Saturday, August 25, 2012

Twice is Nice

Today marks the first two-a-day practice of camp and once again, the training Lions are lucking out when it comes to the weather. It's a cool 72 degrees right now with just enough cloud cover to keep the sun from burning down too hard on those pads and helmets. It's not expected to get hotter than 81 today.

As Coach Mangurian wrote yesterday, tomorrow is the first day off for the team during camp.

But things are really about to change because new student orientation begins Monday and that always throws a bit of a wrench into the freshmen schedules.

Actually, orientation really begins tomorrow, when the new students start moving in, and the athletes' exclusive hold on campus ends. But it isn't until Monday afternoon's Convocation that the freshmen players will have to join the rest of the first years.

This used to result in some missed practices, but I think the new schedule instituted by the Mangurian team may avoid that... or at least keep it to a minimum.

Opponent Updates

Fordham has just done something Columbia has not done yet, name team captains for the season.

I still don't know when or even if the Lions will have team captains this season, but I am betting they will and soon.

Fordham actually starts its season this Thursday night against Lock Haven, a division II school. Okay, this will really be more like a clinic for the Rams who should probably destroy Lock Haven without much effort. But a game's a game and the stats will count.

Marist and Lehigh begin their seasons a week from today on Sept. 1st. Marist will travel to Bryant and Lehigh hosts Monmouth earlier that same day.

The Mountain Hawks also made news earlier this week when Head Coach Andy Coen named senior Mike Colvin as his starting QB.

Colvin has a tough job, replacing the graduated Chris Lum who shattered record after record in his time at Goodman Stadium.

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