Cornell Football Inside Access

5/15/2016

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:

WINTER WEIGHT TRAINING:

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!

SPRING BALL PRACTICES:

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.

OVERALL PROGRAM NOTES:

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!

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GO BIG RED!
david-archer-signatureDavid J. Archer 05′
Cornell University
The Roger J. Weiss ’61
Head Coach of Football
dja29@cornell.edu

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