Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Tuesday's notes

Starting freshman QB Eric Williams, who was thought to be out for the season, started against Brown last week. It was obvious he was not nearly 100 percent and his numbers showed it.
Williams was just 4-of-15 for 22 yards with two interceptions.
"Eric is banged up," Reno said. "He had practiced all week. He wasn’t going to do any more damage, so medical staff allowed him to play. He was just ineffective because of the injury. He couldn’t throw. He couldn’t put any velocity on the ball.
He will practice this week, but Reno was unsure if he’d be cleared to play.
Backup Derek Russell was also cleared to play, but suffered a setback in pregame warmups and wasn’t able to go. He should be back at practice this week, too.
Saturday’s game against Princeton marks this season’s home finale for the Bulldogs, and the last game at the Yale Bowl for the program’s 23 seniors.
"It’s kind of weird thinking about it," senior DB Collin Bibb said. "I try not to. The Yale Bowl is obviously a special place. It’s going to be a little emotional. Want to try and end it the right way."
With all the injuries at quarterback, center John Oppenheimer has snapped to five different players under center.
"As an offensive lineman, you don’t notice a huge difference," he said. "Whichever quarterback it is, we really don’t skip a beat. Aside from a different sound, they all get the job done."
At Tuesday’s weekly media luncheon, Oppenheimer and Bibb were asked to reflect on their high school playing days and what the atmosphere was like on a game day.
The stories were much different.
Oppenheimer, from Menlo Park, Calif., went to Sacred Heart Prep. There were 30-35 kids on the roster. Everyone played on both sides of the ball and crowds for games were around 1-2 thousand. Games usually took place on Friday or Saturday afternoons.
As for Bibb, he went to Alamo Heights in San Antonio, Texas. There were 200 players in the school’s program, which had two freshmen teams, a junior varsity and varsity team. He played under the Friday night lights in front of 8-10 thousand regularly. His school won a state title at the Alamo Dome in front of 29,000.


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