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1  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Recruiting Update on: July 20, 2017, 08:21:00 am
John Severe didn't have any other offers from A-10 schools?
2  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Athletic Department Topics / Re: BUS on: July 14, 2017, 10:12:35 am
We have the Ram Vans. I think we're okay on this front.
3  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Chase Cracks Top-10 CFB RBs To Watch List-NFL.com on: July 11, 2017, 05:56:51 pm
Heard through the grapevine that NFL scouts are grading him as a 3rd RD pick as of right now.
4  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Players I think we should look into. The Recruiting Speculation Game on: July 11, 2017, 02:37:47 pm
I disagree about needing deregulating the NCAA but that's for a different thread. 

I'm not sure it's going to be a rare case.  Once you open up a new route to immediate eligibility for transfers, I can guarantee that street agents and players who want to transfer will find ways to exploit it.  The 1 year sit out rule is there to prevent exploitation of smaller programs by bigger programs, so it's important to put in whatever safeguards are necessary to continue those protections.

I do see your point though.  I would say that the coach should be the first decision-maker, and if the student feels it's unfair they could appeal to the NCAA.  Most of the time I would imagine a coach would out of guilt or conscience allow a released player (where there wasn't some bad will) to transfer and play immediately, and whenever they don't then the player would immediately appeal the coach's decision to the NCAA.

The NCAA By-Laws are so over engineered, I'm not even sure they understand why they made certain rules. My favorite... you're allowed to provide your student athletes bagels, but no cream cheese or butter! NO WAY!

It's simple. Don't revoke your players scholarships if you don't want them to have immediate eligibility. If they're being a bad teammate, handle it the old fashioned way - run them into submission, and sit their a$$ on the far end of the bench. I can't imagine players regularly sabotaging themselves in order to force their coaches hand into revoking a ship.
5  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Players I think we should look into. The Recruiting Speculation Game on: July 11, 2017, 12:21:58 pm
It does seem very unjust in the cases where a kid essentially got dumped through no serious fault of his own (injury, passed over, etc.).  However, I can envision where if you didn't have this kind of rule, kids who want to transfer could act up just to get themselves thrown off a team, at which point they would be rewarded with immediate eligibility.  If you wanted to fix this problem, I think you would have to give the coach of the former team or some NCAA panel the discretion to decide whether a kid should be immediately eligible or whether they should have to sit due to a problem on their part.

You're giving the NCAA way too much power for the more than likely rare case. NCAA needs to be deregulated.... not given more power.
6  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Players I think we should look into. The Recruiting Speculation Game on: July 10, 2017, 05:16:47 pm
Fairly sure a walk-on who transfers has to sit. It is meant to protect programs from getting their players tampered with, but clearly it is being abused the other way too.

I'd argue that there is a clear distinction between a walk-on and a player who was on formerly on scholarship. I don't think the tampering fear comes into play at all in this situation.

7  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Players I think we should look into. The Recruiting Speculation Game on: July 10, 2017, 03:41:15 pm
It is not fair, but he does indeed have to sit. He should appeal to the NCAA if for no other reason than to make a point.

Perhaps all it will take is an appeal to set the precedent. I'd like to hear the NCAAs argument in favor of forcing a kid to sit a year after having his scholarship revoked.
8  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Early Prediction/ Vegas/ Army-Rams on: July 06, 2017, 03:01:55 pm
Agreed. 

What we have going for us is that our O should be better than it was when we beat them in '15.  It will all fall into the lap of our new Defensive coaches.  That same season that we had so much difficulty stopping Army's attack, John Bowes' Bucknell team held them to 21.  I remember watching that game and they played much, much better than we did on D.  Hope he can help transfer enough of that gameplan to make it stick. 

That said, they're favorites for a reason and I do think they'll be very, very tough to stop (memories of 0-55). 

I'm not worried about our offense. I think we'll score. The fear is whether or not we can stop them. I'm excited to see how this defense has developed. I've always felt its been our "weak" point but that only means there's still room to get better.

9  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Next year's QB on: July 05, 2017, 03:51:35 pm
Luke Medlock transferred in from FIU..   on  FIU website listed him as a freshman.                                           
However on a SportsNation article it referred to him as a "redshirt" freshman.   https://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2015/3/24/8272131/florida-international-football-2015-preview-schedule-roster

would he qualify or ask PL for a 5th year eligibility?

I assume Smith has a slight edge over Ollie at the moment  as he appeared in 4 games last year and  Ollie  did not get any action. Ollie did however win multiple awards for scout team player of the week.     

As the previous poster mentioned   maybe a transfer or JUCO   could get a shot to win 2019 job. I think even a highly rated freshman would have trouble winning the job in summer camp (learning curve, comfort level with system etc).

The plus is we're a good program for a QB   we like to throw the rock downfield,  has to be appealing to a young gunslinger Smiley     

   

Scout Team POTWAs aren't really an indicator of anything.. other than a great effort during the week and ensuring the defense/offense is getting a good look. I don't know what Ollie's chances are (maybe they're great) but I wouldn't consider this info when making an argument for him.
10  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Next year's QB on: July 05, 2017, 02:25:39 pm
Who is Anderson's heir apparent?  Colton Smith, Jalen Ollie or Clayton Welsh? 

Or someone that isn't on the roster yet and will transfer in?
11  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: DePaul transfer Erten Gazi has committed to Fordham, per a source. on: June 29, 2017, 12:21:28 pm
I trust the coaches too....and would feel a lot more comfortable if these guys were coming in to play this season.....sitting out the year....not sure we can afford 2 guys out .......

That's a good point. I'm assuming that the guys coming off surgery/injuries are healthy and they feel confident carrying these two guys for a year.

I know, I know... lots of assumptions on my part.
12  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: DePaul transfer Erten Gazi has committed to Fordham, per a source. on: June 29, 2017, 11:30:26 am
How many here were excited when Dunston was signed? Most were talking about Michael Binns or Sebastian Greene. Similarly, nobody was talking about Marcus Stout. (ok, maybe "nobody" is a bit extreme)

On the flip side... EVERYONE was all sorts of juiced up when we signed Severe. I understand the desire to sign that hype-train type guy but we've been burned before, and we've been surprised before. Havsa and Prokop were not heralded signings. no-one was excited about them joining the team. PS didn't exactly blow us away last year but I think he showed us that he has a lot to offer, and I'm expecting a big step forward this year. Havsa flat out shocked us last year and I think we'll see a significant develop with his game too.

I'm going to trust their scouting ability for now. I don't think we really have a reason to dismiss it yet.
13  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: DePaul transfer Erten Gazi has committed to Fordham, per a source. on: June 28, 2017, 04:44:40 pm
Not to mention the few years we have gotten talent, the coach couldn't coach and now that it appears we have a coach that can coach we can't get the talent.

I don't think that's fair. We've recruited talented players imo but we haven't hit those "on paper" homeruns we are all desperate to land. We may not have any Jon Severe type signings yet, but it appears to me we're building a team and we're developing players. I'll take that because, as you and others have said, we have a good coach.

I'm willing to set aside any panic/fear until midway through the season when we have a good sense of who we are as a team.
14  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: If we could any player from the last 5 years to this team, who would you pick? on: June 27, 2017, 02:51:10 pm
no question he's a warrior and would be first (or one of) out of the box if the question was 'who were our best players of the last 5 years' but I read the question as what player from the last five years would help us address an area of need on this year's squad?  Anderson may not be Nebrich but he's a helluva QB imo and it's definitely not an area of need.  Sort of like how I think Koonce would be in the conversation for top players in the last five years but you'd never say he'd be the guy you'd bring back since we have Chase. 

For that reason I agree that Ian Williams should definitely be in either convo imo. 

Great conversation either way though. 

good points!
15  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: DePaul transfer Erten Gazi has committed to Fordham, per a source. on: June 27, 2017, 02:49:47 pm
We didn't need another end of the bench player who has to sit out a year.  We needed 2 players that hopefully could contribute by the time the A10 season starts up.

We all know what we need. Wouldn't be shocked if this is all we could get.
16  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: If we could any player from the last 5 years to this team, who would you pick? on: June 27, 2017, 08:50:40 am
Nebrich.

Can't believe it took that long to hear this name! That kid was a warrior, man. Played with two bad knees and played well. Anderson has been very good for us, but Nebrich was great.

What about Ian Williams? That guy was a ball hawk and defined our bend but don't break defense. Saved us over and over again.
17  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Joe Chartouny on: June 23, 2017, 04:12:24 pm
Did not get drafted last night

didn't he withdraw a few weeks ago? Not that it would've mattered.
18  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: 2017 Season Tickets Comment/s on: June 23, 2017, 11:11:51 am
Unless you are an Alum, the game day experience is lousy.  Clean Bathrooms are a plus, but not much else.

Maybe a two-fer with Arthur Ave, NYBG or NYZS? Free Shuttles.

Food trucks would be cool, and an Alumni Tent serving beer at every game.

Rutgers and West Point have a great Game Day experience.

Since the inception of a decent tailgate scene 3-4 years ago or so, I actually disagree with this comment. Things can obviously be better, but I throw 1-2 tailgates a year and many non-Fordham friends attend and love the day out. Its become a highlight on their calendars.

Today might be a good day to pick out a game or two and get'em on the calendar. Saturday's fill up fast!
19  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Starting Line Up '17-18' on: June 06, 2017, 01:11:57 pm
At this late stage New Guy #1 and New Guy #2 will have minimal impact if any on the starting lineup unless one of them is a 5th year Grad Student.  What we currently have is what we have as far as starters go.

Slanina and Havsa were late additions last year, no?
20  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Starting Line Up '17-18' on: June 06, 2017, 12:24:02 pm
Deep in front court?  No way! No how!  Unless Fordham signs at least one TALENTED Big.... it will be one l o n g  l o n g season!


I was talking about the backcourt and throwing Tavares in as a 2/3 type.
21  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Starting Line Up '17-18' on: June 06, 2017, 11:19:49 am
Chartouny wasn't bad from 3 last year.  .382.  But as we saw with Sengfelder's slump last year 3 point shooting can fluctuate, but hoping JC's improvement is real.  And hopefully we get in conference 3 point shooting from Havsa (or at least the GW game heroics), and out of conference 3 point shooting from Tavares when he plays.  He started the year 11-19 from 3 until he got hurt against Rutgers.

Here is an early season tweet on Tavares from DalyDoseofHoops, which follows metro area college hoops:

 "Fordham's Will Tavares reminds me a lot of a young Fuquan Edwin. Has same slashing mentality on offense and a defensive stud on the wing."

That was on December 8.  Needless to say we didn't see much of that later in the year.

Anyway, hoping we get good shooting from JC, Hicks and Evans.  The problem with 3 point shooting last year was inconsistency.  Hawkins and AA started off poorly but were really good in conference, as was JC. Sengfelder went into a huge slump in conference, Tavares was awful i conference, and everyone else didn't shoot that well from 3 (other than Havsa's little run), so it dragged down the shooting from AA, JC and JH.  Slanina was good from 2 and unless he improves should tone down the 3s.

Many people are down on Tavares... for good reason... but I really hope that he becomes a key piece to our team. He showed ability last year until he got hurt at Rutgers. Perhaps he had a lingering issues.... perhaps there was some maturity issues there between playing time and losing... either way, I hope he comes back healthy and with a better overall attitude. No-one is talking about him as part of our rotation and if he's a good player for us, we're fairly deep with the addition of Evans and Hicks.
22  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Football Schedules 2017-18-19 on: June 01, 2017, 03:49:46 pm

On a side note , I think the eastern Washington game is the biggest home game in the programs history. At home against a national power is huge. It won't have the patriot  league importance or the nova factor but it's a non conference national fcs power at home and we haven't had many like this ever

Agreed but I wonder if we'll get the people to show up for this game. Nova should always draw well because of the amt of Nova Grads that live in and near NYC/LI and its fairly common people of the same social circles to choose one or the other so it has the potential to become an amazing and natural rivalry.

I'd like Nova on the schedule every single year. Could turn into the game of the season. I am pumped for the Eastern Washington game though and i'll be there for it. Would be a sick win.
23  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Players I think we should look into. The Recruiting Speculation Game on: May 31, 2017, 02:44:59 pm
Eric P's father just said there is no risk associated with dads hanging around. 

 Evil
24  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Players I think we should look into. The Recruiting Speculation Game on: May 31, 2017, 12:54:39 pm
I don't think there is any right or wrong answer, but I would take a flier on him if we don't have other solid options right now. He might improve a ton and worst case we get some publicity.

Question is... Does JN, Roach or the MiB want Metta in the gym? around the program? on campus? Sometimes the Skill of a player doesn't necessarily dictate a decision (see Kaep).
25  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: 2017 Roster on: May 30, 2017, 12:40:55 pm
if he is truly healthy,this could be a great addition to the team, maybe even a hidden gem. 
Always like having a former QB that can play another role as it opens up options for trick plays.
I wish him all the best at Fordham


I believe Dan Light was a QB prior to coming to Fordham. The Trick Play option is always there, but I think this staff just values the athleticism and game awareness of former QBs and looks to utilize those skill at other positions. Either way, I think this is a quality add.
26  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: All time best Fordham Starting five on: May 26, 2017, 01:49:06 pm
I'm shocked.  Greene does not even come close to giving a team what Herzog could.

Greene was one of my favorite players to watch. His athleticism was off the charts. I agree that I wouldn't include him in a top 5 though.
27  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Greg Marmaros on: May 25, 2017, 04:23:33 pm
Just learned that Greg Marmaros will be leaving his position as Director of Football Operations to accept a job with the Patriots. Greg was always approachable and willing to share information on the program and players ( when appropriate!). I can only hope his replacement is as competent and professional.

Best wishes to Greg in his new job

I spoke to Greg briefly this morning and I'm really sorry to see him go, but obviously very excited for his new position. He's been a major asset to this program and did a ton of stuff behind the scenes. We'll definitely miss him but I'm confident we'll find a good replacement.
28  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: All time best Fordham Starting five on: May 25, 2017, 11:08:51 am
Started watching in 03...

Dunston
Gaston
Pashcall
Stout
J-Rock


29  The Fordham Forums / All Other Fordham Rams' Sports / Re: Coach Gaitley Signs 2 Year Extension on: May 25, 2017, 09:14:20 am
Good for her. She's done a tremendous job. I'm trying to figure out why she's still here. She's had to have had offers.

I had the same thought when I saw this headline. She must be happy, and I 'm glad she's interested in sticking around.
30  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Disappointed ! on: May 19, 2017, 12:51:27 pm
  If the late additions are not an improvement over that group, it would be a disappointment.

What's wrong with Havsa and Slanina? Slanina has the size and athleticism to be a big time player for us. May take another year but he'll get there.
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