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MRuler 79

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  1. Catbob welcome to the board. I promise this isn't going to be the mandatory compliment or the proverbial "smoke blown up... well you get the picture." Montana State really looks to be a fierce team from what I can gather. You guys have my utmost respect and as another poster here has stated MSU will probably be our toughest opponent sine our FBS game against Central Michigan. Physical teams like MSU that pound opponents into the ground with a running game scare me. When we were dominating in the NEC (6 conference titles) we had that same type of offense and would just beat teams into submission with a big OL and big backs. I loved it. We even took one of those teams out to Montana and played the University of Montana tough until the scholarship differential/depth took over. I believe it was tied at halftime and I think we lost 28-14 or 35-14 I cant remember. We are more of a big play finesse offense and can (hopefully) run the ball if needed. MSU is one of those types of teams. 7 different rb's get carries and from what I gather your OL is pretty big. On D we are not small but we are not huge either. We need to shoot gaps and mix up fronts. My guess is we will load the box and dare your QB to beat us. My fear is we will wear down. Our QB (see Stony Brook game) has a quick release into the flats or a bubble screen in the hurry up offense which I think you will also see. We have played and beaten teams with big crowds this season. Delaware gets 15-20k per game and we beat them. For the most part the crowds in the CAA including Albany when we are having a good season are in the 4k-10k arena. Delaware and JMU are in the 12-20K arena. We have had games where attendance was 11,000 ( opening of the stadium)even though capacity is 8500. I feel we will have better attendance next season due to the success of this years team. But 18,000 should not bother our kids, in fact it may be a great motivator. I am excited to see how this game plays out. Should we lose I will be pulling for you guys the rest of the way. Good Luck
  2. I was not detailing the weakness of our schedule when mentioning Delaware, NH SBU and CCSU, I was indicating that every team we played had zero respect for us on various sites.
  3. My observation is Albany has gotten ZERO respect from anyone this year!! From the coaches in the league to the columnists to the opposing players but all we do is keep winning. Delaware was going to beat us at their place and UNH had a devastating defense, SBU was going to ruin our playoff hopes and CCSU were going to "pound us!!!" We pissed away Richmond but so be it. And still if you look on the other sites there is little mention of Albany anywhere. Maybe they fear us I don't know but a win on Saturday would force them to pay attention. I agree 100% with Click. The pressure is all on #5 MSU!!! Just go out to Montana and let the kids play loose, have fun and let JU sling it 60 times and see what happens. Congratulations to Coach Gattuso and his staff. Also a big thankyou to all our kids who are playing their hearts out!!!
  4. CCSU is showing UA absolutely no respect at all. But then again no one has paid UA any respect this season. That may be a good thing but they think this game is an easy W according to their board. They are talking about pounding UA? really? I hope the UA kids read this!!! HOF 2013 is correct about their schedule. It is a powder puff compared to UA's. I believe CCSU will be good but I doubt they have seen team speed at this level since opening day. IF CCSU played our schedule as soft as its deemed, do you think they win 11 games? Would Rhode Island and William n Mary get beat by Duquesne or St. Francis? I doubt it. I don't. I expect a solid win Saturday.
  5. That wind can /will play havoc with a passing offense and an unsteady kicking game. Did I mention this is another one of those "MUST WIN" games?! I think they will need to win out for a berth.
  6. I will admit that URI scared me to death before the game, during the game and was very relieved we came out on top. A much needed bye week. Sometimes bye weeks are needed and sometimes they disrupt a team on a roll. We shall see. Going forward I am cautiously optimistic. Maine should be a W, Delaware on the road will be tough but they don't seem to be invincible. I love our chances with New Hampshire at home and an overrated Stony Brook team. A win over Maine and we are a 6 win team. Our kicking game still scares the hell out of me. Our D thankfully is being opportunistic and winning the turnover battle which has been key. We need our D to step up a bit and keep teams from long drives. It seems our secondary is improved but they need to step up their game going into this last push. As far as this poll is concerned nothing matters as this is JMU's conference until they are beaten. I don't see that happening. I don't want to jinx us by looking ahead but I think should we win out or finish 8-4 we will face either JMU or Villanova should we get selected. The loss to Richmond will kill us and the loss to Monmouth is inexcusable and may certainly cost us. I almost wish the bye came after Delaware but the scheduling gods have spoken. LETS FINISH STRONG!!!
  7. This week and next week ARE MUST WINS!!! RI is better than their record but lost to an average Stony Brook team. URI played New Hampshire tough and lost but UNH is better than people realize. Maine is a sinking ship!!! Delaware is also a dumpster fire!!! This Saturday we MUST WIN
  8. Lets just hope and pray it doesn't come down to our kicker. Lets hope he kicked 300 XP's and 300 FG's this week in practice.
  9. I have never turned a blind eye to it. I am well aware of the state of the program. The difference is bitching about it week after week even when they win doesn't change anything. If they lose, the sky is falling. Sometimes that is the case. When they win it was a bad team or they got lucky. No question they need a successful season this year. I was at Saturday's game and with weather like that it should of been a sellout. Winning should take care of that. By the same token I have seen games at Syracuse, UCONN, Buffalo and Villanova from the CAA and they also play to 1/2 full venue with the exception when Clemson came to Syracuse. The SU crowd quickly filed out at the beginning of the 4th QTR I do Agree... that whatever is done is done. I never said I didn't like Holmes. I never met him. I always thought he had talent and thought he was a good player for this level. This kid isn't vilified by me I just stated we would be fine without him. If he is a distraction then I mean what I said... GOOD RIDDANCE. I am sure there are two sides to the story but no one seems to have facts, just speculation. So like it has been stated earlier "whatever is done is done." Click, there is always something with every program in the country regardless of level. Its college football and for every 11 starters on each unit there are probably 33 kids behind them who are pissed off on the sidelines or were not allowed to dress for the game or travel with the team. This kid chose to have a selfish attitude and quit which has an impact on this team and I have a huge problem with that. I don't like quitters. As far as GG goes and I have stated it before I give the staff the benefit of the doubt. If this season goes into the tank then I am all about moving on. As an alumni all I care about are wins and have a hard time tolerating losses. So as you can imagine my last two seasons have been disappointing. When I stop posting, that means I no longer care. Lets hope that doesn't happen.
  10. Before everyone piles on GG understand the facts first. My bet is no one on this board knows a thing so lets save "the coach can't coach" , "the coach is a moron" or "he runs kids out town" etc. GG has/had a Jr. Antonio Brown on his hands. I say GOOD RIDDANCE!!! His feelings got hurt because he has not done a thing since mid season last year and he is frustrated, I get it. If I were a confidant of his (I am not) I would tell him to make the most of your upcoming opportunities and I would also say play better!!! He has a full ride in place I bet. Don't screw that up. He is just pissed because the other WR is lighting it up and he is supposed to "be the man" The other kid caught 15 passes against Monmouth and Holmes felt under appreciated. Get over it. Play better or transfer. He has the ability to play at the FCS level but is delusional if he thinks FBS. I wish him well whatever he decides but clearly this year this is not a big loss. He should grow up and get back to work in school and for the program. What we do know is, he was an undersized receiver coming out of HS so the big boys looked past him. He played great at Pitt last season so he is very capable once in a while at that level. Week in and week out he would struggle as we have witnessed at the FCS level let alone the FBS level...that's just my opinion. Does not make it true. If he reads this I hope it motivates him. If he could of gone on to an FBS program on a full ride, he would have.
  11. The schedule is a favorable one so I could see 6 - 7 wins IF THE DEFENSE PLAYS BETTER than at Monmouth. Agreed with Reeder that Bryant and Lafayette are bad teams. If they had made one stop or not be horrible in the kicking game vs MU they are 3-1 heading into CAA play. The O will continue to get better as the season continues and if they remain injury free. You can say what you want about the OL they have kept Kuff upright and the sacks have been limited. The backs are getting space to run. They can beat Wm & Mary and Richmond Same as last year and I am not saying they will. Neither WM or UR resemble JMU. Maine and Towson are both very good. If they can take WM down their confidence will grow. So the next two games are critical to how the season shapes up.
  12. Yeah, my bad. I meant to say they should probably be fired after the game. Sorry about that.
  13. The good news is Lafayette game is a W!!! They lose and the season is over and an overhaul with staff should follow right after. The better news is, should they win, is the next two games much like last weekends game are very winnable games. Wm & Mary and Richmond are also deemed weaker opponents in the CAA. Rhode Island and UNH are also winnable games. Maine, Delaware and Towson not so much. SBU does not impress me either. The Good: QB situation and receivers (once Dev Holmes starts to pick things up again) looks good for the future. The RBs are fine. Mofor gained 100 yards Saturday. They need to incorporate the TE's more I totally agree with everyone on this forum. Easier schedule. The Bad: The D is letting this team down. Every time UA tied the score they could not make a stop. It appears Monmouth scored every time they touched the ball. One effin stop and we win this game end of story. Lack of TE's a problem. FG kicker is a liability it seems. OL is not as good as I assumed they would be this year. While this staff is employed I will never bash them as others on this forum do. It doesn't help create change, it keeps me from wanting to come to the board. We get it !!! People want GG fired. Its exhausting to read the same $iena over and over just stated a different way. Two year of this. WE GET IT. If they lose Saturday they probably release him after the game ends. While the Monmouth game should of been won I think people are selling Monmouth short. They were far superior to Bryant and are expected to finish second in the Big South and make another playoff push. In the end this loss should not have happened. Lets get to 2-2 and get through the weaker games before being too harsh. The upside is as bad as we played Saturday we still had a chance to win. Clean up the turnovers, get better production from the TE's and run block better. Clearly they pass protect fine Cuff threw for 400 yards or something like that. And for those who said we were lucky for some of the big plays in the Bryant game that is utter horse $iena. in this game you make the breaks happen or you don't. Lets go Purple
  14. Who gets to park and tailgate in the parking lot next to the stadium? If I buy Gold Section seats for a game am I allowed to park and tailgate in that lot?? Also are the Police still pushing folks out of the lot 30 minutes after the game ends?
  15. If he wins 8 and goes to the 2nd round of NCAA's this place will have quieted down a whole lot. I support GG all the way! That doesn't mean I would be upset if he got canned should he have a bad season. I feel confident he will get this turned around. Remember he had quite a run at Duquesne. I know he has been at it a while but with this powder puff schedule it can be done. Now with that said, does anyone have a projection of the win total? Please leave the bickering at the door. On a final note I don't love the gameday experience that much. The stadium is great but the tailgating is losing its appeal. The University Police chase you out of the area before and after the game! That killed it for me last season. They kept us in a specific area with a huge tower overhead observing everything. Felt like being in a prison yard. I am considering season tickets only to park next to Bob Ford Field (sorry Casey's it will always be Bob Ford Field for me). I hope the cops don't force you into the game like last season. I hope they don't chase you away after an hour post game. That was annoying.
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