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Date Posted: 09/14/15 3:51:19pm Mon
Author: agatefan
Subject: Re: Yale / Homecoming
In reply to: Gate Raider 's message, "Re: Yale / Homecoming" on 09/14/15 2:29:27pm Mon

>I have to give Yale a 70% chance for the win even with
>the loss of their good RB, Varga, who is now playing
>in the NFL.
>Colgate's defensive backfield is weak, with the
>exception of Hardegree, and have missed many tackles.
>The loss of Steffen is huge, UNH ran right at his
>replacement. And, UNH took their starting QB out.
>Don't see 'gate defense as a strength. The offense is
>mightily struggling. Hunt's stubbornness with the
>continued use of 3 RB's hurts the run game. Had
>another dropped hand off. In spite of using 3 RB's,
>Melville was the leading rusher against UNH with 59
>yards. Russell fumbled again, killing a drive around
>the 20. Go with Holland and Wilkens for short
>yardage. Melville had a career high 41 pass attempts
>for 195 yards but, could only produce 8 points. The
>receivers dropped many balls and deserve half of the
>blame. Melville's underthrown pass was completed for
>a gain but, it should have been a TD. See nothing to
>cheer about but, I hope the team looks better in the
>PL.
> So far, there has been no benefit to adding
>scholarships. In fact, performance has worsened.
> I don't mind a stretch game but, starting every
>year with three losses doesn't do much for team
>confidence and fan interest. Wouldn't it be nice to
>start with a couple of wins after three games, build
>team confidence and get fans excited? Wins help
>recruiting. Good players want to go to winning teams
>and fans attend games when their team is winning.
>Sorry about the rant, I'm getting frustrated. Go
>'gate beat Yale.

yes, well said raider

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