Thursday, August 27, 2009
Trinity University returns to action in the 2009 season after posting a record of 8-2 a year ago and missing out on the NCAA Playoffs for only the second time in the last twelve years. Head Coach Steve Mohr enters his twentieth season with a career record of 153-56 (78-21).
Trinity (USA Today Division III Preseason #20) was narrowly picked as the preseason number two team with 41 points and two first-place votes. The Tigers, who are aiming to win their 15th SCAC championship in the past 17 years, return the senior runningback tandem of Chris Baer (All-SCAC First Team) and Al Furlow (Honorable Mention All-SCAC). Baer rushed for 840 yards in nine games while Furlow averaged 5.9 yards per carry (486 on 83 carries).
To hear the thoughts and comments of Head Coach Steve Mohr, click here.
To hear the thoughts and comments of Senior Wide Receiver Caleb Urban, click here.
To hear the thoughts and comments of Senior Linebacker Dennis Grebe, click here.
A core of returning players combined with an influx of talent, Sewanee enters the 2009 season on the up-swing after posting a record of 2-8 a year ago. Head Coach Robert Black enters his third season with a career record of 3-16 (1-13).
Sewanee returns nine defensive starters including preseason All-American defensive back Chalankis Brown. Brown recorded 57 tackles last year to go along with his seven interceptions and three blocked kicks. Sophomore linebacker Alfonza Knight returns after tallying a team leading 59 tackles a season ago. The offense welcomes back eight starters including two-year starter Patrick Shelton at quarterback. Shelton was second team All-SCAC last year and led the team with 1,418 yards of total offense. The Tigers look to improve upon last season's 1-6 confernce mark in 2009.
To hear the thoughts and comments of Head Coach Robert Black - part one; part two.
To hear the thoughts and comments of Senior Quarterback Patrick Shelton, click here.
To hear the thoughts and comments of Junior Cornerback Chalankis Brown, click here.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Rhodes College comes into the 2009 season after posting a record of 4-6 record a year ago, the first losing season in Memphis, Tennessee since 2005. Head coach Joe White enters his thirteenth season with a career record at Rhodes College of 57-60 (30-42).
The toughest challenge for Rhodes will be replacing arguably two of the beat defensive players in the SCAC as the Lynx graduated back-to-back SCAC Defensive-Player-of-the-Year winners in Desmond Hendricks and Mason Mosby. Junior linebacker Andrew Meier, who started four games in '08 at linebacker before an injury sidelined him for the remainder of the season, looks to rebound in 2009. In four games Meier averaged 9.3 tackles per game. Senior running back Josh McMurray returns and was a main stay in the backfield for the Lynx in 2008, rushing for 553 yards averaging a team best 5.7 yards per carry.
To hear the thoughts and comments of Head Cocah Joe White, click here.
To hear the thoughts and comments of Junior Offensive Lineman Joey Hollenbeck, click here.
To hear the thoughts and comments of Senior Cornerback Andy Boucher, click here.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
DePauw enters the 2009 season after posting back to back 8-2 seasons including two straight wins over longtime rival Wabash in the historic Monon Bell game. Interim Head Coach Robby Long enters his first season at the helm after taking over for Matt Walker resigned prior to preseason camp.
DePauw (USA Today Division III preseason #19) return 17 starters and 41 letterwinners including senior quarterback Spud Dick. Dick is eight all-time in SCAC history with 6,527 passing yards and needs 2,768 yards to tie Juan Joseph's career mark.
Defensivly, DePauw returns eight starters from a unit that allowed just three touchdowns over last year's final two games. Starters return at three of four defensive line positions including senior Alex Fitch and junior tackles Tyler Doane and Ryan Huffman. All three earned second team All-SCAC honors last year.
To hear the thoughts and commenets of Interim Head Coach Robby Long, click here.
To hear the thoughts and commenets of Senior Quarterback Spud Dick, click here.
To hear the thoughts and comments of Senior Defensive Lineman Alex Fitch, click here.
Centre College comes into the 2009 season after posting a record of 7-3 record a year ago, the best season in Danville, Kentucky since 2005. Head coach Andy Frye enters his twelfth season with a career record at Centre of 65-45 (37-31).
On the defensive side of the ball, Centre returns three of four starters from its secondary. Led by the second team All-SCAC selections Zach Sloan and Sean Swallen, the Colonel secondary helped pave the way for a defense that was No. 2 in the league in total defense and No. 3 against the pass. Senior Brian Sneed will lead the linebackers after earning second team All-SCAC accolades in 2008. Sneed was second on the team in tackles (98) and tackles for loss (10.5).
Offensively Centre returns SCAC Newcomer of the Year Tyler Osterman under center at quarterback along with a talented group of young receivers and leading rusher Jonathan Pinque from a year ago.
To hear the thoughts and comments of Head Coach Andy Frye, click here.
To hear the thoughts and comments of Sophomore Quarterback Tyler Osterman, click here.
To hear the thoughts and comments of Senior Linebacker Brian Sneed, click here.
Monday, August 24, 2009
For the third straight season