Cornell Football Inside Access


Friends of Cornell Football,

It’s time for another Cornell Football Inside Access!

Listen to Coach Archer talk about the off-season efforts of the team and the tremendous progress which has been made. Click here to watch the video!

Cornell Football Red Alerts:


We had an outstanding off season weight training program!  Check out some of the high lights! (Comparison of team weight room averages from December 2015-May 2016)

  • Body weight improvement: + 4lbs
  • Lean body mass improvement: + 5lbs.
  • 10 yard sprint improvement: -.03 secs
  • Pro Agility improvement:  -.10 secs
  • Bench Press improvement: +14lbs
  • Squat improvement: +39lbs
  • Vertical Jump improvement: +1.1″

We are bigger, faster, stronger and more explosive than last year!  Thank you for your incredible support!


We had our best spring practice season since I have been the head coach.  Some of the highlights are listed below:

  • We have over 85 players on roster.
  • With these large numbers we were able to have live scrimmages which significantly aided in our development.
  • Depth Charts were reset each week, and competition was fierce.
  • Through our Big Red Power Leadership Development, each player was given the chance to be a leader, and we saw leaders emerge.
  • Our Offense and Defense were able to evaluate personnel and see which players were good at which skills, and which ones still need to be developed.
  • Special Teams, under new Special Teams Coordinator Guido Falbo, worked on our new punt, kick off, and field goal schemes.


We continue to build the program the correct way off the field as well!

  • We have had 6 consecutive semesters with a Team GPA over a 3.0
  • We have over 65 players (and counting) with internships this summer!
  • Career Weekend 2016 was another smashing success!  Great Job Coach D!
  • This fall we will have over 120 players on roster!   This is the highest number of players on our team in recent history.
  • Last year we played 2 JV games, this fall we have 5 scheduled.  This is a huge step for the development of our program.
  • Our Incoming Recruit list was just released – check them out!  We are excited to have them join the Big Red!
  • We will host our prospect camps this summer.  Below are the dates, with links to register!  If you have a recruit you want to refer please have them sign up for camp!
  • We look forward to seeing you at Cornell Reunion Weekend this year, June 9th -12th
  • We look forward to seeing everyone at the CFA Golf outing this summer July 29th-30th (Insert CFA Golf Outing Link)
  • Camp Report Day is only 92 days away!


david-archer-signatureDavid J. Archer 05′
Cornell University
The Roger J. Weiss ’61
Head Coach of Football

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