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Dane96

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  1. I dunno. I don't think we are that bad. I think Coach Nichols said it kinda perfectly. I also think Click pointed out the nature of the scheduling. Do I think we have problems putting the ball in the bucket, yeah...I do. Some of that is mental, some of that is the caliber of opponent, and some of that is just kids pressing. I literally had Doc Sauers scream the following at me after about a month of some crappy shooting, "you're shooting motion is beautiful, you just can't put the ball in the bucket". It was all because I kept pressing the more I missed. Honestly, I am beyond shocked at the defensive end...that usually takes awhile. Hitting buckets will come. If this team goes 4-12 in the conference, I'd be concerned. However, just like the players...the staff is currently learning as well. I expect a big improvement in the coming weeks.
  2. If you truly want adventure, nothing beats Kauai. However, Maui is the perfect mix. Paia is a cool little down with some solid bars, sadly got a little touristy due to some celebrity owned places...but it's very chill and cool. The Hana Highway is a serious adventure for a day, but gorgeous with falls you can go into and black beaches. The park past Hana has an incredible bamboo forest. West Maui mountain is excellent and has some of the best banana bread (roadside stand you will ever consume). Sunrise at Haleakala is everything it's cracked up to be, and worth the tired morning. Kihei is very chill and, while touristy, Lahaina is worth a walk through, especially at night. If snorkeling is your thing, you will love the fact that one of the best shops is named....BOB's. They are great because they support anti-aquarium hunting (something that is a huge problem in Hawaii). If you are really into snorkeling, and honestly...families were doing it even though you are in "open ocean", a short boat ride trip to Molokini crater is outstanding. If you dive, they take you on the other side of the crater...but that was out of my league as it is straight open water diving. Honestly, Maui is truly a great, mixed bag island...definitely not as "city" like as Honolulu can be.
  3. Arguably a MUCH worse 1-6. I've watched them; we've shown flashes of life. CMU is putrid. Truly putrid.
  4. To me, the most surprising aspect is defense. They play really hard, and do a decent job. I expected defense to be much slower than the offense. It's a shame Healy left; having both Cerrutti and Healy would open up a lot of the floor for the rest of the team. I really get that Cam was attached to Coach Brown, but he left for a program that isn't better off than Albany.
  5. Couldn't agree more on what you wrote, and yes Aloha Stadium was condemned by the Stadium Authority. Though I do think Kauai is for a specific type of person. Personally, I love it...it's just so different and pre-historic. I go every chance I can get. I still have not made it over to Lanai.
  6. Agreed, Wasn't he in concussion protocol is Frosh year, or is my memory off on that one?
  7. It was a dump. I played a game on it (ultimate frisbee). Totally retrofitted and stands added, all for this season. They basically gutted it for this season. That said, anyone wanting to go to Hawaii, please let me know. I can help you plan a trip; very close with locals and have done many trips. You most certainly should consider going at least a week, 10 days if you can manage it...and definitely see at least two islands. I recommend Oahu / Maui or for the truly adventurous, Oahu / Kauai. I've guided many people on wonderful trips there.
  8. Eli, this is their MAIN STADIUM...not practice field. It will be this way for quite a while. They are adding 6,000 seats to this at the end of the year to meet the 15,000 seat requirement. It's currently, 8,000 seats. It's a dump.
  9. Hawaii, as a state, has hit major revenue issues due to their Rapid Transit project. My company bid on it--got a nice free trip out of a review of the winning documents. Most Hawaiians would like the emotional aspect of having an on-campus stadium. That said, and as someone who has been on that campus, there isn't much space to build one. Personally, I think you will have an erector-set permanent stadium at the TC Ching Complex...and that will be that.
  10. They have debt to service on the stadium. Football will not be shut down.
  11. My early season issues with this group: can’t hit free throws cant rebound Do not have a legitimate ball distributor. This leads to one on one basketball. all fixable.
  12. Listening to this thing and we just can’t get buckets to drop. Horton has 3 assists, I still think we need to get Amica going. Honestly, I’m worried about Amica…this is too long to be out. would be a shame. what boggles my mind are free throws. I swear, kids can’t hit them anymore. I took about 100 a day from about the age of 10 until I was 30 (playing in men’s leagues and on a law school team that travelled to play other schools). I just don’t understand how kids are this bad. Free throws are just straight repetitive basketball moves.
  13. You guys are bitching about missed shots. (I kid). We are five points down. This team looks like its finally playing some sets. Impressive.
  14. Agreed. Here is the thing, I am not even sure what Coaches need to go other than TWO, one of which most certainly won't go. IMHO, our Offensive Line but for a season or two, has been a train wreck. This year, especially, our Special Teams have been pretty bad. Those are two easy scapegoats. Offensively, I am 100% positive Joe Davis will get the blame but I personally don't think it is warranted as the offensive system really hasn't changed since the start of the Gattuso era. Joe Davis' offenses have been stellar at every stop he has been an OC. Unless we have around $600k lying around, no change is going to be made. This presents two very serious problems: 1) Can our staff change their stripes, and that starts from the top. I love the evaluation, will the findings be put in place and will the AD demand some of his own; and 2) It puts the staff in a lame duck recruiting position; frankly, we will lose out on good freshman if there is no extension in place...and the rebuild will have to occur with transfers.
  15. 2nd half was better. 'Dre Perry...he keeps the ball too long and makes the wrong basketball play 75% of the time. The day Amica is healthy, he needs to play point...Horton is not a PG. Hutch is still a glue guy that you need on this team. Not sure there are actual X's and O's right now
  16. I am also confused. But if you are looking for names, Dickens, here is an off the top of the head set that by no means is fully inclusive and pure spitballing, and in no order. The unlikely to happen list: Tem Lukabu- DC Boston College Frank Cignetti JR- OC Boston College Sean Duggan- LB Coach Boston College Randy Bates- DC Pitt Gerard Parker- OC WVU Anthony Poindexter- CO-OC Penn State Brent Pry- DC Penn State Take a look at list: Kent Austin- OC Liberty Bob Chesney- HC Holy Cross Jeff Gallo- OC Monmouth Chris Boden- OC Villanova William Fiacchi- WR/Recruiting Albany Manny Rojas- DC Delaware Mike Shanahan- OC JMU Corey Hetherman- DC JMU Patrick Murphy- OC JMU Again, just spitballing without even having had breakfast yet.
  17. 70 percent this year. I believe the previous number was closer to 1000 season ticket holders. Maybe just shy. There should be at least 1500 in this community. Arguably more. It’s always been woeful marketing even in the infancy years.
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