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A knife, a state trooper, mildew and a monsoon

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A knife, a state trooper, mildew and a monsoon

Thanks to the rainout last night, I was able to get to Villanova this afternoon for the football coaches' luncheon. It was, by far, the best yet this season. Among the highlights:

- Penn coach Al Bagnoli said that the one field goal that Quakers kicker Andrew Samson missed at Yale on Saturday went over the upright but was called no good. Penn fans know this fate has befallen their team before at the Yale Bowl, where the uprights are 20 feet tall -- ten feet shorter than the NCAA regulation height.

- Bagnoli once again left the media in the dark about who his starting quarterback will be for Saturday's clash against fellow Ivy unbeatens Brown. The most Bagnoli would say was that he'll know at "about 11:59... I'll give him seven minutes' notice" with the official kickoff time scheduled for 12:06 p.m.

- Villanova coach Andy Talley stabbed a football with a knife to help put the Wildcats' last-second loss to James Madison behind them.

- Widener coach Dave Wood and Delaware Valley coach Jim Clements previewed Saturday's Keystone Cup showdown in Doylestown and look back on a rain-filled weekend.

- West Chester coach Bill Zwaan explained why he didn't mind star wide receiver Mike Washington faking an injury to avoid picking up a real in the blowout win over Cheyney.

- And Rowan coach Jay Accorsi told a pretty incredible story about the crazy time his team had on the bus to Buffalo State, including being pulled over by a state trooper on the New York Thruway.

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Jonathan Tannenwald Philly.com
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Soft Pretzel Logic is Philly.com's college sports blog, with a primary focus on the University of Pennsylvania. You'll also see coverage of the Big 5, other major college sports events in the region, and the annual Penn Relays track and field meet.

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