Around the Ivy: DARTMOUTH
Coach: Buddy Teevens
Last year: 6-4 (5-2 Ivy)
Preseason prediction: No. 3
Opening game: Sept. 20 vs. Central Connecticut State
About the Big Green: Dalyn Williams is one of the top dual threat QBs in the league. He continues to grow and improve. Dartmouth will need to replace RB Dominick Pierre, the program’s second all-time rushing. Kyle Bramble and Brian Grove will compete for the starting job behind an OL that returns four starters. The Big Green will welcome back WR Ryan McManus, who missed most of last season with an injury. Dartmouth has a talented group of LBs returning in Eric Wickham, Zach Slafsky, Will McNamara and Folarin Orimolade. It’s also worth noting, the Big Green have a challenging non-conference schedule with Central, New Hampshire and Holy Cross.
Local connections: S Kyran McKinney-Crudden (Glastonbury), DL Jeff Winthrop (Roxbury), LB Jimmy Knight (Greenwich)