incentive to cocky, but hard working coaches out there who want to make an indelible mark.
The only real obstacle here is the Columbia administration and the other powers that be connected to the program.
They must be able to give the right answer to the following questions:
1) Can you stomach a head coach whose personality and desire to win will make it impossible for you to overly "control" him?
2) Can you stomach the inevitable critcisms and griping that will come from some faculty members when and if the Lions start winning consistently?
3) Can you suspend any biases and prejudices you may or may not have against someone coming from a religious school or personally religious background?
The answer should be "yes" to all those questions, but I seriously doubt the crew in charge right now could be comfortable giving us that answer. If so, they should be replaced too, or at least step aside and let the adults take over.
**Oh and one special bonus question!!!**
What's more important: blocking and tackling, or having the team dress alike and flush the locker room urinals?
(sadly, this is actually NOT a rhetorical question with the current crew)
Ivy Power Rankings, Week eight
The Crimson didn't look all that great this Saturday, especially in the first half. And yet a sloppy performance still got them a 14 point league win on the road and 35 points of offense.
Yale has had Brown's number for years, but not this year. Mark Kachmar had a career day running the ball. That's a new aspect of the Brown attack that could steamroll the Bears' final two opponents, Dartmouth and Columbia.
A big rout of Princeton keeps Penn in the upper echelon of the league. This will be an exciting game at Harvard this coming Saturday.
The 34-28 final score against Brown was a little misleading as the Bears dominated most of the day. The Elis are just not championship material, and next year they'll be without Patrick Witt.
A well-executed win over Cornall puts the Big Green back into the "respectable" category. Is it enough to save Buddy Teevens' job? Probabaly not.
Cornell's poor defense against the run and flurry of turnovers put a damper on what had been a steady rise in reputation for the Big Red since week three.
The Tigers are still a mess and will almost surely finish 1-9 for the second year in a row. Other than freshman RB Chuck Dibillio, this has been a lost season.
Lions fans are hoping this brutal season will not be in vain. How anyone can't advocate a house cleaning after this year is beyond explanation.