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  1. This program is fully broken. Full Stop. We don't have time for Gattuso's contract to expire next year. Change must be made NOW!!!!!! I don't want to hear bull$iena about "we were close, we lost by less then x, this many games". Winners find a way to win those games. I lost my respect for this man years ago when he whined like a baby against a class act like Talley of Villanova. In that game, Talley called a run for his fourth (or fifth) string, senior running back, who scored. Gattuso's actions that day were disgusting, and I have never, ever forgotten his lack of class. He's pulled that crap numerous times. It's one thing if the team performed. It hasn't. We average like 11.5 points ppg this year in CAA play...and 18.5 given up. The 18.5 is nice. And I don't want to hear him playing the OC. The line full stop is AWFUL. Receivers can't hold onto footballs. And the QB's are punch drunk from getting hit. Gattuso's judgment of running an offense should have been called into question when he let his failing DC takeover OC calling duties. I'm done...can't take this $iena any further. Calling Bob Ford...
    5 points
  2. Are you saying since he is no longer at Albany the fans shouldn't follow his coaching career or his son's college basketball career? I think it's great that the fans want to support them both. Just my opinion though.
    5 points
  3. I honestly thought there would be a lot more discord and vitriol on the board towards gattuso and the department, but unfortunately things are way worse than I imagined. We have gone beyond anger and are into apathy. There's a thin line between love and hate. Apathy is WAY harder to recover from.
    5 points
  4. Thoughts: LOL at the crowd in the opening TV shots of the stadium. If there is any proof needed of why GG and MB need to be fired, it's that. Nice fall day and there is like 1,000 people in an 8,500 person stadium. What a joke. Yet another player disqualified after a personal foul. This team is so undisciplined. I don't remember the last time we had multiple player ejected in a single season since going to the CAA. And then you had #44 with another 15 yard penalty. With the whole transfer portal business, IMO, JUC is going to leave after the season. I'm willing to guess that he's not interested in a QB battle, especially after his 2019 season. Either he regressed or the system changed and he doesn't like it cause his stats are not good and a FAR cry from 2019. Good thing is Carino seems like a viable replacement. Wouldn't be surprised if someone like Verse or Alexander also moves on - guys want to win and this is not a winning team or program and not even remotely trending in the right direction. We hit new lows of ineptitude on a weekly basis. Picture of the crowd sometime in the early 2nd quarter. This is PATHETIC. Benson and co should be ashamed.
    3 points
  5. We left after the D folded and gave up the fourth quarter TD. Lots of other folks did too. VERY sparse crowd. Looking at the box score you would have thought the Danes won. This coach and this team seems not to know how to win anymore. Ten games in a row. You listening Benson? GG must go....
    3 points
  6. 34% winning percentage in the CAA, 9 losses in a row...yup, phenomenal. Phenomenal that he still cashes a paycheck....
    3 points
  7. Now up to 80-90% chance of rain. Six weeks ago I would have predicted me sitting in the rain to see this game. Now...not a chance. 0-5 and going no where fast. Can’t hold a lead. Can’t execute on special teams. Star QB benched because....why? GG wanted it that way? Only one RB used. If ANYONE from the the athletic department is reading this...I’ve been a fan since the program started in 1970....I’ve been a season ticket holder since Casey opened...you are losing a loyal fan base and based on long experience, the students aren’t interested most of the time. DO SOMETHING!
    3 points
  8. When you are the parent of a kid in the program while they are playing there really isn't room to say anything even if it is well intentioned. You would be surprised even at this level how many parents in one way or another politic, but I don't think it ever swayed any of the coaches. After we were done I did share some comments. Scott is always very pleasant, and genuinely a good person, but as a mid major sort of program Albany has to work harder and do it better.
    3 points
  9. Games were played @ turf fields outdoor @ Afrims. Game 1 UA vs BU. Side by side was Vermont vs Marist. In game 1 UA fell behind immediately 0-5; but got going and qtr scores were 3-5, 4-3, 6-3, 3-5; for a 16-16 tie. I actually had the score 18-17 UA. In game 2 UA again immediately fell behind by 4 and lost by that exact amount to Marist—2-5, 5-3, 3-5, 1-2 =11-15. UA did use a lot of 2nd & 3rd string in game 2. Also, gave up 3 straight goals in the 3rd period because of 2 straight 30sec face off penalties. On the other field Vermont beat Marist 18-7 I think. And then BU beat Vermont by 3 or 4 I think. Will write some comments & highlights tomorrow and hopefully others @ the game will also!
    2 points
  10. Just in the event that PDF goes tits up into the ether at some point, going to store these online for all to marvel at.
    2 points
  11. Featured Projects 5/26/21 PE building starts page 125 - gym renovation to be finished next summer, pool fill-in in 2023 Athletics Complex pages 152-165 SEFCU  Enhancements and amenities to greatly improve fan experience  Rotates court to allow for more arena-like bowl seating  Various seating options - from bleacher seating to high-end plush seating  Increases ADA seating availability  Combination of both fixed and retractable seating to continue to allow for increased floor area for non-gameday activities.  Current budget estimate is $7.5M but will increase due to new change requests.  Construction starts still undetermined but anticipate at least 12-month project duration. AIR STRUCTURE • Size based on current installation at Utica College (roughly 136,000sf, 4x bigger than former bubble structure) • Cost estimated at $4-6M depending on amenities • Would house synthetic turf field (80% reg football field), NCAA-compliant indoor track, other amenities as space allows • Small ancillary building structure may be included (budget dependent) to house lockers, showers, coaching offices, etc. SEFCU CORE  Further design paused at start of CDs until funding becomes available. No further timeline available at this point.  Estimated construction value to date about $12.5M.  Design likely to change somewhat pending anticipated changes to Arena and planned changes to PE Phase02. FOOTBALL BUILDING  ~25,000 SF  Includes:  Football Offices  Football Locker rooms  Strength & Conditioning Schedule: > 10 + Years
    2 points
  12. The renovation of the PE building will prevent the feast associated with BPG, so it was moved up.
    2 points
  13. Everyone needs to seriously chill out, especially when it comes to judging Gold Old GG. If you selectively apply just 87 points to all six of the games, this team is undefeated with wins against a sub .500 FBS team and the gold standard of FCS, and is ranked high in the polls with a clear path to the FCS playoffs. 87 points! That's it. You can score that in just one basketball game. People need to remember that it isn't about winning football games. It is about how well you can rationalize the losses.
    2 points
  14. I was there for the whole thing...as others noted, it was a slow start...but as the game went on, they got more comfortable and less methodical. Just played ball. - Perry is a nice player, I think will be an important piece this year. Definitely a big wing or a stretch four, can work inside and out. - Doles had a nice game, will probably be the starter at 5 - Newman is pretty athletic and big and will probably back up Doles, if he can give us 5 or 6 pts and 5 or 6rb would be nice. Was pretty quiet most of the game but a little bit at the end. - Hutch confidence seems back...was splashing 3's, it was nice to see for a kid that hung in there. Should definitely be in the play in group - Shaffer I though was pretty quiet but scored a bucket or two before twisting his right ankle. - Drumgoold was quiet, hit a shot close to the end of the game but otherwise didn't make much of an impression - Champion did a lot of thing well, steady, senior leader, hit a few 3's...solid defense, moved the ball, definitely someone who will be in the top 10 and part of rotation - Fizulich I found was very good, I'm not sure where he plays but tough on the ball defense, quick, jitter bug type player that will be under the skin of opposing guards, pretty shifty. - Cerruti has a nice stroke, probably will start at 2 guard at least to start the year as they will need some shooting. Definitely a D1 player - Ketner big bodied, had a few nice moves down low but will probably need a little bit of time to adjust - Horton had quite the battle with Little...should start the year as starting PG but Little gave him fits. - Little...this is a guy who's going to be a star in the AE. Beautiful pace to his game, long, strong and quick, made some really nice passes, head up, I felt good about him running a team. Wasn't out of control but did force a few 3's late as he hit a few earlier and was probably feeling himself. He and Neely are the future along with the big kid we just signed. Very impressed by him, kid is a baller. Was giving Horton all he could handle. - Neely same thing...this kid is a steal for us. Thick and strong, very athletic, doesn't look like a freshman at all and may be a 4 year starter here if she sticks around. Pretty much can operate at all 3 levels, can take smaller guards into the post, can shoot the 3, can pull up from mid-range. Strong on defense. - Reddish probably our most athletic kid...very long and can jump out of the gym. At one point went up for the rebound and head was above the rim...lol...but he's a project. Overall as they settled in the game had a nice pace to it...started out very very slow. Team is bigger and more athletic than last year for sure. - I'd start Horton, Cerruti, Nealy, Perry and Doles with the bench being Little, Fizulich, Champion, Hutch and Newman. To bad didn't get to see Amica today.
    2 points
  15. It's really sad I just don't care anymore. There is zero point in watching. This program is on a bridge to no where. It's upsetting because except for one season, we all could have predicted it.
    2 points
  16. I went to the alumni scrimmage last night. Not much gained to report. Played in a downpour mostly and players wore different numbers than the roster indicated and some #s used for multiple players. First observation #6 Regan Enders won every face-off he took--obviously he is definitely an upgrade over previous Danes at the X. #36 also took some face-offs but with mixed results. Will Ramos was introduced with the graduated seniors from the covid years in the pre-game ceremony . Scott gave a nice speech & introductions; but could't the university provided him a mike?? Only younger goalies used; Ramos did not play at all, plus being introduced with the graduated seniors--not sure what that means for this year?? NO DEFENSE was played what-so-ever which is pretty typical in a game like this.[at least no-one was needlessly sliding.] Passing was perhaps the worse I've ever seen--which is/was expected from the alumni; but even this early, is a little unsettling from the regulars. Offensively, #23 or maybe 24 nailed a couple really long range shots and #0 Pessemeti (I think) had some nice goals. Hogg & Tucker each had at least one. Did not see Yunker at all; not even sure he suited; but with number switching hard to tell. Scott did mention next weekends Fall Ball tournament. Boton U, Marist & Vermont I think; but did NOT offer any info on TIMES & PLACE?? Anyone else there last night want to ADD/DISAGREE/WHATEVER greatly appreciated!
    2 points
  17. My son's little league game got rescheduled for 10am, not sure if I'll make the scrimmage or not now. Really pissed me off. Hope the rain comes earlier and the game is cancelled.
    2 points
  18. Good to finally see the roster up. I haven't seen as much club lacrosse, but know some of the guys from high school. I think it is a solid group, and I personally like the big class of middies. IMO post Osika, McClancy the midfielders as a group have been the weaker link. You have to have studs in the middle of the field to not only provide a scoring punch, but to allow the poles to play defense. One of the things that has confounded me for years has been the slide package. Going back to when Perla played the middle and the last two years or so with Kunz, the pole in the middle was sliding like crazy and IMO creating offense more times than not for the opposing team. I thought the poles as a group were actually solid, but the breakdowns happened at middle, usually with smaller guys who just couldn't match up against the elite teams we would face in the NCAA's. It was rare to see a pole actually get beat, of course it did happen, but to me it was what the poles were being asked to do, and middies getting beat on alley dodges which then forced the poles to slide. I don't know anything about the transfer goalie, but I always have liked Ramos and thought he got a bum deal when he was thrown in during big games and under the circumstances did well. I hope he earns the starting job, and gets to play a full season.
    2 points
  19. First half was a shell game. Same old same old in second half.
    2 points
  20. I love my seats, and I keep renewing so I don't lose my location. The way things are going I have no reason to renew next season. There is close to a 0% chance that anyone will buy them, and they will be available for future seasons if I change my mind and decide to go back. Anyone, along those notes... I have some great seats and a SEFCU lot parking pass of anyone wants to use them this season. It doesn't look like I'll want to waste my time going to the field again this season.
    2 points
  21. “I think sometimes it’s lost in the quest for winning national championships and everything, but football’s about a lot more than just record, and so we work really hard on all aspects of what’s good for our players,” Gattuso said. “But certainly, to be competing in this league, we have to win this football game if we have any hopes of driving toward some type of successful end.” LOL...you know who comes out with a gem like "but football's about a lot more than just record"...a guy with a horrendous record at UA and let's face it an 8 year loser here. Can't recruit, can't coach, this kid is making bad decisions, that guy drops passes...always the kids fault. Can't wait for the day this mess ends! Bottom line is you are either a winner or a loser...if in 8 years you can't get the needle moving, you're a loser! Not like the guy is 2 years into a rebuild. I think the fans and the school have been more than patient. Nothing left to prove here....
    2 points
  22. Week in, week out...this team is not prepared. Starting with the HC. It's an unmitigated disaster. Benson and Gattuso both need to be calling the New York State unemployment line YESTERDAY.
    2 points
  23. I tuned into the game just before we kicked the third field goal. After Delaware scored on the next possession. I would have hoped that the offense would have been told, "After we score the next TD, we will be going for a 2 point conversion and we'll run whatever play they practice for this situation. We had already used a TO previously, so I don't know if it was a good one or a bad one, but having to use our second TO before the conversion was criminal.
    2 points
  24. With the way the defense was playing, this was a winnable game. The offense underwhelmed. Special teams coverage and return performance was dreadful. Not too many penalties, but one or two in key spots. A couple of inexcusable pass drops that were costly. Difficulty getting plays in. Wide receivers and JUC on different pages of the playbook. Four games into the season those things are indicative of either massive breakdowns in coaching or terrible recruiting. In either case, the fault lies with the coaching regime. Kick/punt return yards 99-20 in the Hen’s favor. JUC 40% completion rate? No back other than KM got a carry? Their third string QB was almost unstoppable as a runner? GG seems to say that drops hurt them. Yeah, but what game was he watching? The problems with this team are systemic. Bottom of the CAA...in the mud. Let me say once more, that Verse and Lang are a heck of a pair of bookend DEs. Likely the best combo we’ve ever had. Speed off the edge, strength and totally disruptive in the backfield. I hope we can keep them.
    2 points
  25. Boy, Dane fans are really buzzing about today’s contest. Three days without a post. 😴😴🦗🦗
    2 points
  26. A quick rant now that I can. For Pete's sake update the roster. I know it is a little thing, but speaks volumes about the program and selling the program. I looked at a ton of rosters and of the top 30-40 teams Albany is the only program with no updates. STOP living in the past. Just about every bit of social media is about former players. Great to honor them because it was a great run to be part of, but time to move forward an focus on making the current roster better rather than dwelling on the past. Rant off
    2 points
  27. No. Zach was too much on offense. We could not contain
    2 points
  28. Did we win this weekend against the Bye?
    2 points
  29. ‘Nova put in a very respectable effort against PSU today. Losing to a #6 Big Team 38-17. Even though 14 pts came against reserves. On the other hand, UNH was crushed by Pitt 77-7.
    2 points
  30. In today's Gazette, there's an article meant to break down this team's 2 year tumble. It's not encouraging in any sense. The three areas cited by the reporter are offensive collapse, special teams mishaps/performance and "leveraging of points." The last apparently referring to the team winning close games in 2019 vs losing them all this year. GG says that there is no answer and that they just need to make plays in critical situations (Captain Obvious?). The article also points out how Mofor has been almost exclusively the runner...apparently only 12 runs by anyone else since the beginning of 2021! GG says "we have to get another running back going." Call me crazy, but how about putting another RB in the game and handing him the ball? There's 6 other RBs. Are they all injured? Incompetent? Again, put someone else in the game and hand them the ball. I plan on going to the game today...intend on cheering when appropriate. If they look like they came to play, I might stick around for the second half. Let's try Carino for a while too. A change of pace with a capable running QB might be a plus. I hate the Sussman play.....guy sits on the bench all game and then you bring in a running QB on a 3rd and short....and everyone on the D knows EXACTLY what is about to happen. Ah heck.....this season is toast. If they flatten again, the tix go unused.
    1 point
  31. NO!!! Not so quickly on trying to move on when this is unresolved business. I can safely say most of his players and the fans in the stands cannot move on until Coach Brown is inducted into the UAlbany Athletic Hall of Fame. Five trips to the NCAA DI Tournament has earned him this right and privilege. Now, this may not happen under Benson's watch....but this will happen!!!
    1 point
  32. Was just coming to ask the same thing. Usually lots of chatter about this game. Amazing how this school is slowly alienating it's most loyal fan base to the point that this group here is not posting or fired up at all for any sports really.
    1 point
  33. Jackson Brown's name has been removed from the roster and bio removed from the team page on the SUNY Fredonia Men's basketball website
    1 point
  34. $10 at dutch for games after this one. It really is insane to jack up parking for certain games
    1 point
  35. 1 point
  36. 2018. As always, thanks for your insights and assessments. Have you heard any more about the alumni scrimmage? Is it still this Friday, and time/place??
    1 point
  37. 1 point
  38. I'm not renewing season tickets as is and won't be to any more games this year. If there is a new coach I will considering renewing. If there is not, I won't be back until there is one. If they don't give a crap about the product, why should I care and go to games. This is bar none one of his worst teams and he's almost a decade in.
    1 point
  39. The separation agreement should come with at least 6 months of broadband. https://twitter.com/RodgerWyland/status/1445220224383520770?s=19
    1 point
  40. Garbage team and garbage coach. Someone broke JUC because he looks like 10% of what he looked like in 2019. Either that or the Monstars came and stole his football talent. Receivers have no idea what routes to run. Staff can't manage games (took a few unnecessary time outs). FIRE GATTUSO AND CLEAN HOUSE!
    1 point
  41. Greg Gattuso's Danes are dead last in the CAA, the only remaining winless team. Gattuso is now 19-35 in the CAA. This season is over, virtual lock at this point that this will be another sub .500 season with 6 CAA games left. They would need to win 5 out of 6 to have a winning season and 4 out of 6 to have a chance at .500. I think based on what we've seen, there is zero chance of that happening and that should spell a coaching change. The experiment is over....This team is impossible to watch, offense is absolutely dreadful, they can't even figure out what the play is. Three times today in the first half the WR did their own thing and QB did his. Offensive line is offensive, run game almost non existent. Special teams is brutal....penalties at the worst time. This is a bad bad undisciplined team.
    1 point
  42. Looks like those two weeks were wasted by the O. Miscommunications galore. Is it just me, or does one of the announcers have one of those “famous announcers school” voices? Verse and Lang are a nice pair DEs...maybe they should try the 480 lb guy though.
    1 point
  43. Agree 1000% RANT ON😖! Another of my pet peeves and I have plenty with this administration. Marketing, Communication and Promotion awful in all sports. About the only thing they do consistently is ASK for money. With the new ticketing program, they do not even do that well. {I paid for basketball without having to make my GDAC seat payment--I'll let them sweat awhile before letting them know I owe🥲.}
    1 point
  44. Especially when the games turn into a dogfight.
    1 point
  45. I’ll return to my old argument. The already relative scarcity of D1 talent in NY and NE has been diluted by the addition of many new scholarship granting schools.
    1 point
  46. Absolutely, the Northeast is not a destination for top recruits at FBS/FCS level. Just look at the FBS/FCS teams north and east of Penn St and their level of success. The Cuse can only brag of a Clemson win a few years back. BC hasn't been relevant since Flutie. UConn and UMASS are the doormats of the FBS. Rutgers has been a train wreck since moving to the Big 10. Maine and UNH have been mid level CAA. SBU has not thrived as the only D1 school on LI after Hofstra dropped football. Buffalo has shown some success lately, I will give them that, but MAC teams are not playing in a major bowl game anytime soon. Army has alot of pomp and circumstance which is great. I did not bother to list the Ivies, NEC, or Patriot. College football in the northeast is just tough sledding. The few tier one recruits are going big-time down south or Midwest. Just look at my closest D1 school to me, an hour away, is Coastal Carolina and what they have done in just 6 years at FBS level. 3/4 of their roster is from SC, NC, and GA. Kids who stay near home and but were a step below Clemson, UGA, SC, UNC talent. I agree Gatuso should go if this is a 3 or 4 win season but I don't think the next guy will find it any easier to win in the northeast on a consistent basis. FCS playoffs are nice but outside of easy matchup like CCSU, we get our butts handed to us otherwise.
    1 point
  47. We have a geographical recruiting disadvantage in the CAA; add in: Inept COACH & AD = IMHO cannot and never will {"maybe occasionally"} win in the CAA.
    1 point
  48. Lets not be silly here by stating that UA doesn't have talent. They have plenty of talent. Is it being optimized or are they playing up to their ability? No, not so far. Or they are an NEC team. They would beat every NEC team including Duquesne ( I know they beat a bad Ohio team), see 2019 playoffs with most of the same players. The OLine is horrible no question and needs fixing. But it is insulting to some of our current players who ARE talented and are contributing. Do think #96 the DE is talentless? Karl Mofor? the new WR #11? Be responsible when making these statements. as I assume they read this board. IF (AND ITS A BIG IF) the OLine can turn it around they can be a different team.
    1 point
  49. Thanks for the update. I've been searching/trolling info on Fall/Ball; with no avail. Marking my calendar 10/15 and 10/23. THANKS!
    1 point
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