TD Club Report For 10/27/2022
As a bicycle gets older, it doesn’t work as well and nor does it ride
as smoothly as it did when it was new. Coach Chris Rogers, UD’s
offensive line coach and run game coordinator, used this
metaphor to explain his ability to do a split which he performed for
the team after UD was victorious over FBS Navy. He developed
this skill as a young man who was embarrassed by the flexibility
and athleticism of young women dancers in a dance class in
which he participated.
Rogers was the offensive line coach at Sam Houston State when
Coach Carty asked him to join the Delaware staff serving in the
same position. He explained the reasons for some of the
changes made to continually improve UD’s offensive line play.
He also talked some about the type of players that he looks for,
long, big and athletic.
Rumors are flying that Coach Rogers will again perform a split
after Delaware defeats Villanova. We can only hope someone
films it and posts it to YouTube!
Our second speaker was St. Elizabeth High School graduate,
current UD student, and reporter for Hero Sports covering the
Colonial Athletic Association, the Patriot League and the NEC. A
lifelong UD fan, Dan Steenkamer, told the audience that the first
book read to him as a child (and his family in attendance
confirmed this!) was Return to Glory the story of Delaware
football’s 2003 National Championship season published by the
News Journal. Now that is training fans from a young age!
Dan’s sports journalistic endeavors are taking off as he broke the
story this year that Howard University would not be joining the
CAA and he is doing play by play for Delaware games for WVUD
91.3 FM. He offered his expertise on national polls at the FCS
level as well as how the CAA may be aligned after the addition of
North Carolina A&T and Campbell University to the football mix in
The Touchdown Club is very proud of “Delaware Dan” and hope
that his star continues to rise in the field of sports journalism.
(Dan Steenkamer pictured at top)