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  1. The bottom line is this: Gattuso does not have it. Maybe a first round game in the playoffs once every five years. He’s had his chance. He failed.
    2 points
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Hopefully Benson is leaving along with Gattuso.
    1 point
  5. Yes, there are a few kids that are talented...the overall team is not though, slow, many kids can't tackle, o-line can't block anyone, special teams is very poor with poor coverage, kicker can barely kick it on a kickoff to the 30 yard line, secondary for years has been complete trash. How many of GG's kids make it to any of the all CAA teams...a select few every year. This underscores a very serious issue that starts on the recruiting trail. This is one of the many glaring weakness, how this man managed to after year haver zero depth where kids are graduating and others are prepared to take their place is a fundamental failing of this regime. No one respects GG, his roster, his recruiting, coaching or talent...hence after 8 years they are picked near the bottom of the CAA, again. So yeah, we can claim they aren't utilized properly and sure with this disastrous leadership that may be true but let's not pretend he's got half a roster with all CAA type talent...he doesn't.
    1 point
  6. MRuler79. Who is insulting kids? Pointing out poor performance or execution is observation. I’m sure no one felt worse than the holder who booted those two FG snaps in the URI game. You think he didn’t hear about it from the coaches? Most of these starters are on scholarship. Yes, they are being paid to perform. The coaches are paid to train, coach and prepare the players to succeed in a game. When they fail to perform, who do you blame? The player? The coach? The team as a whole? The schemes? We’ve had some fine players over the last 8 years. But there’s been more misses than hits. Probably the best OLine was the one Ford recruited that matured under GG. And as far as insulting players by calling them “scrubs”, it’s a fairly common term for backups at the end of games. It doesn’t diminish them. The end of blowouts is when all the players who toil in practice get a chance to make their parents cheer with meaning. But, they are less talented, the defense is not at all intense and scores are made. They call it garbage time for a reason. And if your offense can only score a TD in garbage time you have failed to perform the rest of the game. The body of evidence is in on GG. This program is floundering. Having said that, if it turns around and we wind up 8-3, 7-4? Is it real and an indication of turning a corner? It REALLY looked like UA was turning a corner in 2019...but it turned out to be a dead end. Elite programs like JMU are excellent every year. Good programs perform well in most years, have the occasional down year and reload and get back on track. Programs that underperform except for a random good year amongst the debris? They’re floundering.
    1 point
  7. This is more or less the line I come down on. These are ALSO grown men, believe it or not. Maybe not in the sense that they can take care of a family, etc. (even though some do) but they sure as hell should be able to 'face the music' as far as criticism of their football ability goes. At age 18 in generations past, people that age were dying on battlefields around the world. You're telling me in 2021 a D1 football player can't take a mean comment on BPF or a mean tweet with a grain of in-the-moment-salt? Come on. If you can't take a fan or a coach telling you that you suck, perhaps you shouldn't be playing D1 sports? Go play rec. league at your local YMCA. Also, how many times have we heard that players use this type of negativity to fuel them? It's the underdog story or what not. So if a player can't be driven to be better or to prove people wrong...again, perhaps they shouldn't be in D1 sports? That being said, I don't think any of these posts from any of the posters are directed at the players personally (their character, their families, their physical beings, etc.). They ARE absolutely directed at their football talent, which is fair game IMO. I'm sure they are all great young men with bright futures....outside of football. D1 sports/football is a product. Fans are paying customers and just like customers on Amazon.com, they are allowed to make product reviews whether you like their tone or not.
    1 point
  8. I think you made "us cast of character types" case for us. Six losses in a row. Last 5 years with his own hand picked recruits, 17-25. "Winnable" games that are lost by penalties or poor execution. It's a broken record. HE'S HAD 8 YEARS TO BUILD THE PROGRAM. There should be an upward arc. It's not there. Constant problems with the O Line. Tied for most points ever in the first half by a Syracuse team. Let's revisit this post at the end of the season to see if you were right. Crow for Thanksgiving?
    1 point
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