Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Tuesday news and notes

Yale improved to 3-0 with a 27-12 win over Lehigh on Saturday.

Here are some notes on the victory, the upcoming game against Dartmouth and more from Tuesday’s media luncheon…

Reno on Lehigh game

“Start fast and finish strong,” he said. “We talked about it all week. Playing through whistles, being physically and mentally aware every single snap. Guys took that challenge. We had large improvements from game two to game three in all areas. I was happy with play up front. We got great contributions from our LB core. We controlled the run game. Our OL and RBs had a great game. We’re nowhere near where we want to be but definitely better than where we were after second game.”

Oplinger on the defense

LB Matt Oplinger had two sacks against Lehigh.

“We showed improvement,” he said. “We stopped them early. Unfortunately, we didn’t play a complete game. We started slow after halftime. The DL was physical and played really well. On the back end, the DBs were great in pass coverage. But we have so much room to get better. But there’s improvement. Seeing growth and we’re excited about that, and want to keep getting better.”


Yale has 49 penalties through its first three games. Yale has been able to overcome that issue so far, but when playing teams like Dartmouth, that margin for error is much smaller.

“We need to improve on that area immensely,” Reno said. “That and turnovers can directly affect the outcome of game. We need to get better on that for sure.”

Spreading the ball around

QB Morgan Roberts has completed passes to at least seven different players in each of his first three game.

JV game

Yale fell 24-6 to Brown on Saturday at Clint Frank Field. Some players that played well were QB Tre Moore, TE John Lager, along with DEs Ian Baker and Bronson Krull. I will try and get some more info on this.

Defensive effort

The 12 points Yale gave up to Lehigh were the fewest the Bulldogs allowed in a non-league road game since a 24-10 win over Cal-Poly in 2013.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just hope the DB look back sat . you know what happen last year at the bowl.

7:45 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Harvard has the 10 best recruiting class in the country in basketball what gives. Does anyone have a chance anymore ?

8:20 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is interesting. I came across a long time Ivy man (60's Harvard grad actually) last spring that called Harvard “the whore of the Ivy league” in terms of athletic allowances in every sport. His words “They are letting anyone in with a heartbeat these days, why do you think they are good at these sports”. Must be some truth to that, especially when the BASKETBALL team has one of the TOP 10 recruiting classes in the country ? Especially when kids cannot go straight to the pro’s anymore. Quite thought provoking. Go Yale.

7:29 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does Reno even watch the film? How can he possibly say the offensive line played well? Bezney and Friedline didn't move the Lehigh defenders 2 inches the whole night. Freidline got spun in a circle on pass pro multiple times and Bezney just backs up and absorbs the blow every play.

11:51 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

11:51 AM just stop it. You are obviously a disgruntled insider (either past or present). Salter did well and DID NOT drag defenders for 233 yards! If you watched the last game the OL, ALL OF IT, had their best performance. NO ONE graded out at 100%, but they ALL played considerably better and the majority of plays were completely blocked and Salter didn’t get touched until he was 5 yards deep on the defensive side of the ball. Disagreeing and opinions are fine. Ignorance based on untruths is not.

7:30 PM 
Anonymous John Walsh said...

11:51 = loser troll

1:07 PM 

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