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SBU Football / Re: 2018 Football
« on: August 06, 2018, 12:23:45 pm »
Looks like he is looking to make the pros and can't do much buried on the Michigan depth chart.  This means he'll be fired up to show folks what he can do. A  win-win for us. (Some injury issues at Michigan but reports are he is fully recovered).

The fact that a guy with this pedigree and talent would head to Stony Brook speaks volumes about SB's reputation - the opportunity for exposure (Will Tye, for example) is just part of SB's current attraction.

Absolutely! Plenty of guys have been drafted in the early rounds from the FCS too in recent years. Even Division 2 kids are being drafted in the second round now, so being in a league like the CAA, and having games against prominent teams like JMU will do wonders for him.

My only "concern" is does he stick around for 2019 if he plays well this year? Carbone is a senior and I'd expect at least some drop off between him and whoever the QB in 2019 is. Coach P might be gone too, so if he plays well this year, I wouldn't expect him back in 2019. Great for us in either case. I hope this is finally the guy who gets drafted out of SBU.

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SBU Football / Re: 2018 Football
« on: August 05, 2018, 11:06:30 pm »
Kid was a 4* recruit coming out of HS and was the number 1 ranked player in the state. HUGE get. With how much Carbone has improved over the past couple years, I think we could have something special here.

I'm curious to see how well he blocks though. At 265lbs I'm assuming he can at least block decently well, but you never know. Time to look for some tape on him.

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SBU Football / Re: 2018 Football
« on: August 04, 2018, 10:47:17 pm »
Stony Brook ranked #12 in the initial Massey Composite for the season.

https://www.masseyratings.com/cf/compare1aa.htm

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Not SBU related specifically, but beginning in fall 2019 JMU will offer full cost of attendance scholarships in all of its sports. FCoA allows schools to give athletes stipends that in theory are supposed to cover miscellaneous costs like travel, school supplies, and things of that nature, but usually wind up boiling down to essentially pocket money for the students. I've seen numbers between 2-6k per year per athlete thrown around at several schools.

JMU I believe is the first school in the CAA to do this, and now that they're doing it, other CAA schools will likely match it in order to remain competitive. JMU has their eyes on the FBS, but as long as they're here, this will give them yet another leg up over us on the recruiting front.

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SBU Football / Re: 2018 Football
« on: July 28, 2018, 07:19:07 pm »
No one for the 2019 class can sign until December 22 (I believe) 2018 you can verbally commit but can't sign until then

When the 2019 classes become official we will then see how many of these verbal commits stay with Elon and how many get flipped to FBS Schools

Funny you mention that...

https://www.cardiachill.com/2018/7/27/17624294/aj-woods-commits-pitt-pittsburgh-panthers-football-cornerback-germantown-james-madison-flip-narduzzi

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SBU Football / Re: 2018 Football
« on: July 27, 2018, 03:39:00 pm »
Tomorrow is a big day at SBU as it's their annual 7 on 7 competition and many very good teams from the tri state will be in attendance and then once that is completed many future SBU recruits will make their cay to the campus to show off their talents in the prospect camp this is the third one and there will be three more to follow

According to Brian McLaughlin. Hero Sports, tweeted, ElON Just signed 5 hot recruits and 3 had FBS offers from big schools, and more to come... If ELON, who is still new to the FBS can garnish star players, why cant SB football do this. It all comes down to coaching. Chuck Priore needs to change things up with his staff and find some big names assistants who can recruit .

I follow some FCS fan page groups on FB and and people are all over the country talking about their FCS teams and news that relate to the FCS. Nobody every talks or brings up SB football.I am the only one who will bring up some topics about SB football. But, they will talk about every other CAA team . This is a shame. If SB wants to make a name for themselves in football then they need to start making noise and get loud. This will only happen with a coaching change and bring in new staff.. Follow ELON approach coach P if you want to get recognized!!!!!!

Elon is FCS lol. I think you meant new to the CAA? Or perhaps new to actually having a team with a pulse....

The thing with our recruiting this year will be this; Coach P hasn't had his contract renewed as this truly is a make or break season for him. In my mind, we'd need another playoff appearance (7-8 wins) in order to retain him since the schedule is much harder and a lot of our talent has graduated. This year will be a real test for Coach P and his staff. Until we know if we're renewing his contract or not, we're going to have a hard time recruiting players since no kid is going to want to commit to a school where they don't even know who the coach will be.

And while we're on the subject of recruiting, JMU has gotten several 3* commits and FBS transfers into their program. Their current team could probably win CUSA this year if they were FBS, so they're positioned to run this conference for a long time. Only way that changes is if an ACC school poaches their coach.

Typo, Elon is FCS not FBS. I think you know that already.

I agree with you that star players wont take chance on SB if they dont know if their HC will be around next season or not.

SB had an easy schedule last year. This year not so much so. I am not expecting only one loss again for us in the CAA. We could go easily go 6-5 or 5-6. and miss the playoffs. Is that enough to renew coach P contract? Time will tell. Something inside my gut tells me SB can go 1-10 and coach P contract will still be renewed.

Star players who have multiple FBS offers from Power Conferences keep on rolling for ELON.. It all comes down to recruiting and the coaches who reach out to these athletes.

https://247sports.com/Player/Omar-Rogers-46037140

How the hell.....

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SBU Football / Re: 2018 Football
« on: July 24, 2018, 05:28:14 pm »
Boyssss. 39 DAYS TILL FOOTBALL! Lets gooo.

Can't wait!! GO SEAWOLVES!

I hope we can watch that game on TV somehow

CBSSN owns most of the MWC TV contract, so I'd guess that's where the game will be. Most likely VIA an online stream.

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SBU Football / Re: 2018 Football
« on: July 22, 2018, 12:42:00 pm »

Who would be a good replacement for Coach P?

Very good question. My first move would be to try and get Lyle Hemphill back here since we were a top 5 defense while he was here. The wildcard there is we don't know how good of a coach he'll be vs a coordinator, but his performance here with us makes him worth taking a chance on. I think we could poach him from Wake Forest as that gives him the chance to bolster his resume with a HC gig.

Outside of Lyle I'd have to start digging to turn up candidates that would be good, but given the reputation of the university, and the large salary we're willing to pay (by FCS standards) we should be able to at the very least poach a top coordinator from another program. I'm sure there are guys on the JMU or NDSU sideline who would love the chance to coach here. If all else fails, we got Coach P from a D3 school, so looking there has worked for us before.

I've been very hard on Coach P lately, but he's an offensive minded coach who won many games for us when he's had the talent in the program to compete. I want to give him his chance this year and the schedule is lining up to do just that.

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SBU Football / Re: 2018 Football
« on: July 22, 2018, 12:30:29 pm »
A 6-5 season may get Coach P renewed, but that wouldn't be enough to convince me unless our losses are one score games against good competition. If we win the games we should win, and then lose close ones to JMU, Air Force, and a couple other strong teams, maybe I'd go for that. If it's our typical 5-6 season then forget about it.


These rankings are only ever decent for very elite players. If you're not an elite FBS program pulling in top 300 recruits, I don't think it's worth your time looking into these things. Also the recruiting websites don't pay any attention to new york recruits. ESPN doesn't have a single NY high school player evaluated for the class of 19.

I think this is something that can work in our favor, especially if/when we move up. The northeast is under-recruited. There's talent, but teams aren't necessarily looking for it here. They're looking in Texas, California, and the South mostly. Our conference affiliation gives us recruiting ties into Maryland and Virginia which have plenty of talent that will head north for the right coaching staff.


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SBU Football / Re: 2018 Football
« on: July 21, 2018, 07:46:18 pm »
Tomorrow is a big day at SBU as it's their annual 7 on 7 competition and many very good teams from the tri state will be in attendance and then once that is completed many future SBU recruits will make their cay to the campus to show off their talents in the prospect camp this is the third one and there will be three more to follow

According to Brian McLaughlin. Hero Sports, tweeted, ElON Just signed 5 hot recruits and 3 had FBS offers from big schools, and more to come... If ELON, who is still new to the FBS can garnish star players, why cant SB football do this. It all comes down to coaching. Chuck Priore needs to change things up with his staff and find some big names assistants who can recruit .

I follow some FCS fan page groups on FB and and people are all over the country talking about their FCS teams and news that relate to the FCS. Nobody every talks or brings up SB football.I am the only one who will bring up some topics about SB football. But, they will talk about every other CAA team . This is a shame. If SB wants to make a name for themselves in football then they need to start making noise and get loud. This will only happen with a coaching change and bring in new staff.. Follow ELON approach coach P if you want to get recognized!!!!!!

Elon is FCS lol. I think you meant new to the CAA? Or perhaps new to actually having a team with a pulse....

The thing with our recruiting this year will be this; Coach P hasn't had his contract renewed as this truly is a make or break season for him. In my mind, we'd need another playoff appearance (7-8 wins) in order to retain him since the schedule is much harder and a lot of our talent has graduated. This year will be a real test for Coach P and his staff. Until we know if we're renewing his contract or not, we're going to have a hard time recruiting players since no kid is going to want to commit to a school where they don't even know who the coach will be.

And while we're on the subject of recruiting, JMU has gotten several 3* commits and FBS transfers into their program. Their current team could probably win CUSA this year if they were FBS, so they're positioned to run this conference for a long time. Only way that changes is if an ACC school poaches their coach.

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SBU Men's Basketball / Re: 2018-19 schedule
« on: July 13, 2018, 10:24:06 am »
I agree VA. I am quite disappointed in in OOC thus far. I am not sure if coach Boals thought last year schedule was to tough on his team or if he had a tough time scheduling teams from the power 5 conf this year. Either way, or SOS will be horrible come seeding time if SB wins the AE title and we get the auto bid. That is how i see it when you have a soft OOC schedule.

Absolutely. Although that didn't seem to hurt UMBC last year  ;D The AE champ is usually a 13 or a 14 seed, so having UMBC as a 16 seed was a landmine waiting to happen for a team like UVA, which didn't have the typical overwhelming talent of a #1 seed.

Ultimately though, there's no downside and only upside to having a challenging schedule, so we should just do it.

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SBU Men's Basketball / Re: 2018-19 schedule
« on: July 13, 2018, 02:53:18 am »
Don't mind the easier schedule- still have some really good teams on the schedule so it will still be a test.

I do not think all of those losses at the start of the year were helpful in building confidence. I think Coach Boals decided to rein in the difficulty. Bottom line no team from the AE is getting an at-large bid.

I don't buy that at all. We had a weak team last year. We went 7-9 in the AE and lost to Norfolk St.

Conversely however, we nearly pulled off upsets against Uconn and Providence, and got a huge win against Rutgers which was the bright spot of the season. A national TV game against Michigan State was great too, and we stayed in that game for a while. Those things can't happen if we play Cupcake U, Cupcake State, Cupcake A&M, and Cupcake Tech during the non conference schedule. I'll always advocate for the tougher schedule. The AE may never put a team in the tournament as an at-large, but we're definitely not getting in as an at-large with a weak schedule. There are zero downsides to a tough OOC like we played last year. The team just needs to get better.

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SBU Men's Basketball / Re: 2018-19 schedule
« on: July 12, 2018, 06:13:06 pm »
I'll be at the GW game, so that's nice, but we only play one power conference team in South Carolina. Last year we had Rutgers, Michigan State, Providence, and Maryland; we also had Uconn last year too. The Delaware game is nice, as is Northern Iowa even though that one is a road game. Overall, this schedule is nowhere near what it was last year and that's disappointing.

I think the scheduleís fine. Yeah, no top ten teams but the opponents are significant enough so that if we go into their place and win, thatís a big feather in our cap. Two A-10s, an SEC, two CAAs, a Missouri Valley and some northeast games ... not too shabby in my mind.



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It could be worse, but none of these games are ones where if we win we'd get consideration for an at-large bid, something we ought to strive for. There's no tangible downside to scheduling tough since unless we win those tough games, we're going to have to win the AE to get in. That said though, I'd love to sweep all the CAA and A10 games and go 4-0 in them. I'd wager all but Rhode Island could be winnable.

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SBU Men's Basketball / Re: 2018-19 schedule
« on: July 12, 2018, 02:19:58 pm »
I'll be at the GW game, so that's nice, but we only play one power conference team in South Carolina. Last year we had Rutgers, Michigan State, Providence, and Maryland; we also had Uconn last year too. The Delaware game is nice, as is Northern Iowa even though that one is a road game. Overall, this schedule is nowhere near what it was last year and that's disappointing.

I ultimately wasn't wrong  about the home and home being vs some random MAAC team. Quinnipiac?? Only time I ever hear about them is come election time when they do their polling  :D :D

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Timelapse of the new turf going in:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzFiMskaMP8

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