Bulldog Blues

By Richard Kent, BASN Staff Reporter
Updated: November 15, 2009
CONNECTICUT (BASN) — It is laudable that Yale made Tom Williams only the first African-American football coach for the Elis and only the second in the Ivy League.

It is laudable that the American people elected Barack Obama as the first African-American President. The big difference is that Obama is doing a great job in the eyes of many and Williams is doing an awful job at Yale.

A former defensive coach for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Williams is 2-4 in the Ivies with superior talent. His team just lost 21-14 to an awful Princeton team (3-6, 2-4 Ivy League) to fall to 4-5 overall heading into the Harvard game.

Former coach Jack Siedlecki was let go because he couldn’t beat Harvard. He did though compile a 70-47 record and won two Ivy Championships.

Williams is unlikely to beat Harvard. Finishing 4-6 and a loss to Harvard does not make it for the Yale alumni. His calling card was defense and right now Williams’ defense is porous.

He has also mismanaged two good running backs. Alex Thomas, a talented sophomore from nearby Ansonia had only three carries in his first three games.

Mordecai Cargill is a really good freshman runner, but only carried the ball three times against Princeton despite having a good game (four carries, 23 rushing yards, and 41-yard TD catch) against Brown the week before.

Obviously, Williams’ job is not at stake heading into Harvard. But his performance on the field must be questioned though. He seems unable to make adjustments at halftime, especially on defense.

When he took the job he talked about winning Ivy League championships and beating Harvard. He’d better start first with a winning record next season in the Ivies.

The Yale alumni are not patient.