Friday, September 4, 2009

Ivy League Previews

1. The Boston Globe just released its preview of the 2009 Harvard Crimson football team today. The article focuses on how the talented wide receiving corps, with help from three solid running backs, should give Collier Winters plenty to work with as he adjusts to being the full-time signal caller. Coach Tim Murphy states that the team that gets the most out of its quarterback will be at the top of the Ivy League standings. [Boston Globe]

WHRB will have its own preview of the Harvard football 2009 season next week.

2. The NY Times has its preview of the Ivy League. The Times believes that the Harvard-Penn game will play a large part in determining the Ivy League champion. It also sees Columbia as a potential surprise team thanks to M.A. Olawale. [NY Times]

3. The Philadelphia Daily News reports that Keiffer Garton is motivated to overcome the two picks he threw against Harvard at Franklin Field last year. [Philadelphia Daily News]

4. And the NY Times has a preview of Penn as well, and Penn's coach Al Bagnoli says the common denominator for Ivy League champions is an experienced quarterback. Garton's running ability saw Penn add some of the Wildcat/spread formation last year, and after a whole preseason, it will be interesting to see if it becomes a solid base of their offense. [NY Times]

5. GoPrincetonTigers has a preview of the '09 Tigers offense, and the keys for Princeton on that side of the ball will be the experience of the offensive line and the running game. The preview also includes a video of the Princeton practices. []

Harvard Opponents in Action This Weekend:
Holy Cross (Patriot League) is at home against Georgetown (Patriot League)
(Saturday, 1:00 PM)
Lehigh (Patriot League) is at home against Central Connecticut State (Northeast Conference)
(Saturday, 12:30 PM)

Harvard will be having an intra-squad scrimmage tomorrow night at Harvard Stadium.

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