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Title: Game 7: HOMECOMING vs. Rhode Island
Post by: ecasadoSBU on October 18, 2018, 01:37:49 pm
It's time for homecoming. Lets pack the house. Taking my fiancee to the game for the first time since our college days in 2012! :)
Title: Re: Game 7: HOMECOMING vs. Rhode Island
Post by: Chairman of the Board on October 18, 2018, 01:54:15 pm
whoa, crazy eddie!!!

engaged!

here's where you need to post your story: http://sbufan.createaforum.com/the-red-zone/the-chairman-buys-a-precious-stone/
Title: Re: Game 7: HOMECOMING vs. Rhode Island
Post by: Chairman of the Board on October 18, 2018, 04:51:08 pm
https://news.stonybrook.edu/athletics/seawolves-take-long-island-express-to-homecoming-battle-against-rhode-island/

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As for seniors, they account for 20 of the 22 offensive touchdowns this season. On the defensive side, the two leading tacklers — Noah McGinty and Shayne Lawless — are also upperclassmen. And even more important than racking up numbers, the Seawolves’ senior syndicate accounts for that all-important intangible of any athletic team, leadership, with 20 on the roster.

Another engine driving the team’s success is the defense. Stony Brook has scored a national best six defensive touchdowns and one special teams touchdown so far this fall.

(https://news.stonybrook.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/lawless.jpg)
Title: Re: Game 7: HOMECOMING vs. Rhode Island
Post by: VA_Seawolf on October 18, 2018, 06:21:20 pm
Whenever you lead the nation in anything, you're having a good season. Go SB!!
Title: Re: Game 7: HOMECOMING vs. Rhode Island
Post by: ecasadoSBU on October 20, 2018, 08:48:40 am
Wake up!!! It's Gameday!!!

Cloudy skies expected over the Sandy Shore...
Title: Re: Game 7: HOMECOMING vs. Rhode Island
Post by: VA_Seawolf on October 20, 2018, 03:44:57 pm
I want to say the stands should be PACKED, but they probably won't be unfortunately. They weren't last year, though there should be a great crowd regardless. I'd love to see an attendance figure of 13k, but I won't hold my breath.
Title: Re: Game 7: HOMECOMING vs. Rhode Island
Post by: Wolffan on October 20, 2018, 04:01:21 pm
Weather looks good (60ish down to mid 50's during the game) with clear skies, team is  doing well, good opponent, homecoming, let's see something very close to  a sellout.
Title: Re: Game 7: HOMECOMING vs. Rhode Island
Post by: VA_Seawolf on October 20, 2018, 06:48:10 pm
Dominating run game so far, dominating defense as well. Looking really good. Every week I feel like the run game is going to let us down eventually, but so far we've been able to move it on pretty much everyone save for Towson and Air Force. Very, very nice thus far. Averaging somewhere close to 6 yards a carry I think. Shame URI wasn't ranked higher for this one.

Crowd seems decent, but not a sellout. This is the kind of crowd we should have on an average weekend when the team is good.
Title: Re: Game 7: HOMECOMING vs. Rhode Island
Post by: VA_Seawolf on October 20, 2018, 07:06:28 pm
I'm loving the playcalling tonight. Never thought I'd ever see myself say that  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Game 7: HOMECOMING vs. Rhode Island
Post by: ecasadoSBU on October 20, 2018, 08:39:09 pm
FIRMLY IN THE PLAYOFF RACE!!!

LETS GOOO
Title: Re: Game 7: HOMECOMING vs. Rhode Island
Post by: Hammertime on October 20, 2018, 09:38:46 pm
I'm loving the playcalling tonight. Never thought I'd ever see myself say that  ;D ;D
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Agreed.
Title: Re: Game 7: HOMECOMING vs. Rhode Island
Post by: Seawolf97 on October 20, 2018, 09:52:29 pm
Box score shows  attendance at 12701 . I really doubt that number . The crows was good but not that good.
Title: Re: Game 7: HOMECOMING vs. Rhode Island
Post by: VA_Seawolf on October 21, 2018, 12:07:52 am
Box score shows  attendance at 12701 . I really doubt that number . The crows was good but not that good.

They're always fudging the homecoming numbers to make it seem like we're constantly selling out and increasing the record attendance. I don't think we've actually set a legitimate attendance record since 2014 Homecoming. Could be wrong though. Having 2000 additional seats can make the stadium look emptier than it actually is.
Title: Re: Game 7: HOMECOMING vs. Rhode Island
Post by: sbufan on October 21, 2018, 07:31:11 am
Box score shows  attendance at 12701 . I really doubt that number . The crows was good but not that good.

They're always fudging the homecoming numbers to make it seem like we're constantly selling out and increasing the record attendance. I don't think we've actually set a legitimate attendance record since 2014 Homecoming. Could be wrong though. Having 2000 additional seats can make the stadium look emptier than it actually is.

The 2000 extra seats, new concession stand, and beer tent make it really hard to judge. I think last night was probably record setting though.

Awesome environment. I love what the athletics department is doing.
Title: Re: Game 7: HOMECOMING vs. Rhode Island
Post by: Chairman of the Board on October 21, 2018, 08:10:37 am
me too.

is priore close to locking up an extension??? 

hey have any of our teams lost lately??? GO SB


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cgWcUiMaI8
Title: Re: Game 7: HOMECOMING vs. Rhode Island
Post by: Hammertime on October 21, 2018, 08:30:21 am
FIRMLY IN THE PLAYOFF RACE!!!

LETS GOOO

Not yet. Must win one more to have a chance. Two more for a lock.
Title: Re: Game 7: HOMECOMING vs. Rhode Island
Post by: ecasadoSBU on October 21, 2018, 11:06:02 am
What a beatdown last night. The atmosphere was great!!!

I think people started leaving because the game honestly got a bit boring after the 1st half. We completely outmatched Rhode Island.

I don't know if there were 12731 fans out there last night. It's hard to count now with the Beergarden and Touchdown Club filled to the brim. All I can say though is that LaValle strikes the perfect balance between family friendly and adult friendly. They really have done a great job.

The only thing I can ask is maybe they can move the Touchdown/Beergarden to the Away side of the stadium in front of the pine trees so that our donors get a better view of the game. I think it may work. What you guys think?
Title: Re: Game 7: HOMECOMING vs. Rhode Island
Post by: ecasadoSBU on October 21, 2018, 11:08:02 am
FIRMLY IN THE PLAYOFF RACE!!!

LETS GOOO

Not yet. Must win one more to have a chance. Two more for a lock.

I mean as of right now we are on the playoff race. We are 6-2. Doesn't mean we have qualified yet. But right NOW, today, 6-2 we are competing for a playoff spot. Obviously if we don't win any of our last few games then we won't get in
Title: Re: Game 7: HOMECOMING vs. Rhode Island
Post by: Wolffan on October 21, 2018, 11:56:09 am
Ditto on all the positive comments about last night. I was pacing on the visitor side and URI folks were impressed by our awesome band, large crowd, talented team, and noise/atmosphere. They spoke approvingly of our large security/police/EMT presence and quick lines and clean bathrooms in the new area. Crowd estimate looked right to me (given that the huge beer garden crowd could have been redistributed to the empty portions of the stands IMHO).  As someone else noted, great balance of family and adult atmosphere.
Title: Re: Game 7: HOMECOMING vs. Rhode Island
Post by: Seawolf97 on October 21, 2018, 12:50:47 pm
The  whole environment last night was electric. Our facilities are impressive  so never take them for granted , we had similar comments from the Villanova fans  a few weeks ago.
Title: Re: Game 7: HOMECOMING vs. Rhode Island
Post by: Hammertime on October 21, 2018, 01:29:26 pm
What a beatdown last night. The atmosphere was great!!!

I think people started leaving because the game honestly got a bit boring after the 1st half. We completely outmatched Rhode Island.

I don't know if there were 12731 fans out there last night. It's hard to count now with the Beergarden and Touchdown Club filled to the brim. All I can say though is that LaValle strikes the perfect balance between family friendly and adult friendly. They really have done a great job.

The only thing I can ask is maybe they can move the Touchdown/Beergarden to the Away side of the stadium in front of the pine trees so that our donors get a better view of the game. I think it may work. What you guys think?

I agree. You can't see the field with the Giant scoreboard in your view. Behind the visitors side would work.
Title: Re: Game 7: HOMECOMING vs. Rhode Island
Post by: VA_Seawolf on October 21, 2018, 02:20:58 pm
What a beatdown last night. The atmosphere was great!!!

I think people started leaving because the game honestly got a bit boring after the 1st half. We completely outmatched Rhode Island.

I don't know if there were 12731 fans out there last night. It's hard to count now with the Beergarden and Touchdown Club filled to the brim. All I can say though is that LaValle strikes the perfect balance between family friendly and adult friendly. They really have done a great job.

The only thing I can ask is maybe they can move the Touchdown/Beergarden to the Away side of the stadium in front of the pine trees so that our donors get a better view of the game. I think it may work. What you guys think?

I agree. You can't see the field with the Giant scoreboard in your view. Behind the visitors side would work.

We've always had some... interesting seating decisions as far as where we put fans, students, etc. The south endzone was traditionally always the student section, but the views from down there aren't the best. I agree having donors on the north side opposite them isn't the best either. I have no issue playing around with different locations for both to see what people like the best.
Title: Re: Game 7: HOMECOMING vs. Rhode Island
Post by: VA_Seawolf on October 21, 2018, 02:28:44 pm
As far as playoffs, we can lose any one of our remaining three games and be a lock for the playoffs. Lose two and we'll be on the bubble with no guarantee we make it in. Lose them all, and we're back to typical Coach P/SBU .500 football  ;D ;D

As far as the CAA race, if we can beat JMU, we ought to be able to take care of business the rest of the way, and win at least a share of the CAA title along with getting a playoff seed. Towson will likely lose one as they still have JMU and Elon to contend with. There's still plenty of time for chaos in the CAA.

Winning the conference co-championship at 6-2 would also be possible, but we'd need Towson to lose twice, and JMU to beat us, but then lose one of their final two games.
Title: Re: Game 7: HOMECOMING vs. Rhode Island
Post by: ecasadoSBU on October 21, 2018, 02:49:56 pm
As far as playoffs, we can lose any one of our remaining three games and be a lock for the playoffs. Lose two and we'll be on the bubble with no guarantee we make it in. Lose them all, and we're back to typical Coach P/SBU .500 football  ;D ;D

As far as the CAA race, if we can beat JMU, we ought to be able to take care of business the rest of the way, and win at least a share of the CAA title along with getting a playoff seed. Towson will likely lose one as they still have JMU and Elon to contend with. There's still plenty of time for chaos in the CAA.

Winning the conference co-championship at 6-2 would also be possible, but we'd need Towson to lose twice, and JMU to beat us, but then lose one of their final two games.

You guys gotta give some love to Coach P man...

We are doing far better than our rivals upstate. That could've been us... Just think about it! It's scary to think we could've gone that route and be 2-5 right now. Let's enjoy the good times

Coach P and the entire department are doing a great job all around allowing us to compete at the highest level of the CAA.

I'm very happy with this program right now. Let me say that I don't expect to beat JMU @ their home at all. That game for me is marked as a LOSS. I'm more concerned with how we respond against Delaware and how we close up against Albany (UA always gives us a heck of game)

That bye week is looking better and better. Whoever planned that BYE week was a G!!! Our team will need all the rest and preparation necessary to bring down Delaware and Albany to close the season.

Let's stay optimistic (besides JMU game)!

GO SEAWOLVES!!!
Title: Re: Game 7: HOMECOMING vs. Rhode Island
Post by: VA_Seawolf on October 21, 2018, 03:17:42 pm
We're doing great right now, and I've enjoyed the hell out of this season, especially these last two games, but I cannot forget about those four consecutive sub .500 seasons. Including two years ago where we picked up two great wins over ranked playoff teams, but lost to Sacred Heart at home, and then lost the final four games of the year to finish 5-6. We were 5-2 that season only to lose out the rest of the way. We've got two VERY good teams coming up, and then end the year with a rivalry game @Albany. I doubt we lose them all, but it wouldn't be the first time...

For the record, I think we should extend Coach P given how this season has gone so far, but let's see how we end the season before unloading the wheelbarrow full of money on his doorstep. Yesterday's win was only our second win of the year over a team with a winning record(Bryant is the other).
Title: Re: Game 7: HOMECOMING vs. Rhode Island
Post by: Hammertime on October 21, 2018, 04:48:40 pm
We're doing great right now, and I've enjoyed the hell out of this season, especially these last two games, but I cannot forget about those four consecutive sub .500 seasons. Including two years ago where we picked up two great wins over ranked playoff teams, but lost to Sacred Heart at home, and then lost the final four games of the year to finish 5-6. We were 5-2 that season only to lose out the rest of the way. We've got two VERY good teams coming up, and then end the year with a rivalry game @Albany. I doubt we lose them all, but it wouldn't be the first time...

For the record, I think we should extend Coach P given how this season has gone so far, but let's see how we end the season before unloading the wheelbarrow full of money on his doorstep. Yesterday's win was only our second win of the year over a team with a winning record(Bryant is the other).

We have to see how Coach P handles JMU before extending any contract. If SB wins out, I would only do a year to year extension.

Despite this season record Carbone numbers is nothing to get excited about. Yes, he has some good games offensively, but overall his passing game is nothing to get excited about.
Why do I say that? it's because SB will always have a difficult time finding a high caliber QB like Flako as long as they know coach P is at the helm. SB is considered a pound and ground team and high school kids know this.

SB had 460 total yards in this game but Carbone had 6 competitions for 99 yards. Not good. If Liotine or Gowins go down because of injuries SB would have to rely heavily on Carbone passing game.

Like you say, we've seen this before and let's hope history doesn't repeat itself with losing the last 3 games.  Regardless if SB makes the playoffs or not coach P will get an extension of at least one year. I just hope it isn't a 5 year extension or a new 5 to 7-year contract.
Title: Re: Game 7: HOMECOMING vs. Rhode Island
Post by: Chrissy D. on October 21, 2018, 10:28:58 pm
Carbone who I have stated before is not going pro but on the season 12 td 3 picks and 3 rush Td's. He is doing what needs to be done to win. Team had 2 passing TD's last night ( fields 1). Nothing wrong with ground and pound when you put up 50 and play great def. What I really dont get is the fact that instead of enjoying the wins some on this thread are waiting for the shoe to drop. This is a good team with big games to play. Some of you would be happy with a losing season so the coach would go, thats ridiculous. Here is a point about Priore and the staff. Ty Wheatly Sr. not only played in the NFL but currently coaches on an NFL staff with the Jaguars. Does anybody think that this man with a wealth of football knowledge and contacts would send his son to SB if he thought that Priore and his staff didnt know how to coach.
Title: Re: Game 7: HOMECOMING vs. Rhode Island
Post by: ecasadoSBU on October 22, 2018, 01:16:35 am
Carbone who I have stated before is not going pro but on the season 12 td 3 picks and 3 rush Td's. He is doing what needs to be done to win. Team had 2 passing TD's last night ( fields 1). Nothing wrong with ground and pound when you put up 50 and play great def. What I really dont get is the fact that instead of enjoying the wins some on this thread are waiting for the shoe to drop. This is a good team with big games to play. Some of you would be happy with a losing season so the coach would go, thats ridiculous. Here is a point about Priore and the staff. Ty Wheatly Sr. not only played in the NFL but currently coaches on an NFL staff with the Jaguars. Does anybody think that this man with a wealth of football knowledge and contacts would send his son to SB if he thought that Priore and his staff didnt know how to coach.

I share the sentiment. We need to be optimistic and back up our coach. I get it that some people here dislike his coaching style. But lets be honest, he has us winning... in the CAA!

Some of the guys here thought he would never be capable of having us in the top tier of the CAA a couple of years ago.... and here we are competing for the top 4 spots in the CAA with a winning season already in the books.

I get it that we should avoid getting complacent and should alwats ask for more especially when we have big goals for program... but at the same time we are competing well in the toughest FCS league and need to give credit where credit is due. It took us four seasons to get it done. Our peers from upstate are still trying to figure it out. That could've been us... Just sayin!

We should probably be more worried of losing coach P than firing him at this point.

Let's back up our team and staff fully! GO WOLVES!
Title: Re: Game 7: HOMECOMING vs. Rhode Island
Post by: Chairman of the Board on October 22, 2018, 09:29:55 am
well said eddie- and i'll add- we've continually moved up to the next level, and succeeded.

20 years ago we struggled against teams like ccu.  then we moved up to 1A.  then we started beating those teams.  then we moved into the big south.  then we started beating those teams.  then we moved into the CAA.  then we started beating those teams.

the point is- we are taking baby steps and showing that we can adjust to each next level.  a good sign for the future. GO SB
Title: Re: Game 7: HOMECOMING vs. Rhode Island
Post by: sbufan on October 22, 2018, 10:14:52 am
Carbone who I have stated before is not going pro but on the season 12 td 3 picks and 3 rush Td's. He is doing what needs to be done to win. Team had 2 passing TD's last night ( fields 1). Nothing wrong with ground and pound when you put up 50 and play great def. What I really dont get is the fact that instead of enjoying the wins some on this thread are waiting for the shoe to drop. This is a good team with big games to play. Some of you would be happy with a losing season so the coach would go, thats ridiculous. Here is a point about Priore and the staff. Ty Wheatly Sr. not only played in the NFL but currently coaches on an NFL staff with the Jaguars. Does anybody think that this man with a wealth of football knowledge and contacts would send his son to SB if he thought that Priore and his staff didnt know how to coach.

Totally agree and especially with the last bit about Ty Wheatley. I think wheatley coming to Stony Brook is a very positive indicator of how  Stony Brook and Coach P are perceived in football circles.

And the program is just in really healthy shape. We graduated three seniors (two four year starters in Parris and Garrick) from last years o-line, but they just plugged in the new guys and the o-line is probably better than it has ever been. Same thing goes for the DBs. It was definitely an adjustment period at first in the CAA, but right now, I really think coach P has figured it out. And to be honest, last year I was almost disappointed the team was winning because I wanted coach P gone.
Title: Re: Game 7: HOMECOMING vs. Rhode Island
Post by: VA_Seawolf on October 22, 2018, 12:35:00 pm
I had concerns last year of us graduating so many guys and falling off a cliff, but we've put in the new guys nicely, and when we've had guys out for injury, the backups have stepped right in with pretty much no noticeable drop-off. That kind of depth is very, very good and was something we needed to see Coach P handle this off-season before extending him IMO. However on to my next point...



We should probably be more worried of losing coach P than firing him at this point.


 ;D ;D

This is interesting, as usually when a coach is a superstar at a lower level, he's quickly poached by a higher level program. You see this all the time. P5 programs take G5 coaches, G5 programs take FCS coaches, etc. With that in mind, I give JMU's coach one, maybe two more seasons before he leaves for an ACC job, he's got that program rolling and P5 athletic departments are taking notice...

What coach P has managed to do as SBU is do well enough to stick around, but not great enough to get poached by an FBS school. It's quite funny when you really think about it. That said, Rutgers will be needing a new football coach soon.... lol 
Title: Re: Game 7: HOMECOMING vs. Rhode Island
Post by: Chairman of the Board on October 22, 2018, 12:58:47 pm
speaking of RuTgers... https://pilotonline.com/sports/college/elsewhere/article_38535852-c781-5a3f-a77a-364c32cccdb7.html

looking at how your coach is doing is only HALF the analysis.  who is available, how much $$$ do we have, what do the contracts say, etc. is just as important.

more and more in college athletics (or even pro now) you trade in one coach for the next, which is just a promise, only to find that you are static, or worse, worse.
Title: Re: Game 7: HOMECOMING vs. Rhode Island
Post by: sbufan on October 22, 2018, 01:08:49 pm


We should probably be more worried of losing coach P than firing him at this point.


 ;D ;D

This is interesting, as usually when a coach is a superstar at a lower level, he's quickly poached by a higher level program. You see this all the time. P5 programs take G5 coaches, G5 programs take FCS coaches, etc. With that in mind, I give JMU's coach one, maybe two more seasons before he leaves for an ACC job, he's got that program rolling and P5 athletic departments are taking notice...

What coach P has managed to do as SBU is do well enough to stick around, but not great enough to get poached by an FBS school. It's quite funny when you really think about it. That said, Rutgers will be needing a new football coach soon.... lol

Come on, it's really rare for FCS coaches to get head jobs at the g5 schools. Those jobs almost always go to assistants from the p5 or the NFL. The only recent FCS coach I remember getting called up was Craig Bohl. And that was only after his third straight national championship at North Dakota State, and that offer was from the Mountain West powerhouse that is Wyoming (sarcasm). Its not exactly fair to criticize Priore because he hasn't gotten an FBS offer. If we had stayed in the Big South, I bet he would have had job offers from CAA schools a la Danny Rocco. The profile, and pay, of the Stony Brook job has risen with Coach Ps success here.
Title: Re: Game 7: HOMECOMING vs. Rhode Island
Post by: Campi47 on October 22, 2018, 09:55:00 pm
FCS HC that leave for the FBS usually go to lower end programs as a HC or a bigger program as a Offense or Defense Coordinator. Coach P is in his late 50's so I'm not sure that he would want to do that he likes having total control with a free rein so the only reason I see him leaving is for a huge payday or to retire (I can see coaching for10 more years) which I don't see happening.
Title: Re: Game 7: HOMECOMING vs. Rhode Island
Post by: Hammertime on October 23, 2018, 05:07:37 am
FCS HC that leave for the FBS usually go to lower end programs as a HC or a bigger program as a Offense or Defense Coordinator. Coach P is in his late 50's so I'm not sure that he would want to do that he likes having total control with a free rein so the only reason I see him leaving is for a huge payday or to retire (I can see coaching for10 more years) which I don't see happening.

I agree, and i also believe coach P will finish out his coaching years at SB. I just don't see SB letting coach P go because he isn't winning the conference year after year. It's hard to fire someone if he keeps the team in the middle of the conference. I think that's where SB will ultimately finish this year and quite possibly years to come.

AS long as JMU stays in the FCS they will always be at the top of the conference or very close to it every year and ELON is turning into an FCS powerhouse with their recruiting. Ad in Delaware as the next team to be reloading, that puts us at around 3rd place in the conference. Enough to get you an invite into the playoffs every year, essentially sealing the deal for a new, coach P contract in the offseason.  This is how I see it playing out...

Title: Re: Game 7: HOMECOMING vs. Rhode Island
Post by: Chairman of the Board on October 23, 2018, 08:19:48 am
in the future- i actually see richmond as a threat- more than towson, del, w&m.  elon's recent results show promise but i just dont know enough about that program to guess. 
Title: Re: Game 7: HOMECOMING vs. Rhode Island
Post by: VA_Seawolf on October 23, 2018, 11:54:43 am
This entire conference will be competitive year in and year out with some teams being up or down at any given time. My expectation is to be in playoff contention every year by winning 7 games. Assuming an FBS loss, and two Patriot/NEC/D2 wins every year, that would mean finishing with a 5-3 record in the CAA most years. Very reasonable expectations. Every once in a while you'll have a total rebuild and finish with 5 wins or less, and then there will be others where we win 10+ games. What I won't tolerate is 5-6 year after year, after year. I think those days are behind us though. Coach P has impressed me this year as I didn't expect to be as good as we have been. Eventually though, you've got to start winning the big games. That's the next step.

I'd love to not get screwed over by the playoff committee, and really push the program forward with a quarterfinals appearance. That would be great. The committee really screwed us over last year a we should have gotten a seed and first round bye. Go SB!!