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Date Posted: 09:14:06 11/22/16 Tue
While depth is certainly an issue, I don't think it can take all the blame - or even most of it.
I don't know how you can say that there's no evidence of a team experiencing more injuries than average, when they resort to starting a running back at QB (Varga 2012), a cornerback at RB (Harris 2015), and regularly finish seasons starting third-string receivers (7,8,9 on the depth chart).
Secondly, regarding the grass field theory -- Dartmouth supporters listed a litany of injuries that they experienced this year. AFAIK, they are on turf, full-time. And doesn't Yale practice exclusively on Clint Frank Field, which is turf? If grass was the culprit, wouldn't Brown be the other team with a host of injuries?
Anecdotally, it appears that an extraordinary number of injuries - particularly season-ending ones - have occurred in three of the five Reno Years, including the most recent two in a row, which featured completely different strength & conditioning programs.
What's the underlying cause? I don't know, but it should be investigated. Personally, I don't think it's grass-related.
Improving depth would help, but is a treatment, not a cure.
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