The Boston Globe Friday, November 24, 2006
Koepplin gets his kicks with UMass
By Bob Duffy - Globe Staff
So years later, when it came time to pick a school, he naturally choose ...
As renowned an educational bastion as Boston University is, it doesn't have much of a football reputation, largely because it doesn't have a football team. For someone in search of the gridiron ambiance, BU probably wasn't the ideal choice. Koepplin was like a big-game hunter who goes on safari to Manhattan.
And his misgivings weren't merely vague musings. Koepplin didn't just want to experience a football atmosphere, he wanted to be inside it, as he had been for one year in high school. Once he recognized this, he realized it might be a good idea for a would-be placekicker to have a place to kick.