Tuesday, September 30, 2008

News and notes

Here are the highlights from the weekly media luncheon

Senior defensive end Brady Hart suffered a sprained left ankle and sprained MCL in his left knee and according to Yale coach Jack Siedlecki, Hart could miss 2-4 weeks. Converted defensive back Travis Henry and Max Newton figure to split time at left defensive end in Hart's absence.

The availability of reserve tailback Ricky Galvez won't be known until later in the week. Galvez missed the Cornell game with a tender hamstring. Galvez ran for 86 yards in the 2007 win over Holy Cross.

Although senior Ryan Fodor saw the majority of action in the second half against Cornell, Siedlecki is not abandoning the two-quarterback system just yet and said he went with Fodor because the former Hand High All-Stater had more familiarity with the offense especially when Yale went into its two-minute drill in the fourth quarter.

Two of Holy Cross' best defensive players - senior linebackers Evan Byrd and Ryan Stewart appear to be healing quickly enough from knee injuries to be ready for Yale on Saturday. Byrd was held out of the Georgetown game while Stewart has missed the first three games for the Crusaders.

Saturday's 12:30 p.m. game will be Youth Day at the Yale Bowl. Assuming the weather cooperates, players from Wexler/Grant Community School and Roberto Clemente will take part in a game at the Bowl. Also, the first 2600 kids from the New Haven Public School system through the gates will receive a free megaphone.

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