Tuesday, October 07, 2008

What's in a name?

Imagine if you will, the following play by play coming from the public address system at the Yale Bowl - "pass complete for 15 yards from Brook Hart to Jerry Rice" or "touchdown reception by Jerry Rice."

It could actually happen.

The son of the sure-fire future NFL Hall of Famer took an unofficial visit to Yale last week. Scout.com reports that Rice Jr. has a scholarship offer from Air Force and is also drawing interest from California, Stanford, UCLA and Yale. It is a situation which is worth monitoring.

Jerry Rice Jr. is a senior receiver at the Menlo School in Atherton, Calif. who has 22 catches in four games.

Now for some news from the weekly Yale football luncheon, it appears as if senior defensive end Brady Hart is a quick healer. A week ago Yale coach Jack Siedlecki said Hart was expected to be out 2-4 weeks with a sprained left knee and left ankle but now there is a chance Hart could play in Saturday's game against Dartmouth. Updates on the status of Hart and junior running back Ricky Galvez, who has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury, should be available later in the week.

Gio Christodoulou is being moved from defense to offense. The sophomore will provide some much-needed speed to the receiving position although he could be limited because of a shoulder injury suffered against Cornell two weeks ago.

Updating a report in Sunday's Register, Yale and Holy Cross will indeed play in the future. The teams have met 13 times in the last 17 years but were taken off the schedule so Yale could negotiate a series with Army. A four-game series between 2010-14 was planned between Yale and Army before Army had second thoughts because games against Ivy League schools do not count towards bowl eligibility. A Yale official told me that the 2014 game between Yale and Army at the Yale Bowl is still on the schedule and Holy Cross will be added to the schedule again beginning in 2016.


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