We are back on the blog front with some news on CAA Football since our last post a week ago. Plans are in the works to keep this blog going throughout the 2010 season. One change will be the location…chances are good we will be moving it off the CAASports.com site and into a more remote location. We still plan on featuring all sorts of league news and will have our own take on a few things. Stay posted to this current blog for more updates and news on the blog switch/move!
New Hampshire wrapped up the CAA Football spring season last weekend with its Spring Game. Despite some less-than-ideal weather the Wildcats seemed to show why they are one of the 2010 favorites in the league. Click here to read the full recap from CAASports.com. Another note came out of the New Hampshire spring game — a quarterback battle between last year’s CAA Football Preseason Offensive Player of the Year R.J. Toman & junior Kevin Decker…we can’t speculate on whether or not this is really true, but we will throw it out there. It certainly is a good place to be in for Head Coach Sean McDonnell.
Craig Haley of the Sports Network has been filling up TSN’s website will tons of content lately. One of his most recent pieces was previewing some of the top quarterbacks at the FCS level for 2010. Second-guessing will always occur as I am sure Haley will welcome, but CAA Football isn’t going to complain about who he picked. Of the 10 QB’s he lists as his Top-10, four hail from CAA Football! Click on this link to read the entire piece. Haley is also on Twitter so be sure to follow him.
Richmond’s Robins Stadium is well on its way to being ready for the opening weekend of 2010. One major part of the on-campus stadium rebuilding was to preserve a tree that has been part of the Spider campus for ages. Richmond Times-Dispatch writer John O’Connor featured the tree in an article earlier this week and touched on the lengths at which the tree has been spared amongst all of the construction.
Jim Ducibella of wm.edu penned a tremendous article earlier this week highlighting the accomplishments of William and Mary’s student-athletes both on and off the field. It relates to CAA Football by including 2009 CAA Football First Team safety David Caldwell, who was recently signed as a free agent by the Indianapolis Colts. We also included a great video feature from the online article below.
Free agent transactions continue to trickle in from various NFL franchises. Richmond’s Eric Ward just signed a deal with the Atlanta Falcons…Ward is from the greater Atlanta area. We check the NFL transaction wire frequently to see if our alums are listed and so should you.
We are frantically compiling information for our 2010 CAA Football Preview. Here is a sneak peek at two of the first few pages in the book which will be an interactive-online published piece this offeseason. Keep checking back to this blog and CAASports.com in the coming weeks as we hope to have it ready to go live soon.
Thanks for the questions on Twitter, and please keep them coming. Keep checking back here as we move throughout the summer months for more CAA Football information leading up to the 2010 season.
2010 CAA Football…You Better Be Ready!!!
- CAA Football Media Teleconference - Dec. 11
- New Hampshire Falls At South Dakota State
- Ratke Kicks JMU Past Weber State, 31-28
- This Week In CAA Football - Playoff Quarterfinals
- JMU's Ankrah Among Final Three For Buchanan Award
- CAA Football Media Teleconference - Dec. 4
- Defense Leads JMU, UNH Into FCS Quarterfinals
- This Week In CAA Football - Playoff Preview #2
- CAA Football Media Teleconference - Nov. 27
- Stony Brook, UNH Advance In FCS Playoffs