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reeder

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  1. Any sightings of Hughes on campus, practice... He's not listed in the game preview on the UA website.
  2. It's the small things like this that create a better atmosphere at the games. I think most of us have suggested it at one time or another. Bigger crowds are coming soon - improved atmosphere and increased talent level leads to improved attendance.
  3. Would like to believe UA can compete with and possibly defeat Siena but the stars would have to align for that to happen. Even if Jamar was healthy, we would still be lacking in talent. My hope is that they can keep it close - you never know what may happen. They need to get ready for the conference games where they have a legit shot at winning most nights. The good news is that starting next year this will be a game that they can win. I got the SI tonight that previews the college top 20. UA's front court next year will ebe as big as most (you obviously have to adjust the talent for the AE), but a front court of Zellner, Dyson and Levine will be pretty impressive.
  4. All 4 signed. UA is suddenly competitive. Great job recruiting
  5. I think today was the first day for NLI signing period. I assume all three kids signed - haven't seen or heard anything.
  6. It looks like there are three choices: 1. Vidal - more of a speed back, not sure if he has the strength to be the primary rusher. 2. Fantell - Has played well in limited action. I know he was a star in Florida, but does he have the speed and strength to start? 3. Omar Johnson - redshirting this year, but he was a star running back in New Jersey last year. He'll have a chance to make his case in the spring. ANy thoughts?
  7. Based on the last three weeks, Jones should get an invite to the 1AA all star game in December. Assuming he can get about 125 yards next week, he will surpass his 1509 mark from last year in one less game. I think he also has 18 touchdowns this year. Sentipal from Monmouth got an invite a few weeks back. I think there are only 10 invites left for all of 1AA. It would be ashamed if he doesn't get an invite.
  8. Back to back NEC championships. UA probably won't get to the ECAC bowl, so game against Towson must become the bowl game. Wouldn't it be great if Jones and company finished up by beating Towson - a school that is moving to the A-10. Can't look back, but the Monmouth loss probably cost UA not just a shot at the ECAC bowl but also the mid major national championship as well. Anyway, the seniors did a great job. Let's finish it up against Towson. You never know, maybe St. Francis can beat Monmouth.
  9. Was in NJ for business on Friday and decided to stay over to see the game vs. Wagner. A few observations. 1. What makes Jones such a tough back is the combination leg strength and speed. The first play of the game, he ran 80 yards after breaking a couple of tackles at the line of scrimmage. He also had a 40 yard run where he went in motion and took the handoff - the tacklers just couldn't catch him. Unfortunately that was called back because of an illegal block. Jones could have had 300 yards - a 40 yard run called back and he didn't play much of the second and fourth quarters (he had 175 at the half). 2. Not sure if these are injuries, but several defensive players either sat out or played very little in the second hald - Boone, Awofeso, Campbell. 3. Dustin Wilson was kicking field goals before the game and doing a pretty good job. Ford was standing by and watching - not sure what that meant. 4. The passing game looked pretty good, Sciarra had a beautiful pass to Miller - had he lead him another yard or so he could have scored. Also, a nice quick pass to Crudo where he ran for good yardage. UA also ran quite a few slant patterns which were pretty effective. 5. The defense was well prepared. Wagner would line up with trips and consistently throw a quick pass to the inside receiver. The UA defensive end would actually stand between the TE and that inside receiver and took that away in the second half. 6. Sciarra fumbled twice - could have cost two touchdowns. Once on the opening drive at the Wagner goal line and once he was sacked at the Wagner 20 and tried to pitch the ball. 7. They ran the option very well. Wagner seemed to bite on the dive consistently and when Sciarra pitched, there was never anyone outside to stop the running back. On one of Jones' TD's, he ran 40 yards untouched on a 4th down play. He got the pitch and there was no one on the corner to stop him. 8. Fantell played at the end of the game. He looks really good. Only had a couple of carries, but you can tell he will be a moajor contributor in the next couple of years. 9. There were a couple of defensive players that were just physically superior to Wagner. I don't get to see many games, so I am not sure if they are always this talented. Campbell (he's big and very physical) and Kryzak (huge and just clogs the middle - makes Camacho a better player). 10. Lastly, the Wagner facility was nice. Stands on one side (seats 3,500) of the field with fieldhouse beneath it. It would not cost UA very much to add stands like that - you were close to the field, benches were comfortable...
  10. Tape of the game? Anybody have a tape of the game or willing to tape the replay this afternoon - the replay is at 4:00? I don't live in the area and don't have access to the cable telecasts. I've contacted the cable company as well, but I'm not sure if they would can provide a copy. Thanks
  11. UA Hoops has a chance to be an upper tier AE school next year. They need to be in the upper echelon before the A10 or any other conference would want them. This year, UA could very well become a mid tier AE team and next year if the new kids can play, UA should be eleveated to the upper tier. I do think they need another center to back up Zoellner next year. You want the 6'8" kids to play their natural positions which is PF.
  12. Robert Morris 14 - CCSU 7 Sacred Heart 42 - Siena 10 Georgetown 20 - Stony Brook 14 Monmouth 21 - Wagner 10
  13. Why can't they have a pre (or post) game luncheon in the RACC. That way people wouldn't have to leave work and you'd get the community more involved.
  14. Regarding Profit Sharing My understanding is that UA gets to keep the proceeds from it's ticket sales and that's it. I don't think they sell many tickets - most are given out to students. I think last year they allocated 1500 per quad. Also, Siena needs to continue the series as much as UA in order to keep their average attendance up.
  15. I'm going to assume that Brown will start Wyatt because he is an upperclassman. How many games until Todd Martin becomes the starter and Wyatt goes to the bench - my guess is 3 games.
  16. Attendance: I think UA can average over 2500 fans per game this year. Assuming the weather holds up for homecoming against Stony Brook, I think this may be a very good attendance year. Brown - 3700 Sacred Heart - 1800 St Peters - 1500 hall of fame Stony Brook - 5000 - homecoming Robert Morris - 1000 - senior day
  17. A few thoughts: Albany should be able to dominate at this level of football based on their size on the offensive and defensive lines. Where Albany and most of the NEC and MAAC will struggle is speed on defense - secondary and Linebackers, but within the conference no team has the talent to exploit that. Kudos to Coach Ford for bulking up the linemen - you can improve the players strength and technique but you can't teach speed (you need scholarships for that). Sciarra and Delgado need to get to where Roeder was a year ago - nothing spectacular but he never hurt the team. Throw the ball away instead of taking a big loss on a sack, avoiding the interception. If they do those things, UA will win the NEC. Last thought, you have to take these next two weeks (against much weaker opponents ) and work on diversifying the offense - you can't run 60 times against Stony Brook and Monmouth as they are great defenses that will put 8 men in the box. UA needs to have a couple of slants or option passes just to keep the defense honest.
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