Friday, July 8, 2011

Summer Round Up

Can September get here already?
Ahh, this is the slow time of the year for Linfield football news.  Spring football is now a distant memory, football camp has wrapped up, and the recruits have paid their deposits and are ready to become part of the 'Catdome tradition. We're officially in the July limbo until August rolls around and the start of fall camp is within reach.  I'd talk about the various pre-season top 25 DIII polls but those that have been around the ADvanatage for any amount of time knows what I think about those publications and their knowledge of D3 football.  However, there have been some bits of Linfield news, if you haven't seen it already, that I should post back up.

-Jackson Vaughan and his staff was named top DIII softball staff in the country by the NFCA.Org.  This was pretty much a no-brainer after the 'Cats rolled to a 51-3 overall record and won their 2nd NCAA Division III title.  Coach Vaughan is not only a top flight defensive football coach but has built a juggernaut of a softball program that shouldn't be slowing down especially when talent like this is headed to Linfield.

-Linfield Sports is getting the word out on a very important event happening in August.  The annual Wildcat Open is back and open for registration.  Wildcat11 might be the worst golfer in the state of Oregon so I will not be present but if you love the links and the 'Cats then head out to Michelbook Country Club on Friday August 5th to help raise money to support Linfield Athletics.  Here is the run down by Linfield Sports. 

-A very nice story in the Gresham Outlook on former Linfield two-sport star O.J. Gully.  The write-up is a "Where are they now?" feature that turned the spotlight on O.J. who attended Reynolds High School out in the East Metro area.  O.J. was a incredible basketball player for Linfield and turned out for football during his Junior and Senior seasons after only playing one year in High School.  Gully grew into a 1st team DB selection in 2004.  A remarkable player but a better person.  O.J. is currently teaching social studies at Liberty High in Hillsboro and entering his 1st year at the Head Coach for the Boys Baseketball team.

-If you look over on the right side of the blog, you'll see various links to pages any 'Cat fan should know about.  WC11 added just today a blog being run by senior Center Hayden Mace called "Hayden's Movies".  The 'Cats starting center is a big-time movie enthusiast and his passion for flicks drove him to start up the movie review blog that he hopes will lend an assist to those wondering what movies people should drop their hard earned money on.   

-WC11 would like to bring back the ADvantage Mailbag back from the dead.  If you have any questions for WC11 regarding Linfield football, the NWC, the DIII, or anything else in general give me a shout at or get me at twitter @catdomealumni

-Linfield's football camp has wrapped up a few weeks back and has posted up two video clips you will want to check out.  The 1st is the team camp highlight video.  This is always a fan-favorite and the 2nd clip is of the camp's annual Tug O' War contest.  Always enjoy the tug contest to see the various methods team use in order to get an advantage.


Anonymous said...

What happened to the number videos. Thought there was 4

Wildcat 11 said...

There are..I mentioned that we're sandwiching them up the camp videos. DRuss will be up today.