Friday, October 9, 2015

This week's local college football coaches luncheon

Even if you don't follow Division III football too closely, Delaware Valley coach Jim Clements' speech is worth listening too.

This week's local college football coaches luncheon


One of the things that makes the media's weekly get-together with the region's football coaches so fun is that the coaches know this is their best shot to get their teams in the headlines.

As a result, a lot of coaches who you might not seek out for interviews otherwise have some really funny speeches ready to go when they step up to the podium.

That was the case this week for Delaware Valley's Jim Clements. The Aggies face the No. 3-ranked team in Division III, Wesley, on Saturday, and Clements gave his locker room speech a few days early.

West Chester's Bill Zwaan also had some good quotes as the Golden Rams prepare for their annual visit to Zwaan's alma mater, Delaware.

Here are the rest of the liner notes for this week's playlist. When you're done listening, come join me in the Marlins-Phillies in-game chat that I'm hosting this afternoon.

1. Villanova: Andy Talley
Last week: Off
This week: 9/13 vs. Lehigh, 1 p.m.

2. Widener: David Wood
Last week: Off
This week: 9/13 vs. North Carolina Wesleyan, 1:00 p.m.

(North Carolina Wesleyan is located in Fayetteville, N.C. I'm sure they'll enjoy the 446-mile bus ride to Chester.)

3. Ursinus: Pete Gallagher
Last week: Road win vs. Alfred, 34-27
This week: 9/13 vs. Lebanon Valley, 1:00 p.m.

4. Delaware Valley: Jim Clements
Last week: Home loss vs. Iona, 27-19
This week: 9/13 vs. Wesley, 1:00 p.m.

(Wesley is located in Dover, Del.)

5. Cheyney: Jeff Braxton
Last week: Home loss vs. Mercyhurst, 35-0
This week: 9/13 vs. Gannon, 1:00 p.m.

(Gannon is located in Erie.)

6. West Chester: Bill Zwaan
Last week: Home win vs. Lock Haven, 37-6
This week: 9/13 at Delaware, 6:00 p.m.

7. Lincoln: Sports information director Rob Knox (coach Olabaniji "O.J." Abanishe couldn't make it)
Last week: Road loss vs. Southern Virginia, 55-25
This week: 9/13 vs. Fayetteville State, 1:00 p.m.

(Fayetteville State is also located in Fayetteville, N.C.)
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