Sep 3, 2013
Hoya Notes -
From The Desk of Kevin Kelly
Dear family, friends and fans,
First, we all really appreciated the great turnout at Wagner on Saturday afternoon. Of course, there were a lot of current families, but we were also glad to see a number of former players and families that came out to Staten Island to support the program. Your attendance was appreciated by everyone!
The game itself was a tale of two halves. In the first half, I thought we played well on offense and did a nice job of containing No. 25 (Dominique Williams), with the exception of one series. In the second half we did not execute well enough on offense. They changed up what they were doing, which is a credit to them, and we gave up some big third down plays. The turnover that led to a touchdown was a big momentum swing and the penalties did not help us on offense, stalling a few late drives.
After watching the film, we met with the team this weekend and talked about playing for an entire 60 minutes and being more consistent in all three phases of the game. The silver lining from Saturday is that we did a lot of nice things and showed we can play well against an excellent, playoff caliber team like Wagner. Now, we need to build on all of the positives and move on to Davidson.
Davidson will be a blind game. They have a new coaching staff and have not played a game yet. We've heard about what they may do on offense and defense, but for our guys it will be a matter of relying on what they've been taught and executing the fundamentals to be successful. We are all looking forward to playing a home game under the lights at Multi-Sport Field and are expecting a great crowd on Saturday.
This weekend we will honor former Hoya Head Coach Scotty Glacken. There will be a reception on Friday night, where a Dean Lowry tribute film will be shown. On Saturday, Dave Alexander, who coached under Glacken, will be honored during halftime of the Davidson game. The Glacken Weekend is always a special time for some of the great people from this program's past to be recognized for their accomplishments in making the Georgetown football program what it is.
For the families and alumni across the country that will not be able to make it on Saturday, we are excited about our new and improved Hoyavision capabilities. We have upgraded to a three-camera operation and a very professional looking production that should provide a quality viewing experience for all of our fans. I'll be sitting down with the crew tomorrow to talk about the game and am looking forward to working with them throughout the season.
Finally, congratulations to Dustin Wharton, who was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week for the first time. Dustin's performance on Saturday is what we've come to expect from him and is not a surprise to anyone involved with this program. He has been a special player and I'm happy for him and his family that he is being recognized.
Practice continues early tomorrow morning, as we will continue to prepare to beat Davidson on Saturday.
Win the Day!
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