Sunday, August 19, 2012

Back from the Road!

I returned to New York just about the same time as the players reported to training camp yesterday.

Real practice begins today in a crucial evaluation period for the team. This is where we'll separate the pretenders from the contenders.

Full updates will resume here tomorrow, but here are some quick news alerts:

-The CU roster is updated as far as personnel is concerned, (weights won't be updated until a few more days from now). THREE more players are gone: DB Chris Alston, LB Eddie Hitchcock, and FB Andrew McHugh.

-As I have reported, the freshman offensive linemen are VERY likely to get some action this season. One or two may even become starters before mid-season. With that in mind, this article about freshman Keith Ramljak is very encouraging.

-Former Columbia QB M.A. Olawale's brother is making a splash with the Dallas Cowboys in preseason. Jamize Olawale scored a TD in last night's exhibition game against the Chargers. Jeff Adams '12, got into the game as well, but was not as impressive.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Keith Ramljak looks like he can help the Lions immediately on the offensive line. I assume that he will contend for playing time at one of the guard positions

Only one fullback listed on the roster, sophomore, Steve Silvio. Silvio was very impressive in the spring scrimmage--as you would expect from a player from Alabama--he's a very hard hitter, with excellent football instincts. It will be interesting to see what kind of running game the Lions use this season.