Hoya Notes: From the Desk of Football Head Coach Kevin Kelly
Nov. 8, 2011
From The Desk of Kevin Kelly
Dear family, friends and fans,
This past Saturday was a huge game for us for several reasons. First we were playing for the 21 seniors, who had devoted so much time and hard work to this program. I told those seniors that I appreciated their loyalty and dedication and respected them very much for sticking with us when it would have been easy to give up. I will never forget any of them for what they have done to help turn around Georgetown football. Second, it was a chance to finish perfect at home and finally we are still trying to build respect for this program and every week you win it makes people take notice. We did not even discuss Lehigh leading up to the Fordham game.
All of our seniors, that were active, got to play on Saturday. Scott Darby was named the starter for the Fordham game early in the week to rest Isaiah and we were happy with how he played and have been even more pleased with how he has handled everything here during his career, he's been a class act. David Conway also got into his first college football game. David is a popular guy among his teammates, so getting him on the field was exciting for everyone involved with the team. He didn't disappoint, averaging over 37 yards per punt and pinned one inside the 20.
For the game, I was very proud of how the guys played. Fordham is very talented, if you were there you saw first-hand just how talented and explosive they are. Turnovers again proved to be crucial, as we were +3 for the day. Our defense showed its ability to bend but not break and our offense was again very opportunistic. Special teams turned in another solid game and it was a great victory for everyone involved with the Georgetown football program.
This week we will play Lehigh for a chance to achieve our ultimate goal of winning the Patriot League Championship and earn a berth in the playoffs. For all of the players, especially our seniors who have been here, coaches and administrators this is a dream come true. Though there is still very hard work in front of us.
Lehigh has a very productive offense and an excellent scheme. They are very well coached in every facet of the game and their senior quarterback Chris Lum manages the game very well for them. They have a strong running game and two excellent wide receivers and their defense is big, physical, sound and well coached. In watching them, their special teams units do the best job in the league schematically and coaching-wise. Their head coach Andy Coen might have struggled at the beginning of his tenure, but over the last two years they have had the most consistent team in the Patriot League. We know we are in for a battle on Saturday.
Lastly, I wanted to thank all of the fans for their support. I appreciate all of those who have hung in there with us and hope to see as many as we can get in Bethlehem, Pa. as we compete for the Patriot League Championship on Saturday!
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