Injuries, Bucknell Lead to 'A Lot of Long Nights' for Bagnoli and Staff

For Penn Football, defeating Dartmouth for the program's first Ivy League victory of 2009 carried costs. The Quakers, who entered the tilt already down starting quarterback Keiffer Garton due to an elbow problem, would head home from Hanover, NH following the win with two more injuries at the position. Back-up Kyle Olsen hurt his shoulder against the Big Green, while run-gun QB threat Billy Ragone damanged his clavicle in the contest. The reigning Ancient Eight Rookie of the Week will likely miss the remainder of what was proving to be a promising freshman campaign.

As a result, the Red and Blue will turn to untested, yet highly touted, prospect John Hurley Saturday afternoon versus Bucknell. Forced to scramble and scheme a gameplan featuring the squad's fourth quarterback, Al Bagnoli has had a busy week. In the third episode of the 'Independence Blue Cross Al Bagnoli Show,' the George A. Munger Head Coach of Football at Penn discusses the complications of this process, as well as his team's contingency options. Additionally, he analyzes the challenges presented by the Bison's spread option offense.

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