Sunday, November 21, 2010

Latest on Jesse Reising

Contrary to the info which came out following yesterday's Yale/Harvard game, Yale senior linebacker Jesse Reising did not check out of Beth Israel Medical Center. He was kept there overnight for precautionary reasons but at Yale's season-ending banquet, Bulldogs coach Tom Williams said the plan was for Reising to be on a flight back to him Decatur, Ill. home.

"Jesse is doing fine," Williams said. "He was in the hospital last night for precautionary reasons with his parents but the plan is for him to be on the plane at 6 o’clock and head home tonight. I think there was some swelling in his shoulder but he is going to be fine and his spirits are high."

Reising obviously was not at the banquet on Sunday morning and early afternoon but he received two standing ovations, one when he his name was read off along with the other Yale seniors and the second when he was named the recipient Chester J. Laroche Award which is given and I will quote this straight out of the Yale media guide "to the senior who, by his character, academic talents, and concerns for others, did the most for Yale.

"It is very tough situation," said fellow linebacker Jordan Haynes. "I tried to get a hold of him last night. I am sure he has had a million people sending him calls and texts. I wish he could be here. I will try to give him a call and see how he is doing.

"All of us were sitting out there saying our prayers and hoping he was OK and couldn’t think of anything better than him being OK so we are thankful for that."

Speaking of Haynes, he was named the Yale captain. It was hardly a surprise and that is not a knock on the other Bulldogs who will be seniors next fall but Haynes seemed to be the obvious choice.

"It would have been an upset if it hadn't been him" was how Williams worded it.

Haynes, who also shared team MVP honors with senior receiver Jordan Forney, becomes the fifth straight defensive player and third linebacker voted as team captain by his peers.

"It was a rush," said Haynes, who led Yale with 102 tackles, 10 tackles for losses and three fumble recoveries. "I am really excited about the opportunity, it is an amazing honor. It is going to be a tough act to follow as Coach way saying following guys like Tommy (McCarthy, Paul (Rice) and Bobby (Abare). I am just excited to try and fill those shoes."

Other items worth mentioning regarding the banquet are that Williams choked up as he spoke about outgoing captain Tom McCarthy, senior defensive tackle Matt Phelan calling his position coach Duane Brooks a cross between "Chris Rock and Fat Albert" and Adam Money using the word "finish" eight times in succession, reprising Williams' speech the night before the Brown game.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for your consistently insightful, season-long coverage. So much more informative and readable than that provided by other sources.
Truly Blue

7:38 AM 

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