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DanesRGood

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  1. 5 hours ago, Dane96 said:

    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.   

    Been lucky enough to go to Hawaii 6 times.  Such an awesome place and agree with everything Dane96 said.  Maui and Kauai are my two favorite islands.  Big Island a close 3rd.  

  2. On 11/26/2021 at 9:25 AM, cwdickens said:

    …. I come to the forum in hopes of fact-based information …

    This is a message board filled with fans.  All you will get her is opinions.  Only people who know the facts work for the school and aren't on this board.  

    They've all made it pretty clear football is now the most important sport to the Athletic Dept (that much seems to be fact from Benson's comments). MY OPINION: If that is the case, I don't see them shutting down the program. 

  3. 25 minutes ago, cwdickens said:

    Thank you for your doom and gloom response ... but your response begs the question:  Is there a place in UAlbany's future for football after the 2022 season?  Whether the conference is the NEC or the CAA .... will we be the next Hofstra and Northeastern? Was keeping Gattuso a set up for the football program to fail completely? 

    It's not doom and gloom, it's reality.  Very hard to recruit after a season like this and even harder to recruit when the coach has one year left on his contract.  Good players want to know their coach will be there for more than one year.

    Is there a place in UAlbany's future for football after the 2022 season? 

    - Of course there is.

    Whether the conference is the NEC or the CAA .... will we be the next Hofstra and Northeastern?

    - CAA

    Was keeping Gattuso a set up for the football program to fail completely?

    - What? Lunacy

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  4. 55 minutes ago, cwdickens said:

    At this point, there are more questions then answers.  Four things watch for:

    • National Signing Day:  Does Gattuso and his assistants make any headway?
    • Transfer Portal: Who leaves UAlbany for better opportunities .... Can UAlbany find someone in the portal to fill a need? ...willing to take a huge chance
    • Does Gattuso jettison some of his assistants?
    • Does Benson and Vic make a visible effort supervise Gattuso?  Has Benson and Vic dictated changes they want?
    • National Signing Day:  Does Gattuso and his assistants make any headway?
      • What recruit would look at this program right now and REALLY want to come here?  Lame duck coach with a REALLY bad team
    • Transfer Portal: Who leaves UAlbany for better opportunities .... Can UAlbany find someone in the portal to fill a need? ...willing to take a huge chance
      • Why would any good player want to stay here with a lame duck coach and a REALLY bad team?
    • Does Gattuso jettison some of his assistants?
      • I doubt it.
    • Does Benson and Vic make a visible effort supervise Gattuso?  Has Benson and Vic dictated changes they want?
      • Supervise?  Are either of them football guys? Are they going to say who starts, who sits, what plays to run?  highly doubt it.

    Honestly, this whole thing is terrible. To me next year is a throwaway season.  

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  5. 9 hours ago, cwdickens said:

    Once again, all anyone is doing is repeating themselves, so why not allow me that opportunity, I have copy and pasted my comments before and after the Maine game:

     On 10/23/2021 at 9:42 AM, cwdickens said:

    Lifted from today's Albany Times - Union .... oh... really coach Greg ... you think this is going to work: UAlbany football coach puts staff on notice after 0-6 start

    Perhaps, Mark Benson put Greg on notice after the game....watched Mark Benson and Vic Cegles chat on the sidelines late in the 2nd half, both looked disgusted ... Very similar look they had in Hartford last March 2021.  As my wife stated, the coach knows his fate...the team knows his fate...and if you have taken the time to listen to their families...they know his fate

    New comment: The one thing I see coming from recent comments about the attendance is a total disrespect for our student-athlete families, friends and supporters of UAlbany who have decided to attend these games... in hopes of better days to come

    I'm quite confused by your posts. Are you saying GG should go or stay?  And how is anyone on this board going to say what the solution is if GG goes?  No one here knows what the coaching landscape will look like in the offseason.  No one here is going to offer up names if that is what you are looking for.  Get rid of GG and move on.  Do a thorough search and find someone. Would suck if he sucks too but what we do know is THIS right now is not working and hasn't for years. 

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  6. Yeah, this is really rough.  Rebounding has been a huge problem.  Lots of second chance pts for Towson.  We have 14 pts in the second half and they have 35.  That is NOT good.  Can't buy a bucket on the offensive end but the offensive flow and movement has not been good at all.  Hoping this is just new players learning to play together but as of right now, this is a total disaster of a game.  

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  7. On 10/18/2021 at 2:41 PM, Clickclack said:

    Coach Brown has moved on...maybe we all should as well...or not...whateves! He and his family are no longer public figures. 

    Are you saying since he is no longer at Albany the fans shouldn't follow his coaching career or his son's college basketball career?  I think it's great that the fans want to support them both.  Just my opinion though.  

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