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Title: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: ecasadoSBU on November 11, 2017, 09:34:22 pm
There is no Jinxing anymore. SBU is playoff bound. So why not start our own bracketology and have fun at it!
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: ecasadoSBU on November 11, 2017, 09:38:58 pm
I'll start with some questions first.

I've read in the AGS board that home games need to bid for? Is this true? If that is the case. I have no doubt that SBU will bid for a home game in the 1st round.

1st Round: Stony Brook vs. Duquesne/Central Connecticut? or Stony Brook vs. Colgate?
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: ecasadoSBU on November 11, 2017, 10:09:15 pm
AGS TOP 25: How they Fared this Week:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_C4Hssvthek9Lpiv-6Q0lZ8lp5h_1rNuEJ0cQMsZC04/edit#gid=0
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: Seawolf97 on November 11, 2017, 10:15:22 pm
Duquense/CCSU would be an easy W . Colgate is a tougher team . As long as it is home  doesn't matter.  I suspect we get Colgate
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: VA_Seawolf on November 11, 2017, 10:36:44 pm
I'm still hoping we get the bye and/or some craziness occurs to get us the CAA title. We must beat Maine and then have Southern Utah, South Dakota, and probably a couple more lose. There's still a chance we can get the seed and/or a bye. I think there's a scenario where if Elon beats JMU we may win the CAA title, but I'm not entirely sure. JMU beating Elon would definitely boost our odds of getting a seed though, so it's almost like it's either we win the conference, but potentially don't get the seed, or have JMU beat Elon and get the seed, but not win the conference title. Very interesting situation. I'd hope we'd get a seed over Wofford if we beat Maine (as they're going to get killed by South Carolina next week), but that's no guarantee. Wofford's playoff resume isn't as good as ours.
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: ecasadoSBU on November 11, 2017, 11:00:24 pm
The Bye week is definitely possible if we win next week and some madness occurs across the FCS.

Now, I think winning the CAA Championship is a bit tougher. For that, JMU would have to lose. I just don't see them losing to Elon...
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Post by: iBOsbu on November 12, 2017, 06:22:34 pm
Easy to say but we just need to win at Maine. It’s gonna be hard. They play well at home. And they gave Umass a scare on Saturday. And we will probably be resting some players (we definitely should), we might be short handed.

PS we need a thread for the Maine game :)
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: VA_Seawolf on November 12, 2017, 07:50:52 pm
Not sure how smart resting players would be. We're giving up on a bye and a second round home game by doing that. Playing tough against Maine and getting a win gives us a chance at a seed which means a bye and second round home game. First time we'd ever host a playoff game in December at Lavalle. That's worth playing for.

Also I doublechecked. If we beat Maine, and Elon wins next week, us, JMU, and Elon would each finish the year as CAA co-champions at 7-1 in the conference. The tiebreakers to determine the auto-bid are in the linked document below (Article IV). So if that happened, we would technically be CAA champions and could claim a share of the conference title for the first time ever. The tie-breakers in the pdf are to determine who get the auto-bid for the playoffs (irrelevant because we'd get an at-large as would JMU and Elon). If we all finish 7-1 in conference, we'd all get a share of the title. Of course JMU beating Elon greatly increases our chance at getting a seed. I'd wager that if Elon(JMU), South Dakota(SDSU), Southern Utah (NAU), and Wofford(FBS South Carolina) all lose their games next week, which is pretty likely given who they're all playing we'd get a seed. All of the above except for Wofford would have at least three losses against our two losses, and Wofford's conference (SoCon) isn't as strong as the CAA. They've also struggled against some pretty mediocre teams.

http://static.caasports.com/custompages/2015%20CAAFB%20Press%20Box/CAA/_Handbook%20(Web).pdf

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4.05 For non-automatic qualifier purposes, multiple tied teams will be recognized as conference champions.
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: iBOsbu on November 12, 2017, 08:15:18 pm
I was thinking of the injured players especially Bedell and Bolden. Why risk them. We have enough rushing firepower to rest Bedell unless he is feeling 100%. As for Bolden I donít know how serious the concussion was. Players would always want to play..even through injury. Again I would only play Bolden if he is 100%.
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: iBOsbu on November 12, 2017, 08:18:07 pm
Thanks for the explanation. Now you have made it a tough choice lol. Root for JMU for higher seed vs root for Elon for a share of the CAA championship. I think I am leaning towards rooting for Elon haha
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: VA_Seawolf on November 12, 2017, 10:44:49 pm
Thanks for the explanation. Now you have made it a tough choice lol. Root for JMU for higher seed vs root for Elon for a share of the CAA championship. I think I am leaning towards rooting for Elon haha

Same. Even with their win, all three teams could get a seed if SUU, South Dakota, Wofford, and maybe a couple others lose. I really want to be able to claim a conference title in the CAA.
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: Chairman of the Board on November 13, 2017, 09:45:14 am
thanks VA!  so it looks like there really is no tiebreaker; it's just a shared title. 

on UMass, i dont know what to think of this program.  yeah, its FBS but they have been terrible, barely in MAC games and lucky to get a win per season.  maine is solid and gets up for that game.  UMass i'm not so sure, especially after having such a losing season.

yeah im leaning towards the title too- keep in mind that there is a geographic component to seeding, so it's not like if JMU is one slot higher, that's going to strengthen the CAA seeds and they will play a weaker team (not necessarily at least). 

let's get the banner in the stadium.
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: Chairman of the Board on November 13, 2017, 10:01:12 am
CSM #10: http://www.collegesportsmadness.com/fcs-football/top-25-rankings

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SB (8-2) punched their playoff bid by whipping Wagner. They finish at Maine, with a win all but guaranteeing a home game.

CBS #15: https://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/rankings/full

Compughter #5: http://www.compughterratings.com/FCS/rankings

Hero #20: https://herosports.com/fcs-football-rankings
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: iBOsbu on November 13, 2017, 10:16:35 am
couple of brackets.. one has us playing Lehigh, another Colgate:
- http://www.collegesportsmadness.com/fcs-football/bracketology
- http://www.fcs.football/info.asp?type=2017
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: Seawolf97 on November 13, 2017, 10:22:59 am
  Gets real interesting  with all different scenarios . Glad we have that problem instead of facing an end of the season game Saturday .
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: iBOsbu on November 13, 2017, 10:25:03 am
  Gets real interesting  with all different scenarios . Glad we have that problem instead of facing an end of the season game Saturday .

couldn't agree more :)
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: Hammertime on November 13, 2017, 11:10:39 am
couple of brackets.. one has us playing Lehigh, another Colgate:
- http://www.collegesportsmadness.com/fcs-football/bracketology
- http://www.fcs.football/info.asp?type=2017

It sucks because the winner of the first round is going against the #1 team in the FCS in the 2nd round. The season most likely ends there...  I guess that is how it is seeded every year, CAA teams battle it out in the playoffs to make it to the next round??
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: iBOsbu on November 13, 2017, 11:18:03 am
I am not too familiar with the bracket process.. assuming we win first round, hope we play Elon (way overrated imo) or another eastern or southern team rather than JMU (gulp).
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: CTWolfie on November 13, 2017, 11:42:08 am
Game vs Maine, which will not be easy, probably is critical to ultimate seedings.  Cannot look past Maine.  This game is very very important. A win and some help hopefully avoids placement into the slot that goes to JMU in second round.
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: Chairman of the Board on November 13, 2017, 12:19:19 pm
FCS #12: http://www.ncaa.com/rankings/football/fcs/fcs-coaches-poll

keep in mind that Ill State is solid and could beat ND State, and South Dakota State could lose to SD.  Wofford should lose to SoCar and maybe even Western Ill should lose to Southern Ill, arguably. 
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: ecasadoSBU on November 13, 2017, 12:41:35 pm
Anyone that isn't happy with the current state of affair please take a moment and visit Big Purple Fans. lol
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: Chairman of the Board on November 13, 2017, 01:10:24 pm
STATS #10: http://www.fcs.football/cfb/polls.asp?div=fcs
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: ecasadoSBU on November 13, 2017, 01:10:38 pm
Game vs Maine, which will not be easy, probably is critical to ultimate seedings.  Cannot look past Maine.  This game is very very important. A win and some help hopefully avoids placement into the slot that goes to JMU in second round.

Reading in the AGS board i get the sense that the Maine game is Indeed critical if we want to be considered for a seeding. We need also need some dominoes to fall our way to get a seed (and thus avoid JMU in a hypothetical second round matchup)
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: Seawolf97 on November 13, 2017, 02:21:37 pm
Lets beat Maine first and worry about  what happens next.  A lot of teams in the CAA and elsewhere are going home after Saturday  keep that in mind.
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: VA_Seawolf on November 13, 2017, 07:57:31 pm
Game vs Maine, which will not be easy, probably is critical to ultimate seedings.  Cannot look past Maine.  This game is very very important. A win and some help hopefully avoids placement into the slot that goes to JMU in second round.

True we cannot look past Maine.

The seeding has a geographic component, but if we play well, we may not get put up against JMU right away. If Elon wins for instance they should get a seed and they could be our second round matchup. It's also possible if Wofford winds up being seeded we could be put in their bracket. Jacksonville St. or Central Arkansas aren't that far away and we could be put there too as a reward for a good season. We've played way too well to be put up against JMU in round two. That's if we don't get a seed. If we get a seed and win the second round game, it wouldn't be until the quarterfinal that we'd have to worry about JMU (or maybe NDSU if we get the #7 seed). Our defense will keep us in games against anyone in the country. I wouldn't call the JMU game an automatic loss. We have to take care of business first though.

If we lose out on a seed to Elon if they beat JMU, A Big Sky champion Southern Utah, or an 8-3 MVFC team (South Dakota or WIU) I could live with that. Elon would have earned it by beating JMU, SUU would be Big Sky champs, and the MVFC is a gauntlet. If we lose out on a seed to Wofford (SoCon, struggled to get OT wins against weak teams), Weber St. (D2 win), or God forbid a 10-1 Big South champion (Monmouth or Kennesaw St.) I'd be pissed. We'd have been screwed out of a seed if that were the case. No way Friggin Wofford, Weber St. or a Big South team should get a seed over a 9-2 team out of the CAA. No team has ever gone 9-2 in this conference and not gotten a seed. Keep that in mind.

A game thanksgiving weekend should be against the Patriot or NEC champ who we should handle pretty easily. They like to avoid rematches if they can in the first round(s), so I don't think we'd get Delaware or New Hampshire again. If we do, it'd clear the committee tried to screw us deliberately.

If the following happens this weekend:
We beat Maine
South Dakota St. beats South Dakota (fairly likely)
JMU beats Elon (likely)
NAU beats Southern Utah (50/50)

I'd have a hard time seeing us not getting a seed. Weber St. losing would help, but that's not likely. We should get that final seed over one of Wofford or Weber St. in that case. I'd have a meltdown if those teams with their cupcake conferences/schedules get seeds over us.
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: Chairman of the Board on November 13, 2017, 09:04:45 pm
this is great because i feel its all too often we are on the other side of the argument- that we won our conference- and now we finally in one sport can argue that SoS should be rewarded.  a true sign of progress for SB Athletics.
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: iBOsbu on November 18, 2017, 03:19:12 pm
With that Hail Mary win, do we have the resume to host next week? I think we lost our chance for seed. But I don’t think we will be traveling first round, phew.
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: ecasadoSBU on November 18, 2017, 03:31:28 pm
With that Hail Mary win, do we have the resume to host next week? I think we lost our chance for seed. But I donít think we will be traveling first round.

Just gotta wait to see how the day finishes.

I still believe the CAA is deserving of two seeded teams. That leaves only JMU/SBU as candidates
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: VA_Seawolf on November 18, 2017, 04:14:37 pm
With that Hail Mary win, do we have the resume to host next week? I think we lost our chance for seed. But I donít think we will be traveling first round.

Just gotta wait to see how the day finishes.

I still believe the CAA is deserving of two seeded teams. That leaves only JMU/SBU as candidates

I'm not ruling out a seed either. We didn't look good today, but with some chaos I think we could still snag one. Other teams haven't had their best games either at various points this season. Here are the games to watch:

Southern Illinois @ Western Illinois - WIU up 21-0 right now. WIU was in the running for a seed and could get one depending on how things shake out. Lets assume WIU wins this one.

Idaho State @ Weber State - Weber at home and is favored. They have a D2 win, and I don't think their resume is/was as good as ours, but at 9-2 they could steal our seed. based on eye test and us looking weak today. Hope for the Idaho St. upset. Though they could still win and not get a seed.

Northern Arizona @ Southern Utah - A Southern Utah win gets them the Big Sky autobid and (IMO) guarantees them a seed. Lets hope NAU can pull off the upset. NAU is a good team and could do it.

Wofford @ South Carolina - Wofford is often listed as a seed, but their resume is weaker than ours and would be weaker than several other 9-2/8-3 teams. They've needed overtime to beat weak Big South and SoCon teams. If they get a seed over any of these other teams listed I'd be legitimately upset. I don't think they should get one, but if they play USC close, they may be able to snag/keep a seed.

Monmouth @ Kennesaw St. - KSU up 38-21 right now. With enough chaos, the winner of this game would be the Big South champion and at 10-1 could get a seed. I don't think they will, but they could. Both teams should be in the playoffs with all the losses by CAA bubble teams today.

South Dakota State @ South Dakota - SDSU up 17-14 right now. I think the winner of this game will get a seed for sure, but if USD wins, both could get seeds (USD has a h2h win over WIU and would be seeded over them). I'm rooting for South Dakota St. as they're already a seed in most projections and a win here knocks South Dakota out of the seed picture at 7-4. SDSU was the only team this year to beat NDSU.

Abilene Christian @ Central Arkansas - UCA is a top 4 seed in most projections, and this game shouldn't be close. But under the 0.00001% chance Abilene Christian wins, that should knock Central Arkansas out of the seed picture. The Southland is a joke and is overall arguably weaker than the Big South. A couple great teams up top, but trash at the bottom.

Elon is out of the seed picture after the blowout loss to JMU today.
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: iBOsbu on November 18, 2017, 05:23:33 pm
UD and UNH losses didnít do them any good and didnít help us either to make our loss and win against them look better. CAA not gonna send 5 teams anymore but 3 teams locked and UNH mighg get in based on other results.
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: ecasadoSBU on November 18, 2017, 05:31:51 pm
This was a really bad day for the CAA with Delaware and UNH both losing. The CAA has three teams in, two in the bubble.

Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: VA_Seawolf on November 18, 2017, 09:11:07 pm
Now that all of the games that will effect seeding are completed, I think we have a very clear picture of the teams in the running for seeds. The following six schools are locks. The committee may manipulate the order based on rematches, geography or what have you, but these six will receive seeds for sure:

James Madison, North Dakota State, South Dakota State, Jacksonville State, Central Arkansas, Sam Houston State

The final two seeds will come down to two schools from this group:

Stony Brook, Wofford, Southern Utah, Weber State, Western Illinois, Kennesaw State

Kennesaw I'll eliminate right off the bat. They're 9-1 against the FCS just like we are, but they have a much weaker schedule and a D2 win. Great story and I hope they get an easy round 1 opponent at home, but no seed for them.

WIU has three losses and the committee might not either want a third Valley team, or the resumes of the two loss teams are better. They've got an "FBS" win over Coastal and a non-conference win over NAU, but three losses against the top of the MVFC. They didn't beat any of those top tier teams in their confrerence. Good resume, but I ultimately don't think they get a seed from the committee. You never know though. They're our biggest threat.

Weber St. has a D2 win while we do not. They have a good win over Montana, but lost to SUU head to head and Montana losing today makes that win not quite look as good. If they give Weber a seed over us despite playing in a weaker conference and playing D2 teams, I'd be legitimately upset.

Southern Utah - Outright Big Sky champion via the h2h autobid, 9-2 overall, 9-1 vs the FCS. The committee could choose someone else for a seed, but I doubt it. I'd give SUU a seed and I anticipate they'll get one.

Wofford - Needed overtime to beat a couple weak opponents in the SoCon, a weaker league than the CAA. The committee respects the CAA and MVFC the most out of the two leagues. A committee member has said so themselves. Their FBS loss to South Carolina wasn't bad, but ours was a much more competitive game against a ranked USF. Our loss is of higher quality and should be to the committee as well. The game was never in doubt, meanwhile we gave USF a legitimate scare and were leading in the fourth. Their OOC consisted of Big South teams and like us they're 9-1 against the FCS. If they get a seed over us, that'd be complete bull****.

In my mind, it'll come down to us or WIU for the final seed. Our 9 wins to their 8, should give us the edge and seed. We're a 9-2 team in the CAA. No team has ever done that well in this league and not gotten a seed. If they decided the Valley was just better and decided to seed three Valley teams compared to only one for the CAA, I'd be able to live with that as WIU has some good wins and the Valley is incredibly competitive. If any of these others get a seed over us I'm going to be seriously upset and call into question the judgement of the committee.

Seeds:
1. JMU
2. NDSU
3. JSU
4. UCA
5. SDSU
6. SHSU
7. Southern Utah
8. Stony Brook
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: Chairman of the Board on November 18, 2017, 09:23:33 pm
thanks VA, very helpful. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cgWcUiMaI8
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: VA_Seawolf on November 18, 2017, 09:30:43 pm
Additionally, if they do screw us over, what's most likely to happen is they seed Wofford instead of us, and our first round match-up is likely to be one of Central Connecticut St. (NEC champion), Lehigh(Patriot champion), or Monmouth (Big South at-large) at home next weekend. Winner of that game is likely to face either Wofford or JMU in the second round depending on how they do the brackets. Probably JMU.
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: iBOsbu on November 18, 2017, 09:34:07 pm
Additionally, if they do screw us over, what's most likely to happen is they seed Wofford instead of us, and our first round match-up is likely to be one of Central Connecticut St. (NEC champion), Lehigh(Patriot champion), or Monmouth (Big South at-large) at home next weekend. Winner of that game is likely to face either Wofford or JMU in the second round depending on how they do the brackets. Probably JMU.

I would rather face Wofford than JMU. JMU scares me lol. They are a juggernaut. I really hope you are right VA and we get a seed. The rest would be really helpful. I have a feeling though that MVFC might get that 3rd seed. If we exclude the two top teams JMU and NDSU, MVFC is much tougher than CAA this year.
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: Seawolf97 on November 18, 2017, 09:46:42 pm
  I wouldn't mind a home game against Lehigh or CCSU  . Getting a seed  means we play at home the first weekend in December I don't know how much love the committee has for us.  We are an upstart tis year  even though we are 9-2
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: VA_Seawolf on November 18, 2017, 10:06:59 pm
If we don't get a bye, best case scenario is Lehigh at home in round 1, then a road game at Wofford in round 2. Wofford outside of South Carolina, Samford, and Furman has played nothing but cupcakes this year and we've played well against option teams under Coach P in the past. I think we could beat them if we got them on the road if they're the 7 or 8 seed. They've gotten some love from the committee, but we could easily show how seeding them was a mistake.

I actually want us to play JMU this year, but not before the quarterfinals. We've won at Bridgeforth in the past (2013) and they'd be a great measuring stick for our program. NDSU would be too, but I'd much rather play @JMU than go all the way to Fargo to play NDSU.
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: iBOsbu on November 19, 2017, 01:45:05 am
PROJECTIONS

1) STATS
https://twitter.com/FCS_STATS/status/932106273713213440?s=17

(Monmouth@Stony Brook winner at No. 8 seed Wofford) at (Central Connecticut St.@Lehigh winner at No. 1 seed James Madison). This would be perfect.

2) HERO Sports:
https://herosports.com/fcs/football-fcs-bracket-seeds-1st-round-games-november-18-2017-ajaj

(CCSU@Stony Brook)@JMU

3) Nobowls:
http://www.nobowls.com/index.html

(CCSU@Stony Brook)@NDSU

4) Dom Izzo:
 https://twitter.com/DomIzzoWDAY/status/932105365524746240?s=17

(Samford@Stony Brook)@Sam Houston
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: VA_Seawolf on November 19, 2017, 03:17:47 am
PROJECTIONS

1) STATS
https://twitter.com/FCS_STATS/status/932106273713213440?s=17

(Monmouth@Stony Brook winner at No. 8 seed Wofford) at (Central Connecticut St.@Lehigh winner at No. 1 seed James Madison). This would be perfect.

2) HERO Sports:
https://herosports.com/fcs/football-fcs-bracket-seeds-1st-round-games-november-18-2017-ajaj

(CCSU@Stony Brook)@JMU

3) Nobowls:
http://www.nobowls.com/index.html

(CCSU@Stony Brook)@NDSU

4) Dom Izzo:
 https://twitter.com/DomIzzoWDAY/status/932105365524746240?s=17

(Samford@Stony Brook)@Sam Houston

I hate them all because none of them have us getting the bye. Us vs Monmouth then playing @Wofford seems to be the most likely though.
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: Hammertime on November 19, 2017, 05:05:46 am
PROJECTIONS

1) STATS
https://twitter.com/FCS_STATS/status/932106273713213440?s=17

(Monmouth@Stony Brook winner at No. 8 seed Wofford) at (Central Connecticut St.@Lehigh winner at No. 1 seed James Madison). This would be perfect.

2) HERO Sports:
https://herosports.com/fcs/football-fcs-bracket-seeds-1st-round-games-november-18-2017-ajaj

(CCSU@Stony Brook)@JMU

3) Nobowls:
http://www.nobowls.com/index.html

(CCSU@Stony Brook)@NDSU

4) Dom Izzo:
 https://twitter.com/DomIzzoWDAY/status/932105365524746240?s=17

(Samford@Stony Brook)@Sam Houston

I hate them all because none of them have us getting the bye. Us vs Monmouth then playing @Wofford seems to be the most likely though.

I think had North Carolina A&T lost or Western Illinois lost SB would most likely gotten that 8th seed
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: CTWolfie on November 19, 2017, 07:04:51 am
Here is one more from Collegesportsmadness.com:
Lehigh vs SBU, winner to face ND State.
http://www.collegesportsmadness.com/fcs-football/bracketology
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: iBOsbu on November 19, 2017, 11:09:19 am
No seed for us. We get Lehigh and winner goes to JMU.
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: laxnation on November 19, 2017, 11:12:26 am
Stony Brook gets screwed with the 2nd round matchup!  Shouldnít surprise me, because football coaches(current/former) at all levels show they are some of the dumbest people on the planet on a weekly basis!
Elon and New Hampshire would each have an easier matchup in the second round!
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: ecasadoSBU on November 19, 2017, 11:18:58 am
Just tuned in to the show. A little late.
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: iBOsbu on November 19, 2017, 11:20:59 am
Stony Brook gets screwed with the 2nd round matchup!  Shouldnít surprise me, because football coaches(current/former) at all levels show they are some of the dumbest people on the planet on a weekly basis!
Elon and New Hampshire would each have an easier matchup in the second round!

So true. Stupid regionality. NCAA needs to end this regionality/locality BS. Itís the playoffs. Every program should be able to fly their team.
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: ecasadoSBU on November 19, 2017, 11:21:10 am
Very Crappy bracket. Going to JMU the second round. No bye week. That sucks. I thought our team did enough to deserve it.
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: ecasadoSBU on November 19, 2017, 11:22:03 am
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Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: laxnation on November 19, 2017, 11:26:36 am
Very Crappy bracket. Going to JMU the second round. No bye week. That sucks. I thought our team did enough to deserve it.
The average IQ on the Committee has to be under 100! Football coaches doing what they do best and thatís being dumb!
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: iBOsbu on November 19, 2017, 11:27:41 am
why is Elon playing Furman again?   >:(
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: laxnation on November 19, 2017, 11:32:19 am
why is Elon playing Furman again?   >:(
Because of proximity - Elon is in North Carolina and Furman is in South Carolina.
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: VA_Seawolf on November 19, 2017, 11:36:53 am
Stony Brook gets screwed with the 2nd round matchup!  Shouldnít surprise me, because football coaches(current/former) at all levels show they are some of the dumbest people on the planet on a weekly basis!
Elon and New Hampshire would each have an easier matchup in the second round!

So true. Stupid regionality. NCAA needs to end this regionality/locality BS. Itís the playoffs. Every program should be able to fly their team.

Not only that, but Wofford with their joke schedule of Big South and SoCon teams gets seeded despite needing double OT to beat 3-8 Chattanooga and only beating 1-10 Gardner Webb by 3 points. What bull****.

Get this though, the FCS committee chairman? Richard Johnson, the athletic director at Wofford  >:( >:( Such bull****. Totally no conflict of interest there being the committee chairman and getting your own program a seed which they don't deserve.

If Heilbron was the committee chairman, do you really think we'd be unseeded and have to travel to JMU in round 2?? No friggin way. It's just as unfortunate for JMU though, because we're a WAY stronger opponent than they should be facing in the second round. They're number one and they have to face a team that was in the running for a seed in the second round?? They should be playing CCSU, San Diego, or Lehigh in two weeks as the #1 seed. Not us. This regionalization **** has to end.

They say "no rematches," but of course Elon vs Furman is a rematch and guess who the winner plays?? WOFFORD!! Furman vs Wofford would be yet another rematch even though the committee tries to avoid first and second round rematches. Again, utter garbage.
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: ecasadoSBU on November 19, 2017, 11:37:09 am
That stupid "400 mile radius" screwing everyone over with the match-ups. It is what it is. One game at a time.

On to Lehigh @ the House LaValle Built!

Set your calendars and lets get as many people out there as we can. Eat a lot of turkey and then pack some more calories for Saturday!

Lets go Seawolves!
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: ry1nik on November 19, 2017, 11:50:13 am
Very Crappy bracket. Going to JMU the second round. No bye week. That sucks. I thought our team did enough to deserve it.
Not too bad considering they have an easier game in Lehigh than they would in Central Connecticut (New Hampshire's draw). Hard to say which SB team will show up on Saturday, so who they meet in the second round doesn't matter if they can't get past the first.
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: OldSeawolf on November 19, 2017, 11:57:59 am
Hmmm, seems like SBU didn't get the best draw.  Will play JMU in 2nd round, if we beat Lehigh.   Is the assumption here that both Elon and NH had a better strength of schedule than SBU?  Maybe Elon, but NH finished at 7-4 vs. our 9-2.  Strength of schedule for NH compensates for a full 2-game lead over them in the CAA?   Sound a tad flawed to me.

In any event, congrats to SBU, let's take it one game at a time.  Great to be in the playoffs again.
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: iBOsbu on November 19, 2017, 12:00:53 pm
AD of UNH is also on the selection committee. May be thatís why they get in over Delaware and get to face #4 rather than #1. I am still pissed.
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: VA_Seawolf on November 19, 2017, 12:05:07 pm
Hmmm, seems like SBU didn't get the best draw.  Will play JMU in 2nd round, if we beat Lehigh.   Is the assumption here that both Elon and NH had a better strength of schedule than SBU?  Maybe Elon, but NH finished at 7-4 vs. our 9-2.  Strength of schedule for NH compensates for a full 2-game lead over them in the CAA?   Sound a tad flawed to me.

In any event, congrats to SBU, let's take it one game at a time.  Great to be in the playoffs again.

We also have the head to head over UNH. It's BS.

AD of UNH is also on the selection committee. May be thatís why they get in over Delaware and get to face #4 rather than #1. I am still pissed.

There ya go. These things are all decided by Athletic directors oftentimes of the schools involved and despite claiming that they "recuse" themselves out of discussions of their team, I don't buy that for one moment. They all have their biases and make things easier for their own program whenever possible.

We need to get SH in on these committees.
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: OldSeawolf on November 19, 2017, 12:19:46 pm
Hmmm, seems like SBU didn't get the best draw.  Will play JMU in 2nd round, if we beat Lehigh.   Is the assumption here that both Elon and NH had a better strength of schedule than SBU?  Maybe Elon, but NH finished at 7-4 vs. our 9-2.  Strength of schedule for NH compensates for a full 2-game lead over them in the CAA?   Sound a tad flawed to me.

In any event, congrats to SBU, let's take it one game at a time.  Great to be in the playoffs again.

We also have the head to head over UNH. It's BS.

AD of UNH is also on the selection committee. May be thatís why they get in over Delaware and get to face #4 rather than #1. I am still pissed.

There ya go. These things are all decided by Athletic directors oftentimes of the schools involved and despite claiming that they "recuse" themselves out of discussions of their team, I don't buy that for one moment. They all have their biases and make things easier for their own program whenever possible.

We need to get SH in on these committees.

Duh, forgot about the NH head-to-head.  Clearly, location not an issue either here in the Northeast.  Sounds like politics as usual.  Just need to take care of business at home vs. Lehigh.  The bullseye is clearly on the back of JMU, so looking ahead (prob not a good idea), there will be no pressure up at JMU.

I hope Bolden and Bedell are both ready for Saturday.
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: VA_Seawolf on November 19, 2017, 01:04:54 pm
The upside though is that Lehigh is the weakest team in the entire field. Even weaker than non-scholarship Pioneer League champion San Diego. They've got a 5-6 record and we're at home in the playoffs. If we can't win that one then the whole coaching staff should be shown the door.
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: SBUFootball on November 19, 2017, 02:38:41 pm
There is politics inside each program & with the selection committee; UNH has a member on the board.

We need to fix our playing calling & put together a sound game plan; last couple games it has been ineffective.  We got very lucky with this win; we were out played.

Maine gave up 275 yards  per game in passing & if wasn't for that hell mary throw we would of only had 185 total yards in the air & our run game was terrible.

Take away the 1 run for TD from 33# they average under 3 yards per carry; JMU is going to put up lots of points & they are going
to run the ball.

Who is calling the plays; i heard that P over rides the playing calling from the OC & P comfort zone in running inside off tackle.

 When you have the size we have use the big men in short yardage; you half to get them reps in practice to be efficient & they are not getting many reps in live scrimmage during the week; #5 was getting hammered in tight coverage over the middle & he doesn't have the size.

The line has had issue the last 2 weeks; we should be using TE & getting the ball out in space more & we did not run 1 double TE set the whole game. 

 We look horrible through 3 quarters & we got very lucky to walk away with this win.

We have 11 players w 5-6 years of experience at D1 level; this is the primary reason why are were we are this year.

Lot of politics going on; if you have a son in the program or your involved with sponsors w kids in the program & if your really think this team is efficient on the offensive side of the ball then it's time rethink your understanding of this game...

We run 4 plays with different variations; 2 plays we run 50% of the time OFF TACKLE & 20-25 YARD FADE.   We have to many studs in the stable to be limited to this play calling......& at every position RB, WR TE we have players that are not always 100% efficient so cut the crap about certain players. 

Talking out of your A** ; some kids were coming off concussions & some times it takes weeks & sometimes months to get back to 100%; 13# across the middle after last week...very scary call.

Time to open up the play book & get these kids reps n practice so they are efficient in the games.  If we use these things to our advantage we will be hard to stop in the short passing game & run game & it will open up the deep ball.

Size, speed, & quickness all are advantages when used correctly.

Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: Hammertime on November 19, 2017, 02:50:24 pm
The upside though is that Lehigh is the weakest team in the entire field. Even weaker than non-scholarship Pioneer League champion San Diego. They've got a 5-6 record and we're at home in the playoffs. If we can't win that one then the whole coaching staff should be shown the door.

You should be very careful about saying that on this board. There are a couple of people who take negative criticism of our coaches very seriously..  Coach P and others cant do wrong, ever!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: iBOsbu on November 19, 2017, 03:46:18 pm
There’s a difference between criticism and personal vendetta. We all criticize Coach P now and then.. when he makes head scratching calls. All coaches do that. But 9-2 record doesn’t lie. CAA is a tough and respected conference... which we just saw in the selection of 4 CAA teams in the playoffs. Ok one win can be lucky.. may be two. Going 7-1 in CAA conference games deserves applause. That’s not luck. Some of you want SB to lose just so that we can fire coach smh. Instead of enjoying this moment, arguing about bracket like normal fans, discussing about how not to screw up and take Lehigh game light.. like normal fans, you find every opportunity to diss the coaching staff. We are ranked 10. But you rather be happy if we went 1-7 in CAA and fired our coach.
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: ry1nik on November 19, 2017, 04:00:27 pm
Thereís a difference between criticism and personal vendetta. We all criticize Coach P now and then.. when he makes head scratching calls. All coaches do that. But 9-2 record doesnít lie. CAA is a tough and respected conference... which we just saw in the selection of 4 CAA teams in the playoffs. Ok one win can be lucky.. may be two. Going 7-1 in CAA conference games deserves applause. Thatís not luck. Some of you want SB to lose just so that we can fire coach smh. Instead of enjoying this moment, arguing about bracket like normal fans, discussing about how not to screw up and take Lehigh game light.. like normal fans, you find every opportunity to diss the coaching staff. We are ranked 10. But you rather be happy if we went 1-7 in CAA and fired our coach.
Some fans are simply tired of mediocre results and unentertaining style of play for a number of years, when more is expected at university like SB.
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: ecasadoSBU on November 19, 2017, 04:09:59 pm
Thereís a difference between criticism and personal vendetta. We all criticize Coach P now and then.. when he makes head scratching calls. All coaches do that. But 9-2 record doesnít lie. CAA is a tough and respected conference... which we just saw in the selection of 4 CAA teams in the playoffs. Ok one win can be lucky.. may be two. Going 7-1 in CAA conference games deserves applause. Thatís not luck. Some of you want SB to lose just so that we can fire coach smh. Instead of enjoying this moment, arguing about bracket like normal fans, discussing about how not to screw up and take Lehigh game light.. like normal fans, you find every opportunity to diss the coaching staff. We are ranked 10. But you rather be happy if we went 1-7 in CAA and fired our coach.

Yeah. at that point I'm not sure if that's a real follower of this team or not. When you want your team to fail to change a coach then doesn't that defeat the whole purpose of being a loyal follower of this team. We are currently seeing the best days of our program. 9-2 is a reason to be happy and proud to be a fan of Seawolves FB.
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: ecasadoSBU on November 19, 2017, 04:13:25 pm
Thereís a difference between criticism and personal vendetta. We all criticize Coach P now and then.. when he makes head scratching calls. All coaches do that. But 9-2 record doesnít lie. CAA is a tough and respected conference... which we just saw in the selection of 4 CAA teams in the playoffs. Ok one win can be lucky.. may be two. Going 7-1 in CAA conference games deserves applause. Thatís not luck. Some of you want SB to lose just so that we can fire coach smh. Instead of enjoying this moment, arguing about bracket like normal fans, discussing about how not to screw up and take Lehigh game light.. like normal fans, you find every opportunity to diss the coaching staff. We are ranked 10. But you rather be happy if we went 1-7 in CAA and fired our coach.
Some fans are simply tired of mediocre results and unentertaining style of play for a number of years, when more is expected at university like SB.

I would understand that behavior if we were a school that is used to winning and being on the top. But we are not. We just landed at the CAA 4 years ago and have no previously established winning culture other than a couple of years in the Big South. So why the crazy expectations? I know Stony Brook University is a great University academically. But in sports we are still infants. We have a long way to go to develop and build a long lasting national brand (who knows if we will even make it to that level...) . To have the unrealistic expectations of our program is only going to set you up for disappointment.
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: iBOsbu on November 19, 2017, 04:34:04 pm
There's always going to be an adjustment period moving from Big South to CAA. Whole new recruiting talent level required to compete here. I didnít expect instant success. Growing pain and mediocre result was expected. But finally we have found success. The coaching staff that worked hard to finally make it happen deserves the recognition. And my expectation for next year is to compete for conference championshipÖ at least take advantage of competitive CAA and make the playoffs yearly. We can discuss coaching change when we go back to being mediocre 4-4 team.
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: SBUFootball on November 19, 2017, 05:45:31 pm
I dislike the play calling & how they run the offence.  It's been several years & coach P always goes back to what he feels comfortable playing.

The stats don't lie & it's bad....

Time of pession   SBU 24:46   Maine  35:16

Total 1st down SBU   2 of 15   13.3%   This has not changed for several years; check out stats for the year ending 2016.

Yards per carry  2.2 yards

Worst part of watching our offence is 3rd down; basically saying give it to the D & hold them.

If it wasn't for Wagner losing 3 D players in the 3rd quarter; we could of been looking at a very tough win.

You cannot just overlook this; you have 2 options.... coach P continues to call the plays or he turns over the managing of the offence & quit over riding his OC.

I am very happy for the players especially the  5 & 6 year seniors their is a 11 in total; great way to go out.

Vendetta or HATE you STATED in a post.. very strong words & you should watch stating that about anyone.  There are many alumni who do not care for his style of coaching; if you want to do a fair assessment then you should put that out there for SBU fans & alumni to express their feeling on an option forum & vote. There are also players that do & don't care for Coach P & you will find that in every program.

I am very concerned about some some political issue within the program & sponsors; But that's another whole discussion which i am not going to even touch at this time.

Live in the moment w no regrets... always speak the truth & be fearless....... 
     
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: CTWolfie on November 19, 2017, 06:52:14 pm
If you think Coach P is calling the plays you are out to lunch. He turned the offensive play-calling reigns over to Coach Felus, who sits up in the booth doing the play calling. The no huddle 3 wr sets should be an obvious clue that things have changed as opposed to the 2-3 TE sets that were a staple of Coach Priore football in the past. I posted many of the 2017 stats last week. You should compare them to 2016 mentioned above. It is a night and day difference.
Maineís defense played a very good game. They stuffed our run game. #10 was something like 10/34 passing for the game. If you were there you know his passing was erratic at times and also that his receivers dropped many balls.
The team plane left LI exceedingly late Fri evening due to mechanical problems. The team sat at the airport for 4+ hrs fri afternoon/evening. The team was out of sorts and it showed.
The thing I take away from this season is that this team is winning games that in the past few years they would lose. Instead of finding ways to lose, this yr they are finding ways to win. It has been a very special season. It is too bad you anti-Coach P guys have been unable to enjoy it. It has been a blast.
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: guest260 on November 19, 2017, 07:21:44 pm
Just got back from Maine, but wanted to post the since I had a long trip the think about this for a few hours.

One of you Dads- and you know who you (since you are always telling us how great your son is) should no longer come to the games. We went to the Maine game with friends of ours who invited us up and we sat near the rest of the SBU fan base (on the lower right).

Your CONSTANT berating of the coaching staff was unacceptable (especially as your son is a senior) and even our Maine friends and others were taken back by your loud mouthed "rants". I promised my wife I would not get involved since it was her birthday- but you were really over the top! If you don't know it that is even sadder.

While I am not a big fan of coaches on the sidelines giving it back to fans, Coach Frank was tired of listening to you and at least spoke up. Its too bad you did not stop. Wonder how your son felt about this?

If you do come to the game on Saturday, and if you cant refrain from these rants, maybe you should go back out in the parking lot and have a few more beers and holler all you want from your car.

As vocal as many of us our as fans and parents of players- you need to show some class. I would ask you to apologize but doubt you would.

Good luck to the boys and the coaches this weekend. 

Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: Chairman of the Board on November 19, 2017, 07:26:00 pm
here's a question.  over the past few years we've talked about attendance (usually in the context of making a conference/division jump). 

now we have the victories that we all agreed were requisite before filling the stands.  what impact has this then had on attendance???

total home 47356
over 6 games =
7892 avg home attendance

which is pretty good i think, considering some of the opponents, weather, etc.  Of course, the 12k homecoming weights it a bit but whatever.  now let's set a new goal and get in the high 9s next year. 

GO SB
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Post by: guest260 on November 19, 2017, 08:12:35 pm
maybe we could at least recognize the Women's VB team and Women's soccer team and others. That would put about another 150 or so parents and players in the stands- then we only need about 6K more.
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: ecasadoSBU on November 19, 2017, 08:15:22 pm
here's a question.  over the past few years we've talked about attendance (usually in the context of making a conference/division jump). 

now we have the victories that we all agreed were requisite before filling the stands.  what impact has this then had on attendance???

total home 47356
over 6 games =
7892 avg home attendance

which is pretty good i think, considering some of the opponents, weather, etc.  Of course, the 12k homecoming weights it a bit but whatever.  now let's set a new goal and get in the high 9s next year. 

GO SB


Attendance is increasing, no doubt!

We have a long way to go to achieve the goal of consistently selling out LaValle Stadium. But 2017 had the highest attendance average ever of 7,892 which is a great sign surpassing the 2015 season (avg. 7,268). It is significantly higher than Big South era attendance which was in the low 5ks. If we can make our student community as responsive as the local community the stadium would be selling just about every Saturday. Obviously, it has proved to be a huge challenge to draw the Stony Brook student community to the games. We need some serious reforms and marketing effort from our athletic department and the school to motivate student attendance. Student attendance was basically non-existent for the entire year except for the obligated marching band.
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: ecasadoSBU on November 19, 2017, 08:17:28 pm
maybe we could at least recognize the Women's VB team and Women's soccer team and others. That would put about another 150 or so parents and players in the stands- then we only need about 6K more.

Smart man. That's a start. lol. Recognize all of our teams and even the local HS teams. Anyone!!!! If that's what's gonna take to get buts on the bleachers, lets do it!
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Post by: iBOsbu on November 19, 2017, 08:22:15 pm
Student apathy has been the biggest attendance problem.
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Post by: OldSeawolf on November 19, 2017, 08:23:19 pm
Just bought 3 tickets for myself, my son, and my brother.  Just doing my part....LOL.
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Post by: laxnation on November 19, 2017, 09:11:14 pm
Just bought 3 tickets for myself, my son, and my brother.  Just doing my part....LOL.
Nice!
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: VA_Seawolf on November 20, 2017, 02:19:18 am
here's a question.  over the past few years we've talked about attendance (usually in the context of making a conference/division jump). 

now we have the victories that we all agreed were requisite before filling the stands.  what impact has this then had on attendance???

total home 47356
over 6 games =
7892 avg home attendance

which is pretty good i think, considering some of the opponents, weather, etc.  Of course, the 12k homecoming weights it a bit but whatever.  now let's set a new goal and get in the high 9s next year. 

GO SB


Attendance is increasing, no doubt!

We have a long way to go to achieve the goal of consistently selling out LaValle Stadium. But 2017 had the highest attendance average ever of 7,892 which is a great sign surpassing the 2015 season (avg. 7,268). It is significantly higher than Big South era attendance which was in the low 5ks. If we can make our student community as responsive as the local community the stadium would be selling just about every Saturday. Obviously, it has proved to be a huge challenge to draw the Stony Brook student community to the games. We need some serious reforms and marketing effort from our athletic department and the school to motivate student attendance. Student attendance was basically non-existent for the entire year except for the obligated marching band.

I find these numbers unbelievable since the stadium seems emptier than when I was a student a few years ago. Community support is up, but student support is down from the looks of it. I remember packed student sections in from 2011-2013. I don't see that anymore. It wasn't anywhere close to what it was in the Big South days at homecoming. I'm talking strictly student support here.

Student apathy has been the biggest attendance problem.

Exactly!! That's the number one thing that will hold our football program back. Fortunately, I think it's one of the easiest to fix. It's a bit late for it to matter this year, but by winning 9 games, we'll build hype and student interest heading into next year. I expect student support and attendance to be WAY up next year. Current students weren't around for the 2011-12 playoff runs so they don't know what it's like to cheer for a competitive team. They'll get that opportunity next year an I'm eagerly looking forward to filling in that added capacity in 2018. Hype will be even greater if we can beat Lehigh, then upset JMU in a couple weeks. A deep playoff run by this program will instantly start FBS buzz. Everything else about SBU is desirable, it's just the fan support for football specifically that's been lagging.
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Post by: SBUFootball on November 20, 2017, 12:39:54 pm
NYStateofmind...

You are a  hypocrite... you also have a son on the field & you were bashing the play calling also in the stands & there were many others that heard you & even your family stated their dislike to the play calling.....

SBU line did not block well  in the running game & Maine strength is stopping the run;  coach elect not to use additional player on the line why.  When you continue to do the same thing again & again n get the same negative results thats.. insanity... you make the adjustments.

You also have selective hearing;  I never stated or pointed out one player & i stated a position TE & why we did we not use our TE more in the blocking & in  the short passing game against Maine. using a 2 TE set give you the option of blocking or getting the short pass off the line...  Maine was effective when they did this against us in the game.

We had Dennis #89  in the game for 1 play, we used Connor #88 maybe 7 plays; this team blocks better & we move the ball more consistently when they utilize 2 TE set... especially off the edge.

Sending Ray across the middle after a concussion the previous week  WOW;  SBU  have big bodies that can catch & we don't use them well 1  am tired of accusations of weaknesses in certain player it's a bunch of BS from individuals that are clueless. If you do not get reps in practice & use these players then don't ask for perfection.

N you to state which you did Saturday.... he thinks he know football but never played.... WOW. !% of the population makes to a D! program & you will find many coaches in the NFL & in NCAA that never played 1 down  at the D! level. 

And yes we all know you played & we don't know what we are talking about; doesn't half to be brought up again to us.

Now if you want to... GROW A PAIR..  instead of chatting n stating FALSE CLAiMS about others online;  i would love to talk w ya at pre game.


Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: guest260 on November 20, 2017, 04:10:22 pm
Nope. CLEARLY you have any idea of who our son is- and if you think so, please provide our son's name or number. 

See the difference with some of us who played is we don't have to run around shouting and causing a disruption in the stands.It is just not something we do, because of the respect we have for the game, the players and the coaches. 

When I post (like others here) its to provide an "opinion" or context. I sent this post out because IMHO, you violated this most basic rule of the sport- which you don't see. Too Bad.

In all the years here, have never seen such disrespect from someone who is the Father of a player at the college level. I normally see this in pop Warner Leagues with Mommy and Daddy hollering every moment of the game while sipping on their $6.00 Latte from their folding chairs.

I knew you would not apologize and stated so. As to who coaches in the NFL etc... what bearing does that have on this thread?

As to "growing a pair" as an Army Ranger, that is something I don't need to do. I am sure you know all about war, so am sure you'll be providing all the aspects as to how to defeat any of our enemies shouting from a far away secure place, while the battle is going on.
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Post by: Chrissy D. on November 20, 2017, 05:24:49 pm
NY, right on brother, well said.
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Post by: Grownman on November 20, 2017, 05:47:50 pm
I like the good vibes go SB but even tho this a weaker team that you play on Saturday you still have to make a statement.  when you look at SB they can compete with any of these teams out there but coaches i will say it again and again you have to come up with a great game plan understand if we can get the offence rolling that defense that calls themselves. The legion of wolf's will clean up the rest
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Post by: justconcern on November 20, 2017, 06:04:19 pm
you are so right about being carefully of what you say about Coach P, because certain people get very offended. But truth id the truth. 
Title: Re: The Official Stony Brook FB Playoff Thread - Bracketology!
Post by: Chrissy D. on November 20, 2017, 06:22:52 pm
Sorry to say its your ignorance that offends me.
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Post by: justconcern on November 20, 2017, 06:38:09 pm
 whatever Chrissy I think you are a little more ignorant than I am.
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Post by: Chairman of the Board on November 20, 2017, 06:57:02 pm
everyone relax please.  it's ok to share your opinion here but please do so respectfully or the moderators will remove posts.  thanks. 
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Post by: ecasadoSBU on November 20, 2017, 08:07:25 pm
I'll echo what the Chair has said. Everyone is free to express their opinion. But please, PLEASE keep it civil!!! We are one big family here rooting for our Stony Brook teams. Lets not turn this into a war zone. Lets avoid getting personal...

We have never had to sanction anyone here before and I don't ever want to get to that point either.

Thanks
GO SEAWOLVES!