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Subject: Yale's "Montana Running Back"


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remember it well
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Date Posted: 19:38:50 01/11/17 Wed

A well written article on Andrew Grinde. A fine young man. Best of luck to him and hope he is happy with whatever he decides.

http://www.thenewjournalatyale.com/2016/10/montana-running-back/

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[> Subject: Re: Yale's "Montana Running Back"


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Grin and Bear it
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Date Posted: 20:10:33 01/11/17 Wed

A fascinating story.I don't think he will be back. He appears to have lost the passion. This is not unusual. You can't live your life for other people. He had the courage to be honest with himself and then act on it. A very admirable trait that will serve him well in life. I wish him all the best.

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[> Subject: Re: Yale's "Montana Running Back"


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Son of Eli
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Date Posted: 20:36:33 01/11/17 Wed

It looks like he has left Yale in the rear view mirror. With the two fine running backs Dudek and Purvey as part of this year's recruiting class it looks like Yale has moved on from Grinde as well.

He may have been able to accede to the level of such Yale running back greats as Dick Jouron, Rich Diana, Mike McLeod, and Tyler Varga. I hope for his sake he doesn't end up regretting what might have been.

If he doesn't have a passion for football anymore he did Yale a favor in leaving. Such an attitude would be detrimental to the team. Loving the game is more important than how many stars are next to your name.

My biggest takeaway from the article is his comments on Yale's conditioning program which he claims made him slower and weaker. If true that is very concerning.

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[> [> Subject: Lucas Trimble had it exactly right


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Diogenes
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Date Posted: 20:47:12 01/11/17 Wed


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[> [> [> Subject: Excuse me, Tribble not Trimble


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Diogenes
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Date Posted: 20:56:34 01/11/17 Wed


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[> Subject: Re: Yale's "Montana Running Back"


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Bulldog Fan
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Date Posted: 21:33:43 01/11/17 Wed

One has to respect the young man's conflict. Perhaps, he has felt a lot of pressure to be "the best" in football and otherwise. One of the attractive things about the Ivy League is that a young man or woman can get a fantastic education whether or not football (or another sport) ends up being a part of that education. I would hope that Yale would offer the qualified Mr. Grinde admission whether or not he plays football. And. I hope that Mr. Grinde, if he still enjoys the team experience, would join the team without expectations or pressure to be "the best." But, one way
Or the other, his Yale education will definitely serve him well.

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[> Subject: Re: Yale's "Montana Running Back"


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Bulldogs1234
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Date Posted: 01:10:37 01/12/17 Thu

Great article, and best of luck to Mr. Grinde.

Yale does a fantastic job of making freshmen feel welcome and part of a family. I had never visited the state of Connecticut until the day before my first day at Yale, but the residential college system was something very special and I quickly made lots of friends. I do hope he decides to come back, whether for football or not.

But one question: Do we actually do only two hours of lifting a week? Seems abnormally low. Or are athletes expected to weight train in their own free time?

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[> [> Subject: Re: Yale's "Montana Running Back"


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firsthandman
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Date Posted: 02:04:36 01/16/17 Mon

To be certain, men on the football team have absolutely no free-time whatsoever. This is a big part of why some players love for the game is smothered.
Regarding the conditioning program - it truly is bad. Many players have complained (becoming weaker/slower/heavier). Players are not permitted to pursue their own work-out's - they are expected to "trust the system".

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[> [> [> Subject: Yale's Strength and Conditioning Program


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Son of Eli
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Date Posted: 05:53:37 01/16/17 Mon

Yale's former captain, Darious Manora, has a much different opinion on the new strength and conditioning program. Furthermore, Yale's Lacrosse team has had proven success with it.


http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2016/04/06/football-team-overhauls-offseason-diet/

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[> Subject: As I said in another thread


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Go Green
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Date Posted: 08:57:34 01/12/17 Thu


If you're going to quit, do it after the season concludes.

Doing it during or before a season is bad form.

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[> [> Subject: Re: As I said in another thread


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Harvard Crimson Rule!
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Date Posted: 10:15:48 01/12/17 Thu

Don't agree with the before part.

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[> Subject: Re: Yale's "Montana Running Back"


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Anonymous
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Date Posted: 10:37:07 01/12/17 Thu

After reading that article, I hope he does not rejoin the team. He's lost his passion and is now making excuses. I know for a fact that there are more than two hours of weight lifting per week during the summer sessions, plus the gym is open all day for students to get extra work in. Sounds like he just wants to smoke weed all day in Montana with the "good vibes" comments.

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[> [> Subject: so do I


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holtsledge
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Date Posted: 20:23:49 01/12/17 Thu

unfortunately I don't live in Montana but I always did like this Hank Jr song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxEijNo7a64

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[> Subject: Re: Yale's "Montana Running Back"


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Sprint66
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Date Posted: 21:07:27 01/13/17 Fri

This is when I think Ivy League football players should be able to redshirt, get ahead with their studies, practice with the team and be ready to play their second year. If we're no longer going to offer freshman football then Ivy players should be allowed to redshirt (their choice) as freshmen.

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[> [> Subject: Re: Yale's "Montana Running Back"


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Upper Valley
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Date Posted: 21:49:39 01/13/17 Fri

Great idea, Sprint.

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