Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wednesday's leftovers

Some more notes heading into this week's Yale-Penn game...

Scouting Penn

It may be a down year for the Quakers (1-4), but keep in mind they have played a brutal schedule for the first half of the season. Penn’s win came against Columbia. They have lost to Jacksonville on the road in horrible weather, to a pair of ranked FCS teams in Villanova and Fordham, and Dartmouth which beat Yale. QB Alek Torgersen has good size (6-3, 225) who can throw and run. Penn has moved the ball well. The Quakers were without their top three RBs last week because of injury. Defensively, the Quakers are very physical and bring a ton of pressure. Senior Evan Jackson is one of the top DBs in the Ivy.

Bagnoli’s last stop at the Bowl

East Haven native Al Bagnoli will step down as Penn head coach following this season. This is his 23rd year as Quakers head coach.

He will coach his final game at the Bowl on Saturday. 

Said Reno: I have a lot of respect for coach Bagnoli. When I was fortunate to get this position, he reached out to me. That meant a lot to me. He’s had a lot of success in this league. He coaches to play football the right way.”

Bagnoli’s record vs. Yale

Below is an email I received from Yale historian Bob Barton…

Under Article 31.10.5 of the NCAA Manual, Al Bagnoli's record vs. Yale is 17-5.

Some sources list him as 16-6. The Ivy League office decreed Penn's 1997 victory a loss by forfeit, but the eligibility violation did not meet the NCAA threshold for a forfeiture, and the NCAA told Penn to accept the victory. (Steve Conn and I have seen the NCAA's e-mail.)

The player who committed the violation by continuing to play after lightening his course load, Mitch Marrow, still is listed on the 1997 All-Ivy team in the last published Ivy media guide.

Kickoff at 1:30

The scheduled kickoff for Saturday’s game is at 1:30 p.m. Most home games were scheduled for 1 p.m. this season. This is because Saturday’s game will be televised on the NBC Sports Network.

Legends event

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Yale Bowl, Yale has put together its All-Yale Bowl team. The team includes 67 former Bulldogs who have played at the Bowl. The team will be honored at the Princeton game at the Bowl on Nov. 15. About 40 players are expected to attend, including Calvin Hill and Dick Jauron. Players will be at the Webster Bank Yale 100 tent about an hour before kickoff and will also be honored at halftime.

This week’s Ivy Schedule

*Cornell at Brown, 12:30 pm [ILDN]
*Harvard at Princeton, 1 pm [ESPN3]
*Dartmouth at Columbia, 1:30 pm [ILDN]
*Penn at Yale, 1:30 pm [NBCSN]


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yale has more talent on the field then Penn this year. The coaching edge goes to Penn. If Yale doesn't win this game its on the coaches.

3:06 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yah I agree with that.Penn is never and easy game.My Pisan will be missed.He's a Staven boy.
Cheers Jon Harris

5:20 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's the hater back with "it's the coaches." He won't give up. Go away, far away. Fact is Penn has been playing without some big injured players. They could be back - - and they deserve and have earned respect even if they are not back. Every game is hard. You have to keep going, despite issues and injuries. Yale is doing that -and no one ever took it for granted or said it was easy. Any team can win on any day. All this complete junk about "it's the coaches" is someone trying to get AT the coaches -who knows why and who cares. Keep rolling Bulldogs!

5:48 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:06 = hater troll

8:12 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where has yale's pressure on the QB gone this year?

1:36 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:36pm good question. Seems like last year they used Cook a lot more to blitz QB. Haven't really seen that this year.

7:28 PM 

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