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17 Years Of Reflections As Bob Surace Turns The Tables

April 18th, 2019

Moments before the latest episode of the Original Eleven podcast, head coach Bob Surace told Craig Sachson that he was turning the tables and asking the questions. It was Craig's final day at Princeton after 17 years of covering Princeton Football for the Office of Athletic Communications, and Coach Surace led a discussion that brought together 17 years of reflections — championships, highlights, tough moments, favorite interviews and plenty more (yes, even a little 76ers). This one was long, but it was a lot of fun.

Offseason: Surace On Staff Changes, QBs/LBs & more

February 11th, 2019

In the first offseason episode of the Original Eleven podcast, Princeton head coach Bob Surace discusses some recent changes on his staff, including the move of Andrew Aurich to offensive coordinator following Sean Gleeson's move to Oklahoma State. He also shares some thoughts on Jesper Horsted at the East-West Shrine Game, the IFA dinner that honored Jason Garrett, and an early look at the linebacker and quarterback positions heading into spring ball.

Original Eleven: Championship Wrap-Up With Bob Surace

November 23rd, 2018

The latest Original Eleven provides a wrap-up conversation with 2018 Ivy League Head Coach of the Year Bob Surace, who reflects on several aspects of a truly historic fall season for the Princeton Tigers. Among the topics Surace discusses: the phrase "taking the cheese"; the leadership of the Class of 2019; building an Ivy-best offense around Chad Kanoff and then John Lovett; undervalued players on both sides of the ball; the Dartmouth showdown; and what comes next.

You can listen to all of that and plenty more by downloading this postseason edition of the Original Eleven. Remember, you can also subscribe to 'Princeton Tigers' on Apple Podcasts or your preferred podcast app and get every episode from the Princeton Podcast Network.

Original Eleven: Week 10

November 12th, 2018

Two days after Princeton clinched at least a share of the 2018 Ivy League championship, sophomore tailback Collin Eaddy joins the podcast to reflect on his 266-yard, 3-TD performance at the Yale Bowl, which helped him earn Offensive Player of the Week honors. He also discusses the leadership of the senior class, keeping focus on the finale, and when it's good to be greedy. Host Craig Sachson also looks back at the win over Yale and shares quick thoughts on the matchup with Penn.

Segments: Week 9 reflections/Week 10 preview 0:35; Collin Eaddy interview 8:00.

Original Eleven: Week 9

November 5th, 2018

Following Saturday's Top 20 thriller between #14 Princeton and #20 Dartmouth, senior safety Ben Ellis joins the Original Eleven podcast to discuss all aspects of the 14-9 comeback win, including the crucial second-quarter stand, the feeling of playing in that type of game, and the trust that never disappeared in his offensive teammates. He also gives a quick look ahead to the upcoming showdown between Princeton and Yale in New Haven. Also, Craig Sachson and Cody Chrusciel break down several areas of the Dartmouth win, including the incredible differences between the 2017 and 2018 games, some key moments on both sides of the ball, and just how much that game lived up to the hype.

Segments: Week 8 breakdown 0:35; Ben Ellis interview 10:15.

Original Eleven: Week 8

October 29th, 2018

As Princeton heads into its biggest game in decades, Craig Sachson and Cody Chrusciel share a few thoughts on the 66-0 win over Cornell before diving into Saturday's Top 20 home showdown with the Dartmouth Big Green. Mark Fossati joins the show to talk about how meaningful this season has been, what it felt like to get Princeton's first shutout of 2018, and how to stay level in the days leading up to Saturday's clash for first place.

Segments: Week 7 Reflections/Week 8 Preview 0:25; Mark Fossati interview 9:55.

Original Eleven: Week 7

October 22nd, 2018

After a thrilling 29-21 win at Harvard, Craig Sachson and Cody Chrusciel look at several aspects of Princeton's closest game of the 2018 season so far, and then give early thoughts on a Week 7 home game against Cornell. Delan Stallworth, the sophomore starting cornerback for Princeton, joins the show afterwards to share his thoughts on Princeton's first big test of the season, and how much better it can make them going forward. He also talks about his own progression, the leadership of Ben Ellis and TJ Floyd, and how much he enjoyed the pass rush call that led to his second-half sack at Harvard.

Segments: Harvard Win Impressions 0:35; Delan Stallworth Interview 15:15.

Original Eleven: Week 6

October 15th, 2018

Stephen Carlson, who has put together a 15-game receiving stretch like few players in the history of Princeton football, joins the latest edition of the Original Eleven podcast to discuss playing with Kevin Davidson last weekend, his impact since the start of 2017, end zone jump balls, staying humble and plenty more. All that, plus midseason observations and second-half thoughts, are available now.

Segments: Midseason thoughts (0:30); Stephen Carlson interview (7:30)

Original Eleven: Week 5

October 8th, 2018

Junior TJ Floyd joins the latest Original Eleven to discuss the enormous chip on the defense's shoulder, and how much it has helped them create an incredible run of second-half shutouts this season. He also looks at his own development, and the excitement of playing a pass-heavy offense like Brown. Also, Craig Sachson and Cody Chrusciel look back on the Lehigh win and provide early thoughts on the Alumni Weekend showdown with Brown.

Interviews: Week 4 Recap (0:30); TJ Floyd (10:00).

Original Eleven: Week 4

October 1st, 2018

Mike Wagner led all of FCS football in sacks before a season-ending injury last year, and he recorded two more Friday night in Princeton's Ivy-opening 45-10 win over Columbia. However, he only began thriving at his position when head coach Bob Surace moved him into a pass rush drill when it needed more bodies. Wagner reflects on that freshman-year practice, and how far he's come from that, during this week's edition of the Original Eleven. He also discusses the big jump he made in 2017, why this defense has been so strong this fall, and a freshman teammate who has already caught his eye.

Also, Craig Sachson and Cody Chrusciel look back on the Columbia win, including why some mid-game adversity will be a good thing moving forward, and what new headache opposing defensive coordinators now have to deal with.

INTERVIEWS: Week 3 recap (0:40); Mike Wagner (14:00)

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