Monday, November 19, 2012

Palin named captain and team honors

Yale defensive end Beau Palin has been named next season’s captain, which was announced Monday night at the Bulldogs annual team banquet at The Commons at Woolsey Hall.  
“It’s a tremendous honor to be appointed a leader by men I respect so much. The guys who’ve come before me, I’ve learned a lot. Our senior did an outstanding job of establishing the process and moving forward, I can’t wait to take the next step with this group of men, as one team, with one goal in mind. I’m very excited.”
Palin, a 6-foot-3, 247-pound junior from Milwaukee, Wisc., finished with 43 tackles and four sacks in his first season at defensive end. Palin was previously a tight end.
The Bulldogs ended its season with a 34-24 loss to rival Harvard and finished the year 2-8 (1-6 Ivy League).
Elected by his teammates, Palin is the 136th captain in program history and the first from Wisconsin. He also earned the team’s Hammer of the Year Award for the team’s top hits.


Ted Blair Award (Team MVP): So. RB Tyler Varga
Jordan Olivar Award (Given to that senior, other than the captain, who, through his devotion to Yale football, has earned the highest respect of his teammates): Sr. DL Chris Dooley
Woody Knapp Memorial Trophy (cheerful disposition, leadership qualities, and unselfish devotion to others): Sr. DB John Powers
Robert Gardner Anderson Award (skill, spirit and pride in accomplishment): Sr. LB Will McHale
Norman S. Hall Memorial Trophy (outstanding service to Yale football): Sr. DB Collin Bibb
Gregory Dubinetz Memorial Trophy (lineman): Sr. DL Nick Daffin
Charles Loftus Award (top freshman): Fr. DB Cole Champion
Chester J. LaRoche Award (senior who, by his character, academic talents and concern for others, did the most for Yale): Sr. LB Ryan Falbo
Ledyard Mitchell Award (top kicker): Sr. K Philippe Panico
Jim Keppel Award (Top RB): Sr. RB Mordecai Cargill
Ryan LoProto Award (Top DB): Sr. DB Kurt Stottlemyer
Ted Turner Award (Top OL): Sr. OL Roy Collins
Defensive Line Award: Sr. DL Dylan Drake
Special Teams Award: Sr. LB Wes Moyer
Hammer Award (top hitter): Sr. DE Beau Palin


Anonymous Anonymous said...

As the season began, it ends, Coach Reno changes one more thing that did not need to be changed.

For the first time in 3 years the Seniors were not allowed to speak individually at the banquet. I was told that the Seniors had written their words of thanks and encouragement only to learn hours before the banquet that they would not be allowed to speak. Needless to say the Seniors were disappointed. One last slap in the face to class he never embraced, appreciated, or viewed as his own.

Also for the first time in 3 years the focus of the team banquet was on the Head Coach, not the team.

For Coach Reno it is always about him and him alone. Given that all season it has been about Reno and his super size ego, I am disappointed but not surprised.

It is a large leap from position coach (Special Teams Coordinator is not a coordinator)to Head Coach. That is why most programs will not hire someone who has not at least been a coordinator. Reno has a lot to learn about how to lead and build a team. For the sake of Yale football I hope he figures it out soon.

11:54 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Given the level of anonymous sniping like this and the other comments of the last few weeks I probably wouldn't have allowed it either. Good luck with the rest of your life.

5:54 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well said.....

6:06 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 5:54 and 6:06 PM. It's about the team and the Seniors at the team banquet, not the coach. That is why the Seniors sit at the head table. Are you implying that Reno was afraid to allow the Seniors to speak out of fear of what they would say? If so you are making the case for me.

This has nothing to do with others complaints. It is about honoring young men who gave 4 years of their life to Yale football.

If you were not so busy apologizing for everything Reno does you would know that.

BTW you are complaining about anonymous while not revealing your names either, which makes you a hypocrite!

9:10 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With all due respect: I never make an anonymous comment that depends for its credibility on inside information; this, I believes, relieves me of any charges of hypocrisy, as opposed to your comment, which depends on inside knowledge of a private dinner. You'll learn this stuff as you grow up, and you've got no time to waste.

Seniors were honored, if the press release is to be believed. If you want to say that it's wrong, you have to say who are and stand behind your opinion personally.

11:31 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe it wrong not to let the seniors speak, to tell all that were there including Tony Reno what Yale Football has ment to them,how it has changed their lives, the friendships that were made, the work ethic it has bestowed on them the lessons learned. These young men are part of a Football family and tradition that started it all. I have heard some of those speeches over the years... some VERY moving and tearful. to not let these young men speak is extremely self serving by Reno.

10:47 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carm Cozza didn't even invites the parents! It was a team dinner. I bet you think he is full of himself as well. Siedlecki started the whole family banquet deal.

5:32 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the hammer award that siedlecki started is silly

11:24 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The coach not letting the seniors speak says more than you can imagine. Why not talk about the RECORD number of players that put in their 1-3 years of devotion only to walk away this year due to the shenanigans of this coach. Why not talk about the half dozen more that left the team right after the first practice.

The pride and honor of bulldog football has been turned upside down by someone whose ego and inadequacies are insurmountable obstacles.

12:16 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where have you been 12:16 AM? We've missed your kvetching. Hope you're not running out of steam. Happy holidays, and do get some sleep.

11:01 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've commented here before, mostly suggesting new coaches mean a lot of change, losing usually follows, and most of the people ripping Reno sound whiny (as 11:01 above implies). I now find out about four more players have quit since the season ended. Perhaps there really is something ugly going on in this program. Can fifteen or twenty players worth of attrition since this coach came really ALL be attributed to "whiners" and "kvetching"? Especially when that attrition occurs among a group of young men who had the talent and work ethic to make it onto the Yale football roster?

1:03 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who quit, 1:03 PM?

11:59 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard it was more like 25-30 players that have left the program.

9:44 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:59 pm I just looked at the roster and at the end of the season the roster was down to about 92. I think I counted 23 seniors, which leaves 69 on the team before the Freshman come in. I have heard from a reliable source that at least 5 players have announced that they won't be returning next year. That leaves 64 returners. I'd say that 9:44 am seems to have it right.

1:34 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The roster at the moment shows 21 rising seniors. It is not current. At least four of the names there are kids who have left the team. Wonder if Reno is allowed to bring in a bigger freshman class when there is such an unexpected amount of attrition. Anyone know the rules on that?

3:35 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is Coach Reno's policy about disclosing the identities of recruits?

9:07 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This subject is very well known amongst the players, the school, the Deans of the Colleges, the Board that did the hiring and they are all VERY VERY concerned about the direction of the football team, coupled with the absolute ridiculous treatment of the young men who devoted 1-3 years of their lives to the program only to be treated worse than the unwanted cousin that shows up for Christmas every year.

9:15 PM 

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