Post by purplehaze on Jun 15, 2016 14:30:46 GMT -5
if he's kicking 50 yd field goals for us, i anticipate a conversation between gilmore and cody about his other interests. i didn't realize incoming frosh are on campus working out with the returning veterans. anyone else know of frosh living on (or off) campus and training? are we getting summer jobs for these players?
i didn't realize incoming frosh are on campus working out with the returning veterans. anyone else know of frosh living on (or off) campus and training? are we getting summer jobs for these players?
I don't know many particulars, but I do know that it has become commonplace for many of the incoming frosh to come to Worcester and participate in workouts with other team members. Here's a tweet from about two weeks ago about incoming frosh WR Liam Sullivan coming to Worcester.
As for summer jobs, I do not know the extent of efforts to get summer jobs for the players. I do know that when I was at Holy Cross for my reunion two years ago, the work crew that set up and broke down the tables for the Saturday afternoon picnic included one prominent member of the football team.
This is good news indeed. As everyone knows, a good kicker can make all the difference. For example, the successful 1966 season could have turned out very differently without place-kicker Mike Kaminski. (2 FGs in the 32-26 victory over BC.) Coincidently, that other team that wears purple jerseys, Northwestern, got a 2017 commitment recently from highly-rated kicker Charlie Kuhbander of Springboro (Ohio) High School.
I remember Mike very well. He thanked me when I mentioned him in an article after a game. He came to the Cross without financial aid and wanted to earn a scholarship by his play. I was glad to help with his PR.
I never realized that Mike Kaminksi came to HC as a non-scholarship player. He certainly deserved all the publicity he could get. Another of his exploits that I recall was 3 FGs in a victory of UMass and future NFLer Greg Landry in a Parent's Weekend game in '66.