Saturday, November 10, 2012

Yale falls to Princeton

The Bulldogs dropped their third straight Saturday with a 29-7 loss to the Tigers. Tyler Varga did not play.
Read the game story here.


Anonymous John Walsh said...


Any word on Varga. Rumors are around that his absence was related to academic difficulties.

2:44 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is hogwash. Varga is a GREAT student. He was injured, plain and simple, and he was on the sideline in a warm up suit. where does this ridiculous innuendo and rumor come from?

7:52 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Comes from the same idiots that are bashing coach Reno. People with negative lives only see negative things. Very sad to live this way!

12:57 AM 
Anonymous AZ Jeff said...

Rumors start because everything seems to be so secretive this year.

All of a sudden, with no prior warning, your best player is not playing. Perfect set up for rumors.

9:05 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You suit up and carry the ball as much as Varga has in the last few games it's Varga, Varga,Varga and lets see how beat up you get. Somewhere along the line you just can't go anymore. Nothing wrong with his Academics he's just beat up it's a VERY rough tough game. Why didn't he get more rest? We have other RB'S to rotate in and out along with Varga. Who overplayed Varga to the point he had to sit out. We all know the answer to that The Coach good Decision?

10:06 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not a big fan of Reno's, but keeping the Varga injury under wraps was his best decision of the year. Princeton was taken by surprise and had been concentrating 80% (per Surace) of their practice week on stopping the wildcat.

12:48 PM 
Anonymous bob semple said...

I tried to append this comment to Chris's news story about the Princeton game but was unable to do so. I think that on the whole Reno has done a fine job with a young and inexperienced team beset by by an amazing string of injuries. But he owes his hardworking kids an apology for that boneheaded play at the end of the first half. That he would call that play again -- as he told Chris Hunn of the Register -- is even more astonishing than the play itself. It was wholly unnecessary -- Yale was doing beautifully with conventional weaponry-- and there was no need whatsoever to take such a bizarre risk. Bob Semple, '59

3:04 PM 
Anonymous John Walsh said...

Agree with Bob Semple. No reason for a trick play in that situation.

Princeton wasn't stopping Yale's standard plays at that point.

5:34 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with Bob Semple. There is lots of hope for Reno and much promise for him. Give him two years. The team will be good. But I agree about that play -big big mistake. Yes, you have to be imaginative and to risk sometimes when you are as injured and as undermanned as they are. BUT that doesn't mean that that play was allowable. It just wasn't. A young coach's mistake. On the whole though I like what I see and mots of these players have been valiant.

5:37 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People need to stop saying young team. We are only a young team because Reno is choosing to be!

6:25 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Playing the best players makes it a young team. Get over it.

8:07 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If an NFL coach or team had intentionally hidden information about an injury to a key player that would keep him out of action, that coach and deam would have been fined $250,000 or more.

"Smart?" Maybe... but the idea is that withholding such information opens you up to charges that you are aiding gamblers.

8:11 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Terrible call for all the above reasons plus the defense was compressed.

Eight senior starters on defense is a young team? Keep drinking the Reno kool-aid.

8:50 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was 2nd and goal from the 4 yard line, with the running game working well and one minute before halftime. Even Handsome Dan knew the QB throwback was a stupid call. It was a 14 point swing in the game. It's regrettable that Reno would not acknowledge the error to the press--his false pride does him no favors. I hope he admitted to his players that the immaturity of that call cost them the game. If not, Reno is either too insecure to admit a mistake or blind to his own ineptitude in game management. Yale players will almost certainly forgive a foolish mistake in the heat of the moment. But these are very smart young men who will tire quickly of arrogance and self denial in their head coach.

9:46 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was no admission of error on Reno's part to the team. The root of the problem.

6:39 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was not Reno's call, it was Morris'. Reno was accepting the heat for a decision he did not make. Reno is not smart enough offensively to make his own play calls.

8:02 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reno does not make the offensive or defensive calls. He just gets thrown under the bus because he is the head coach. Can't imagine anyone would give him credit for protecting his OC?

9:32 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If an NFL coach or team had intentionally hidden information about an injury to a key player that would keep him out of action, that coach and deam would have been fined $250,000 or more."

Of course, the NFL requires teams to make injury reports (to aid gamblers, actually). There is no such reporting in the NCAA. So save your complaint for the time
Reno is an NFL coach.

And if the play had worked, everyone's a genius. Cargill needs to eat the ball instead of throwing into double coverage. that play only works if Furman is all by himself. The problem is that almost no halfback, on any team, is trained to do that.

11:19 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reno has not once since becoming head coach taken credit for his poor decision making on or off the field from the start of practice to his starting QB all the way to the 2nd & goal from the 4yd line call. It's refreshing to hear, and players appreciate it when a Coach says that was my mistake not I would call that play again... What!? A coach should on occasion protect his staff in the case of the 2nd-4yd to go play, it was called and doesn't matter who called it, it was stupid. Reno protected no one by saying "I would call that play again" HE should have taken the blame with some thing like, looking back maybe that wasn't the best time to make that call.. Done, move on. It seems to me that a lot of the players the fans, parents, and alum have already become very tired of Reno's arrogance and self denial.

11:36 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's the same old same old people making these Reno accusations. The heart of the team does not agree. Reno was a player's coach when we were there -and still is. Maybe all the players are not young in playing time, but they are young in new schemes under new coaches. That's still young.The call however was a mistake and if the call of an assistant still a mistake. But I like everything I see about these guys they will prevail.

1:49 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A lot of you commenters need to take a step back on the Reno-bashing and honestly take a look in the mirror. The fact of the matter is that this team has absolutely the least amount of talent in the league, and this is the least talented Yale team I can remember in the past 10 years.

1) Yale has no legitimate qb--maybe Williams will be decent in the future, but now he is the least talented qb in the league (where qb play is huge)

2) Varga has obviously been a stud but Mo Cargill is definitely not playing up to his potential with the numerous costly fumbles this year.

3) If you have former qbs playing WR, you probably don't have great WRs to begin with. Obviously Smith/Randall absence hurts here.

4)D-Line depth is atrocius. Williams asbsolutely left the cupboard bare here and its going to be tough to recover from that soon. D-Line play (and depth) is absolutely huge in this league.

5) LBs and DBs are decent but there is no superstar commanding the defense which almost every other team has. Sure McHale is nice but it would be a lot nicer if we had Bob and Larry Abare back roaming the secondary.

Is Reno partially to blame for this season. Absolutely. But any true Yale fan knows that this team doesn't have the level of talent to win more than 1-2 games this year. Anyone who thinks this is strictly a coaching and not a talent issue is delusional.

2:37 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best comment on the whiners so far, and a fair and balanced appraisal. Bravo.

4:27 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the comment above 2:37 some so true and I agree. However, so many guys never got a chance to get in and show what they could do, Some kids got moved out of familiar positions to make way for Reno's freshman and that didn't help and the freshman wound up not being great. Amazing that when guys do get an opportunity they sometimes can surprise you they
"step up" (Russell & Furman) I bet there are more. We will never know. Again the Reno Bashing has to do with one thing.. good or bad talent it's all about how you Coach them about the Decisions you make or don't make the respect you give your team, helping them become a team. Tony Reno has not done this from day one, and for that the "Bashers" came out in force.

4:29 PM 

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