San Diego coach Dale Lindsey, left, hopes to keep the PFL preseason favorites on track after a disappointing end to the 2013 season.
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
This time one year ago, new San Diego head coach Dale Lindsey knew exactly what he had in his Toreros football team.
What he had was an offensive power led by veteran quarterback Mason Mills and a handful of talented receivers, surrounded by experienced players on the line and in the backfield. The same went for his defense, which was filled with seniors ready to make the most of a golden opportunity.
That opportunity came in the form of the Pioneer Football League's first-ever automatic bid to the FCS playoffs, which awaited the league champion. San Diego, however, disqualified itself from playoff contention before the final weekend of the regular season, stating the way the Toreros athletics program awarded need-based financial aid to football players was incompatible with PFL rules.
A lot to celebrate in Patriot
By Craig Haley, FCS Exec. Director
Bethlehem, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
If it's a day of the week that ends with a "y," then Lafayette football coach Frank Tavani and Lehigh counterpart Andy Coen will be answering questions about this year's historic meeting of their teams.
While the Patriot League season will be defined by the 150th meeting of college football's most-played rivalry, don't look beyond everything that will lead up to the big game at Yankee Stadium on Nov. 22.
Everybody in the league is thinking this could be an exceptional season.