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I notice that both Madaras brothers are missing too. Ngachie was really good as a Freshman, then was seen less last year and now not on the depth chart. You can think

of that in a couple of ways and the preferred is that the competition and talent has risen. Not at all surprising that Shanley is off the team and Sweeney has gone on to Hobart. There's

only so many years for these guys to play college ball and they could read the tea leaves when Crook, Sussman and Brunson came in. Coach said there was going to be an

open competition and apparently there were winners and losers.

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Other roster notes

1. Shanley not on the team. Not surprising but we've lost three QB's from the spring.

2. Ngachie not on the 2 deep. Thought he could have been a starter this year.

 

This is surprising to me because of that one fan last year (who seemed to have a direct affiliation with the program as in knowing people on the staff, etc.) saying that Shanley would make Fiacchi look like a JV QB. Fans in the stands is like text on the internet: not always truthful.

 

Ngachie is a huge surprise. I guess it's true that it means our talent level has increased so much that a kid who was supposed to be THE best LB we had isn't even on the depth chart.

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Other roster notes

1. Shanley not on the team. Not surprising but we've lost three QB's from the spring.

2. Ngachie not on the 2 deep. Thought he could have been a starter this year.

 

This is surprising to me because of that one fan last year (who seemed to have a direct affiliation with the program as in knowing people on the staff, etc.) saying that Shanley would make Fiacchi look like a JV QB. Fans in the stands is like text on the internet: not always truthful.

 

Ngachie is a huge surprise. I guess it's true that it means our talent level has increased so much that a kid who was supposed to be THE best LB we had isn't even on the depth chart.

 

 

I try not to buy into the hype of any player in any sport at any level because you never know. Also, I think both those guys were recruited by the previous staff. A lot of times the new staff wants to build with their own players that they recruited that fit their style of play.

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Decided to watch UB game from home….costs to stay, etc were getting to be too much. Looking to the Holy Cross game….1pm start….easy drive to/from. Alumni Assoc……UA Athletic Dept…how

about a bus trip?? Could have done the UB game, definitely can do the Holy Cross game. If the cost to go to the UB game was maybe $75-$80 with ticket, it's better than $200-$250 for transportation,

tickets, lodging, etc.

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Decided to watch UB game from home….costs to stay, etc were getting to be too much. Looking to the Holy Cross game….1pm start….easy drive to/from. Alumni Assoc……UA Athletic Dept…how

about a bus trip?? Could have done the UB game, definitely can do the Holy Cross game. If the cost to go to the UB game was maybe $75-$80 with ticket, it's better than $200-$250 for transportation,

tickets, lodging, etc.

 

Yeah that's why I don't travel to games (only reason I'm going to this one is I'm going to be there that weekend for something else anyway). Just gets too steep after 1 or 2 games.

 

My UB friend just won two tickets at his work, so I get in for free and don't have to feel guilty about giving another program money lol.

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Decided to watch UB game from home….costs to stay, etc were getting to be too much. Looking to the Holy Cross game….1pm start….easy drive to/from. Alumni Assoc……UA Athletic Dept…how

about a bus trip?? Could have done the UB game, definitely can do the Holy Cross game. If the cost to go to the UB game was maybe $75-$80 with ticket, it's better than $200-$250 for transportation,

tickets, lodging, etc.

 

 

If I choose to do it as a day trip , I could easily do it for $75 - $80 as I get almost 40 MPG.

I was really was excited to go this game and booked a hotel months ago at a reasonable rate and found other games to go to on the way back

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Buffalo is stretching it for a day trip…at least for me. It's close to 4 1/2 hours for me. Getting there is not the problem, but driving back east mostly in the dark….after a long day, is no

fun. I didn't book ahead so the rooms out there are outrageous tight now. Labor Day weekend and all.

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Driving out, then taking the next day in the Finger Lakes on the way back to restock the wine cellar.

 

Buffalo Game Notes - they managed to misspell our coach's name

 

Sunday's Ch-13 interview with DJ Crook http://wnyt.com/article/stories/S3892922.shtml

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Buffalo is stretching it for a day trip…at least for me. It's close to 4 1/2 hours for me. Getting there is not the problem, but driving back east mostly in the dark….after a long day, is no

fun. I didn't book ahead so the rooms out there are outrageous tight now. Labor Day weekend and all.

 

During my younger rugby days, we would drive to Toronto and back in a day.

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Alum73: The key word there is "younger"…LOL. I once drove back to the area from Michigan by myself…non stop…in my younger days. Honestly, if it wasn't on TV, I would have figured something out. The seats

at UB Stadium are well away from the field due to the track so the ESPN3 view should be better.

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I don't think i could drive back from Michigan non stop as long as Duff's is open and between there and Albany :)

Also been to UB stadium twice.

Bad sight-lines or not , still better to be there .

Only sight-lines in any sport I have come across bad enough to keep me home are the ones in the Knickerbocker arena :)

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