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jimbo

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Fall..........ing

27 August 2017 - 07:41 PM

Has a UA team won a game yet this fall?

Geir Gudmundsen

15 March 2017 - 12:26 PM

In the March 6 Sports Illustrated on p24, former UA tackle Gudmundsen is interviewed in his capacity as a staff member at Test Football Academy. Basically a place to train up college players to improve their combine scores, etc.

CAA coaching changes

03 January 2017 - 01:45 PM

Anybody notice that Danny Rocco left UR and went to Delaware? And the UT Chattanooga coach went to UR? Elon coach left to go to Florida Intl and they hired a DII coach from Indiana of PA. Did I miss any?

Football...looking ahead...rebuild or reload?

22 November 2016 - 07:17 AM

Now that the dust has settled, a look at the Senior day list and the two-deep leaves me a bit uneasy. The biggest hit to graduation would appear to be the O-Line, 4 of 5 starters plus the back-up center. EB's production (assuming he comes back full strength) could be diminished by a new set of linemen. How much experience did they get this year? Second will be the loss of Nicastro, Logan and Morrison, basically the heart of the LB corps. Another huge hit , both in talent and in leadership. Rahsaan Clark is another big loss to the D. One of the biggest losses I feel (and one that may not get as much mention) is Jon Martin. As a punter he was a tremendous weapon for the program. Not sure how his backup will be, right now it's Starke. 

 

So let's see what the current red-shirted players and the new 2017 class will bring. I would like to think that as we shed the remaining players of the NEC era and replace them with CAA recruited players the size, strength and athletic talent should increase, at least incrementally and perhaps over the entire unit. But talent and heart and leadership is not reserved for CAA recruits. Nicastro is a baller, plain and simple, the O-Line grew in experience and inspired confidence in the coaching staff. So let's see what 2017 brings. They exceeded my expectations in 2016 and have seemingly scratched their way to the middle ground of the CAA. Were it not for injuries to our top 2 receivers and inconsistent QB play, I think we would have been firmly in the middle of the pack and playing this coming weekend. 

 

 


Whatever happened to.........?

14 November 2016 - 04:34 PM

I've been curious as to what happened to the Madaras brothers. Long missing from roster, nothing whatsoever pops up on Google in terms of football beyond

Albany. I know Mike was a dropout from Maryland FB because he didn't have his heart in football any longer, but Sam too? Anyone know?

 

Dillon Romain: Big deal for two years, leaves, surfaces at DII New Haven, does not appear in any team statistics. Odd.