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1  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: SI article - Fordham facilities on: September 22, 2017, 04:59:22 pm
And besides a fat wallet Kelly has nothing to show for it.  Kelly was weak at Cincy and he has been weak at ND.  He has never had a defense and Joe would blow him out of the water with his style of offense.  I would love to see Joe go to ND.

12-0 Record and COY w/ Cinci and a Trip to the Sugar Bowl. 34-6 record at Cinci. 2012 COY w/ a 12-0 regular season Record, #1 Ranking and a trip to the National Title Game. A trip to the Fiesta Bowl in 2015. 61-32 at ND.

To be fair, he lost the National Title Game and the Fiesta Bowl. Cinci also lost the Sugar Bowl, though he didn't coach because he skipped town to coach ND.

I think he's accomplished quite a bit. A resume most coaches would kill for, no?

All that being said, I would love for Moorhead to coach the Fighting Irish.
2  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: SI article - Fordham facilities on: September 22, 2017, 11:50:14 am
FWIW, I can't tell you who is the coach of ND and I would say that I am more than a casual sports fan.

I just looked it up and admittedly I did have an "oh yeah" moment.

Kelly has struck around for a bit now... had to look it up and cant believe its been 7 years. He's now one of the longest tenured coaches they've had, only behind some true legends. In fact, every coach that has been there longer has won a National title.
3  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: SI article - Fordham facilities on: September 22, 2017, 08:20:26 am
The fact that a few posters here think this was an indictment on Fordham is laughable, its just the opposite. This is a positive article both for Joe M and Fordham......These things get embellished, the walking to school in the snow with no shoes thing......this story highlights how you can succeed here and move up and on......you guys think a plush office and a aromatic locker room make you better players and coaches?   Many years skated with , Miro Satan, Garth, Ferraro X2, Crazy Aron Asham.......4 showers, 2 broken, no lights in one......and Garth is the damn GM!  Give me a break, you want an eye brow waxer and a bum powder person too? Lord....we had a musty smell, oh god, I guess that means we cant compete because it smelled musty one day......what a bunch of wusses....

Pshh... snow with no shoes? I HAD TO WALK TO SCHOOL UPHILL! BOTH WAYS! IN THE RAIN!
4  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: SI article - Fordham facilities on: September 21, 2017, 09:52:07 am
I am seriously baffled by a simple upgrade not getting done.  It does not matter how the hoops offices got done they did.  At the Army game we were hit up for money for football offices.  For years I saw the Gridiron club raise a ton of money and was jealous basketball could not do the same.  I was always impressed.  There has to be a reason this is not done that people do not want to talk about (not saying you but in general).  I don't know what the problem is but this makes no sense to me.


I'm with you. I don't get it either. I was semi serious about Getting Pecora to run development though  Grin
5  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: SI article - Fordham facilities on: September 21, 2017, 09:30:59 am
I think Penn State wins BIIIIIG

This is a national championship caliber team in my opinion

Its also fantastic to see former asst coach Will Reimann on the sidelines with Moorhead - will is a great guy

I never thought I'd cheer for PSU but Coach M gives me a reason to root for them.
6  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: SI article - Fordham facilities on: September 21, 2017, 09:16:57 am
I'm sure there are a lot of schools that have some "musty" rooms in their athletics facilities.  It comes with the territory to some degree.

The whole Junk Corner thing was entirely on JM.  That doesn't reflect badly on Fordham at all.  I do certainly get from the article that Fordham was tight on space but I didn't read that to mean our facilities are "dreadful".  If anything I get that the point of that opening story about our facilities is just to provide the backdrop for a "humble origins" storyline.

Must really be something when a recruit walks by the Women's BBall office, which is relatively brand new and well done, and then steps foot into a room with carpet from the 50's and holes in the wall.

The women's team deserves the updated space, but so does the FB team and staff. I thought the article was really interesting and I enjoyed the read, but the first bit about the facilities is definitely a little embarrassing.
7  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: SI article - Fordham facilities on: September 21, 2017, 09:13:16 am
Can someone explain to me how by all accounts the grid iron club raises all this money and football allegedly is the darling of the donor class is it they can't raise the money for new offices.  Basketball was able to raise that money for its offices how the hell is this not getting done.

By the way the ladder story where he told maintenance to bring it back made me laugh. 

Did the rebounders club raise the money or did it come from the Friends of Pecora fund? Maybe we should hire Tommy P to run our development office. I seem to remember he did a great job of bringing in money.

I was at meetings where Coach Joe asked for money. Looked people in the eye and said "we need more money to succeed." Not sure AB has done much of that, but I haven't been nearly as involved or plugged in since he took over. My son was born a few weeks before Joe left, so I've had some other things to worry about  Cheesy

Also, I'm not sure why we need 2.5mm to renovate those offices. A few hundred thousand should do the trick. Then again, that industry is one of the most corrupt.
8  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: SI article - Fordham facilities on: September 21, 2017, 09:07:43 am
I thought it was a great article too and gave some nice insight into how our Offense was developed.
9  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Fordham @ Bryant on: September 20, 2017, 02:54:38 pm
Breiner should not be coaching this team. He simply isn't ready, and is setting back all of Moorhead's good work.

Are you going to poison each thread with this crp?
10  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: DEFENSIVE AUTOPSY on: September 20, 2017, 01:09:48 pm


While the discussion goes on in the town square, occasionally a vassal will stumble drunkenly out of the tavern raving and collapse in the mud.

I try to not pay attention to them . . .

 Cheesy

I try but fail miserably.
11  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Eastern Washington @ Fordham on: September 20, 2017, 12:39:30 pm
We have a head coach that has the talent of a bad Jr College coach.  kids hate him.  He lost over a dozen players, both scholarship and walk on because they simply don't like him.  It's tough to play for someone that you bad feelings towards.  The future is grim.  Substantially the OL will be lost to graduation.  No Jrs or sophomore to really fill the spots.  Defense is a whole other story.  We will be lucky to have a >500 season only to keep company with Lafayette and GTown the next few years.  Get rid of him now!

He Lost them? Where'd they do? Should we file a missing persons report?!

I hate the "kids wont play for him" BS... They should play for themselves, their teammates and pride. You're going to tell me they'd rather lose because they don't like their coach? That's a load of BS and a piss poor excuse. I wouldn't want teammates like that.
12  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: DEFENSIVE AUTOPSY on: September 20, 2017, 12:34:34 pm
I think almost everyone wants success for the football team; I think very few, if any, are out for blood.

Expectations of success have been heightened by success, and a thirst for a winning program by fans who have been wandering in the desert for quite a while.  A glimpse of the rarified air of the past 5 years brings disappointment at anything less.

Again, it's not the record that is raising eyebrows; I think most expected this is where we would be going into game 4. It is some of what has been seen on the field (and the flaws have already been enumerated; no need for further demonstration).

I think the concerns center around three things:

Even the casual observer knows that Breiner is replacing the best coach seen on Rose Hill in a generation if not longer.  A coach who was a known alum, likeable, smart, who brought an exciting style and W's.  That "Joe RPO" guy, he was pretty good.  Anyone else is going to suffer in comparison.

Breiner's resumé (no HC experience) puts a target on his back. That and the fact that he was seemingly elevated rather than selected after a search . . . that gives people pause.

Third (and perhaps most important) most everyone realizes that we had an advantage in the PL because of the scholarship head-start. Now the playing field is level. Wins will be harder to come by, so deficiencies (whether it's the D, special teams, communications) will be magnified and may not be overcome by overwhelming firepower on offense.

I think people's antennae are up because of what they seen in the games thus far. They don't want to slide back.

No pitchforks and torches yet. But, for the reasons mentioned, there is some conversation going on in the town square . . .

Scroll up... HKRam actually called for a coaching search thread. 
13  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: DEFENSIVE AUTOPSY on: September 20, 2017, 11:17:01 am
We had a top 25 program, huge momentum, we were getting big time transfers in the door and this thing was at its apex. This was a very, very attractive job, so that makes the hire all the bigger of a gamble. Going backwards is not an option.

I think we are all rooting for Breiner, but there is a reality here when you get a job like this. See Jared Grasso, Ed Foley. Its a short leash. I dont think you will see any type of a coach thread here. Breiner seems like a good guy and the other threads were loaded with vitriol because of the personalities of the respective coaches (Hill, DW, Pecora). That's not the case here with this coach. Good guy, working hard, hope it works out for him.   

I think most of us want AB to succeed. Some of us are out for blood.
14  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: PL Pick'Em for Week 4 and Standings as of Week 3 on: September 19, 2017, 10:41:37 am




Fordham

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Holy Cross

Bucknell

15  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Chasing Greatness Documentary on: September 18, 2017, 03:17:18 pm
So you are saying he cares to some extent.

 Cheesy
16  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Eastern Washington @ Fordham on: September 16, 2017, 02:05:33 pm
Is it too late to find someone on the soccer team that can kick the ball further than 30 yards? My gawd!
17  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Eastern Washington @ Fordham on: September 16, 2017, 01:39:19 pm
i am having a hard time seeing how we keep eastern Washington under 50 points

FF and a Pic will help! Down 7 but moving the ball now a bit. As I type this a big play! Fordham on the 12...
18  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Eastern Washington @ Fordham on: September 15, 2017, 02:11:01 pm
I do think this game will tell us a lot about this team.  In our opener we were utterly outclassed and in the CCSU game we still showed many early season glitches but escaped New Britain with a win.  This week we play a high quality opponent in our home opener and we need to come out and perform.  I don't think this game necessarily has to be a W for us, but we need to play well.

Agreed - its not a "must win" but its definitely a "must play well and execute" type of game. If we're as sloppy as we were in the CCSU game, we're looking at another Army type blow out.
19  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Athletic Department Topics / Re: Marketing to Fans on: September 15, 2017, 12:16:01 pm
We are a day away from the season opener ans other than a weekly email from the coach I have not received a single email, mailing, phone call, etc. regarding promotion on attending this or any other games.   I am an alum, former player and should be in their database for purchasing tickets.  I live 2 1/2 hours from campus.  How do they expect to ever grow the program if they never promote it.  This is a complete joke.

BTW, My other alum ETSU just opened their shiny new on campus stadium, two years after restarting the program from the ashes (having to play home games in a high school stadium for the last two years).  I cant even begin to tell you how many notifications that I received about the home and away games.  I have received numerous emails, facebook notifications and and even a phone call yet, and I never played a sport there or purchased tickets.  Just a distant alum who lives 11 hours from campus.

Roach has done a decent job of cleaning up Franks quarry size mess, but where he has failed miserably is addressing marketing, promotions, licensing, etc. His last hire was a bad one and I questions whether this was was any better, especially giving him the lofty title of Associate AD when he has a limited background.

emails and social media are very effective and inexpensive ways to get your message out to the masses, so why the invisible marketing efforts?

They can certainly do a better job, but I've seen various marketing materials. Not sure if it was through facebook or instragram, but I've definitely seen something. Agree that more should and can be done however.
20  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Chasing Greatness Documentary on: September 14, 2017, 09:20:26 am
Did you see Chase at practice today?  No.  He is still on crutches.  It is a high ankle sprain.  This injury will linger all year.

You never answered my questions from above.  Why did this come out now?


Did you see Chase at practice today? You realize there's a big difference between a lingering injury and "he may never be the same again" right?

I don't know what it came out now, but who cares. I'm sure it had something to do with a schedule they had set. Maybe they didn't complete it before the Army game. I don't really know lol. You're over thinking it
21  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Fordham @ CCSU on: September 13, 2017, 05:04:50 pm
Yes and this from post game (Hartford Courant):

"You had two teams who left it all out on the field today," said the 33-year-old, baby-faced Breiner, who went 8-3 in his first season after replacing Joe Moorhead. "We got the pick six at the end, and that was ultimately the difference but a testament to how special the game of football is. I'm incredibly proud of our young men and battling through some adversity, battling from being down and coming back. I'm really impressed by them and proud of them."

Now, I understand the power of positive thinking, but I like the idea (the necessity) of the coach setting the tone for the program. I think that it's great that he lauds the players for tenacity, but it would be entirely appropriate for him to say that the slow starts (and other negatives) in the first two games of the season are unacceptable.

Poor ball security, bad special teams play, blown assignments in the secondary. These need to be called out. Play like that in the league and they will be toast.

there's no question he's chewing them out behind closed doors. The media is no place for a coach to admonish his team, and neither is an email to alums.
22  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Chasing Greatness Documentary on: September 13, 2017, 01:32:09 pm
Let's say that we all (99.9%) agree that this "documentary" is a good thing.....Then why didn't it come out the week of or week before the West Point game?  Why now?  What makes it even more embarrassing is the fact that It comes out the day that it is publicly acknowledged that Chase is severely injured and most likely won't play for a few weeks and may not ever be the same as he was in the past.  The whole thing screams amateur-hour.


This is the second time you've said "he may never be the same." Why are you saying that? Do you know something we don't? RBs get ankle sprains, they miss time, and they come back. Unless its something much more serious, there's no reason to believe he wont be the same once he's healed. If he tries to come back too early, or play hurt, he obviously wont be 100% but that's a far cry from "may never be the same."

Are you just being a sensationalist? I'm asking in all seriousness. What's up?
23  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Fordham @ CCSU on: September 13, 2017, 11:00:35 am
hahahah this place is a trip

I love it though

+1
24  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Fordham @ CCSU on: September 13, 2017, 09:45:50 am
^^^ thank you

I actually pointed that out maybe 2-3 pages ago but was told that I "don't get it." Whatever that means.
25  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Fordham @ CCSU on: September 13, 2017, 09:45:04 am
What leash would you like to see?  He's the coach now.  Once you hire a guy it's his show.  This was a weak hire on the basis of not doing a search.  On paper, he's done well, as has been pointed out. He's the coach now until he's not. 

If we're going to use basketball analogies... how about Foley's leash v. Pecora's leash. One extended about 2 years, the other about 5.
26  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Chasing Greatness Documentary on: September 13, 2017, 08:56:00 am
Good God this is stupidity at the highest level.  How high up the totem pole does this decision making go?  Head Coach, Roach, WHO???

I am actually shocked that we, as an institution, are approving of this. 

Please, somebody on this board convince me that I am "negative" and that there is no issue with this going public. 



What about it bothers you so much? the production quality? the plot line? do you think this is going to be used as bulletin board material? Are you worried that we blew our cover, and now teams know we have a great running back?! Ooops!
27  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Chasing Greatness Documentary on: September 13, 2017, 08:51:23 am
This is much ado about nothing. This video isn't going to get anyone jacked up to play Fordham/Chase. He's been tearing teams up for 3 years... putting up 200 + yard games on people. This is the breaking point? A video? Get Real.

Sometimes Fordham is damned if they do, damned if they don't. People wanted frigging bill boards and media blitzes to get him on the Heisman stage and others are freaking out about a meaningless video.

28  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Fordham @ CCSU on: September 12, 2017, 08:39:03 am
here's the quote from the article:  

I don't read "mentor" out of that.  I read "he had a good idea at a clinic I attended".  


Some people like to stretch the truth or just come up with their own version of the truth to fit their narrative. I try to ignore it, but I must admit I do a poor job of it  Evil
29  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Fordham @ CCSU on: September 11, 2017, 04:15:50 pm
Yes we have a kicker to replace him who just happens to be one of the highest rated players we have recruited.

I wonder why he didn't win the job out of camp? The current situation is clearly not working for us.
30  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Fordham @ CCSU on: September 11, 2017, 03:16:01 pm
Discipline is a culture instilled by the coaching staff, led by the head coach.  It has nothing to do with extra running or grass drills or punishment for errors.  It's leadership.

I know that I've never seen anywhere a game start off with four penalties or 3 blocked kicks in two games.  Something is missing in AB's approach.

By the way, 20 penalties in two games is horrendous no matter how you look at it.

In a vacuum 4 penalties to open the game looks brutal. I've already broken down the penalties in another post above. I'll put the delay of game on Coach. The others? Not so much. You can make the argument that the frosh shouldn't have been out there, but I don't know the situation enough to comment. 4 penalties to open the game is terrible - I'm not making excuses. I'm just not attributing it so some sort of program tailspin either.

As far as the kicks... can anyone break that down? I haven't (and wont) watch film. Is it the kicker? Is the line missing assignments? Is the formation we're using not working? What's the problem? If its the kicker, do we even have another one to insert?
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