Thursday, September 11, 2014

News and notes

Here’s a quick review and some reaction on Saturday’s scrimmage against Brown.

Yale won the scrimmage 27-17. It ended late in the fourth quarter because of lightning.

Quarterbacks could not be hit, and Deon Randall and Tyler Varga both sat out. Sophomore LB Brian Sykes broke his leg and is out for the season.

The defensive controlled the line of scrimmage early. The offense started off slow, but improved as the game went on. The offensive line looked strong and freshman RB DeShawn Salter was impressive.

“He gives us a legit fourth running back who can go in the game,” Tony Reno said. “We have a lot of options there.”

LB Will Vaughan got some action and seems healthy, as he suffered a minor injury earlier in the preseason.

K Kyle Cazzetta seems to have an edge in the FG and punting battle, while Bryan Holmes could be handling kickoffs.


One reader asked which freshmen have made the biggest impact so far. Here’s a few: OL Jon Bezney, DT Nick Crowle, TE Conor Furey, LB Matt Oplinger, RB Deshawn Salter and the four WRs Jake Dehart, Ross Drwal, Mike Siragusa and Chris Williams-Lopez.


Well Morgan Roberts seems to have the starting job locked up and Logan Scott appears to be the No. 2.

So who next on a team that’s carrying nine quarterbacks?

Reno says freshmen Stephen Barmore, Rafe Chapple and Andrew Johnson are the trio competing for the No. 3 spot.


Former Yale star and NFL All-Pro Gary Fencik dropped by on Wednesday to watch practice and chat with the team (see photo above).


Former Yale assistant Mike Sanford will return to Connecticut on Saturday. Sanford is now the Boise State offensive coordinator. Boise State will face UConn on Saturday. UConn beat writer Jim Fuller caught up with Sanford.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you access the Fencik pic?

11:39 AM 
Anonymous Richard Patrick 57 said...

A terrific summary, Chris! Your coverage is thoroughly professional. You describe just what happened on the field as you saw it.

11:47 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone know if tomorrow scrimmage is open or closed?

12:29 PM 
Blogger Chunn said...

Is anyone having trouble seeing the pictures I post on Portal 31?

1:55 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i can not see it

2:08 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nor I.

2:15 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much would we have to pay Sanford to take this job over? Cant take much more of Reno and his lies.

2:15 PM 
Anonymous John Walsh said...

2:15 = troll

2:58 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anyone see Monmouth had 52 points in the opener?

4:09 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4:09 Reno is gonna be here for
along time.Thank God for that.
No cares about Monmouth.
Please, enjoy your roasted goat. You Troll

4:20 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just to be accurate the score was 27-17 when the lightening started.

4:48 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was early in the fourth quarter when the lightning caused the scrimmage to be cut short.

4:54 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chunn - were you at the scrimmage? ..How did you get the score wrong?! I was there..

7:38 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“He gives us a legit fourth running back who can go in the game,” Tony Reno said. “We have a lot of options there.”


When you only use one RB at a time, does it matter if your 4th-stringer is talented?

This team begs for a coach who fits the scheme to the talent, not the other way around.

8:37 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's Called building depth at a position.? What...? are trying to
That is a great situation..

9:02 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He makes really odd statements. Varga is an elite talent for the Ivy League, only question he's really ever had was durability. Rich and Keys are Ivy League guys, good enough to get you beat every week. The rest of the backs on the Yale roster are not good and very replaceable

9:05 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who makes the odd statements you.
Keys,Rich and Salters and Barton are legit running backs.
Have you seen anyone of these boys run this year.?
Watch'em before you judge.Make informed statements...
Jon Harris

9:34 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rich looked like a JV player against the Crimson last fall.

12:43 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris; Are you going to the scrimmage tomorrow and is it open?

12:50 PM 
Blogger Chunn said...

I am waiting to hear back on tomorrow's scrimmage.

1:32 PM 
Blogger Chunn said...

The scrimmage is actually today and it is closed.

2:10 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like Monmouth is 2-0 after beating Wagner today.

4:13 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats great,2-0 against teams with a combined 1-5 record.
AWESOME,or should I say special like you.? Bless your heart..
Jon Harris

4:30 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here here Jon Harris. Well put. Go away 4:13PM, you're a fool that no one wants to hear from. Be gone.

5:05 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is a Manmouth? Sounds like a guy with a big mouth?

5:59 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any report on the scrimmage on Friday? Haven't heard much about Champion. Has he been hurt? Is he battling for his position?

2:06 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reno better have a gameplan for week 1. Very beatable opponent.

9:52 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sanford have any interest in coaching this Yale team?

11:45 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris; Any observations on the scrimmage Friday and two deep depth chart for this weekend?

12:47 PM 
Blogger Chunn said...

The scrimmage was closed. Depth chart will be released tonight or tomorrow. Thanks.

2:04 PM 

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