Yale’s spring practice session is coming to an end. The Bulldogs will have their final practice on Friday before the annual Blue-White scrimmage on Saturday at the Yale Bowl at 1 p.m.
The spring game scoring system is expected to be similar to last year’s. I will have an update on this on Friday when the scoring rubric is finalized.
“We’ve had a good 1 ½ weeks,” Tony Reno said. “When you looked at practices 4-7, we were getting better in certain areas. We saw some of the younger guys let themselves play, instead of thinking. That’s a huge piece to get to that full potential. Practices 8-10, we’ve seen some guys step up. I think the intensity on defense has been good.”
Some notable names that won’t be playing on Saturday because of injury, precautionary or other reasons: OL Mason Friedline, OL Khalid Cannon, OL Jon Bezney, RB Candler Rich, RB Deshawn Salter, DT Copache Tyler, DT Ben Bedard, LB Matt Oplinger, LB Jaeden Graham, DB Spencer Rymiszewski, DB Keith Hawk and DB Jason Alessi.
Some other notes…
WR and North Carolina State transfer Bo Hines was in attendance on Wednesday, watching Yale’s practice.
Reno said Tyler is out this spring to “focus on academics this semester.”
Along with Victor Egu, DE Marty Moesta and DB Dale Harris have both impressed this spring on the defensive side.
QB Morgan Roberts has had a strong last few days of practice. WRs Mike Siragusa, Ross Drwal and Robert Clemons have all looked ready to take on a bigger role on offense.
During Wednesday’s scrimmage, Austin Reuland got a healthy number of carries at RB… DE John Herubin broke up a play in the backfield…QB Rafe Chapple looked strong at times, including a strike over the middle to Drwal…Horn missed a long field goal attempt…Yale had some snapping issues…Roberts connected with Chris Williams-Lopez for a long pass over a defensive back.
Check back on Friday for a story on Alessi.