The following week at Dartmouth, the Lions were without Brackett, and senior quarterback Jerry Bell had to fill the role. Both the offense and defense were helpless against the Big Green, as the Light Blue allowed 426 yards of total offense to its 148. Bell threw two interceptions—both of which were taken by linebacker Bronson Green—as the Lions fell in devastating fashion, 37-0.I don't know if an Ivy League coach has ever written a book about one season but if Columbia coach Pete Mangurian keeps up his blog he'll be off to a heckuva start because he really does give us a terrific look behind the coaching curtain. Check out the latest installment.
•Matthew Smiley, an assistant coach for the first two years of Buddy Teevens II, gets a mention on FootballScoop for switching from receivers coach to running backs coach at Charleston Southern, an FCS school in South Carolina. Here's a thought: Given that Dartmouth is going to Indianapolis in 2013 to play Butler and Coach Teevens has spoken in the past about the appeal of playing out of the region, Charleston might make for a nice trip. For what it's worth, the Bucs were 0-11 last fall and 3-8 the year before.
•Harvard has posted a list and bios of its incoming football freshmen here.
•A sign of the times: Senior leaders on the troubled University of Montana football team have essentially banned Tweeting by the Grizzly players.
•Remember the USFL? If you are a certain age you probably do. Well, it's starting up again, or at least a league by the same name. The goal is to be a developmental league for the NFL and it might make a nice home for Ivy League players hoping to open eyes. Find a story here.
•This doesn't look like the most scientific survey I've ever seen, but no matter how you slice it, it's not good publicity for several Ivy League schools. Elite Daily lists the "most dangerous colleges" for crime and the Ivy League has three schools in the top 10, including the most dangerous. Stuck with the label as most dangerous school in the nation is Penn (with Philly's Temple second). Columbia is ranked third and Harvard eighth.
•The Dartmouth offers an encomium of sorts to late delivery man, Jim "Gusanoz" Dupuis.