Thursday, August 30, 2012

Quick Updates

Thanks to Twitter, we can now confirm that there will be no preseason scrimmage against another team this preseason. Coach Mangurian says, "We will work against ourselves. We have plenty to work on."


Fordham Info

Correction: Fordham's game notes  game notes for tomorrow night's season opener against the Lock Haven whatevers have been up since Wednesday, they were just hard to find. 

For now, Ryan Higgins gets the start at QB, backed up by VERY recent UConn transfer Michael Nebrich. 2011 Part-time starter Peter Maetzold has already been cast aside, and I expect Higgins will go the same way after this tune up. The Lions will be seeing Nebrich as the starter when the Rams come into Wien Stadium on Sept. 22nd. Bet on it.

Bailey Out Again

Well, so much for that super-improved Penn wide receiving corps and passing game. Would-be junior WR Aaron Bailey, who was spectacular as a freshman in 2010, is out again this season for academic reasons. He missed 2011 for the same reason. And better passing QB Ryan Becker, who sometimes spells Billy Ragone in long yardage situations, is also out for the year with a bad knee.

So even though the Quakers still have decent WR's in Ryan Mitchell, the returning, (from injury) Conner Scott, and the freshman sensation Cameron Countryman, there still is the small matter of Ragone being a sub-par medium to long-range passer. 

Two-time 2011 starting DB Anthony Marino has left the team for good. No reason given. 

It's just the latest data that makes me confident about my prediction that Penn does not finish second this year. 

1 comment:

oldlion said...

Our freshman receiver Gross is better than Countryman. Who says Countryman is a "sensation"? Foehi? Asia Sunset?