Head football coach Mike Whalen resigns from Williams to become associate athletic director and head coach at his alma mater, Wesleyan.  Coach Whalen did a tremendous job for Williams, and leaves the program in very strong shape.  Indeed, led by a deep and very talented group of rising seniors, Williams should have, next year, its most loaded squad since at least fall of 2006, the Ephs’ last undefeated season.  Supposedly, the Ephs have a fantastic group of E.D. recruits already in the fold for next season as well (many have previously been noted here at Ephblog).  Despite the unusual timing, there will be no shortage of candidates for the head coaching slot.  Mike Bajakian ’96 immediately comes to mind, although I’d be surprised if he leaves a job as offensive coordinator at a BCS power.  The Ephs also have several strong internal candidates.

Although I am sorry to see Whalen go, he should make the Little Three a lot more competitive, and a lot more fun, within a few years.  As of now, Wesleyan games are usually non-events (at least from a football perspective).  I imagine that will soon change.

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