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Subject: Re: Most successful Yale coach to ever be fired


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Date Posted: 16:11:46 11/08/16 Tue
In reply to: remember it well 's message, "Most successful Yale coach to ever be fired" on 15:56:40 11/08/16 Tue

Old Blue and Remember It Well have it just right. To me, this was the sad side effect from an overly developed obsession with beating a rival. We dismissed a perfectly fine head coach because of recent losses to one school. But this is obsessing over one tree when any meaningful evaluation of any head coach must consider the entire forest.

There's too much noise in any given two or three games against any opponent, especially against a strong program, when a mistake is likely to be costly. Yale must start focussing on whether a coach has the ship pointed in the right direction, not whether it happens to dodge one particular iceberg a year.

The exaggerated obsession with Harvard also has other negative side effects. You think Tom Williams tries the fake punt on 4th-and-22 against Dartmouth? No way. That was solely and entirely a result of *HIS* obsession with stamping his personal mark on the history of the rivalry.

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Date Posted: 16:33:03 11/08/16 Tue

gentlemen; mr williams fourth and twenty two fake punt call with the league best punter with the wind at his back having a superlative day was the biggest bone head move ever of ivy lore.

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