Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Yale notes

RUNNING BACK PICTURE
Senior RB Mordecai Cargill will be the Bulldogs main ball carrier. That’s no secret. The 6-1, 215-pound back ran for 530 yards and five touchdowns on 118 carries last season.
Who else will be in the picture?
Sophomore Wynston Bouknight (5-9, 170) and senior Javi Sosa (5-9, 196) will also see touches. Bouknight had five carries for 25 yards last season, while Sosa played junior varsity.
"Winston brings different speed to table," coach Tony Reno said. "He’s quick, elusive and runs hard. He’s a good east-west back. Javi is a grinder. He grinds out yards."
SHORTHANDED AT TE
With Keith Coty and Mike Leunen out with injuries, Kyle Wittenauer, Adam Conklin and Ryan Stanney have shared time at tight end.
Reno said Coty will be the starter and will be ready for the fall. Coty caught 12 passes for 75 yards last year.
POWERS UPDATE
I was talking to senior defensive lineman Chris Dooley and he said former Hopkins star John Powers has been impressive this spring. Dooley said he expects Powers, a senior DB, to really emerge this season.
"On speical teams, he’s a maniac," said Dooley about Powers. "He just goes and hits people as fast as he can."
POSITION CHANGES
One reader asked about position changes.
The notable ones include junior Beau Palin shifting from TE to DE. Look for a story on Palin on Friday. Junior Henry Furman has moved from QB to WR.
"He’s never played there," said Reno about Furman. "He has to figure it out. But he’s big, strong and could run."
THREE-MAN RACE
Reno wouldn’t say much about the Bulldogs kicker situation, comparing it to the one at quarterback. The Bulldogs have three kickers on their roster in Kyle Cazzetta, Philippe Panico and Parker Toms.
We’ll see what happens on Saturday.
SPRING GAME
Speaking of Saturday, the Blue-White Spring Game will kick off at 2 p.m. at the Yale Bowl. It will consist of two 30-minute halves.
RENO ON SCHEMES
"We’re multiple on both sides of the ball. If you watch us play, we have a power run game, zone run game. We have five step, we have three step. On defense we can be in an odd front or an even front. We will mix it up."

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris, thanks for the updates. Any chance you'll have highlights from the spring game?

1:09 AM 
Blogger Chris Hunn said...

Yes I will.

1:04 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks Chris for the update! I look to your Blog for Yale updates as I live in California and my son is on the team. It is much appreciated!

1:27 PM 

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