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Everything posted by McFan

  1. Pretty sure I looked up at one point and rebounding was only 20-16. Not sure what happened after that. No HOF room at halftime? Get people to show up, put up a stinker, concession line out of the building, and maybe it was just me but it was somewhere near 800 degrees in there. And while I’m complaining maybe if t I have to sit in the arena at halftime could I ask that the music gets turned down just a touch so I can talk to other fans.
  2. Would love to see the scrimmage but will be at Sanford Stadium watching Georgia v Kentucky. Yup I’m rubbing it in. Going to make it tough to go back to UA football (I was only once a year anyways).
  3. That's fair. I like stretch goals too but I want a short/intermediate goal to take over the AE again. I think that can be done w/ a 6'9" center.
  4. I'm w/ you on Doles. I think he's a very solid/versatile big for the AE. I just don't think you need to be 6'11" to play center at this level.
  5. You guys are much more knowledgeable on lacrosse than I am but doesn't it, again, really come down to face offs? Lose by two w/ how many less possessions? It's the age old question (and forget TD for a minute) but why can't we get an average face off guy. I know we're just under 50% on the year but in the four losses we are 39%. In those loses that's 25 xtra possessions. In the two losses to UVM they had 18 xtra possessions right? I've gotta think even if we turned that into 10 xtra possessions we win at least one of those games and our defense looks much better.
  6. Maybe, but a 20 year established coach recruiting should be a little easier than a brand new coach faced w a ton of transfers so yes I’ll give CK a little more leeway.
  7. I still don't get it when sports announcers don't know how to pronounce Albany. It's not like Worcester. It's the capital of one of the largest states in the US. Not like it makes me crazy, I just don't get it.
  8. Yes I’d be happy but I wouldn’t think we were unbeatable by a crosstown rival.
  9. No chance they win the conference if Iona had played a full schedule.
  10. No offense but I provided facts. They lost to a bunch of crappy teams this year. A year which you proclaimed that "they're back" and we would be "gifting" them wins.
  11. Now they're unbeatable (gift them). Come on they lost games in that conference. They lost to St.Peters, Iona, Niagara, Marist and Canisius. I refuse to accept that we couldn't beat them next year.
  12. Soon. They aren't "back". They had a decent season. Their best player is gone. Tell me who is coming back next year and I'll give a better answer. I think the core we had this year was pretty competitive. A few holes to fill and I'm hopeful DK can do this.
  13. People get way too caught in thinking that the people on this board represent the whole UA BB fan community. We are the die hards. I really think the larger UA BB community is not as concerned as this group is w/ where the game is played. Ask the casual UA fan or the casual BB fan where it should be played. Take the purple glasses off for a minute. It was an event at the TU. 10+K people. Bars and restaurants filled. It introduced local people to UA hoops. It introduced Siena fans (not necessarily alum) to UA hoops. Those games were good for us. They were good for the community. Split the arena and have it at the TU (dead horse, sorry) and beat them every year. Win the local fans over. Show them that Siena is a second rate program.
  14. A little ironic that John Calipari was praising his character or is that just me?
  15. 100% agreement. It's only a presser but that was about as good as it gets.
  16. I guess I shouldn't be but I'm a bit surprised by guys entering the portal that already have multiple colleges under their belt. Transferring that many times has got to be a drain on academic progress no?
  17. Didn't I read that fundraising was at an all time high for the University?
  18. Certainly wasn't questioning yours, or anybody's, right to do so. I was simply stating why I was putting my comment here rather than somewhere else.
  19. Equally as important to me was that style wasn't getting the recruits.
  20. I know this thread is supposed to be about the new coaching search but it's become the "we love Will Brown" or at least "Will Brown was our best option" thread. Look if his contract wasn't up I get it but are/were all of you okay w/ the direction of the program. In a very low level conference we've been mediocre lately. Our recruits (true recruits not the transfers that came in this year) have been somewhere between non contributors to inconsistent at best. Rizzuto was the only "recruit" to do much of anything this year. And last year people were wondering if he was a D1 player. The style of play until late in the season this year is at times unwatchable. Look at the lack of interest in game threads on this board and attendance figures. If you're winning you deal w/ that style but when you aren't (and I mean really winning) that style is awful to watch. Now, is Will Brown solely responsible for all of those things? Of course not. Will his supporters on this board continue to point out how others were at fault? Of course. Are there excuses, both valid and not? Yup. But at a point in time when his contract is up I just don't see pounding the table saying getting rid of him is indefensible. You can hate Benson and still understand this decision. You can think Will Brown is a great guy that did tremendous things in his time at UA and still understand this decision. To me there just isn't enough evidence over the last handful of years to justify giving him another contract. If he had time left on his contract it's a different discussion.
  21. I struggle to think he would be gone if we won the AE Tourney. Anything short of that may have been predetermined but also may have been appropriate depending on your point of view.
  22. And to be fair it would've had a few if WB had stayed too. I would think a lot of our guys (the ones that already have a couple of schools under their belt) might not be in the best position to transfer again if they are looking to get a degree. Maybe this helps us keep a couple of valuable pieces.
  23. I knew I'd get undercut here but you went right to the bottom w/ free. I'm out.
  24. I have 3 years of assistant CYO girls coaching experience to my name. Hat officially in the ring and I'll do it for $250K, a suit allowance, and some kind of deal w/ Across the Street Pub. I've got a few assistant coaches lined up too. I've got a style the kids would love too.
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