Fine reporting by the Times, of course, but it shouldn’t be surprising that the coach wasn’t any kind of Rhodes finalist:
In his first meeting with Harvard, in 2009, Yale was holding a 10-7 lead with two and a half minutes to play when he ordered a fake punt on fourth-and-22 from the Yale 25-yard line. The call mystified almost everyone. Harvard stopped the fake, took over in Yale territory and went on to score with 92 seconds left to post a 14-10 victory.
That may be the worst play call in the history of college football.