Nolan Grooms was named the Asa S. Bushnell Cup Winner as the Ivy League Offensive Player of the Year for the second straight year. This was only the 6th time in history that a Bushnell winner was recognized for this prestigious award twice in a collegiate career.

Transfer Portal Updates

Graduate Transfer Commitments:

Jonathan Mendoza – Louisville

Jackson Hawes – Georgia Tech

Wande Owens – New Hampshire

Dathan Hickey – Youngstown State

Others Receiving Interest:

Clay Patterson – Decommitted from Illinois. Other offers from UNLV, WKU, North Texas, Cal, Oregon State, Houston, USF, and Colorado

Joseph Vaughn- Offers from San Diego State and Maine

Hamilton Moore – Offers from UTEP, Norfolk State, and Bryant

Marcus Mauney – Offers from Prairie View A&M, Lindenwood, Sacred Heart, UT Martin, Bryant, and Norfolk State

Potential Loss:

Aidan Warner, QB – Entered transfer portal

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After the Bushnell awards Tony Reno said this about Nolan: “We’ve been doing this at Yale for more than 150 years, and Nolan Grooms is going to go down as one of the greatest ever to play football at Yale,”

Having fond memories of some very talented Yale qbs that go back to the first year of Ivy football, I concur with Coach Reno’s words of praise for Nolan. In a little over 2 and a half seasons he passed for 5,136 yds (52 tds) and ran for 1,793 yds (11 tds) while leading Yale to back to back championships as well as wins over Princeton and Harvard the last two seasons.
Yale fans will miss this exceptionally talented dual threat qb and wish him well in his future endeavors.

What an interesting year like 1964 when Dartmouth & Princeton tied for the Ivy with 5-2 records. If there are any old Bulldogs from the early-mid 50’s I would like to talk to you about the Ivy De-emphasis. My name is James Dal Pezzo. I can be reached at or 610-295-9223. I have studied this for 60 years. Happy New year.

It will be interesting to see where Grooms stacks up once Yale updates their all-time stats. They haven’t been updated since following the 2019 season.

The ’23 program for THE GAME has Top Ten lists for all major categories entering 2023.

Who will be the next QB to pick up the gauntlet to carry team 151. When can we get an updated list of commits. Which players are staying at Yale.

It looks like he has committed to Brevard College to concentrate on Baseball. To be closer to home . Per his X page. Good Luck Aiden

should be noted that neither are scholarship offers, and will likely just be a career scout teamer

He is a great talent, he just wasn’t the right fit for Yale. He’s predominantly.a pocket passer. Yale’s needs seems to be more of a dual threat. Like Rawlings and Grooms.
Unless Yales offensive line had a stellar line for pass protection. But what do I know. I keep on finding red herrings .

Gentlemen; offensive line should be good next year. The problem lies with finding a signal caller and interior linebackers. Assuming Mr. Lindlay and Mr. Nedad return.

I don’t see how you can classify him solely as a pocket passer. Suggest you look at Warner’s high school films; he was considered a dual threat QB by the schools that recruited him out of high school and those currently recruiting him. Yale lost a very talented QB with Power 5 skills.

It’s called a subjective opinion . I was never able to witness his performance. Also what a kid does in Highschool, sometimes doesn’t translate in college. OK

Gentlemen; Receiving an offer does not guarantee he will play. At any school there will be competition letting the cream rise to the top. In my minds eye there were many decisions in Mr. Warner’s decision to leave. All the best to him for success. It will be interesting to see what happens in his future.

Among Mr. Warner’s reasons to depart may be his conclusion that one winter in New Haven was one too many.

Is the moderator, micromanaging the board. ? !! Why there was nothing derogatory. No need for it , unless someone gets ridiculous with foul language or belittling.
For Crying Out Loud. Stop shutting the comments down so we can keep in touch with other. Share thoughts and information.!!

Does anyone know if there is still a Big Three Champion trophy. I remember a game program cover with Carm and the coaching staff posing in front of the Walter Camp Gateway with three trophies one of which was for winning the Big Three the previous year. I had never heard of this trophy before and have never heard it mentioned since. Just curious.

He was a great athletic director. He brought back strong OOC opponents like Army, Navy, Air Force and B.C. to Yale’s football schedule.

Gentlemen; Mr. Ryan was a class act, and one of the more accomplished athletic directors for our blue.

Gentlemen; what is the handicap on our blue signal callers for next year and inside linebackers?

Noticed that Yale’s running back coach Seitu Smith is no longer in the list of coaches. Was this previously mentioned on this board?

He is a preferred walk-on and is the second preferred walk-on at the qb position so far for Florida this season according to SI

Gentlemen; Bravo for Mr. Vaughn. Great season. At least four game saving tackles in the Cantab contest.

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