Sunday, September 13, 2015

Molina, Washington, and Durham Named Captains

The players have voted RB Cameron Molina, TE Nick Durham, and DE Chad Washington as their captains for 2015. 

I just want to make two comments about this:

1) The choice of Washington is clearly the result of his stellar play in training camp. He impressed everyone, including the large number of players on the current roster who didn't previously know him because he was out of school last year. His choice as captain could be the first public chapter in an incredible comeback story. 

2) The previous two coaching staffs seemed to do all they could to diminish the role of the captains and destroy this vital conduit for player advocacy. It was thus very encouraging to hear Head Coach Al Bagnoli describe how important he and the current staff considers the captain role to be. 

19 comments:

oldlion said...

Parallels between Washington and Wiley are intriguing.

Chen1982 said...

Clearly these three are starters....any insights or informed guesses as to any other likely starting nods?

oldlion said...

On the DL, we will see Washington, Padilla, Akinleye and probably JD Hurt, with Washington and Akinleye at DE. We go eight deep on the DL and unless Fordham runs a no huddle we can expect rotations to keep our guys fresh.

alawicius said...

Looks about right, oldlion. JD Hurt is underrated, he has a nose for the ball. Lots of players to choose from for backups, we shall see, I hope we're healthy. Jake, any word on injuries?
Allie

alawicius said...

By the way, did you see that Cieslak has been moved to fullback? Interesting!

oldlion said...

Cue slam move us probably related to Cutler's apparent injury. I think one of the Conways is also lining up at FB.

oldlion said...

Pardon the typo, should read "Cutler's injury..."

Coach said...

The Women's Basketball coach resigned ?
Sounds like chaos-

Chen1982 said...

Any reports on how the O line is coming together? Any frosh as potential starters?

alawicius said...

Oldlion, how about the amazing typo on "Cue slam"?
Did you mean "Cieslak"?

oldlion said...

The OC did a video preview on the offense, along with Molina, which you can see at gocolumbialions.com. He seemed pleased but said something about a few injuries. We'll know more when we see the two deep.

oldlion said...

Yes, I did mean Cieslak. I am blaming spell check. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Big Dawg said...

If the Women's BB coach resigned, I would chalk it up to Pilling doing some needed housecleaning. Their record these past years has been abysmal.

Chen1982 said...

Ok. Watched the video. The OC speaks well of all three upperclassmen QBs. But we only have two. Confused.

Possibly signaling shared duties during games?

RLB said...

The new recruits are rated higher, barely, than Princeton's and Penn's.

Tod Hawks said...

Re: RLB

Which recruits are you referring to, class of 15 or 16?

Who rated them?

What about the other Ivy teams' recruits?

Tod Howard Hawks CC 66

Tod Hawks said...




Re: RLB

Which recruits are you thinking of--Class of '15 or Class of '16?

Who did the rating?

What about the other Ivy teams' recruits?

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RLB said...

Class of 2019 rating for WBB; "Dan Olson Collegiate Girls Basketball Report"; it's on the AD site.

oldlion said...

Note to my fellow Lions. Any time there is a good Spec article on football the usual wing nuts add comments which are offensive and unfair. I would urge that we follow the example of Big Dawg and fight fire with grace, dignity and passion in posting supportive comments so the guys on the team know we have their backs. As far as the wing nuts, they want to turn us into CCNY or NYU. Let them transfer.