Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Tuesday's news and notes

Tony Reno said that QB Hank Furman is fine and is scheduled to practice this week.

However, Furman took part in minimal individual drills and was very limited in Tuesday's practice.

Furman left Saturday’s 39-22 season-opening win at Colgate after injuring his foot on the first play from scrimmage of the third quarter. He did not return. Before leaving, he completed 11 of his 17 passes for 129 yards, and also rushed for 60 yards and three TDs.

“As long as he responds well to practice this week, he’ll be good to go,” Reno said. “We’ll know 100 percent as the week goes on.”

Reno added he will continue to play two quarterbacks, but Furman “earned the opportunity to play more of the game than the next guy” after his performance Saturday.

Also, WR Sebastian Little suffered a rib injury. Reno said he’s a little banged up, but will be fine. Little was the team’s second-leading receiver with four catches for 56 yards.

RB Tyler Varga was also limited in Tuesday's practice, but that mainly to give him some extra rest after a heavy workload on Saturday.


Reno said: “I’m happy with the execution. We managed the game really well. We have a lot of room to grow and improve. It’s a young team. The faster we bring them along, the better we will be as a team.”

Reno was encouraged by the play of the Bulldogs freshmen Saturday.


Yale ran 86 offensive plays against Colgate. Reno said during the preseason his goal was between 80-100. The Bulldogs probably would have been closer to 100 if not for running out the clock late in the game.

OL Wes Gavin played all 86.

“We played well as a unit,” he said. “We go so fast in practice, we’re used to it now. It doesn’t even phase us.”


Gavin said: “Furman and Morgan Roberts are both really similar. They’re both technically sound with their footwork as far as pocket presence and both are very mobile as well. So there’s not really a dropoff for me. The only difference is the snap count. That changes a little.”


Yale hosts Cornell Saturday at noon to open up Ivy League play. Cornell rolled to a 45-13 win over Bucknell in its opener last week. QB Jeff Mathews is one of the best in the FCS and has drawn plenty of interest from NFL scouts. First-year head coach Dave Archer inherits a talented group led by Mathews. Cornell does have a solid running game (though it didn’t show last week: 21 carries for 17 yards for the team). The Big Red’s defense is a veteran group. They return their whole secondary and are very physical and big up front.


The Ivy League went 6-2 last week “I didn’t get a chance to see all the games on film,” Reno said. “But I think it’s a really strong league. There are really good players, talented QBs and good defenses.”


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good news if Furman is up and running at 100% clearly last week the team did much better when he was on the field.Interested to know where on the totem pole is Scott or Williams? Not sure Roberts performance distinguished himself from either.

5:56 PM 
Anonymous richardpatrick 57 said...

I agree. Scott was impressive last year. As for Williams, with all his talent,he is prone to throw disastrous interceptions.

9:40 AM 

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