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Subject: Re: Penn Spring Football Game


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AsiaSunset
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Date Posted: 13:38:10 04/10/17 Mon
In reply to: New Penn Parent 's message, "Penn Spring Football Game" on 10:02:12 04/10/17 Mon

There has been little or news coming out of the spring practice sessions or the spring game. The DP write up is underwhelming to say the least.

The big challenge is at QB. I think, reading between the lines, prior posts about Michael Collins were accurate. I think Tyler Herrick and the Colo transfer saw most of the action.

The lack of info and coverage is disappointing but not atypical. It's probably been worse this year, but it's never what real fans would consider informative.

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New Penn Parent
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Date Posted: 21:30:34 04/10/17 Mon

How did those two qbs look? Any standout at any position?

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[> [> Subject: Re: Penn Spring Football Game


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Bill Lewis
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Date Posted: 12:13:36 04/11/17 Tue

Asia, is there a Colorado transfer in addition to the Georgia transfer?

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[> [> [> Subject: Pretty sure Asia meant


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Go Green
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Date Posted: 14:42:34 04/11/17 Tue


Will Fischer-Colbrie.

http://www.pennathletics.com/sport/m-footbl/2016/roster/57704c53e4b0028e723571c2

Walked on at Colorado before coming to Penn.

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[> [> [> Subject: Re: Penn Spring Football Game


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AsiaSunset
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Date Posted: 08:52:22 04/12/17 Wed

I did not attend the game so I have no clue as to how either QB performed. The coverage of the spring game was almost non existent, likely on purpose. It's frustrating, but not unexpected.

Penn will return a ton of experience, but the QB situation is problematic and will not be settled until the preseason. The two who played lead roles this spring have never attempted a pass in a varsity game. We have some nice looking prospects coming in but they will be in a similar situation. Perhaps the most experienced is the kid who spent a year as a red shirt at Georgia and then played at a junior college in California last year.

Either way, there is a downside to having a 3 year starter graduate and sliding in an inexperienced player at a very crucial position. Even if Michael Collins were still on the team, the fact is that he too had very limited experience in mop up duty and only threw 2 passes in a Penn uniform. So QB is rightly a concern and a big question mark going into the season.

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[> [> [> [> Subject: Yep


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Go Green
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Date Posted: 13:10:39 04/12/17 Wed


In 1994 and 2016, Dartmouth replaced a longtime QB starter who had a lot of success with an untested guy. Results were pretty similar.

Penn (and Harvard) seemed immune from this for a while, although things did slide when Ragone left.

We will see how things play out in 2017. But I, for one, am happy to play Penn early on the schedule.

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An Observer
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Date Posted: 13:25:44 04/12/17 Wed

Of course you are correct, Asia, but this is really symptomatic of college sports. Every four years, your roster turns over. Ragone held the job for three years, which is unusual, but turnover is part of the challenge for any program and any coaching staff. Kids leave. Hopefully with a degree and an education but, whether you're an Ivy or a football factory, kids move on.

The worry that you are feeling now is a little more pronounced because of how important the quarterback position is, but it's still just the same old same old.

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[> [> [> [> [> Subject: don't ever mention Ragone again


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holtsledge
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Date Posted: 11:32:23 04/13/17 Thu

he beat us 5 yrs in a row, bc of med redshirt, his name is like a dagger thru my heart. Kid was awesome gamer, not the prettiest but certainly the grittiest

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Diogenes (holtsledge)
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Date Posted: 12:22:14 04/13/17 Thu

Ragone was a terrific leader as well. His teammates stood a little taller and played a little harder when Ragone was on the field.

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