Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Yale-Brown scrimmage and other news
Despite a sluggish start, Yale knocked off Brown 30-24 in Saturday's scrimmage at Providence.
A handful of starters were held out for the Bulldogs for
precautionary reasons. Morgan Roberts played a few series and that was it.
Candler Rich, Stephen Buric, Robert Clemons and Foye Oluokun did not play.
Chris Williams-Lopez caught a TD, Spencer Rymiszewski and Jason Alessi both had
INTs, which were some of the highlights.
“I was happy with the effort, but the execution isn’t where
it needs to be,” Tony Reno said. “We have another week. We have to get better
in a week.”
Reno said Brown looked strong.
Roberts said Yale came out flat. He was encouraged by the
underclassmen’s ability to grasp the base offense and noted Rafe Chapple had a
strong outing under center.
Deshawn Salter, Jamal Locke and Austin Reuland all saw time
in the backfield in Rich’s absence.
On the defensive side, Alessi played both CB and safety.
“We have a long way to go still,” Cole Champion said. “Even
more so than I thought.”
Yale has expanded its defensive schemes.
“We’ve been able to do a little more than in the past,” Reno
said. “We’re good in base, but we have multiplicity now because guys can handle
Bo Hines was held out of practice on Tuesday as a precaution.
Chris Williams-Lopez appeared to suffer a head/neck injury late in practice and
left in an ambulance (UPDATE: Williams-Lopez was taken to the hospital as a precaution and is expected to make a full recovery, Reno said).
Reno did say all starters are expected to play in the opener