This weekend, Endicott College football in Beverly Mass. is hosting Hobart College. With Endicott 3-7 last year and 1-2 so far this year, I can imagine that this Division 3 match up is being overlooked by the vast majority of New England College football fans. But, at the very least, college football fans on the Massachusetts North Shore should take note that the coaching staff at Endicott is brand new, from the number 1 spot down to the number 5 spot. What this means is that college football fans on the North Shore will have the opportunity to see the effect that great coaches can have on a team and recruiting. In the meantime, it’s a pretty smart choice for those that want to see college football live and not travel too far.
New York is best known for Division 1 Syracuse, 1-AA Fordham and others, but the Empire 8 and Liberty League (of which Hobart is a member) play very solid Division 3 football. The best of those schools is Brockport, ranked 5th in D3 nationally. I’ll do more on this soon, but for now you can check out this pretty entertaining pregame ritual that visiting Hobart does. I’ll be interested to see if they do it at Endicott. To be continued….