Last year. More to come on this tomorrow.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
This season, the Villanova football team has been extremely streaky. The most recent streak has been perpetuated by the loss of its second best offensive player, wide receiver/running back/Swiss army knife Jamal Abdur-Rahman, who will be getting knee surgery this week. Without his dynamic presence in the slot and the backfield, the Villanova offense has basically been left to John Robertson's wares. While this has been good for Robertson's record-setting statistical line, it has not been good for the rest of the team, as the offense has become too reliant on Robertson. Also missing is wide receiver Joe Price, who was Robertson's favorite target last year, who has clearly been burdened by a back injury this season, and missed the Maine game as a result.
Injuries, a reality, and a bitch.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Brian Westbrook- 89
Brian Finneran- 34
Mike Siani- 34
Anthony Cowsette- 31
Matt Szczur- 30
John Robertson- 29 entering Saturday
Monday, October 28, 2013
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Friday, October 25, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
I'm sorry, but they could have Kanye (they won't, he's in Vegas) tomorrow, and it wouldn't come anywhere close to this, because so few people in that building had any idea what was going down.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
The fact is that the situations at Penn State and Miami had nothing in common other than a now convicted felon. The harm caused by the administration of Miami ignoring Nevin Shapiro giving players money is not even in the same hemisphere as the atrocious acts committed by Jerry Sandusky, and the subsequent criminal conspiracy to cover up his behavior that went all the way to the top of the Penn State administration, which is why Graham Spanier, Tim Curley, and Gary Schultz are all about to go on trial for said coverup.
Also, Penn State signed a consent decree that admitted to the charges. They have no leg to stand on in this case, and their fans need to shut the fuck up and stop with the victim complex.
Monday, October 21, 2013
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Beau Morgan- Air Force
Josh Cribbs- Kent State
Vince Young- Texas
Pat White- West Virginia
Armanti Edwards- Appalachian State
Denard Robinson- Michigan
John Robertson in 2013:
1186 passing yards, 849 rushing yards
Saturday, October 19, 2013
For the game, Robertson had 255 rushing yards on 26 carries with three touchdowns, easily the best rushing performance by a Villanova player since the days of Brian Westbrook, as it was the second greatest single game rushing yards output by a Villanova player in program history. Unfortunately for Villanova, the inability of the defense to stop UNH at crucial times was also reminiscent of the Westbrook years.
Not much else was that good, as Robertson had over 300 yards of total offense over the next highest contributor.
Friday, October 18, 2013
Nobody would run faster than gold medalist Lee Evans or Villanova's very own Larry James until Butch Reynolds did so in 1988.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
On FOX Sports One with Regis Philbin. This is one of the best interviews with Jay I've ever seen.
Here's more of it.
Here's more of it.
In other news, Villanova was picked to finish fourth in the inaugural preseason coaches poll.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
The subsequent years have not been too kind to the event, from the 2007 debacle where hundreds of students were locked out in the rain, to the 2008 edition, which saw T-Pain put on an underwhelming set that you could barely understand. There have been highlights, like Rick Ross last year and Drake two years ago, but the event has lost its luster, because 95% of the excitement surrounding the event involves who is going to be performing that night, and none of it involves seeing the team.
In 2006, there was no anticipation about a performer, because we didn't know that there would be a performer. That is no longer the case, and Hoops Mania is a less compelling event now because of that. My suggestion to Villanova would be to have no performer this year, and make it strictly a basketball event, and make it so that performers are not a given from year to year.
Monday, October 14, 2013
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Saturday, October 12, 2013
More to this tomorrow.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Unfortunately for Villanova, there is two things working against them. The first is that they are the road team, and games away from Villanova Stadium have been problematic for the good guys this season, as they have lost both of them. Also, there may be some lingering resentment among Towson players for being left out of the playoffs in lieu of Villanova last season, even though their misfortune was the result of an established tiebreaker procedure.
Villanova cannot make mistakes in this game. Turnovers, penalties, drops, mental errors and the like will not bode well for them, so hope they come prepared.
The game will be on NBC Sports Network this Saturday at 7 PM.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Monday, October 7, 2013
The game is at 7 PM.
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Keep an eye out for Patrick Tiernan.
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Once again, Kevin Monangai had a big game, leading Villanova in rushing, and really brought the team back into the game with his 54 yard rush in the fourth quarter, a career long to set up a touchdown by Austin Medley.
On defense, Joey Harmon had a big game with 12 tackles, Cameron McCurry had an interception, and Reggie Paris had a huge game ending sack that prevented a possible Hail Mary attempt.
Friday, October 4, 2013
I think Josh Hart can be a really versatile guy that can fill a lot of roles. I think Kris Jenkins is a really intelligent who has already improved his conditioning so that he can play at this level. He has a high basketball IQ. And Darryl Reynolds could help us in an area that concerns me the most -- rebounding. He's got good size, good hands, and he's a natural rebounder. He pursues the basketball.More here.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Villanova has had pretty good luck against William & Mary in recent years, but that doesn't make the games between them easy to sit through. In the 2009 playoffs, Villanova's toughest challenge in the entire playoffs came at the hands of a William & Mary team that had one of the greatest defenses I have ever seen at this level of football. Villanova has won five of their last six games in the series at Villanova Stadium.
So what does Villanova need to do to win this game? They need to hold onto the ball, and take advantage of the homefield advantage. As Bill Parcells once said, "You are what your record says you are," and by that measure, William & Mary, at 3-1 is better than Villanova. A loss at this juncture of the season would be devastating, and running the table in CAA is basically the only route Villanova has to do anything significant in the playoffs.
Injury news: Peter Sotiriou will be starting over Ross Hall, who was injured in last week's game. Nice to see that the team will keep a redshirt on Kyle Wallace despite the injury to Hall.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Obviously, his performance thus far in the season is not a perfect predictor of what will happen later on, but it's worth noting, because Robertson only got better as the season rolled on last year. One thing that needs to happen is that Robertson needs to take fewer hard hits while running the ball, perhaps that can be achieved by throwing the ball more often, or occasionally taking the ball and running out of bounds to avoid getting hit. A less negative consequence of Robertson running the ball with such authority thus far this season is that Kevin Monangai, Austin Medley, Gary Underwood, Jamal Abdur-Rahman, and Villanova's receivers will get more of an opportunity to contribute on offense, when teams start to key in on Robertson, given his ability to run the ball.
John Robertson is young, fast, throws a good ball, and is well on his way to being one of the most prolific offensive weapons in Villanova football history.