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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.
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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.
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.

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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.

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.
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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.
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.
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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 didn’t 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 championship… 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.

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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.

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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.
Maine’s 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.
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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.

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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. 


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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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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.

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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.
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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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Student apathy has been the biggest attendance problem.

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Just bought 3 tickets for myself, my son, and my brother.  Just doing my part....LOL.
How old a Seawolf am I? I followed them during their Final 4 DIII hoops run in 1977-78 (they were called the Patriots then)
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Just bought 3 tickets for myself, my son, and my brother.  Just doing my part....LOL.
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