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  1. 4 points
    Credit, where credit is due: VT NFL QB rating against SFSU was 119.79.
  2. 4 points
    They had the longest winning streak in the country until tonight. The way I look at it. Albany beats Morgan State - Morgan State beat North Carolina A+T - North Carolina A+T beat ECU - ECU beat North Carolina - North Carolina just beat Pitt. That means, we're better than Pitt. Simple.
  3. 4 points
    Nice adjustment by the d coordinator to put the linebacker #31 as an edge rusher on 3rd downs. He's gotten pressure a couple times already and a sack just now.
  4. 4 points
    Women's soccer. UAlbany 3 Siena 0.
  5. 4 points
    I don't need to have designed, built or driven a train to know that when it goes off the tracks something went wrong. Maybe the train was going too fast, maybe something was on the tracks, maybe something on the train broke, maybe a rail failed. If a plane crashes into the side of a mountain I don't have to be an aeronautical engineer or a pilot to know something went wrong. If a team is 1-8 over its last 9 games and just got blown out by the only team selected below us on the preseason poll, I don't need to be a former player or coach to know something is wrong. Former players and coaches may have better insights into inner workings, but it does not take away from others who can see and analyze. I have a very good friend who is a successful former head coach of a sport I know almost nothing about. This former coach asked me what I saw at one of the games....wanted my opinion. Gave my opinion. The coach said I was absolutely right and had been harping on the team to correct it. Never played or coached that sport except for a few PE classes in HS. I've watched football religiously for nearly 60 years. You learn stuff.
  6. 4 points
    Listen. Everyone on this board , myself included, loves the Danes and hope's they win every game in every sport. I will venture to say most on here are multi season ticket holders that donate hundreds if not thousands of dollars to the school. I for one love your updates and posts and hope u continue them . However Coach G is a disaster. No game plan. Several mistakes and that's on him. The problem is , he never thinks it's on him. 100 percent of us this board hope we wins the next 12 games and wins the national championship, but even you need to admit we r not getting better. and maybe getting worse. I for one can see it in the defense scheme and again thats on him, not the players and that's what makes me extremely upset.
  7. 4 points
    Does that make LaxPower ExLaxPower?🤣
  8. 4 points
    Yeah, but those same wizards at prognostications pretty much went all in for the Hens last week...so a lack of love might be the best news.
  9. 4 points
    This post is becoming about a bunch of whiny little boys who lost their favorite toy. I am wishing these kids the best as they continue to represent this program.
  10. 4 points
    Hawai'i pays travel and room expenses, and we're allowed to schedule an extra game (home or another money game) if we want to. Without that incentive, how could they get a non-conference home game? Plus, a fun road trip for fans
  11. 4 points
    Thanks for the post. I watched Stevie grow up. I am proud of him for speaking up on such and important issue. I wish him WELL.
  12. 3 points
    This area couldn't support the AA Yankees with Jeter, Petite, Williams, and Posada on the team. They didn't get attendance because Heritage park sucked balls. When a big name major leaguer played a rehab start there the place sold out and had people sitting in the field going over capacity. The AHL couldn't get 3k per game at the TUC, but a preseason NHL game sold out. Preseason NBA games at the TUC sold out. With small name concerts, good tickets can be had up until show time. Bring Billy Joel, Metallica, DMB, or the Rolling Stones and they sell out in minutes. This area is too close to big time events for the gen pop to care about mid or low level events. It's just the way it is. We play against UVM at home last year and didn't sell out SEFCU. We play against North Carolina in LAX and set a NCAA LAX attendance record. The people and money are here. The school needs marketing to make sure people know the programs are good (my boss in Syracuse, that is a sports fan, didn't even know the programs were D1), we need to win, and we need big name opponents. If we had that, we could support and fill the arena and Stadium. Without it, we will just waddle around having fans complain about no attendance and no love.
  13. 3 points
    For your consideration: can Gattuso outcoach BYE?
  14. 3 points
    Last Up: L (45-26) @ Rhode Island Next Up: vs Morgan State (0-2) TV/Streaming: UAlbanySports Local Radio: N/A So, after a decent end to the Pitt game (held them scoreless in the 2nd half after a bad first half), UAlbany laid an utterly disgusting egg against URI in week 2. It was ugly. Rock bottom type of ugly. Supposedly, we will be playing Gattuso' 'system' in week 3 (not sure what system we were employing the first 2 weeks) but being that this is the first home game, the system better work or NO ONE is going to come back to watch another game. Hell, I'm a die hard and I might not give the 2018 team another chance until they do something with the staff. IMO this game is a must win.
  15. 3 points
    OMG...so much you are wrong on here. And for clarity, to save the rant: 1) He coached a QB who was in the NFL; 2) He led Shippensburg to one of the best offenses in the country. They would be a mid-tier FCS school. 3) More to the point, he led Northern Iowa's offense to a quarterfinal. One of the best offenses in the land that year...with a tremendous ground game. Hmmmm....what as Duquense known for when we played them in the NEC / PFL days- the air game. What did we get last week- the air game. Math.Logic.Reasoning.
  16. 3 points
    That Joe Cremo trade to Villanova for Dev Holmes isn't looking so bad
  17. 3 points
    You joke but have you been to the state of Morgan? It's really nice there.
  18. 3 points
    I seriously don't understand all of the negativity tonight. Five years ago every one of us would have been tickled purple to host (and beat) Oregon State in a one-possession game! Oregon State! Think about that man. That's a team from the Pac-12; not a winless team from one of the worst conferences in D1 football.
  19. 3 points
    BTW how horrible is Morgan st. This us ugly "football" like two arthritic giraffes fighting in judo.
  20. 3 points
    Maybe take a moment and reflect on what MANY have written on this board in relation to your posting. This post is the exact reason people get pissed off. 1- There are only 63 scholarships in Division 1 FCS 2- URI, for a FACT, has 58 fully funded scholarships and 10 of them are in-state. You know how i know...because I actually know people that are in the Athletic Department at the highest levels. Furthermore, it was discussed on T.V. during our game. That difference does make a difference in depth. Moreover, URI as down to 38 fully funded scholarships in 2013, which was to be their first year in the NEC. The program didn't ramp back up to the 58 level until last year because, even as of 2015, their were talks of ending the program and adding hockey. Up until they received a donation of $4 million two years ago...was the program considered "safe" for the time being...with upgrades to the stadium. They are STILL rebuilding (per se) as their was a lot of doubt on the program staying alive. Let's talking coaching. URI has 7 full time coaches and 2 part time coaches. Albany has 10 full time coaches and 3 part time coaches. That makes a difference. I am pretty sure that Fleming makes less than Gattuso, last time I asked (in 2017). He has a base of around 185k and gets $50k guaranteed from their FBS game. So, let's say he got a 5% raise last year (unlikely), he's making a base of approximately $194k, with 50k in additional guarantees. That's $254k in an area with the cost of living is equal to Albany (maybe less if he's in Kingston). Gattuso makes $271...and I don't know if that is complete with incentives...but I doubt it as he got a raise with the new contract and the original had a base of $230. Let's talk about expenditures. Albany spends a total of $4.8 million on the program, with $800k going to game day expenses. URI spends a total of $4.5 in expenses, with $850k going to game day. So, with less dollars allocated to out-of-state scholarship costs, Albany is spending "net" more than URI on football when you take game day expenses out of the base. URI plays in an absolute dump. We play in a comparative palace, aside from our abysmal locker rooms. Yes, the lockeroom issue is an issue for Albany and recruiting. One year is an aberration...two years...and URI has eaten our lunch. I am far from one to give up on a season...but right now URI has proven a hell of a lot more...with a lot less...this season. Stop behaving like Baghdad Bob with the intimation that 5 scholarships less than Albany means nothing. However, let me accept your argument for a second. If it doesn't matter, then would you agree that our coaching staff hasn't done a quality job with either game day coaching and / or recruiting; that's the only plausible explanation as to why URI has fared better than us this season? It's the only reasonable explanation that you can be left with if you cancel the arguments out.
  21. 3 points
    Yeah... Some progress we are seeing. Even you can't find it with a magnifying glass. When they were getting run off the field at rhody you were nowhere to be found. Why don't you as the resident expert explain to all of us unwashed massas all the incredible progress you have been looking for and undoubtedly uncovered. We're waiting... I'm dead serious? Tell us what you are seeing on the field in terms of progress. I'll hang up and listen. And when you are done you can collect you spin fee from gg.
  22. 3 points
    I don't think anyone else has given up either, just completely frustrated with what looks like a lack of progress. Most people that post on the site are die hard that have gotten used to UA dominance in almost every sport. To see one looking hopeless is discouraging.
  23. 3 points
    Unlike many here, I am not about to throw in the towel and turn against the program. I played here and bled here. There is NEVER any quitting in me. Glad to see you are coming. You'll have a great time, especially if you have not been in the new stadium. I try to ignore the naysayers but can't always. I prefer to always have faith in the program and be positive.
  24. 3 points
    Keep on posting the offers. If people don't want to read them, the shouldn't. End of story. That's what happens at a DI school.
  25. 3 points
    when your 3rd string QB is a starting LB, you have a problem.
  26. 3 points
    It says I’m #400. Of course, with the way they are playing today, Benson could personally pick me up at my house and carry me to my seat and I’d still chose to stay home. Is it ok to bring paper bags with eyeholes to the games?
  27. 3 points
    I’m willing to give a coach a fairly long leash when going from a middle of the road 33 scholarship league to the deepest 63 scholarship league. I do believe that GG made a huge mistake putting Bernard in charge of the offense and it took him way too long to rectify it. It set back the team’s progress. With a competent OC we would have been very good last year. IMHO. This is the make or break year for me and GG. You have a QB, EB is back, you’ve got talent and depth at skill positions, the Oline is now experienced, you have a real OC....now or never.
  28. 3 points
    I think we also need to take into account that this game is the first one for UA football against a legit big time FBS school. Although their fans would hate to admit it, UB is a lot closer to CAA and MVC level than they are against SEC, Big10, ACC level. Apparently under their current coach Pitt is known to come out of the gate slow in their opening game against lower level competition. That works in our favor, but little else does. I don’t expect a win, but throwing a little scare into them wouldn’t hurt. They hung with ODU for a while last year, but eventually size and speed wore them down. I can’t believe we are only four days away!
  29. 3 points
    There’s only one way we will find out, but he did ok against most of the big time programs he went up against. I doubt anyone is expecting him to set the world on fire, but he does bring skills, senior experience and determination to get better. Plus, at a P5 level he will not be drawing so much of the other team’s attention. I’m not rooting or betting against his succeeding at VU. It’ll be fun to watch. Why so negative?
  30. 3 points
    I'm getting excited for this season and the chances to beat all the expectations... Big name QB (yet to be seen how he does in game) Return of an All-American RB and the second year of a budding star RB A huge TE that we have already spent 4 years rooting for on the hardwoord Defense that was top notch last year GO DANES!
  31. 3 points
    Well, if we want arena renovations then we need two things: 1. Butts in the seats to require more space 2. Money Butts in the seats = Money Money comes from the ticket sales obviously, but more importantly butts in the seats means more value to corporate donations and sponsorships. I did my part by convincing my company to become a sponsor last season (and hopefully this season, not yet approved). The school can only do so much with the resources they have. The point of this thread (and earlier versions from past seasons) was to see if we, as in the fanbase that's rabid enough to read an post on a message board, could come up with ideas to share with the school that might help increase attendance. We can't all make donations in the 5-7 figure range, but we can do our part to help grow the program. I am sure we have others on this board that can suggest to their companies to sponsor the program, that's a start.
  32. 3 points
    So..we just need more advertising. Or cheaper tickets. Or better in-game promotions. Or beer in the seats. Or arena renovations. I say win baby win.
  33. 3 points
    Who are you guys talking about?
  34. 3 points
    We need to move on. These guys are history. Due to the lack of winning anything that mattered when they were here, they are irrelevant and just former UA players. They will never be talked about like Wilson, Iati, Hooley, Rowley, etc. In 20 years no one will remember these two...while the others will be remembered 50 years from now. Hell, Suero is more memorable than those guys and he was here for a year. Dude was an offensive sight to behold.
  35. 2 points
    The second int wasn't his fault... I thought he played well.
  36. 2 points
    This offense with last year's defense is an 8 win team. I actually REALLY like Davis' play calling and Holmes is gonna be CAA Rookie of the Year and a joy to watch for the next four years. There's a lot of really good talent on the WR corp. Perhaps take one of these guys and convert to a CB with that speed? That being said, the defensive play calling is atrocious. Guys playing 5-10 yards off on obvious passing downs and ZERO pass rush except for a few flashes by Mencer and 31. Also seeing VERY little in the way of blitzes. Where's Mazon Walker? Has he broken the rotation? I realize that they are now down to the 4th teamer in the secondary, but that's just rough play there. The bright side is that St. Francis has a pre-season All America WR, so it's not like these guys were stiffs on the SF O.
  37. 2 points
    Lol, our new fight song? 🤣
  38. 2 points
    We just gave up 422 yards to Morgan St. To reflect, at home...Morgan St managed 170 yards against Towson. We are in deep doo doo.
  39. 2 points
    Slant over the middle. I've only been asking for it for 4 years. I mean there is a reason why it's used in the NFL so much. It's high percentage and good for YAC.
  40. 2 points
    Working now...with no play by play. Stream is slow as crap and choppy. It's not my computer nor is it my router. How awful are we....we are in the damned CAA. Get your $iena together Benson.
  41. 2 points
    "I'm all out of faithThis is how I feel, I'm cold and I am shamedLying naked on the floorIllusion never changedInto something realWide awake and I can see the perfect sky is tornYou're a little lateI'm already torn"
  42. 2 points
    As many on BPF know I am a former player (100 years ago...I know no one cares), a long time $$$upporter and a true fan of UA football. I am not a guru or "know it all" when it comes to football, although I am helping coach my son's youth team on Long Island and we are kicking butt. With that said, there are several areas that I feel need to be addressed. Click, I love the passion, but sometimes like coach Ford would say "the glass may be half full." Or its possible it may be half empty lets see how the next two weeks pan out. Try and stay optimistic buddy...the sky is not falling and if GG and Benson are canned there will many, many candidates to fill these spots ASAP!!! It will not set the program back 5 years, in fact the foundation of scholarship players are in place. It might take 1 year, but odds are a new regime would hit the ground running with many transfers etc. If a new coach were to come in he would probably keep the OC and system in IMHO and start over with the rest of the staff. This job is a very sought after coaching post for this level. Where it concerns GG or Benson I do not have enough information to join your camp but remember, I would bet there is some kind of buyout clause in this extension ( I would guarantee it) . This is not Benson's first go around as an AD. A first year law student would insist on a buyout. Someone posted what is left to play for? Well for one, a free education. 63 scholarship kids would play for a degree. Second, how about a little something called PRIDE. One of the four cornerstone of our program that Coach Ford instilled is PRIDE! And finally, this team has been HUMILIATED. That's a kick in the stones when you play better against Pitt then a middle of the road Rhody squad. Now, to the performance, absolutely awful against a decent Rhode Island team. Maybe Rhody is better than we think but time will tell. We win the next two games going away and move to 2-2. Anything short of solid wins then its time to hit the panic button. This loss reminds me of the Holy Cross game from a couple of years ago. It was ugly. These next two wins will not solve anything when it comes to the CAA. There is two weeks to fix the D. If they struggle the next two weeks then I agree with Click that this team has quit and changes may be needed. The team does have talent, no question, it just needs to be executed against top tier competition. The good news is if we can turn the D around we have a favorable schedule this year. Wm & Mary, Towson, Stony Brook and UNH are not that good. Delaware will be tough. a 7 win season is not out of the question if the D can get it together. If not, then maybe changes are needed.
  43. 2 points
    You know that was a big red flag for me. Unless there’s injuries we don’t know about, how is it that a QB who hasn’t played the LB position in several years can beat out six recruited LBs on the roster? He’s had 2 solo tackles in 2 games. How bad could the other 6 be? Also: anyone notice how long it took to get the URI result up on the athletics page? Anybody notice no quotes from GG? Anyone notice how fast the results page has disappeared from the 5 story rotation? It’s gone to the archives already. It seems there was more than a little embarrassment.
  44. 2 points
    does not make up for our current state on the gridiron, but Great Dane dominance of LCC will help me fall asleep tonight
  45. 2 points
    I was talking about Joe Bernard. The guy who made the UA Offense suck so he moved to defensive coordinator and special teams coordinator and apparently found a way to make both those groups suck too.
  46. 2 points
    Hopefully the conversation went like this: GG: Sorry Mark. I screwed up. MB: Damn right you did. Fire Bernard now. GG: You got it. If I lose next week, feel free to fire me without owing me dime. You're the best Mark! Also, tell Click I love him and I didn't mean to block him on Twitter!
  47. 2 points
    From singlais: UAlbany coach Greg Gattuso described his team as "non-competitive" in his postgame interview with @1045TheTeam. Said he told the players he was "embarrassed." He's still talking to AD Mark Benson on the field, according to Rodger Wyland.
  48. 2 points
    That was pathetic. Three guys converged on WR and no one tackled him. COME ON!
  49. 2 points
    And for the record, this is one of the BEST DEFENSES in FBS football. Hell, I believe the D Line nears 290 across the board. We should take solace in the fact that: 1- The play calling is insanely improved...like LIGHT YEARS. 2- We had some nerves that lead to the delay of game, the first TD return. 3- Aside from one terrible pass, Vince T looks good 4- Our WRs are so much better than the past.
  50. 2 points
    Free advertisement because of nichols and cremo...? LMAO...there's a stretch and there's this. The 2 times someone mentions these kids transferring from Albany and anyone actually caring enough to look up Albany and what conference we play in won't even move the needle. Silly take...