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Everything posted by reeder

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Too many scenarios for me to look at but I think 8 wins gets you to the playoffs (some teams might have a chance with 7 wins but I don’t think our schedule is strong enough to support that scenario). So we need to win 3 of the last 4. We don’t have any games against the league powers so we should be competitive in the remaining games.
  5. Does anyone know what the Under Armour relationship means besides uniforms? Benson mentioned financial contribution but I find it hard to believe that we’d get a financial contribution given our small stature.
  6. North Dakota State will host UAlbany at the Fargodome in Fargo, N.D., on September 4, 2021. The Bison will pay the Great Danes a $250,000 guarantee for the contest, according to the copy of the contract.
  7. I think the Rhode Island QB is from Atlanta and went to Georgia Prep. Not sure how they’d get those mixed up. Anyway, congratulations to Undercuffler. He’s playing really well and will give us a chance to win some games.
  8. I don’t know much about him except he coached at Northern Iowa and then at Fordham before coming to Albany. That said, he’s done a great job with the offense - yes, he has a better quarterback to work with but you can see that there’s a plan and he’s doing it well. They’re running the RPO really well and using a lot of check with me to change plays - keeps defenders from stacking the box so there are running lanes for Mofor and James. Utilizing the entire field with the passing game - sideline routes, seam routes... this is probably premature but I feel like our offense will keep us in some games and give us a chance to win one or two where we’re underdogs. I’d like to see more info on him (we’ve seen all the info on coaches who played in the NFL, we know a lot about Coach Sweeney...) but Coach Davis has won FCS playoff games.
  9. I didn’t see it touch him either. I am wondering why our defenders weren’t more aggressive in going after the ball - William and Mary can’t touch the ball until it goes 10 yards, but our defenders can. Maybe they thought it wouldn’t go 10 yards? Coach Gattuso said they were playing smart but i don’t understand.
  10. Note the paragraph that says the request usually comes from the school that the athlete is considering transferring to. Just speculation but maybe he’s going to Villanova - he committed there previously.
  11. I wish him the best - hope he lands on his feet. The irony is that we finally have a legitimate passing game and next year he would have probably been the main target again as the other three top receivers graduate. That said, I hope this isn’t too much of a distraction.
  12. I’m optimistic. We have a very good offense - some mistakes but Undercuffler can make all the throws and that should keep us in games. That said, Bryant and Lafayette are both really bad so it’s hard to tell we really are. Also, we’ll see if the defense can stop a few drives in the upcoming games In my opinion, we also have the easiest schedule in the conference. We don’t play JMU, Elon or Villanova- I’d argue that they’re three of the top 5 teams in the conference.
  13. I’m probably too optimistic but even with our deficiencies, we can still be competitive in some of the CAA games. Not saying that we’ll win many but we should be competitive against William and Mary (although their freshman QB is really good), Richmond, Stony Brook and New Hampshire. IMO, Rhode Island and Delaware are better than we are and Maine and Towson are much better than we are. We can win some of those games.
  14. He should use the tight end more but I’d argue that our issue isn’t offense - it should be better and Undercuffler has to hold onto the ball but I think the issue is that we’re unable to defend. This is a Coach Dudzinski issue.
  15. IMO, we’re going to see a lot more games like this. Hopefully with a different result but I think we’re going to need shootouts with Undercuffler throwing it a lot because we have significant defensive issues. We’ll need to score on almost every positions especially against the best offensive teams like Towson and Maine. Bryant just wasn’t good so that game was like the Columbia game a few years ago where we handled a bad team and the result hid our weaknesses. Not sure how we fix the defense but the issues aren’t new - one of my memories from the last few years was how often Kareem Brown seemed to get beat deep and yesterday it seemed like it was Tyler Carswell getting beat deep.
  16. Anything stand out on the depth chart? From my perspective, interesting that Hunter Verdi isn’t on the 2 deep. I thought he’d be a big contributor this year. Kobe Thomas listed as a probable starter - he was highly rated coming out of HS. Also, Lang is showing as a backup - pretty sure he started some games last year. Not a lot of surprises overall - still think we need changes on the offensive line.
  17. I might be reading too much into this but there was a three way QB competition in the spring - Undercuffler, Shane McLaughlin and Nyc Burns. Now McLaughlin is gone and Burns is a WR. Now the three way competition is Undercuffler, Zenelovic and Griffin Dahn. McLaughlin left the program (or never showed up) and Burns became a WR before camp even started. Does this say something about the emergence of Zenelovic (maybe he’s pretty good) or maybe it says something about Undercuffler (coaches creating competition)?
  18. That’s great news. - I didn’t see that. Hope he’s doing well.
  19. https://missing.dc.gov/biography/jerod-travon-diggs The Metropolitan Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 23-year-old Jerod Diggs, who was last seen in the 3900 block of 2nd Street, SW, on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. The incident was reported on May 1, 2019. Jerod Diggs is described as a black male with a dark complexion, 6’1” tall, 175 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue/black plaid shirt, dark pants, dark brown boots and black sunglasses. He may be in need of medication.
  20. Hate to see anyone leave the program but Brunson’s been at Albany for a long time. He graduated HS 6 months early and started at Albany that January and then he redshirted freshman year. Assuming he stays thru Spring term, that would be 4 1/2 years so I can see him not coming back for his RS senior year especially if he knows he won’t start. That said, it’ll be interesting to see which other players leave the program after this season.
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