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Date Posted: 10:58:22 11/21/16 Mon
The hidden little secret on why we won is experience and long term development. For the most part, this is something we are missing. But two weeks ago, a shift happened behind the scenes. Another Coach was given control over the defense. He assessed what he had for talent, tried some strategies against Princeton, and went back to the film room and studied. He analyzed Harvard’s offense, and then put the players in the position to win. Harvard was basing its offense on 7 weeks of the other defense. The players took over from there. The guy behind the scenes did it. He kicked Murphy’s ass. His abilities and knowledge came from solid experience and under the tutelage of veteran coaches. Just as Carm learned under Woody.
Setting him aside, we have problems. There are systematic problems in all the other departments. We will on occasion find lighting in a bottle to have a glorious victory over Harvard, which truly is a glorious thing. Maybe with a little luck, an Ivy League Crown sprinkled in every so often as well.
The question is though, do the young men of Yale, our brothers deserve more. More in terms of a quality strength & conditioning program (The Husker plan is old, not used, and a failure), a fully staffed athletic training program to prevent or handle injuries, and quality management & leadership to develop a long-term plan to become a perennial powerhouse. Suffice it to say, we would all agree to answer yes.
Based on what I heard/read about Friday’s JV game, Harvard looks like it will always be a perennial program. Systems are in place for long term success. With three freshmen on the depth chart, that shows how a deep system can work. Not taking away from our freshmen this year. But year after year, Harvard will always be vying for a crown. Will Yale?
To do so, two things need to happen; 1) the outgoing senior leadership need to speak up, and share the truth to the Yale Football Association heads. You guys reading this need to speak up, only if there is something to say. 2) YFA needs to ask questions, listen, and assess what will improve the program. Yale football is about the history and the young men, your current and future brethren, not who runs the program.
There are some very intelligent people running YFA. They just need to ask questions, and figure where to go from here. WE have the talent, they just need to be put into a position to win every week, and every year. To the Seniors who read this, it is your DUTY to your brothers not to be left behind. To you Football Alums reading this, lead, follow, or get out of the way and quit complaining about the donations and the team.
For the rest of you, wipe the cool aid off your lips, stop writing speculation and crap, and let the cards fall where they fall. IF nothing happens, good for you. Wash, Rinse, and Repeat. Cut and paste this year’s thread for next year.
No responses are needed to this thread, just read this and solve the problem, ONLY if you think we have one.
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