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1  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Field Turf on: Yesterday at 12:28:27 pm
yes, the wet conditions had a part to do with the slipping by the players.  Although, when the PL Network Camera zoomed into the after-play or referee, there were significant bare spots all over the place.

I believe those same bare spots initiate a ton of the glare we see when a game is broadcast.

Thanks for the forthcoming update.
2  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Field Turf on: Yesterday at 11:12:44 am
Obviously, there is no money in the till at Rose Hill since we are unable to renovate the football offices that are the same as they were during the 1980's but while watching the game online Saturday, the field turf looks in terrible condition and looks like it should be renovated/replaced.

I have forgotten how many years ago it was replaced, 5?  Since multiple teams utilize JC for practice and games does the longevity become compromised due to the high level of impact/traffic?

Are there plans to repair/replace this off-season/summer?  If you noticed, a number of players slipped or tripped on Saturday without any contact.  Looks like an injury waiting to happen.

Perhaps, the individual who received the academy award for top field turf executive could utilize his influence to get a good deal with the proper company.
3  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Bucknell @ Fordham on: November 18, 2017, 05:37:37 pm
got it on the suspensions -

as for the QB debate, statistically, better than Eakin.  The only thing missing was the PL Championship, which pushes him behind those three, or tied for that third slot.

It is interesting, the Eakin Team and Anderson Team(s), fully stacked with upperclassmen, could not repeat as champions.  very frustrating fordham football history.
4  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Bucknell @ Fordham on: November 18, 2017, 05:23:34 pm
I have to say you're right about Anderson.  Very disappointing.  I was very high on the guy.  Too bad he became a parasite. At some point he's going to look back and realize things could have gone much better and he only has himself to blame.

Congratulations to Chase and the seniors who had a great run 3/4 years at Rose Hill.  Hopefully, another wave of victories and champions are on campus and return next year.

What are the negative inference(s) regarding KA?  He had a great career too.  probably top 3 QB in the Modern Era of FU Football, no?
5  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Homecoming - Fordham vs. Holy Cross University on: November 06, 2017, 12:06:27 pm
There are some really good ideas here Toby and PA Ram.

Unfortunately, these are very simple ideas, but for those within the administration, they can never see these creative strategies for themselves or the university.  Really, quite bewildering.

everything mentioned would probably cost less than what has been the norm for the last decade - and produce an ROI for fundraising, an enjoyable experience for all on an autumn afternoon...and create proud alums instead of the status, oh well, Fordham does not get it thoughts from everyone.

6  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Homecoming - Fordham vs. Holy Cross University on: November 06, 2017, 11:21:03 am
Fordham Homecoming is a disgrace.

Why even spend the money on a tent?  Just put a fence up that outlines the size of a tent...I walked in with my 10 y/o son and turned around and walked out.  A sea of people packed into an area with no organization or process in place for folks to have a normal drink (soft, warm or otherwise) - food?? I don't think you can call what was offered food.  It was a stampede and probably more dangerous for older folks and young kids. 

I have an idea, (as do a number of us with some logic) why not create smaller tents aligned by decades (80's, 90's etc.) to actually have some sense of connectivity with graduates from your time period - spread them out throughout campus which enables folks a forced walk and view of Rose Hill and perhaps the changes that have been made on campus - or set-up in LOT A. (perhaps, miliacci could actually raise some money - with his minions)

Also, 3 cashiers at the bookstore???  Any creative idea to set-up the shop within LOT A (since you were not using it prior to the game) and have kids with mobile payment capabilities to move product quickly...could see bigger revenue for a weekend??? Um, but no. 

Jeff Gray should be handed his walking papers along with other lifers who have contributed nothing to the University...outside of obtaining hand-outs for houses, tuition and golf club memberships.

7  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Should Coach Breiner be on the "Hot Seat" on: October 27, 2017, 02:22:28 pm
Of course, everyone is allowed their viewpoint on a potential hire in the bronx. (not even sure there will be a job rec this year).  Healthy dialogue is better than what has been posted in the past.

I would agree with the earlier point that Glenn, and his family, probably feel very comfortable living in the upper midwest and at St. Thomas.   My point, the guy is a huge success and has built and led a program. He has only lost 16 games in now 11 seasons as a head-coach.  I posted the video perhaps to show the difference in demeanor compared to perhaps our current HC.  The guy exudes confidence and quoted that they have only dressed the same travel team 3 times over the course of 10 years - remarkable in the fact that he might know how to get the most out of his entire squad, week in and week out.

Holy Cross Fans have already listed him as a possible target. 

He has significant roots back here and there might be a draw to move up the ranks and take the challenge at the PL or higher-level.  By the way, he is only 43.  Not 53. So, I would suggest he is still youthful.

8  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Should Coach Breiner be on the "Hot Seat" on: October 27, 2017, 11:47:49 am
I don't have any interest in a guy that's been coaching that long at a lower level. Would rather go after the experienced assistant that has the drive to be a HC and advance his career.

This guy may very well be a good coach, but I see 10 years in one spot and I'd be worried about his drive to coach at the highest levels and his ability to adapt to an entirely new recruiting game.

hmmm, I guess I would have to disagree with your above statement....I think there would be more than a few successful D3 HC's that made successful careers after the jump to a higher-level.

off the top of my head:

Jim Tressel
Brian Kelly

Again, without doing any research those two come to mind as fairly decent coaches.  IDK, you?
9  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Should Coach Breiner be on the "Hot Seat" on: October 24, 2017, 02:42:31 pm
http://kstp.com/sports/st-thomas-2017-miac-preview-caruso-perra/4574022/

he will be taken soon...

10 years as HC = 100 + wins and counting.

10  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Should Coach Breiner be on the "Hot Seat" on: October 15, 2017, 01:46:45 pm
There is not a job opening.... but I posted in the last search prior to JM; Glenn Caruso, HC St. Thomas, MN.

94 -14 HC record. Grew up in greenwich, Ct - GHS state title champ. 3 year starter at Ithaca. 
11  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Fordham @ Colgate on: October 13, 2017, 10:32:29 am
What is the status of Corey Caddle?  Not on the two-deep for Colgate this week.  did he sustain a significant injury?
12  The Fordham Forums / All Other Fordham Rams' Sports / Re: Why I no Longer Donate $$ (example 2,465). on: October 10, 2017, 05:29:47 pm
While it is very helpful and appreciated, I don't think $1 mil is a ton in this day and age and it certainly isn't enough to by much influence.  I believe I read Holy Cross is raising all the money privately for a new facility and had a lead gift of $25 mil.   In the fundraising world that is much closer to "a ton'. 

Failure to support the office campaign gives the University the ability to say, "there isn't enough support from alumni to justify more resources for football."  Which I think they like having in their back pocket.

My understanding from HC folks is the lead donor ($25M - $37M) awaited for the passing of Fr. Brooks (cannot recall if he was the impetus for their move to the PL and removal of scholarships at the Wooster Campus) since he/she was against dropping any coin until a commitment was made by the university to invest in their athletic program(s).

If these small projects are having a difficult time producing donors, could it be a silent protest from alums against the past/present and future path of the university?  Would be interesting to know how the general fund is doing YoY...I for one, would never donate for the Grank Campaign but do donate for football every year, although, I am sure the university would rather it move to the general fund or an academic department.
13  The Fordham Forums / All Other Fordham Rams' Sports / Re: Why I no Longer Donate $$ (example 2,465). on: October 10, 2017, 01:01:37 pm
Are there any forthcoming physical plant upgrades that are a priority for the University?  What did the race to 2016 Campaign return?  Any odds when the University eventually places the sign, "Gone Fishing" on the entrances to RHG and JCF?

Has the administration ever-done an "earned media" analysis when our athletic programs are successful (basketball + football) and the increase in donations, applications etc...It is mind boggling how this university still lives in 1986 across all departments...Marketing, Fundraising, Operationally.
14  The Fordham Forums / All Other Fordham Rams' Sports / Re: Why I no Longer Donate $$ (example 2,465). on: October 09, 2017, 11:02:20 am
Gosh, it would be an early Christmas present if Jeff Gray were finally sent out to the pasture.  You think McLaughlin had it good, have we ever looked into the Country Club Memberships and Home Loans we have given Gray??  If we compounded the money that the university had invested in their country clubs, homes and tuition, those Football Offices would have been completed by 2007.

DIII has called and they want Jeff Gray back at SUNY Oneonta or wherever he attended undergrad.  

I hear Edwards Parade will be renamed Gray's Parade by 2020.
15  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Fordham Football Falls - How far would this set us back? on: October 05, 2017, 12:00:34 pm
How long will we be down??  That is my concern.  Unfortunately, we are within the middle of the season and have a chance to run the table in the PL to a title but what are those Vegas odds??  We lose to Lafayette this weekend than we might have a very cold October and November.  The Hoyas will smell blood and Holy Cross will look to rectify that embarrassment at yankee stadium next year by running up the score at Coffey.  (the other 3 will just throttle - as they have over the 27 years within the league - less so the bison).

It is amazing that as a university we continue to run the athletic operation as if it were 1987 rather than 2017.  - Why can we not raise money across every department from our numerous graduates? 
16  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: SI article - Fordham facilities on: September 21, 2017, 11:09:10 am
Biggest problem for me is that SI still has a wide reach, and so many will read this who know nothing about Fordham, and their takeaway will be that Fordham is a dump.

Trust me, having recently worked at Time inc., they are very small in-terms of their reach comparatively to the 1980's, 90's etc.  The magazine will be moving to bi-monthly very, very, soon...and their digital footprint is small. 

as for the ads...their digital business is struggling due to leadership issues and legacy employees with very little knowledge within the digital space, thus, they are trying to run as much Ad-Revenue that can possibly be squeezed into a unique viewer session.

Although, any coverage is good news with our athletic department and university marketing strategy.
17  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Chasing Greatness Documentary on: September 13, 2017, 12:32:52 pm
by the way, those football offices are still locked into 1980's. 

Larry Glueck called, he wants his office back.
18  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Chasing Greatness Documentary on: September 13, 2017, 12:29:01 pm
As you can see from the introductory credits, it is a combination of a couple freelance folks and Joe DiBari/interns.  You actually see JD within the first shot.

It will be more interesting to view, as the season progresses, insight into the postgame results, managing academics, and rebounding from an injury etc.  Also, I guarantee you that meeting when he turned off the mic was with an NFL scout or team representative, which was an interesting piece.

You would think this might have been pitched to SNY or MSG so they could produce or broadcast, much like the PJ Fleck Show, Notre Dame, UCONN etc.  they all have them as part of their marketing strategy. 

At the very least, could we structure a deal digitally with those companies and have them host it on their sites??? 
19  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Chasing Greatness Documentary on: September 13, 2017, 09:50:08 am
Not sure why people dislike this type of coverage.  AT LEAST IT IS SOMETHING!  Obviously, the BOT, Admin and our Alum are not dropping $$ to market athletics or continue to build our programs, so we have to do with what we have to market the university. 

It is 2017 folks, not 1984.  Wake-up.  Applaud the young man.
20  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Fordham @ CCSU on: September 05, 2017, 02:47:28 pm
Correct, no issue with Soccer as the men are on the road and the women play Sunday at home, so what was the background here?  By the way, we play at Bryant 2017 and at Bryant 2019 which is the middle of 3 straight Road Games the first quarter of the season...very strange scheduling strategy.
21  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Fordham @ CCSU on: September 05, 2017, 01:15:36 pm
EWU coming to New York is probably more about them interested in exposure on the east coast - perhaps... or just want to give the kids a travel to NYC as a recruiting item.  I do not think it is not an equal debate.

We have never played CCSU so why are we traveling to their home first rather than next year?  I can understand one of the two games being on the road, but both??  Is this more of a scheduling issue on our part for Soccer etc.?

The donation was made after the passing of Fr. Brooks whom was instrumental in downgrading HC Football in the patriot league.  Was this donor waiting for that moment?  

22  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Fordham @ CCSU on: September 05, 2017, 11:43:13 am
I do not think Mevis was doing the placekicking on Friday but I could be wrong.

Also, random question, but why are on the road vs. CCSU & Bryant?   A lower division school should be coming to the Bronx rather than us going up there to CCSU - nonetheless, this is a big game for them and even bigger for us. 

By the way, spoke with an old Holy Cross Football Alum this past weekend (played late 60's and early 70's) - he stated that the HC Athletic Department raised $100M and their facilities in the next year will be on par with top 10 FCS schools.   I am concerned the boulder is running downhill for our FB Program (and overall athletics) with the lack of financial support; i.e. we cannot raise 2.5M for new offices. 

It is an arms race at the FBS and FCS levels.
23  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Nike Ad on Twitter on: August 24, 2017, 03:07:24 pm
Groundhog Day for Fordham University, Athletic Promotion and Marketing.  What is the plan to promote this team and their season?  My assumption is all of the social media is being driven by the coaches and the director of football ops.  Where is the BOT with their $$ for marketing that they provided the hoops team a few years ago.

Why not rent a ferry to the West Point Game next week?  Instead of just a pre-game tailgate...weak.  I know a number of folks would have been interested in that type of transport rather than fight LD traffic + a late night drive after the game.

My hope, even as small as it is, but costly, that the team has received some newly designed uniforms for 2017.  Colgate has home/away helmets, HC has new additions to their uniforms...and approximately 70% of all FCS/FBS are promoting their new gear by way of social media.

1983 called, the Football Rams want their Ram horn helmets....
24  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: 2017 Predictions on: July 26, 2017, 11:11:48 am
Fair assessment.

If the team stays healthy, I believe this could be quite a memorable season.  Offense is loaded and the defense is a year-older, with a great mix of underclassmen and upperclassmen leadership - underrated within the league.

More concerned about game 1 at this point.  An EWU win could set-up nicely for an at-large if needed, although, goal is the PL Championship.

Any word on what the Athletic Department is doing to market the team this year?  One of the top football players at any-level is playing in the largest media market...  Let's get folks out in-force this year.

25  The Fordham Forums / All Other Fordham Rams' Sports / Re: Fordham Player Drafted in MLB Draft on: June 14, 2017, 09:48:07 am
I actually spoke to an area scout from the phillies three-weeks ago and he mentioned keep this Fordham name, Jimmy Murphy, on the radar.  He stated they would take a flyer on him in the late rounds of the draft...so, he was getting some attention but not anywhere near the upper part of the draft.

Congratulations to Jimmy!  Go Rams.
26  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Chase Edmonds Offensive Player of Year 2016 (no)? on: November 22, 2016, 04:11:15 pm
Not voted offensive player of the year even though he led the entire FCS in rushing???  I would like to see the results of the voting.  So, we potentially have the Walter Payton Award winner, but he does not win the offensive player of year award for the league.

We should add the 3 scholarships and RS practice immediately.

27  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Fordham @ Lehigh 10/29 PL Title at stake on: October 25, 2016, 10:39:15 am
Statistically, we are quite even with Lehigh.  Given our history against them within the PL, this probably would be one of our biggest, at least top 3 all-time during the regular season.  If we want to continue to sustain this program for the foreseeable future, this is a "must win." - Two scholarship programs setting the bar for the next few years of whom will be elite.  Very good rivalry brewing.

Keep in mind, Clawson never beat Lehigh during 2002 or 2003. (or throughout his tenure).

Massella, beat Colgate on the road as an underdog during 2007 that facilitated our championship that season.

28  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Georgetown @ Fordham 10/22 on: October 20, 2016, 01:31:28 pm
When Lot A is taken over for an academic building, tailgating will likely move to Eddies. Pop up Canopies and folding tables. No cars or generators, though. The U Caterer may have objections to food trucks.  Arthur Ave could be fun for tailgating, but it is a little too far.

Jeff Gray will never allow tailgating to set-up shop further into campus.  If an academic building is constructed, say good-bye to tailgating -
29  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Chase Edmonds Plays for his daughter and his critics on: October 14, 2016, 08:53:02 am
best Fordham athlete in the last 75 years?
30  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Patriot League opener v. Lafayette on: October 09, 2016, 08:45:07 pm
Par for the course of a lot people on this board.  -
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