Thursday, March 28, 2013

Yale Pro Day

Yale held its Pro Day Thursday. LB Will McHale and RB Mordecai Cargill were the only Bulldogs to participate. There were a handful of players from University of New Haven, along with some locals including Hillhouse and Georgetown DB Jeremy Moore.
Here's a link to the story and video is below.
Also, I caught up with head coach Tony Reno briefly, as Yale opened spring practice on Wednesday. He didn't have much to report. He reiterated there will be a battle at QB and the spring session will be critical for players to familiarize themselves with the Reno's system, especially it being the second year.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Chandler decommits, headed to Stanford

Linebacker Calvin Chandler has decommitted from Yale and will go to Stanford.
Rivals reported the 6-2, 220-pound recruit from Washington is accepting a walk-on offer from the Cardinal.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Interview with Yale recruit Pete Gerson

Gerson, a 6-foot-3, 230-pound DE, helped Hand win back-to-back state titles. He shares his thoughts on coming to Yale and the Bulldogs recruiting class...

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Heading into Spring

Here’s a link to some notes off of Wednesday’s Hot Stove luncheon along with some additional tidbits below...

Yale has organized a six-team competition amongst its own players and will compete in various contests on and off the field. Some include community service, academic performance and athletics. It’s based on the point system and will run through spring practice.
The winning team’s reward? A steak dinner.
“It’s been a pretty heated competition,” Reno said. “We want guys to compete all year around.”
Added captain Beau Palin: “We’re pushing ourselves and pushing each other. We’re getting better than the day before. It’s the best offseason I’ve ever been a part of in terms of improvement.”
Yale will have a true test before opening Ivy League play this season. The Bulldogs will travel to San Luis Obispo, Calif. to face Cal Poly on Oct. 5 for their third game of the season.
Cal Poly finished the season at 9-3 and was ranked No. 11 in the FCS.
“It’s great for our players, our alumni and it’s great competition for us before Ivy League play. We’re excited about it. It’s good for recruiting, too.”
Former All-Ivy League LB and Yale captain was recently named the Bulldogs outside linebackers coach. He comes back to New Haven after spending a season as a graduate assistant at Georgia Tech.
Rice takes over for Drew Petzing, who took a job as a quality control coach with the Cleveland Browns.
“He’ll bring intensity,” said Reno of Rice. “Guys will be well coached at his position and he’ll do a great job at recruiting. We’re excited to have him back.”
Yale will open its spring session on March 27 and have morning practices on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The annual Blue-White scrimmage will take place on April 20 at 2 p.m. at the Yale Bowl. Yale will honor the 1989 Ivy League championship team.

Monday, March 04, 2013

Egu will play at Yale

Highly touted recruit Victor Egu will play at Yale next season after all, a source has confirmed.
Egu, a 6-3, 217-pound OLB, de-committed from California and committed to Yale.
Justin Alumbaugh, Egu’s high school coach at De La Salle, told the Yale Daily News in January Egu would attend prep school before heading to Yale. But a source said, “He will definitely be at Yale next season.”
Yale coach Tony Reno can’t comment on recruits until May.
Egu highlights what looks to be a very promising recruiting class for the Bulldogs.
Along with California, Egu also received offers from Oregon and Notre Dame. He finished with 42 tackles, seven sacks, two fumble recoveries and an interception last season.