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reeder

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  1. My guess is that they want to wait and see what offers may come between now and the February signing date - but who knows. I’d rather have them not sign than to sign and not show up. Also, the other variable is scholarship offer. We know that they were offered but don’t know of it was a partial scholarship or full scholarship. I can see them going elsewhere for a better offer or waiting to February for a better offer.
  2. I think you’re reading it correctly. We’ve been undersized and Coach has talked about getting bigger and longer and it looks like we’re making progress. Someone stated this earlier but we’ve had some big linemen who haven’t worked out so now we have a couple of more. We still need more size everywhere but definitely need the length in the secondary and at wide receiver.
  3. Eli - thanks for the chart. Not related to the topic but we give up too many sacks (and we throw too many interceptions). Just points out that we need to improve the offensive line.
  4. Signing day is next week. Let’s add another offensive lineman and a couple of defensive lineman and get some commitments.
  5. I know that Coach Gattuso talked about Micah Royster moving back to center. He started at Center as a redshirt freshman before Nico Cuban transferred in. I agree Kobe Thomas had a bad game but I think he had a really good year overall and he’s only a freshman so I think he’ll be fine going forward. On defense, I just think we need to get bigger.
  6. I didn’t mention special teams. We struggled there all year. Not just place kicking but kickoff coverage as well. If we can’t kick it into the end zone, we need to be able to tackle better. Not sure if that’s a player issue or a scheme issue.
  7. IMO, the Montana State game brought the focus to areas of need that we’ve had all year Big athletic cornerbacks - Coach Gattuso has talked about this for years. He recruited Dee Fields and Elijah Fields (both around 6’1”/ 6’2”) last year but i don’t think either one played any games - maybe they can step in. We could have used that size against teams like Rhode Island, Maine and Montana State - we give up too many 50/50 passes. More size at linebacker. Metheny is a good middle linebacker but I’d like to see him on the strong side and Damico on the other side with a bigger middle
  8. Bad game but still proud of what the team has done. We have a lot of work to do to compete on a national level but this was certainly a year of progress and the future does look bright.
  9. In my opinion, it’s a bit of both - Undercuffler has been great (Gattuso has always talked about the importance of a QB) but I don’t want to overlook Joe Davis either. Also, moving Mencer to DE was a great move.
  10. Was in NY for business so I stayed over and went to the game: They obviously had a great start to the game and I thought it was going to get ugly early... I don’t understand that second reverse pass- it wasn’t necessary. I question why Coach would call it but also why Reeves would throw it when the receiver was double covered. That really got the Stony Brook fans going and took away all our momentum. The missed field goal hurt. I forget the distance but it wasn’t much longer than an extra point. Just can’t miss those. Juwan Green has to get back to catching the ball c
  11. My guess would be UAlbany vs Holy Cross and Monmouth vs Central Connecticut. There was some movement with possible seeds today so I’m thinking Villanova ends up with one of the seeds.
  12. Agreed, I’m fed up with the polls and pretty much everyone on AGS. Let’s get the win this week and control our own destiny.
  13. The other challen That said, some of the usual one bid leagues might end up with multiple bids. In the NEC, if CCSU loses to Robert Morris or Duquesne, they might get an at large. Also, if Kennesaw wins the rest of their games, they’ll end up second in the Big South behind Monmouth and they’d get an auto bid.
  14. If we win out, we’ll be in second place in the conference. Don’t think the committee would leave out a second place CAA team.
  15. I agree about Alex James. I think he started the second half, had a couple of good runs then took himself out - he was limping. I think this was eerily similar to the Richmond game, Maine had very good cornerbacks and played press coverage, they were also able to get pressure with just their defensive line. Undercuffler had to throw a lot more long sideline passes - not sure how many he tried but it was a lot. I also think we struggled in pass coverage - just a bad combination overall.
  16. I watched the Villanova / Stony Brook game this morning and Stony Brook was very lucky to get the win. Villanova absolutely took defeat from the hands of victory. Bad clock management and bad defense to give Stony Broook a chance in the end.
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