New Hampshire Football Report

Ivy League offseason glance

The 2020 Ivy League season is expected to be highly competitive after top teams suffered key losses and second-tier programs appear to be on the move upward.

Dartmouth and Yale shared the title last season, and it took perhaps the most surprising upset of the FCS season – Cornell handing Dartmouth its only loss in the second-to-last week of the regular season – to make it happen.

Expect more great games, and likely surprises, this year.

Following is an offseason glance at the Ivy League. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted activities across college campuses, shutting many down to help address the worldwide emergency. The Ivies were pro-active in canceling their offseason practices.



HEAD COACH: Buddy Teevens (105-93-2, 20 seasons; 139-170-2 overall)

2019 RECORD: 9-1, 6-1 Ivy (Tie/1st)

PROJECTED RETURNING STARTERS: 7 (4 offense/3 defense)

PRIORITIES: Develop new starters on the offensive and defensive lines. Find playmakers at wide receiver.

NOTABLE: The Big Green has finished 8-2 or better (5-2 Ivy or better) in five of the last six seasons, but with the fewest returning starters in the league, they’re at risk of dropping lower following their league-record 19th Ivy title. Quarterback Derek Kyler returns, but is no longer paired with running-style signal caller Jared Gerbino. The defense lacked a consistent pass rush a year ago despite dominating overall. Cornerback Isaiah Johnson was the starter ahead of Darren Stanley, who flourished while Johnson missed the last eight games with an injury, and now they’ll be paired together. The Big Green seek stronger punting.

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