Tim Murphy Quotes From Ivy Football Teleconference

Tim Murphy Quotes From Ivy Football Teleconference

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Tim Murphy, the Thomas Stephenson Family Head Coach for Harvard Football, recently took part in the Ivy League's weekly teleconference. Below are his quotes from the event.

Additionally, coach Murphy will give more insight into his Crimson as he takes part in the weekly New England Football Writers' Association Luncheon Wednesday afternoon at Harvard's Dillon Field House.

The event - the nation's oldest weekly football media gathering, now entering its 82nd season - begins at noon and features head coaches, players and administrators from around the region from all levels of NCAA competition. This year's event will be streamed live via the web on and is part of the All-Access and Football Season Pass for streaming.

Fans can login to Harvard's Multimedia section of the website to watch the streams. Recaps of the event will be posted in the afternoon and will be sent to media and area schools as well. Local fans can do even better as the event is open to the public for a fee of $10 per person.

Each school's coach/administrator will speak briefly about his team's last game, a preview up the upcoming games and an assessment of his team's top players. Additionally, the weekly Gold Helmet Award is given to the preceding week's top players. The award is sponsored by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston and the weekly winners - one from Divisions I and one from Divisions II/III - are presented with a plaque.

Harvard Head Coach Tim Murphy on the team’s game against Lafayette
I thought we had a very solid effort across the board against Lafayette... We got some guys some playing time and our defense allowed only around 60 yards rushing. Offensively, we felt the need to balance our offense and we rushed for 311 yards on 47 carries, so all in all a very solid day. I am very pleased with how our kids responded from a difficult loss the prior week.

On the play of sophomore QB Colton Chapple
Colton did a very solid job. We were playing our third quarterback in our last four games so obviously it’s been an adjustment each week. We know he can throw the football… he only threw the ball 11 times - it will be different this week. He made good decisions, made zero turnovers in his first start. He is a competitor, he’s smart, he’s athletic and he’s a good thrower. When we recruited him, we thought he would be a good QB, we just didn’t think it would be this quick (that we would have to call on him).

On Andrew Hatch’s availability this week
We think Hatch will be available but we won’t know until at least Wednesday (afternoon). Fortunately, we have a much more conservative protocol (for his well-being) and we simply won’t know until then.

On Harvard’s ability to protect the football
It’s like anything else, if you try to emphasize too many things, you don’t get anything. In life and coaching, you get what you demand and that is our emphasis. We tirelessly work on that one thing (keeping care of the ball).

On Gino Gordon’s big game against Lafayette and what he brings to the table
Gino is one of those guys who, number one, when he got here he was a productive football player. He was ready-made in that regard. Besides being a skilled player, he is a very good player and a leader. You don’t always get that at the running back position. He’s not afraid to get after our guys and hold them to the standards he hold himself to. He is extraordinarily productive and dependable.