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Re: 2011: Season Complete - Thoughts on SBU Football...
« Reply #45 on: January 17, 2012, 12:44:18 pm »
Too many teams with similar records ahead of us, and playing in tougher conferences. The close escape against Albany didn't help. I think it's almost impossible for a Big South team to earn a Top 10 ranking, but 12-15 is a real possibility (I'd almost say expectation!) for next season.

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Re: 2011: Season Complete - Thoughts on SBU Football...
« Reply #46 on: January 18, 2012, 09:41:48 am »
I honestly think we should start next season with a top 10 ranking. We were a borderline top 10 team this past season and we return a lot of talent.

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Re: 2011: Season Complete - Thoughts on SBU Football...
« Reply #47 on: January 18, 2012, 06:59:13 pm »
We opened a lot of eyes with the tight loss to SHSU, and when they made a strong run, it helped our cause.

I think we're sitting around 18 to open the season, and with a couple of breaks we could be in the top 10.  I just think there is no love for the Big South.  Yet.  Last year, Liberty at it's peak couldn't crack the top 10 and they had 3 first team All-Americans drawing attention to their team.  Now being a top 10 talent... thats very possible.
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Re: 2011: Season Complete - Thoughts on SBU Football...
« Reply #48 on: January 18, 2012, 09:00:40 pm »
I would be happy witha Pre Season 12-15 ranking. Last season  we didnt even  show up on anyones radar  and finised almost beating SHSU on their field.

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Re: 2011: Season Complete - Thoughts on SBU Football...
« Reply #49 on: January 18, 2012, 09:23:59 pm »
Pre-season ranking is more about respect than about how good the team is. But what I really care about is that we build on this impressive season. Advancing to the second round or going farther is what I truly want from this upcoming season. The least I'll ask is another Big South championship berth and NCAA bid. This team is going to be good and this is Stony Brook's chance to establish itself as a National power in the Championship Subdivision (D-I AA)
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Re: 2011: Season Complete - Thoughts on SBU Football...
« Reply #50 on: January 18, 2012, 11:38:42 pm »
I bet Phil Steele has us top 10. He had us at 15 this past summer and anyone who actually looks at what we're returning, like Phil Steele does, would know that we have a top 10 team at the Brook coming back.

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For what its worth, i watch the men's lacrosse recruiting pretty closely.  They are pulling in some laxers that have great resumes, literally almost every kid is a star RB or QB.  Here's the latest they signed: http://sayville.patch.com/articles/sayville-s-ferreira-named-nys-co-player-of-the-year#c

Now again, i know the program is much better than it used to be, and this wouldnt be a big deal compared to where they are now.  In fact im not even sure why i posted this, just for fun.  GO SB
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It's interesting (actually puzzling) that a star QB who is NYS Player of the Year would sign to play lacrosse instead of pursue football at the college level. Glad SBU got him, regardless of the sport.

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Long Island Football have never really produced D1 talent.  Sure there are few players a year that go D1 but just look at the top two RB's in Suffolk County last year...Stacy Badell is going to UMass and Datlon Crosson is going to New Hampshire.  These kids were studs and they were not really recuited by DI programs.  I believe UMass just moved up to D1 and NH is still 1AA.

I would guess some of these kids would rather go to a good D1 Lax program and play than go 1AA to play football. 

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Yeah, Ferrara put up incredible numbers during his football career, but I'm not sure how much D1 interest he generated. I do think it's a great sign that sign that Stony Brook lax is signing stud football players. Imo the best college lacrosse players are the ones that could have played football in college. I'm sure Priore would be happy to have guys like Tundo and Andreassi in his locker room.

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Is it possible to play College Lacrosse and College football in the same school year? the schedules don't interfere so I wonder if this is allowed?!?!
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Yes you can play both.  Mark McNeil plays both for North Carolina (middie & wr). Also just a thought, I did not think Brock would get drafted, thought he might get a look in camp.  But what got me was that the Patriots drafted a kid in  6th who played rugby at Ohio St.  Only played football as a senior and only played special teams.  Just saying if that's the case why not Brock the kid was an all american and would be able to play special teams.  The Rams drafted a corner from Presbyterian in the 4th.  Stony Brook put up 42 on them w/Essington throwing 5 td's.  So this tells me that you couldn't cover or tackle our guys but yet you get drafted in the 4th, makes no sense.  Only positive is that there were quite a few D1aa players taken w/ the Rams pickin 3.  Hopefully next year we get more looks.

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Sure- a local named Doug Shanahan played both at Hofstra.  He was the first Tewaaraton winner.  He ended up in the Jets camp, left, now back in the MLL.  Will Yeatman, a kid at Brown recently, im sure there's some at the military academies, etc.  Even Eric Hatkewitz did 2 years at safety for SB.  But back in the day, this was WAY more common.

But literally every kid coming to SB Lacrosse (check the recruiting threads or the alumni site) has a fantastic football background.  Just thought that was worth mentioning.
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Gotta love Shanahan...Sachem kid...he has his # retirted at both Sachem and Hofstra