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SBU Football / Re: 2018 Football
« on: Today at 09:36:31 pm »
A mediocre FBS team beating good FCS team isn't uncommon or unusual. Several times top 10ish FCS teams have gotten killed by mediocre FBS teams only to then go on a deep playoff run. Teams are different year to year and can improve as the season goes on. At the end of the day, even if you're North Dakota State or JMU, you've got 22 less scholarships to give out and that depth can catch up to you. Air Force was also an option team, and even high elite programs struggle with that offense. Oklahoma almost lost to Army this year.

SBU Football / Re: Game 7: HOMECOMING vs. Rhode Island
« on: Today at 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!!

Updated rankings:

#15 in the STATS poll
#15 in the COACHES poll

Both are BS as we should be a few spots higher. What really gets me is how many teams from the weak SOFTLAND conference that are in the poll. They have four teams ranked in a conference that's little better than the NEC this year. Dumb, but it is what it is.

SBU Football / Re: Game 7: HOMECOMING vs. Rhode Island
« 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 

SBU Football / Re: Game 7: HOMECOMING vs. Rhode Island
« 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).

SBU Football / Re: G8: STONY BROOK @ JMU - SNY - 3:30PM
« on: October 21, 2018, 03:08:08 pm »
I might go to this one. Hoping we're competitive and it's closer than last year's playoff game. It's their homecoming though and they had a bye this weekend, so I can't be  too optimistic. In any case, go SB!! I'm sure the seniors want this one bad.

SBU Football / Re: Game 7: HOMECOMING vs. Rhode Island
« 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.

SBU Football / Re: 2018 Football
« on: October 21, 2018, 02:22:34 pm »
There's going to be a significant shake up in the rankings this week after #2, #5, #6, #14, and #16 all fell to lower ranked competition this weekend. JMU should move up to #2 or #3 come tomorrow, and you could make a strong case for us being in the top 10. 

SBU Football / Re: Game 7: HOMECOMING vs. Rhode Island
« 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.

SBU Football / Re: Game 7: HOMECOMING vs. Rhode Island
« 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.

SBU Football / Re: Game 7: HOMECOMING vs. Rhode Island
« 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

SBU Football / Re: Game 7: HOMECOMING vs. Rhode Island
« 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.

SBU Football / Re: Game 7: HOMECOMING vs. Rhode Island
« 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.

SBU Men's Basketball / Re: Seawolves win 2019 AE title
« on: October 19, 2018, 10:25:54 pm »
Only a couple weeks until we get to see what we've got. Got tickets to the GW game  ;D

SBU Football / Re: 2018 Football
« on: October 18, 2018, 11:43:38 pm »
Need to win 3 of our last 4  games.   Maybe knockoff James Madison along the way .

Agreed. We do this we're a lock. JMU will be an extremely tough out though as it's their homecoming and they'll be coming off of a bye week. Our bye is the week after with Delaware at home after. I do worry about Delaware as they're pretty good this year. I really want us to get that one after last year.

If we somehow win out, I have no doubt we win at least a share of the CAA and get the playoff seed we were screwed out of last year. Maine and Towson play each other, and there's another loss on the schedule for one of those teams somewhere.

In the meantime, I'm just going to enjoy the URI game on Saturday! Hoping for a HUGE crowd and a big win. I think Rhode Island still doesn't have their starting QB.

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