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Dartmouth football hires ex-NFL coach Dave Shula

Dartmouth College’s football team has added a new man to its roster: Former NFL head coach Dave Shula, who is joining the squad as an assistant coach.

Shula, himself a Dartmouth alumnus, has “agreed to guide the Big Green’s receivers for head coach Buddy Teevens, a close personal friend,” according to Valley News reporter Tris Wykes.

Shula is the oldest of five children of the legendary Don Shula, who coached the NFL’s Baltimore Colts and Miami Dolphins and was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame after winning a league-best 347 games. David Shula coached that league’s Cincinnati Bengals from 1992-96 and previously worked for the Dallas Cowboys and under his father with the Dolphins, with whom he became the youngest assistant in NFL history at 23.

The team begins its spring practice on April 10.

Read more on Shula’s hiring and experience here.

Dartmouth Football closed out its season with another nail-biter win

Dartmouth quarterback Jared Gerbino celebrates after scoring a touchdown with teammate Jack Anderson during their game with Princeton in Hanover, N.H., Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. Dartmouth won 54 - 44. (Valley News - James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Dartmouth quarterback Jared Gerbino celebrates after scoring a touchdown with teammate Jack Anderson during their game with Princeton in Hanover, N.H., Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. Dartmouth won 54 – 44. (Valley News – James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Big Green Football wrapped up a wild season on Saturday, claiming a last-second 54-44 victory over Princeton at home in Hanover.

“It was entertaining, if nothing else,” said Dartmouth head coach Buddy Teevens.

Dartmouth has had numerous exciting and competitive matches this season, starting with its rollicking home opener overtime win against Holy Cross on Sept. 23, and a heartbreaking loss to Columbia that snapped its five-game winning streak on Oct. 21. It’s only fitting, then, that its season would conclude with another thrilling game.

Read the full story on Saturday’s win here.

Are you watching Dartmouth’s Ivy opener?

Dartmouth College football plays Holy Cross on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, during Dartmouth's home opener in Hanover, N.H. (Amanda E. Newman photograph)

Dartmouth College football plays Holy Cross on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, during Dartmouth’s home opener in Hanover, N.H. Dartmouth won in overtime, 27-26. Big Green will match up with Penn tonight in Philadelphia to open Ivy League play. (Amanda E. Newman photograph)

It’s on right now!

Big Green takes on Penn at 7 p.m. in the Ivy League opener in Philadelphia. Reporter Tris Wykes is on the sidelines and will have all the action for you in Saturday’s Valley News.

Here’s hoping tonight’s game will be as exciting as last week’s, which went to overtime and was v fun (Dartmouth eventually won the nailbiter, 27-26).

Tune in to NBC Sports Network to watch.