Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Tuesday's news and notes

Yale won its second straight with a 24-17 win over Brown on Saturday and kept its slim chances of an Ivy League title alive.

It also marked Tony Reno’s seventh win as Bulldogs head coach and his first in the fourth quarter.

“This was a special win with this group,” Reno said. “We pride ourselves at being very good at home. We’re 3-0 in the Ivy at home this year. That was important. They’re a very good, very experience team. We’ve had some good ones this year. That ranks up there.”

QBs Henry Furman and Morgan Roberts both went down with injuries on Saturday. Then Eric Williams was pulled for a fourth QB in Logan Scott.

So who will be under center against Princeton?

“Can you play?,” said a smiling Reno to a reporter when asked about the QB situation. “I don’t know, it’s a wait-and-see game, who’s healthy on Saturday. That’s the nature of where we’re at. Hank is recovering. It’s a time thing with him. If he feels good, he’s going.”

Furman has a shoulder injury. Reno said Roberts has a thigh bruise.

If Furman can’t go, it’s an open competition.

“This week of practice will tell,” Reno said. “They will earn it through practice.”

Reno continues to list Chris Smith and Varga as day-to-day.

I will be at practice on Thursday for an update.

Senior wide receiver Cam Sandquist will miss the remainder of the season after suffering an elbow injury in practice last week.

Sandquist led the Bulldogs with 54 catches for 589 yards and two touchdowns as a junior, but saw a decreased role this season with the return of Chris Smith and Deon Randall. He had four receptions for 36 yards this season.

“He’s a pretty special kid,” Reno said. “Not only good football player and a huge part of our offense, but a leader. This time of year we need him to step up in leadership. He’s a great person, teammate and leader. We gave him the game ball on Saturday.”

There will be more notes to come later today.


Anonymous richardpatrick 57 said...

Yale used five quarterbacks last year and four this year. Princeton has used only one - and he's tearing the league apart!

What on earth is going on?

9:24 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never mind who looks the best in practice. Who is the best in the games? Logan Scott can move the team and is far less likely to have turn-overs.

9:29 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I keep saying that it is the design and execution of the plays that is causing increase in probability of injury. That along with proper play calling to create a physical advantage rather than disadvantage. But, no one seems to be listening. why do we constantly keep getting injuries on the offensive side of the ball? Is it by accident (no pun intended)? This is two years now with the same injury issues, starting RB, QB and WR all injured. Time to take a look at how and why these things keep happening. If we keep doing the same thing we are likely to keep getting the same result.

9:47 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Scott is a good choice as well. High risk, high reward with very little downside given how strong Princeton looks. A much better choice than a gimpy Furman, and Roberts has, at least so far, shown nothing.

I am not nearly so worried about the offensive injury woes. As long as the offensive line remains healthy, we really have enough skill players to bounce back from injuries. Sometimes you just have bad luck.

10:02 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scott should get the nod plain and simple. Roberts was awful at the Penn game. If Reno plays Roberts or Williams ahead of Scott against Princeton we lose.

11:21 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reno should pride himself at being good on the road starting this weekend!

11:25 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris; Buric is listed as the starting HB this week was he hurt earlir in the year and is Little injured?

12:35 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris, what ever happend to Freshman Kevin Blohm.? DL/OL recruit.Did he go some where else.?
Thank you in advance, Jon Harris

2:29 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys are all such experts! LOL!!!

3:14 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 12:35 - where are you going to see the starters listed?

4:43 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two deep is listed on Yale Football site under game notes for Princeton.

4:59 PM 
Blogger Chris Hunn said...

I will see what the situation is with Blohm and Buric on Thursday. Little did have a yellow jersey on at practice Tuesday, but seemed fine.

5:42 PM 
Blogger Chris Hunn said...

Reno said Buric on the depth chart is a typo. He's a TE. And Blohm is out for the season with an injury he sustained in high school. He's taking classes and expected back next year.

7:36 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kudos to 3:14! Amazing.

12:48 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you .very much Chris.
Jon Harris

1:46 PM 

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