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|101 Delaware Wing-T Plays (Paperback)
Harold R. Raymond (Author)
Ted Kempski (Author)
An inclusive collection of plays that can be incorporated into a Delaware Wing-T offensive system, including perimeter, off-tackle, inside, and pass plays. Each play is illustrated with easy-to-read diagrams and descriptions.
About the Author
In his 35+ years with the University of Delaware, Head Coach Harold "Tubby" Raymond has lead the Blue Hens to three national championships, 12 Lambert Cup trophies, 13 NCAA playoff appearances and five Yankee Conference titles.
The athletic teams at Delaware are known as the Fightin' Blue Hens with a mascot named YoUDee. YoUDee is a Blue Hen Chicken, after the team names and the state bird of Delaware. YoUDee was the 2002 UCA National Mascot Champion and was elected into the mascot hall of fame in 2006.
UD offers 23 varsity sports, which compete in the NCAA Division-I (FCS for football). Delaware is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) in all sports. Delaware was a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference in football until the 2006 season. Football is the most popular and most successful sport at Delaware. The Fighting Blue Hens football teams have won Six National Titles, including the 2003 NCAA I-AA Championship. In 2007, the Delaware Blue Hens were the runners up in the NCAA I-AA National Championship game, but were defeated by (defending champions) Appalachian State.
Former head football coaches Bill Murray, Dave Nelson and Harold "Tubby" Raymond are College Football Hall of Fame inductees. Delaware is one of only two schools to have three straight head coaches inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame (Georgia Tech is the other). Delaware's only other NCAA National Championship came in 1983 for Women's Division I Lacrosse.
The Blue Hens have won three CAA Championship, since joining in 2001 (although unofficially the women's rowing team has won the CAA title four times since 2001, placing second the other two times). One each for the women's 2004 field hockey team, the 2007 men's lacrosse team and the 2007 women's volleyball team. The 2007 men's lacrosse program reached the final four of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in its history.