Jump to content

UAlbany Athletics- America East-
SOCIAL MEDIA: UAlbany Facebook- UAlbany Instagram- UAlbany Twitter- UAlbany Blog-
MEDIA: Albany Student Press- America East TV- ESPN3- Schenectady Gazette- The Team 104.5 ESPN Radio- The Team 104.5 ESPN Radio Archive interviews- Times Union College Sports- Times Union Sports- WCDB- WOFX 980-
WINTER SPORTS LINKS: College Insider- Pomeroy Ratings- Real TimeRPI-
SPRING SPORTS LINKS: Inside Lacrosse- Lax Power Backup Stick-
OTHER FORUMS: America East Forum- Any Given Saturday Forum- Championship Subdivision forum(1-AA Discussion) The Hen House - Siena Forum- Stony Brook Forum- Vermont Forum


Big Purple Fans
  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


reeder last won the day on January 9

reeder had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

24 Excellent

About reeder

Recent Profile Visitors

3,237 profile views
  1. I’m terms of recruiting, you look at the defensive line and wonder who the tackles will be next year. White and Dillon both graduate, Mazon Walker is a bit undersized to get the majority of snaps, Ibn Foster has been injured or just not getting reps... not sure who else there is. Also, Dolce graduates but maybe Halasy can step in but who knows...
  2. In defense of Fiacchi, each coach is assigned a territory for recruiting. The recruiting coordinator is usually responsible for tracking available scholarships, coordinating visits, expense reports, admissions requirements, working with compliance...
  3. If they're low on safeties, i believe Eli Mencer was a strong safety in HS. Aren't strong safeties similar to linebackers ? They usually play on the line of scrimmage over the TE. Mencer might not be the best choice if you had everyone healthy but i believe he was pretty good at the position in HS.
  4. Not sure how many remember this but when McElroy was the AD (before we moved to the CAA), he thought WIlliam and Mary was a role model for athletics for us. I don't know much about them but his they were much better in football and had a good athletic program overall as well as good academics. Anyway, hopeful that some of the injured players can return and that the defensive begins to show some improvement.
  5. Last year, I remember Coach Clark saying that he didn't do anything complicated on defense, he had athletes and he wanted them to be athletic and make plays. I also read an article a week or two ago with Coach Dudzinski saying they wanted to simplify the defense, that he knew there were things that they could do but they weren't there yet. Purely speculation but it sounds like the defense became more complex. No way to know if that's the issue but there is a stark contrast in the comments from the coaches.
  6. Thanks - didn't know that. Hopefully he can recover in the bye week. I wonder what happened to Ibn Foster - 300 pounds DL, he had FCS offers, was an All State player at St. Joseph in NJ.
  7. Who's injured on the DL? They've obviously struggled but didn't know that there were injuries
  8. I absolutely agree that 6 or 7 wins is possible - we have a remarkably light schedule. I think the defense does need to improve - we’ve struggled at CB for years, not sure we have the athletes to cover athletic receivers. We also need improvement on the DL - not sure why they seem to be struggling. Good news in Josh Wynn is back soon so that’ll help.
  9. IMO, it’s not marketing or forcing student to attend- it’s the northeast. I can’t think of any college football team in the northeast that has good attendance - BC, UMass, Temple, Maryland, Buffalo, Syracuse. Rutgers is improving but still not good compared to the rest of the country. Penn State is good but they’re a bit west... even if you just look at the CAA, none of the northern schools have good attendance. I can t think of any reason to think that Albany would be an exception. Yes, attendance can improve but it’s not reasonable to expect attendance to fund the football program,.
  10. I don’t disagree with the attendance but this shouldn’t be news to any administrator doing an analysis. IMO, there was never a valid reason to assume a significant increase in attendance. The reality is the stadium is a sunk cost and a shift back to the NEC would probably reduce scholarship costs but that would be offset by an increase in other financial aid. Not sure if there’s much of a benefit there.
  11. Chris Johnson - started a few games a couple of years ago was an All American at UNA (D2 -now D1)last year. https://roarlions.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=1331 Julian Cox - California do PA. https://calvulcans.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=4830&path=
  12. Davis was the OC at UNI when they lost to NDSU in the quarterfinals a few years ago. IMO, he knows what he’s doing. That said, there are issues on the offensive line - same issues as last year. Just saw that Dane96 posted this already.
  13. When they played 2 years ago, I think St. Francis outplayed us for most of the game. They had a really good running back that got hurt and left the game around halftime. I think we were down most of the game and made a fourth quarter comeback to get the win. So we don’t want to underestimate them.
  14. Well, it was an ugly game but I’ll take the win. There were some change so the coaches are trying to mix things up a bit. New starters - Dean Grogg - for Nick Griffin. Anthony Lang also seemed to play a lot. Danny Damico (I think he started, he got most of the reps) for Neven Sussman Isaiah Watson - for an injured Eli Mencer Jack Dudzinski - for Micah Royster I wonder what’s up with Hunter Verdi and Benson Israel? The offensive line continues to struggle and I don’t think either has played this season. Also, I thought Kobe Thomas was a highly touted recruit but I don’t think he’s played yet either. I get that he’s a freshman but you get 4 games and still preserve your redshirt. Also, with the issues at safety, I wonder why hasn’t Joe Casale received any playing time. I also thought he was a top recruit so why isn’t he getting reps - he can play those 4 games and preserve his redshirt.
  15. Don’t know the context of the quote about not having a center but that’s the scout team offense against the first defense. Maybe he meant he didn’t have any natural scout team centers?