Saturday, October 11, 2014

LIVE BLOG: Dartmouth at Yale

For live updates of today's game, click here.


Anonymous John Walsh said...

Prepare for the return of the haters.

Yale played decently, Dartmouth better. Looking forward to Colgate.

5:41 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Complete meltdown by the coaching staff during crunch time against a real opponent.

8:14 PM 
Anonymous mark said...

Dartmouth's QB had an outstanding game...very elusive and made many huge plays with perfect throws. Yale didn't play badly.. they just got beat.

8:43 PM 
Anonymous John said...

Yale needs a defensive backfield. Badly.

10:00 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After seeing army get destroyed by a lowly Rice team, it's fair to say they are not a very good team.

11:34 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The haters are back! Says more about them than Yale. They are embittered people and it is pretty clear who some of them are. Yale will rise again.

12:20 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To All:

Why is it that anyone that says anything objective but negative about the team is a hater?

Yale was outscored 24-7 in the second half. Here are the 3 Dartmouth TD drives:

7 plays 71 yards
6 plays 83 yards
11 plays 63 yards

That is not fluke plays, that is getting beat play after play after play defensively.

Here is Yale's offensive production on all their 2nd half non-scoring drives:

4 plays 14 yards
7 plays 46 yards
3 plays 7 yards
4 plays 15 yards
3 plays -5 yards
10 plays 44 yards

That is not fluke plays, that is getting beat play after play after play offensively.

Yale was beat on both sides of the ball the entire 2nd half.

Maybe Dartmouth made 2nd half adjustments and the Yale coaches could not counter? Maybe the team was tired? Not sure if those unnecessary in season super physical practices with all the hitting are still taking place that I had previously mentioned, but you would see the result of that more and more in the 2nd half of games as the season goes along. Just wondering?

As I had previously stated on this blog when all you Pom Pom carriers were clearing space for the Ivy Championship trophy, the team seems improved, but whether or not that is truly the case will be determined as the season goes on.

Go ahead, let the name calling and personal attacks begin.


12:24 AM 
Anonymous John Walsh said...

Truth Serum,

You never had anything good to say after Yale wins, and immediately and gleefully chime in on losses.

You look for negatives and never accentuate positives. In other words, you hope Yale loses.

You're a hater and a troll.

8:25 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reno is searching for excuses this morning. Young defense seems like the way to go.

10:17 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's this simple: Reno critics ("haters" to those who don't want anything negative to be said about him) will not be "wrong" until he wins a big Ivy game. Against Harvard, Princeton, and Dartmouth he is 0 for 7. Throw in Penn and he is 1 and 9, with one flukey win in which three QB's went down and Penn was scrambling to figure out what they were defending. His staff was outcoached again yesterday. The evidence: A 24 to 7 second half. A final drive in which he had all three timeouts and the best running back in the Ivy league. He made use of none of it. It's very frustrating to watch this.

10:41 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:17 = hater

10:42 AM 
Anonymous John Walsh said...


Lowly Rice (3-3) would destroy every team in the Ivy League.


11:13 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dartmouth would beat Army.

11:18 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Army would be 5th or 6th in the Ivy league! Yale is going to wind up 4th behind the Dartmouth, Princeton and Harvard. The Yale "young" team will lose their 2 best players in Varga & Randall, so they will be "young" again next year. And considering those two guys are two of the top 5 players in the Ivy league, Yale will struggle on both sides of the best in 2015 and probably come in 4th or 5th.

11:37 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a delicate balancing act. We've got to keep Varga healthy, but he's our difference maker and unless he's totally gassed or dinged-up, he can't be sitting on the shelf when an important game is on the line. Based on what I've seen so far, I'd think about giving Salter a shot at the #2 RB slot.

11:50 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rich averages around 7 yards per carry...don't know why Salter being the #2 back would help anything. I'm sure he will help in the future however. As for yesterday's game, I don't understand how we only end up with 28 carries between our 3 backs, and especially with only 20 carries for Varga. Everything seemed to revolve around Roberts, and rather than allowing his weapons to help him, we put the game entirely on his shoulders (41 passing attempts and 13 Roberts runs = 54 total "Roberts" plays, with Varga only given the ball 20 times). He has been excellent this year, and this is still an excellent team, but it is always easier for a QB to rely off their running game, especially when we are in the lead.

12:13 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rich showed us what hes worth against the crimson last year. Could care less if he quits tomorrow. Varga is the real deal, he has to stay healthy in order for us to win.

12:47 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're an idiot 12:47

12:55 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I honestly don't even remember Rich playing in the Crimson game last year, thought Keys was kind of the go to that game. Either way don't know how that discussion has anything to do with what happened yesterday. This is a good team that was beat by another good team. The trolls are back, but we will ignore them and roll on!

1:03 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hats off to Dartmouth,#10 Williams one hellva QB man,whew
He took over no problem he wanted it.Roberts took a major hit in the #rd QTR. He lost his luster.He did not seem like he wanted to play after that.Can't say I blame him.
Seems the offense got away with what had worked all season,Roberts needs to check off his recievers ,instead of looking at yhe guy he will throw to.
Secondery needs to look at the recievers eyes if they are'nt beat so bad.Need to look back at sometime so you can make a play on the ball.
Heres to next week
God Bless You Jon Harris

2:17 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agree with John Harris that the DB's need to look for the ball at some point. However i have heard from more than one person that they are taught not to. Don't get that. I also think we need to get more aggressive on D. Of the couple of times we blitzed we sacked qb twice. We are putting so much pressure on our secondary because we have very little pass rush. Any decent college qb will shred any defense given 5-7 seconds to throw the ball. Also agree that the play calls on the last drive were somewhat tough to understand. Why start taking shots deep when you have plenty of time and 3 timeouts and the toughest RB in the league??? Remember we did throw 3 picks, in a tight game that can definitely be the difference.
I sure would love to see our guys play some man coverage while we blitz the heck out of the Q. Tough to watch us give a 7 yd cushion on 3rd and 3 to go. Wonder what the other team will run???
Anyway, we gave that one away to a good team. Lets get back on track and stomp Colgate!!

7:36 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Conlin is a big blame the players coach. Plenty of blame was put on the players today in meetings.

9:55 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:55...I didn't hear that at all.
So far the O is avg over 46 points a game!! what more could we ask of them?? We are giving up over 34 a game, that seems much more like the area of concern.

7:52 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not there ... heard on radio. Some good ... some times the DBs played well knocked down passes but not enough pressure. Hard not to use ur go to guys (randall, varga, wallace) but roberts need to check off and run less. Other support rcvrs were alright. When's the last time we got >100 yds from TEs

8:53 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This "young" Yale team is in a world of trouble after this season. They do not have replacements for Varga or Randall who are the best players on the team if not the entire Ivy league. Anything less then 7-3 is a failure from this team. Next year they could be a 2 win team again.

9:06 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:06 (hater)

Worry about next year after this year.

And there are plenty of replacements. The recruiting has gone very well the last two years.

9:14 AM 
Anonymous Richard Patrick 57 said...

Some perspective -
If anyone told me two months ago, in August, that Yale would lose to Dartmouth 38-31, I would have thought, "Yale must be coming along this year!" Dartmouth was the only team to beat League champion Princeton last year, and they look stronger in 2014. QB Williams is almost impossible to stop! The only disappointment - the big let-down in the second half, something that did cost Yale heavily last year...

9:42 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Candler rich and Salter are not replacements for Varga. Replacing Brady with Garopolo in Ivy terms.

9:53 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A 3 and 0 start with two of the wins over doormats, and the third a very surprising and satisfying win over a team that turned out to be pretty mediocre. A fourth game in which Yale suffers a single-touchdown loss to a team they were as good as or better than. Question: Did I just describe 2014 or 2013. Answer: Both. So that Dartmouth loss is clearly not progress. It's all about what happens now. So far this is simply a rerun of last season. If this is followed by a 5-5 or 6-4 finish, with losses to Princeton and Harvard, there has been no progress, just a repeat of last year. And still no important Ivy wins for Reno. And he cannot get that win this year against Brown, Columbia or Penn, because they are all clearly inferior to Yale this year. It has to come against Princeton or Harvard. And a season that includes losses again to Harvard, Princeton, and Dartmouth, especially if it is coupled with losses to any of the other Ivies is not progress. We are still waiting for progress. It may come this year, but it hasn't yet.

10:47 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is the status on Andrew Larkin's injury?

10:48 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Broken arm

10:48 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I assume that is likely season ending. With Vaughn battling the groin tear and now Larkin, we've lost two key warrior's on defense. If anything happens to Manora, you can turn off the lights and go home.

11:03 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every team has them but when you have the kinds of losses Larkin and Vaughan and Little are and your QB takes the kind of gut rending punch Roberts took in the third -he was doubled over and in the stands we thought he was done for -it is going to test you big time. I agree on need for more pass rush. Of course the haters are back, ignore them. Also the people undermining Conlin. The real critics may have some good points but they say them in a way that makes you know they want wins not losses. Ignore the =schoolyard bullies.

1:03 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here we go with the injuries. Reno has 100 person roster, coach your players. Your paid to coach who you have. If the defensive coaches were counting on Larkin then they should be fired. Hes done nothing but get injured. Same with Buric.

1:20 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Unfortunately real critics on this blog are called haters. If the critics want losses, it is also true that the cheerleaders want wins and make excuses when losses occur.

The season will play out and I the truth will be revealed.

As a side note, if this turns into the third year with a rash of injuries, strength, conditioning, and game prep (practices) needs to be looked into.


2:04 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is 10:47. No one responded to my post so I'm curious. Does that mean I am dismissed as a "hater"? (which is a cute and dismissive sort of 7th-grade-girl reference, but not very useful) or is it a legitimate criticism of Reno that he does not have a signature win and needs one? I ask the "lovers" (a ridiculous term to be sure, but as accurate and useful as "haters" I guess) Is Coach Reno ever required to win a big game? Does either youth or injuries explain the Dartmouth loss? Because from where I sat - and I was sitting there watching every play - Yale was better, had the home field unlike last year when we got the exact same result, had the game in hand and found a way to lose.

2:35 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Truth Teller, you are the biggest punk around. What goes comes around.Where were you boy,?after Yale was 3-0.You had to come out from your rock.
Or did your momma say,"Simon get out the basement so momma can hose down your pen"
"You are nothing but a worm"
Just like Observer or any such TROLL.
adios Jon Harris

2:42 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:47 Lets go 1 game at a time.See how this season unfolds.
On my count we still have 4 more games till princeton.
But Yale plays Colgate on Saturday.This is a important game.One by one. Jon Harris

2:47 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Players and coaches can have good and bad days. Those variables are hard to control. But playing on a 1000 year old cow pasture, now that is something that is totally within our control. Trying to run a fast cut spread offense on this track is a futile effort. Every time it rains expect more of the same. Yes, as crazy as it sounds to the lay, the field conditions had as much to do with the outcome as any other factor! Time to loosen up those $26 billion purse strings and get a real field. And while we are at it, a functional scoreboard and play clock would not be a bad idea either. Solovey, you listening?

3:00 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe if Reno was more humble, people wouldn't bash him. But hes arrogant, has no class and cant win with grace. His lies in recruiting will catch up very soon. Telling kids they are in, when they don't have the OK from admissions and offering full scholarships. Bad way to treat families.

3:37 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:37 you have no idea what you are talking about.You are a coward to hide,and stay in the shadows the way a thief does.

Jon Harris

4:08 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 1:20
Objective? You are just a spiteful sob! The TEs are an example of what is right with team. Two starters injured - next man up - 3 thru 6 on depth chart must produce. Based on Dartmouth, I would say they did. This group continues their expanded role in offense. Can't admit anything is right can you?

4:25 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree we need to blitz more since front four have trouble getting to the quarterback. I think the linebackers are the ones who are out of position on pass plays. The defensive backs are the best tacklers on the team.

6:56 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can Egu or Moesta play linebacker?

7:00 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mr. Harris:

I have been here all along. You must be suffering from memory loss because I have been blogging before now and you have been responding to them. Check the blog. I was one of the first comments after the Army win and I said "A big win for the program". Unlike you I give positive and negative comments as each are deserved. Call me whatever name you like, but yours his cheerleader, homer, fanatic....

7:10 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:10 is TruthTeller

7:11 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How log is Vaughn out? If for next few games they should hold him out for the season and put Egu in as linebacker.

7:25 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TT BOY,OHHH well thats just Ducky.Youuu were one of the 1st to say good game.Well is'nt that special.
Your still a toad sucking Troll Simon.
I see your momma, cleaned your
room in the basement.Enjoy your
It's ok Simon I missed you.Now get that bit of fungus out behind your ears.
Jon Harris

7:44 PM 
Blogger jim d said...

Truth Teller if you are a real Yale Fan can you tell you best Yale football moment?

8:24 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jon Harris, Who made you the Blog Police!? There is nothing wrong with people having different opinions positive or negative. OMG if someone has an observation like the secondary gets burned to much due to very poor coverage (true) or the coaches called a bad Dartmouth game(true) you fly off the handle with your ridiculous name calling. sometimes I wonder what game you just saw and where your getting your information about the team. I am a current Yale Football Parent and I can tell you Jon you have no clue at all. We as parents get ALL the team info from our sons the good, the bad and the ugly! Jon you want info and opinions both positive and negative? I am officially inviting you to the parent tailgate this weekend lot F. We are there from 9:30am and again after the game with our sons "The Players" MAKE SURE YOU WALK AROUND AND INTRODUCE YOURSELF.

10:14 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice try TTor Observer,I am a Yale Football Fan.You are nothing but a TROLL.
Whose your son,I want to talk to him when I go practice tommorrow.
Yes I will be there.
Thank you for your invite to the make believe tailgate.Lot F
you probaly know what that stands for. I hope thats positive enough for you.
Read the blog again Einstein
put your name to what you write you coward.
Heres To Yale Beating Colgate
Sincerely and Tenderly
Jon Harris

10:33 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone tell Reno that Army is not a BCS team. They are an FBS team. I know he thinks they beat Florida State a few weeks ago but they didn't.

10:49 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:49 Army was a great game Dartmouth was a classic. Yales defense came of age limiting them to 45 yds in rushing.
Dartmouth had a QB that was on fire.Yale did bring on the blitz and sacked him 7 times.They very well could have got him another
So with that being said,your an idiot.You better watch out Jon Harris will get you.

11:20 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please whoever is using my name
or mentioning my name I'm tired of dealing with idiots.
If I see something I'll get involved but they just are not worth the time.But it is a good source of stress relief.
Go Bulldogs Jon Harris

11:46 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After 3 years can Reno put a defense on the field that is somewhat decent? 3 years coaching the defense and no improvements have been made. Time to think about a change.

12:13 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The comments are getting completely out of hand. There is no reason for such venomous writings. It reflects badly on the entire Yale football family. I was never in favor of hiring Reno because we settled for a third or fourth choice and got a coach with no head coaching experience. However, I also think that every coach needs an opportunity to show what he can do and Reno has done just that. In his third season, he has beaten one mediocre team, one terrible team and one grossly overrated team (great pre-game show though) and has lost to a decent team in a game that was clearly a coaching mismatch -again.

It must have stung the players (and their parents) when Reno showed up and declared that Yale had too many D-3 caliber players on the roster. I think that the players now have a resonable case for believing that they are playing for a D-3 caliber coach. Not being nasty or negative, but difficult to sugar coat what we're seeing on the field.

As a former player (long ago), I also don't like hearing about Reno's recruiting tactics as I have from several sources. Yale is a pretty easy sell and we have an advantage over most schools that we compete with for players (Harvard and Princeton being notable exceptions) so I don't think Reno has to tell them some of the things that I've heard he tells them.

2:00 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Been saying it from Day 1, his tactics in recruiting are inexcusable. Yale is one of the best places on earth to attend college.

2:46 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:00 & 2:46 = haters

2:51 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Instead of bickering about Mr. Worcester State can any of you provide any accurate information on player injuries to date?

5:26 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

2:00,2:46 1st of all 2;00 you are no former player if you were you would have Identified yourself by year and name and college house
2:46 Your just a plain idiot.
5:26 I would'nt say any thing that Tony would'nt do himself.
So with that said ,I hope to see you at the pretend tailgate at Lot F.
Truth Smeller you crack me up

2:43 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jon, I hope your kidding because you seem to have been around a long time and very informed about Yale football. There is in fact a Parent tailgate in Parking lot F and your always welcome.

4:37 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for inviting me.But when I invite a person I always
include my name.
Go Yale Jon Harris

6:41 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hats off to Larkin.. get well soon.. he and Manora did a great job filling in for Vaughan at the Mike - they are both Bucks who had to play out of position at the Mike because Vaughan was hurt. Oplinger was forced into action early without the luxury of training opportunities where Flanders could coach him up and inject him into learning situations on the field. This threw the whole defense out of whack.. Hope Larkin gets well soon.. it would be a shame if he and vaughan don't get to play together when vaughan comes back from injury and Yale has their field general on out there - get well soon AL - Manora and Oplinger.. keep holding it down until we can get to full strength.. we are behind you

3:48 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What are the lies and inexcusable tactics?

Just FYI

11:49 PM 

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