Tigers Football is on the Prowl. Princeton Looking for Big Plays in 2013.
Added by Jacob Schwartz on September 6, 2013.
Princeton head coach Bob Surace addresses the media. (Photo by Jacob Schwartz)
Princeton, NJ - It was all smiles today at Powers Field at Princeton University as Tiger Football celebrated 2013 Media Day with photo shoots from the players, group shots from each class as well as the full team picture.
After the team and player photos, players and coaches were made available to the media and lots of questions that had to be asked were answered with an honest response.
The big concern starts on offense with juniors Connor Michelson and Quinn Epperly who are listed as co-starters at quarterback. Last year, Michelson was used to take the team down the field and Epperly was mostly used to run it in the end zone or produce big plays on third down. The next question is the defense. The group will be led by safety Phil Bhaya and defensive end Caraun Reid who weighs over 300-pounds and still ran the 40 yard dash at 4.8.
“Caraun and Phil are both great players who have played with us since their freshman year,” said co-defensive coordinator Steve Verbit. ”We can always expect big plays from both of them and they bring lots of leadership to this defense. Our goal this year is to make sure they bring us lots of turnovers”.
“I am very happy to be a part of this organization,” said Bhaya. “We have great leadership on both sides of the ball and it starts with Connor and Quinn both of whom are very good quarterbacks. However our job on defense is the same thing we have to do on offense and that’s make big plays. We make big plays we win, we don’t we lose simple as that.”
The Tigers will certainly try to do that when they face a very tough test in two weeks when they open the season at Powers Field against Lehigh University, a team that has lost just five games in the last four years. Everything these players put out during camp will hopefully pay off on September 21st when Ivy League football can officially open play.