In the debut edition of Season #5 of TigerCast, seniors Max Coale and Phillip Bhaya discuss training camp and Saturday's nationally televised season opener of the 2013 Princeton football season against No. 22 Lehigh (6 pm, NBC Sports Network).
Coale is in his third season as a starting guard on the offensive line, and he helped the Princeton offense rank second in the Ivy League in scoring last season. Coale is one of multiple returning starters on the line, including classmate Joe Goss, who has worked next to him at center for 14 consecutive games. Coale talks about his increased comfort in the "Fast & Physical" offense, including the experienced play from both returning quarterbacks, and the need for a faster start against Lehigh this season.
Bhaya shares the co-captain duties with Caraun Reid this season, and he returns as an All-Ivy performer at safety. Bhaya shared the team lead in interceptions last season and was one of the team's top tacklers, and he will lead a defensive backfield that returns starters in Anthony Gaffney and Matt Arends. Bhaya discusses the transition from corner to safety, the defensive performance during the preseason and the challenge of defending the nation's leader in receiving yards, Lehigh's Lee Kurfis.
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