Around the Ivy: PENN
Coach: Al Bagnoli
Last year: 4-6 (3-4 Ivy)
Preseason prediction: No. 4
Opening game: Sept. 20 at Jacksonville
About the Quakers: This will be Al Bagnoli’s final season as Penn’s head coach. He suffered just his second losing campaign in his 22 years last season. Bagnoli says he is cautiously optimistic. Alek Torgersen will likely be Penn’s new starter under center. The potential is there for Torgersen, but he has not gotten many snaps. Kyle Wilcox and Spencer Kulcsar will take some of the pressure off Torgersen in the ground game. The OL is a concern. Penn has depth and experience in its secondary, which includes Hamden native Evan Jackson. Bagnoli also like this year’s group of LBs.
Local connections: DB Evan Jackson (Hamden), TE Mitchell King (Essex)