Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Some notes from Tuesday

I spoke with coach Tony Reno about Saturday’s scrimmage against Brown, which was closed to both the public and media. He spoke in general terms and didn’t give much detail. Reno didn’t have a score and said both teams’ junior varsity players were on the field by the end of the game.

“It’s still new to everyone,” said Reno about the offensive and defensive scheme. “We have to get better at the details of it. We had trouble with blocking schemes, coverage, blitzing and route running. And that leads to issues. But overall, Reno said, the team continues to improve.

RB Kahlil Keys said Yale played at a very high tempo.
“It got them on their heels,” he said. “And they didn’t have a chance to sub.”

Tony said the biggest strengths were in the running game, offensive line and defensive line. RBs Mordecai Cargill and Tyler Varga both busted off runs of around 60 yards.

As for the QB situation, it’s down to junior John Whitelaw and freshman Eric Williams. The starter will be named following the team’s final intrasquad scrimmage later this week.
“It’s pretty even,” Reno said. “Neither has quite grabbed the job yet.”

Sophomore offensive lineman Will Chism and defensive back Collin Bibb really stood out and played “exceptional” Saturday.

Senior Philippe Panico will remain as the Bulldogs starting kicker. He started every game at the position last season and connected on 8-of-13 FGs and 25-of-31 XP attempts.
Sophomores Kyle Cazzetta and Parker Toms continue to battle for punting duties.

For those asking for a depth chart, Reno said one will be released sometime next week.

Be sure to check back Thursday for a feature on the Bulldogs three-headed monster at RB: Cargill, Varga and Keys.

As part of the Register’s 200 series, here is a look at Yale’s win over Navy in 1981.

And here’s a feature onHamden Hall QB T.J. Linta. Yale has expressed interest in Linta, whose father, Joe Linta, is an NFL player agent and a former Bulldog.


Anonymous richardpatrick57 said...

Chris -
Did you happen to ask Tony why there is all this secrecy from the media? For all his problems, Tom Williams was totally open to the media, which supported the team and drew more interest from alumni. With a new coach and a promising freshman class there is more curiosity than ever.

2:55 PM 
Blogger Chris Hunn said...

I really haven't. I guess it's just his way of doing things.

9:56 PM 
Anonymous offenisive line drills coach said...

That curiosity builds more interest which should and will bring more dollars and cents

10:19 PM 

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