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Everything posted by jimbo

  1. IMHO the best call at the end of the first half would have been to take a knee. I actually thought they would do that. But no. The D played their butts off again. But it’s only 1/3 of the team. The D is playing well enough to win, but the O is dreadful and the ST’s are providing negative points. This is not a winning formula. It was bad game conditions, but we didn’t see Nova make mistakes that cost points. They made us pay for our mistakes. We couldn’t cash the checks. Simple as that.
  2. 34% winning percentage in the CAA, 9 losses in a row...yup, phenomenal. Phenomenal that he still cashes a paycheck....
  3. I was just waiting for the special team meltdown. And here we have it. By the way, Wyland said that GG has done a PHENOMENAL job at UAlbany.
  4. The last homecoming they parked us off the end of the podium...and that was with a parking pass for a GDAC contri. I was prepared for another long walk this weekend. But it appears my long walk will be the 20' or so from my recliner to the kitchen for a fresh pale ale.
  5. 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!
  6. The team plays a dominant first half and then comes out of the locker room unable to sustain any momentum at all. A WR offsides call in the first half on a 4th and 2 running play? Six fumbles? Lost 2. Back up QB fumbles two plays in a row. Snap over the head of the punter…one more special teams breakdown. Failure to prepare for and recover an on sides kick..special teams fail again. I see coaching, failure to prepare, failure to motivate at halftime. GG skirting the JUC decision. Had to be discipline related. You don’t bench your “star” QB without reason. Having said all of that, Carino is mobile and a real threat to run. And he can chuck the ball too. JUC is one dimensional. Hopefully Carino didn’t get too banged up.
  7. I watched the first few minutes and then none of the rest due to an event in my development. Wow. Talk about a collapse. Totally booted it after the half. I watched Nova JMU beforehand. Nova won I see. Next week will likely show my 0-6 prediction come true I am afraid. Not sure I want to waste the time driving to Albany and spending time watching this mess of a team. What a sad state of affairs.
  8. Is it time to break out the paper bags? Nothing to with this, but Lance Leipold went from UB to Kansas and quadrupled his salary. In year one, the first first game they eked out a close win over FCS South Dakota, and the next four were losses to FBS teams where they are giving up 50+ppg. Another year like this and he’ll be looking for a job and can afford to work cheap. Just saying. If GG is not on the hot seat, then our AD is asleep at the switch. If he gets extended....no more season tickets, no more support. 2/3 of the team were utterly unprepared to play against UD. That is 100% on the coaching staff.
  9. 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.
  10. Since he was blamed for a lot in prior years, kudos to Joe Bernard on having his defense ready. Not so much for Will Fiacchi, who has a lot to straighten out with his receivers.
  11. 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.
  12. So according to the two deep game notes, DE Joe Halasy is 6-4 480. That means he probably ate a blocking sled.
  13. Boy, Dane fans are really buzzing about today’s contest. Three days without a post. 😴😴🦗🦗
  14. UA is a good situation for him. Close to home. All our starting bigs are Graduate Students and out the door after this season. Hopefully, DK can come up with another big, but he should see plenty of playing time as a Freshman unless things change. Or has Doles got another year?
  15. He doesn't play in NC. He plays for St Thomas More Prep in Connecticut. He played there last year and again in a post grad year (Per TU). His Mom played VB for LCC. Which isn't to say he won't leave. But, like all said, don't be retiring the number just yet. Get back to me in 2026 or so. If DK turns this program around to AE championship quality, I only give him 3 years tops...so he could follow his coattails. One thing in our favor is that DK is from Amherst and his parents are still there. But money talks and you know what walks.
  16. My 2 favorite football teams are a combined 0-6. I am looking forward to the MBB season.....
  17. https://www.atlantafalcons.com/news/falcons-elevate-juwan-green-practice-squad-fortify-receiver-giants 1 pm today. Juwan Green is active today vs G-Men. Based on their first two games, he should be running free all day!
  18. ‘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.
  19. Looks pretty athletic. And may not be fully grown yet. St Thomas More has turned out a number of NBA players, so that’s a plus. We have reason to be optimistic.
  20. 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.
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