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Can't wait to see this team play live in Albany next week!

 

 

 

Same here. 3 hour trips to road games are easy for me especially those weeks when someone else drives, but still rather spend those 3 hours drinking beers instead of traveling :lol:

Stop by if you get a chance

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Wow...you know what...we didn't play our best but...if you look at the box the story says differently. TOTAL DOMINATION.

 

Total yds- 428 to 202

First downs- 25 to 11

Third downs 11-18 to 4-15

Fourth downs 2-2 to 0-2

 

All in Albany's favor. The only area things changed the game were TO's...but that was a wash in the end as UA had 3 to Bryant's 1...but each had a TO leading to a score.

 

Reflecting...I think Dane fans were too hard on ourselves...and Bryant punched a bit higher than their weight. Taking away the TO's for scores...it's a 24-7 win at a stadium that had probably 500 people there (WHICH IS NO EXCUSE).

 

To me the most important stat- we shut down the NEC's top rusher and held him to 14 carries for 33 yards, and we shut down one of the best receivers who had 5 catches for 55 yards.

 

Good teams find ways to grind things out when they are not at their best. If they play like this next week...then I would start to question them. For me...they are the same team as I ranked last week.

 

 

The D really turned it up in the 2nd half which shows up in those stats and drive charts

 

Bryant 1-10 in the 2nd half on 3rd or 4th down conversions.

Their 2nd half drives. 1st 3 were 3 and out, next one was the pick 6.

 

Drive Started Drive Ended Consumed

Team Qtr Spot Time Obtained Spot Time How Lost Pl-Yds TOP RZ

 

BRY 3rd B25 13:45 Punt B27 11:50 Punt 3-2 1:55

BRY 3rd B45 11:37 Fumble B43 10:24 Punt 3--2 1:13

BRY 3rd B20 08:27 Missed FG B29 06:42 Punt 3-9 1:45

BRY 3rd B25 03:37 Kickoff A33 01:19 Interception 6-42 2:18

BRY 3rd B25 01:19 Kickoff B29 12:49 Punt 6-4 3:30

BRY 4th B33 10:43 Kickoff B42 10:00 Downs 5-9 0:43

BRY 4th B35 04:02 Kickoff A44 02:17 Downs 6-21 1:45

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They are doing a game for time warner in their area. I('m sure Rog and Zach sound like homers if another TW picks up our broadcast.

I wouldn't exactly call them homers because I don't believe any of them are affiliated with Bryant. I know Paul d'Latino is the beat guy for the giants and wfan. He's up in Albany for training camp every year. Andy gresh I've seen on Sny a few times as well. They did seem like they wanted to see Bryant win, but as someone who's neutral to both sides they'd probably want to see the underdog win.

 

Not to kick a dead horse; but this was not a local broadcast aka tw3 doing an Albany home game. This was a NEC regional (actually nationally available) game. The announcers on more than one occasion used "WE" need a big play here, with the we being Bryant. I know Albany is only an associate member of the NEC, but we've done nothing but HELP that league and deserve a little more respect. In fact, if it were not for a couple of babies blocking scholarship enhancement (increase the # to at least counter status), I believe Albany would have been happy to stay and would have even further increased that leagues football status.

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They are doing a game for time warner in their area. I('m sure Rog and Zach sound like homers if another TW picks up our broadcast.

I wouldn't exactly call them homers because I don't believe any of them are affiliated with Bryant. I know Paul d'Latino is the beat guy for the giants and wfan. He's up in Albany for training camp every year. Andy gresh I've seen on Sny a few times as well. They did seem like they wanted to see Bryant win, but as someone who's neutral to both sides they'd probably want to see the underdog win.

 

Not to kick a dead horse; but this was not a local broadcast aka tw3 doing an Albany home game. This was a NEC regional (actually nationally available) game. The announcers on more than one occasion used "WE" need a big play here, with the we being Bryant. I know Albany is only an associate member of the NEC, but we've done nothing but HELP that league and deserve a little more respect. In fact, if it were not for a couple of babies blocking scholarship enhancement (increase the # to at least counter status), I believe Albany would have been happy to stay and would have even further increased that leagues football status.

 

I believe in Santa Claus - does not mean he's real. Under no scenario would Albany have stayed in the NEC once the invite to the CAA was given. Whatever about the announcers and, yes, Albany has been good for NEC football, but there was nothing the NEC could have done to keep us out of the CAA. Only AE sponsored football would have had a chance at that.

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Agree with sarge...you don't build a stadium we are building with the ability to ramp up the seats just to stay in the NEC. Clearly they are and have been gunning for more ever since the first plans surfaced with the oval stadium construction.

 

Can you imagine us in the NEC with that facility and the recruiting advantage? We'd be winning it ever year, as it is we are killing this conference.

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Do not get me wrong, I am thrilled to be going to the CAA. But because of costs and continued cuts in higher education (academics and athletics both), I really believe Albany would have been content with NEC if counter status could have been obtained. They would have been happy to work with a smaller scholly budget and lower transportation that NEC would have over CAA. Also, speaking of Santa, this palace you mention is at least a couple phases away from the "glory stadium" you profess {and this is coming from someone who has been kicking and biting for 40 years to get the thing built}. And while we are making out our Santa wish list [increased schollies, phase 2&3, etc], don't forget other sports needs--better baseball and softball facilities, Sefcu improvements adinfinium, indoor practice facility, need I go on. So, while we are making progress, do not be so quick to think everyone at UA is ecstatic about the CAA.

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They were never content: FACT.

 

The money for schollies as been quietly sitting in rainy day fund for years. They always, including Dr. Hall's famous..."we can go a bit higher" comment were looking to move in the right situation.

 

Counter status would have saved the school about 160,000 dollars compared to the CAA.

 

I will submit that I do know if the regulation was changed to allow counters to be 40-48 schollys...that would have been a game changer and the Danes may have stayed in the NEC.

 

And to be honest, I am really getting tired of the baseball rhetoric. Schools in the south, e.g. Richomond for one, are even dropping the sport. Some upgrades are needed by our teams...but frankly...not much. Like many of us who love the team and the sport have said...for $1mm...both softball and baseball can get nice little upgrades.

 

I can count maybe a handful of schools that make their "Public Relations Bacon" on baseball, including Houston Baptist. Most schools make their Sport PR for the general public on the two big sports: Hoops and Football. Those are your best ROI for an area that generally is a losing proposition on ROI.

 

I can't imagine who is truly not ecstatic about the CAA move at UA. Heck, even Coach Brown was happy about the move....and SEFCU DEFINITELY needs upgrades. BTW, rumor has it that the arena could see a new scoreboard...

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And I am sorry if I came off harsh as that was not my intention, but from a Rah-Rah alumni/student experience get more dollars into the school prospective, we will have to ride the hoops/football back.

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And I am sorry if I came off harsh as that was not my intention, but from a Rah-Rah alumni/student experience get more dollars into the school prospective, we will have to ride the hoops/football back.

 

 

96, I did not take you as harsh and as I said I AM thrilled about the football upgrades (stadium, conference, etc.). In fact, Phase 2 & 3 cannot come quick enough for me. I agree we need to "ride hoops/football back". I was just pointing out some financial realities, but I absolutely believe the football upgrades will eventually benefit the University as a whole (athletics, academics, community relations, national prestige, in short in all areas). Thanks for your in sights.

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It is interesting how other sports such as baseball and softball keep entering the discussion of the new football stadium and the move to the CAA. As an older alumni who enjoyed our sports programs in the old SUNYAC conference and Division 3, I am estatic of the great steps that the football program is making. The stadium is not only huge in size but huge in what it may mean to the university, community and the sports programs. With that being said, I do not apologize for speaking up about the baseball and softball programs and their facilities. Seriously, lets forget who may be dropping a sport or who makes their bread and butter off of a sport like baseball. I can promise you that I have been to many D1 and D2 schools over the years and their facilities make our look like something out back of an elementary school. I have been to those places when the crowds were small and also enjoyed the atmoshere when the crowds were in the 1000's. The point is that our baseball players deserve the same perks as our football players....frankly, all of our student athletes should have an opportunity to enjoy the experience. Sure, football is in the spotlight now....but we have done well in so many more sports. If we are going to improve a team and facilities based on the gate....your living in a fantasy world because the decisions of the universities administration should not be based on that. Lets just say that if the university particpates in a given sport, that team should rightfully expect full support from the administration. Unless there is something that I am not hearing, UA is not talking about eliminating any of their sports teams. Friends, lets remember that we are talking about our student athletes givin their all as they compete FOR the university. Just because they don't get huge crowds by anyones standard on here does not mean that they dont deserve the financial support. Heck....if getting 1 or 2 thousand out to university field on a Saturday to watch the football team justifies a multi-million dollar investment then I might just bow out of the discussion now! I am all about UA sports and I will be coming a long way on Saturday to watch the Danes go to 6-1.

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