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jimbo

Member Since 26 Nov 2014
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In Topic: National Championships

27 April 2017 - 09:11 AM

I don't think anything less than the A-10 or AAC would be worth it. 

 

The way SUNY formed was not helpful to the cause of major athletics and a tradition never really formed. Plus, when the Land Grant Universities were formed back in the 1800s, NY chose to award it to

Cornell while most other states created universities that would become large and now P5 participants. We've got a few state schools at Cornell...big whoop in terms of sports. Schools like Albany are

trying really hard to develop a solid fan base and a modern "tradition". Student apathy is rampant, not just here, but in the whole system. Its nice to see MLAX drawing so well. Football, early season especially, should be 

packed.


In Topic: National Championships

25 April 2017 - 01:15 PM

Back in the year we played SBU in the 1st round, Dan Di Lella seemed to come out of nowhere and had a monster year.[/size]
There is no reason that one of our qbs can't burst out and have a monster year as well.[/size]
 
With the years in the CAA now, and the years of CAA recruiting under our belt, I'm hoping our O Line is more capable of[/size]
a strong year, as compared to what would have happened under same circumstances while in the NEC.[/size]

. I do agree that the current recruits "should" be more athletically talented. The problem lies with communication and working together and I think that will always come with time. It usually takes extra time for a player returning from Knee surgery to get their full confidence back, so this year's EB may not be last year's EB. QB we can only hope one of them steps up. I'm not being negative or pessimistic here, just thinking realistically.

In Topic: National Championships

25 April 2017 - 07:43 AM

Field Hockey had a shot a few years ago, but I'd say we were one step below the elites still.
 
I'd say this year Marr and squad has a legitimate shot at a national championship.  We need to be firing
on all cylinders and playing our best.
 
In the AE for basketball, never.
 
Football.... I'd hope we can win one in the not so distant future.  Wondering how some of you feel about
the progress of our football program.  Think we sit where we should be sitting in terms of evolving as a CAA program?

. In general, yes. My feelings probably parallel a lot of other fans when I say that it's frustrating as heck that we have not been able to secure one reliably talented QB since Fiacchi. Beyond that it appears the team is noticeably bigger, faster and perhaps stronger. The recruiting area has spread further south and UA appears to be a viable alternative for kids who have FBS offers. I would like to think that UA has worked it's way out of the bottom third of the CAA and into that middle pack of teams that can compete with every other team, but perhaps can't get to the top echelon without an exceptional year. Not worried about the D, but very worried about the O. Everything this year hinges on EB coming back from ACL, an inexperienced line coming together and one of the QBs showing that they can play in the CAA with consistency. I'm afraid that getting all three of those is like drawing to an inside straight. But as a fan I can only hope. Now the task is to get that 8th win to get to the tourney. Then the task is to surpass NH, JMU and UR. We've got a ways to go for that to happen.

In Topic: MLax 2017

23 April 2017 - 11:01 AM

Syracuse only beat Bing by 1! 9-8 at home. 


In Topic: Spring football practice begins 3/21

22 April 2017 - 02:55 PM

Why is Sussman punting? Do we not have have a punter?

Sussman IS the punter.