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AlbanyFan2018

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  1. Caught the interview as well. Penn is coming at the end of the season and Cornell will be a home game as well. Said there were two quick turnaround games to get them ready for the AE tournament. Yale is an away game. That is all I remember.
  2. Great to hear that Ramos played well, and hope he gets the opportunity to play a full season. Disappointing to hear about the defense. That will have to improve with the AE improving.
  3. Thanks, I had to fly down to Atlanta at the last minute so couldn't make it. You can never tell too much from these fall games since teams are trying to look at different things, and there were always surprises in the depth chart when they start back up in the new year.
  4. The games are scheduled at 12:30pm and 3pm at the indoor facility out by the airport. I don't know the order of who we play, but that is the latest I heard from one of the current parents.
  5. Nothing new to report from the original info I received that it is Friday 8:00pm at Fallon. I haven't seen anything on social media or on the UAlbany web site promoting the game.
  6. Good to finally see the roster up. I haven't seen as much club lacrosse, but know some of the guys from high school. I think it is a solid group, and I personally like the big class of middies. IMO post Osika, McClancy the midfielders as a group have been the weaker link. You have to have studs in the middle of the field to not only provide a scoring punch, but to allow the poles to play defense. One of the things that has confounded me for years has been the slide package. Going back to when Perla played the middle and the last two years or so with Kunz, the pole in the middle was sliding like crazy and IMO creating offense more times than not for the opposing team. I thought the poles as a group were actually solid, but the breakdowns happened at middle, usually with smaller guys who just couldn't match up against the elite teams we would face in the NCAA's. It was rare to see a pole actually get beat, of course it did happen, but to me it was what the poles were being asked to do, and middies getting beat on alley dodges which then forced the poles to slide. I don't know anything about the transfer goalie, but I always have liked Ramos and thought he got a bum deal when he was thrown in during big games and under the circumstances did well. I hope he earns the starting job, and gets to play a full season.
  7. When you are the parent of a kid in the program while they are playing there really isn't room to say anything even if it is well intentioned. You would be surprised even at this level how many parents in one way or another politic, but I don't think it ever swayed any of the coaches. After we were done I did share some comments. Scott is always very pleasant, and genuinely a good person, but as a mid major sort of program Albany has to work harder and do it better.
  8. A quick rant now that I can. For Pete's sake update the roster. I know it is a little thing, but speaks volumes about the program and selling the program. I looked at a ton of rosters and of the top 30-40 teams Albany is the only program with no updates. STOP living in the past. Just about every bit of social media is about former players. Great to honor them because it was a great run to be part of, but time to move forward an focus on making the current roster better rather than dwelling on the past. Rant off
  9. No longer have any skin in the game, but this was passed on to me. Looks like two opportunities to see the team in Albany this fall. October 15th is the alumni game, and I understand there will be some sort of ceremony for the graduating classes which were disrupted because of the virus. I think I may make it to that for sure to see some of the guys. Then on the 23rd will be the fall ball scrimmages. I was told the indoor field out by the airport, but that seems odd, but maybe the other facilities are booked.
  10. The defensive and specialty unit coaching is just awful. And HOF to your point there is just zero accountability which is why I have been saying for years that there need to be some some changes.
  11. I'm going to be a broken record but another ill advised slide leaves a guy wide open for a shot and goal. Just insanity.
  12. Don't get me started. Ramos is going to have to stand on his head in the 2nd half, and offense is going to have to be even better. Probably our most efficient offensive performance in recent memory.
  13. Happy to see Ramos get action. Should have happened sooner, but you throw him in with little game time in the most important game of the season? Even the announcers are slamming our face-off strategy. Just really random coaching decisions in the biggest game of the season.
  14. Very unselfish offense -defense and face off needs to tighten up . The face off management/strategy is a disaster.
  15. First off I have no idea what they team is being asked to do on defense. I had some insights but not now. My impression has been for years is that Albany is willing to give up the outside shot and not let anything easy in close, especially in the middle. That isn't a horrible philosophy IMO if that plays into your goalie's strengths. But today and for the last couple of years we do a lot of ball watching IMO, and just way too many unnecessary slides when the opposing player isn't a scoring threat. There were two plays today where 48 collapsed in the middle when no help was needed and it was a skip pass up top and an uncontested goal. I don't think I am stretching it when I am saying that Kunz was running out 15+ yards at times for no apparent reason. When that happens he has to recover or the defense needs to rotate. There definitely is a time and place to slide, but show me that a certain player needs to be slid too, prove to me that someone is hot with the outside shot, and show me that they can beat my goalie from outside. It just seems that we have guys out of position way too often, and it isn't like UMBC is a super athletic team. They are known for good defense and a really methodical offense.
  16. UMBC doesn't have explosive attack men. The slides today, and for the last number of years have been hard to understand and we created much of their offense. Kunz was sliding to guys 15-20 yards out, and when we make those slides it causes the the defense to start chasing. I have never understood what is going on back there. Overall just way, way too sloppy.
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