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1  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Starting Line Up '17-18' on: October 20, 2017, 02:07:25 pm
would have expected to see Hicks on their chart

These previews do not do any real research on the projected bottom of the league.  No one else knows who Hicks is. 
2  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Starting Line Up '17-18' on: October 20, 2017, 11:06:18 am
9-13 all predicted to be within a game of each other.  Interesting year coming up.
3  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: A-10 Media Day Tomorrow to include Interview with Coach Neubauer on: October 20, 2017, 10:01:12 am
No mention of Perris Hicks. Perhaps a little inspiration for him. Interesting that they call Slanina a true center.

But do we have a true point guard?   Afro
4  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: A-10 Media Day Tomorrow to include Interview with Coach Neubauer on: October 20, 2017, 09:53:48 am
Here is the SI conference preview.  Note that they predict 9-13 will be within a game of each other.  There is a lot of uncertainty outside URI Bonnie’s SJU who I think are the clear top three. 

https://www.si.com/college-basketball/2017/10/19/atlantic-10-projections-preview-team-rankings-standings
5  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Starting Line Up '17-18' on: October 19, 2017, 08:45:35 pm
Here is a potential starting lineup and then guys I can see us moving to that spot during a game.

Point Guard
Chartouny/Havsa/Hicks

Guard
Evans/Havsa/Hicks/chartouny/Zarko

Wing
Tavares/Hicks/ Chartouny/pekarek/Raut

Forwards
Ohams/Bunting/Pekarek/Raut (going small then put in a wing/guard)
Slanina/Bunting/Ohams

Looking at this it is important that Bunting and Pekarek be solid bench players.  Raut is an unproven player who is going to need time to adjust to the speed and athleticism of the college game so I don’t see him being a factor until the second half of the year. If Pekarek and Bunting are not solid rotation guys then we are forced to play small and while choosing to do that as a change of pace is fine being forced into it for long stretches is not a good situation in my opinion. We have more options in the back court this year than I can remeber in a long time.  We can use another wing player.
6  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Starting Line Up '17-18' on: October 19, 2017, 09:03:48 am
The traditional 3-5 will be filled by a combo of Ohams (3/4/5), Slanina (4/5), Bunting (5), Pekárek (3/4), Tavares (3), Raut (3/4). The numbers in parens are my guesses more than anything. We don't have any centers listed on the roster, so clearly we don't go traditional.

It is interesting g most teams do not list a center they are all called forwards. Rhoomes was listed as a forward last year. 
7  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Starting Line Up '17-18' on: October 18, 2017, 04:47:20 pm
Yes.  I need an editor.

You did add that we needed to limit our turnovers.  Afro
8  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Division III on: October 18, 2017, 04:30:46 pm
The PL discussions about adding one or two current D-III programs and upgrading to full D-I are occurring. There are apparently 2-4 which have been targeted. The issue is cost for D-III and the PL is contemplating a bit of an interim subsidy for a taker or two. This is all that I'm aware of for the moment.

I find this very very very hard to believe.  Anyone giving serious consideration to paying $1 for a DIII team to move up to the PL would/should be fired immediately.  Merely entertaining that idea is a fireable offense.  If they want to move up they need to fund their programs.  We can’t rebuild offices so considering this would be insanity. 
9  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Starting Line Up '17-18' on: October 18, 2017, 04:14:02 pm
We won't rebound well, so how do we make up for it?

Stealing the ball.  Our defense does not lend itself to peter’s analysis.  We will give up a high shooting percentage because we are willing to give up easy baskets to try to get steals. We need to rebound just well enough. More importantly we need to turn those extra possessions into points. Our transition offense must improve off live turnovers and we need to shoot it better. 
10  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: A-10 Media Day Tomorrow to include Interview with Coach Neubauer on: October 18, 2017, 09:10:14 am
Good interview with Neubauer on ESPN Richmond.  Once again talks up Tavares and adds in Evans.  Says has to recruit and this year he is focusing on high school seniors in addition to go over seas. Never expected to have a losing season last year and this year’s ooc is tough.  Says A-10 is wide open this year because of VCU and Dayton having new coaches.  In the end they are unproven as a team and coaching staff and they need to change that starting this year.  Fun interview better than that hack Katz conducted.

https://espnrichmond.com/1496/audio-vault-a10-hoops-media-day/
11  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Starting Line Up '17-18' on: October 17, 2017, 09:00:38 pm
Slanina on offense is more perimeter but he will mix it up in the paint on defense.  He will block some shots too.  If he stays healthy and out of foul trouble he will be a handful. 
12  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Starting Line Up '17-18' on: October 17, 2017, 04:11:19 pm
Wouldn't be surprised to see Havsa start. If not, he will get lots of playing time.

Chartouny mentioned Havsa playing the point in the Petty podcast. Interesting we have some options in the back court this year. 
13  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Starting Line Up '17-18' on: October 17, 2017, 02:32:22 pm
Based on the Will Tavares comments from Neubauer new prediction:

Chartouny
Evans
Tavares
Ohams
Slanina

Bench

Havsa
Hicks
Bunting
Pekarek
Raut
14  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: A-10 Media Day Tomorrow to include Interview with Coach Neubauer on: October 17, 2017, 02:21:34 pm
Neubauer  just said that Will Tavares has improved and is going to have a special year.

Phil Martelli is filibustering this round table of him Neubauer Gianini.

Neubauer says team and coaching staff are unproven and wants everyone to go out and prove themselves in conference. 

Neubauer on the current scandal: my job is to look after my team and I told my team I never paid for a player you have nothing to worry about.

Overall this round table sucked very little on the teams and season. Andy Katz sucks. What a waste.


15  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Another Hit to the Defense? on: October 17, 2017, 11:27:11 am
Come on stop reaching. 14 points in college football is a stellar effort. Lafayette had nothing to do with Roberts playing LB.  maybe they score more points if he is playing DE.  Maybe he was better than the LB that would have replaced him which would have hurt the defense.  What we do know is all we had to do was score 15 points to win.
16  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Another Hit to the Defense? on: October 17, 2017, 10:57:17 am
We lost to Lafayette by the thinnest of margins.  So, while I agree that moving Roberts back to a position where he has a bigger impact may still keep us rated as an overall awful defense it could have very easily been enough for us to have won that game.  Same goes for the Bryant game. 

Winning Lafayette, or both Lafayette and Bryant, and AB's odds of returning go up considerably.  Losing both and I think his fate is sealed

Maybe Bryant but we gave up 14 points against  Lafayette, that loss had nothing to do with defense.
17  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: A-10 Media Day Tomorrow to include Interview with Coach Neubauer on: October 17, 2017, 10:55:22 am
9 of the 10 players on the first and second all conference teams are seniors. You have got to develop players in this league. 
18  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: A-10 Media Day Tomorrow to include Interview with Coach Neubauer on: October 17, 2017, 10:21:42 am
We get picked 13 in the coaches poll which is great. They continue to underestimate us.  Chartouny named preseason third team all conference and all defensive team.

http://www.atlantic10.com/pdf9/5459739.pdf
19  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Another Hit to the Defense? on: October 17, 2017, 09:55:43 am
maybe.  9 times out of 10 I agree with you but I have seen coaches show very poor judgment as well and this is a staff that I'm sure feels under siege.  Neither of us knows what happened here. 

As far as his time at DE goes, if you saw him play there you would know what what he did as an undersized DE thrust into a starting role as a true freshman.  To have a year of off season conditioning under his belt he should have been a bigger version of his freshman self and been an All PL DE to go with Adeyeye returning from injury to form what should have been a strength of the program.  Similar thing on the OL - we had 4 returning OL from a unit that performed fantastic last year.  Both groups turned into total liabilities despite the returnees.  Not sure what else to think of other than coaching when viewing our performance in the trenches.

My point still stands that if you watched the game he played as a below average LB this year while our DL play has been horrendous all year.  If AoC is right that he wanted to solidify the LB spot, fine.  It was clear after watching the first two games though that this move made the DL much worse and there's no way a true frosh or whoever the backup LB to Roberts is could perform worse than him.  What we got was worse DL play, worse LB play and no changes made when an obvious one is right in front of your face. 

What you describe is not a “beast” but rather an overachiever.   Projecting him to be all conference seems a stretch.  There are so many holes in this defense I don’t see how this would have made a difference.  It reminds me of guys pining for a hoops player who transferred or wanting a bench player to get 5 more minutes after a 20 Point loss. It is not as if we were a good defense last year with him at DL.   Regardless, In my opinion no matter how you say it as a player this is the absolute worse time to complain about your position.  
20  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Another Hit to the Defense? on: October 17, 2017, 09:24:00 am
I don't read any of these posts as providing intimate knowledge of what happened either way.  It just reads to me as though people are ready to jump on AB for it even though they don't know exactly what happened and how bad it was (whatever Roberts did).  Likewise, some automatically defend the coach in this situation without knowing how Roberts brought the issue up, which could have been an overreaction from an insecure coach.  Regardless, what this comes off as to me is another unfortunate data point that the program is in a death spiral.  

One thing that really gnaws at me, though, is hearing that Roberts wanted to stay at DE, if that's true.  Maybe it's because I pointed it out so early in this season after seeing how poor our LB and DL play was.  The kid was an absolute beast last year as a true frosh even though he was undersized.  It was clear very early on that he was not having an impact at LB.  I assumed that he must have been a terror at LB in HS and also been really pushing for the move himself for them to force the move.  Figured it was a matter of time before he got comfortable there and things took off.  That obviously never happened and we clearly would have been better off with him helping lead the DL and having whoever the backup LB was take over things there.  I usually just defer to the coaches who see them practice and play every day but I'm baffled as to why AB would force this.  Worse LB play, worse DL play and it sounds like a damaged relationship with a stud player to boot.



It is just as ridiculous to say we would have been better off with him at DL. Reality is our defense stunk last year even if he was a “beast”.  Not sure anyone was a “beast” on defense last year.  Maybe they moved him in an effort to improve the defense who knows.  What I do know is that he needs to shut it and play ball.  You are in the middle of a bad season the coach is fighting for his job so you play hard and deal with it at the end of the year. 
21  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Another Hit to the Defense? on: October 16, 2017, 09:11:36 pm
It is my understanding that Max and HC Breiner have not gotten long all season. Max was a great DE last year that was moved to OLB this year in a position he was not comfortable nor confident about playing nd with all the coaching changes did not feel that he was ready to play OLB. Apparently he expressed those concerns and it was not met with understanding. My concern is that this rift between player and coach contributes to the lack of chemistry that already exists on this team.

You don’t express that in the middle of a season. If I was the coach fighting for my job I would not be understanding either.  Shut up play hard deal with it at the end of the season likely with a new coach. This is not a democracy and a coach getting his head handed to him does not need a player complaining about his position.
22  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Another Hit to the Defense? on: October 16, 2017, 07:30:00 pm
I tried to hold my tongue about the team this year, but the piece of information I received earlier today is a little too much. I've heard from multiple current players that Max Roberts is to be suspended. The length? Indefinite. The reason? He expressed some concern about his future in the program. Thoughts on the effect of his absence for the rest of the season?

Lose with him lose without him. Sieve defense with him sieve defense without him.  Maybe he should be more concerned about his play this year and wait until the season is over to deal with the future.
23  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Should Coach Breiner be on the "Hot Seat" on: October 16, 2017, 09:34:09 am
Good post on how the hire occurred.  Breiner does not deserve the personal vitriol he is getting from some.  He took a job and his shot to be a head coach.  You can’t fault him for that. He worked hard gave it his best shot. Lesson to be learned is that hiring an FCS coordinator to be a head coach is not the way to go. As someone else said the budget limits the depth of an FCS staff as opposed to FBS which pays coordinators well and prepares them to be head coaches.  Make a change after the year but no need to go after Breiner on a personal level. 
24  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Should Coach Breiner be on the "Hot Seat" on: October 15, 2017, 05:32:26 pm
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AB is a public Fordham figure. He is fair game. He took the job, and was well aware that some angry alums and large donors would come after his hide of he didn't produce. He burned the crop before harvest.

You're right about Fucop, and I've pretty much stopped with the personal insults. But you and the rest of the  crew need to stop personally coming after those whose views of this coach differ.

I will end it with we all want the same thing and we all know what needs to be done with the program. How we get there is at issue.



Are these the same large donors who can’t come up with the cash to rebuild the offices? 
25  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Patriot league is now the worst fcs conf in the country on: October 15, 2017, 11:43:06 am
FYI holy cross just fired their coach. 
26  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Patriot league is now the worst fcs conf in the country on: October 13, 2017, 08:11:02 pm
whatever happened to hard work and perseverance?  Since when do we quit after a bad year and a bad hire?  Not sure this is how successful people and institutions approach obstacles. 
27  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Patriot league is now the worst fcs conf in the country on: October 13, 2017, 04:11:21 pm
I basically agree. I think the PL is a great place for Fordham to be.  No issue with 3 less scholarships, the AI or red shirting.

This is a far cry from the we spend too much money and should go to the Pioneer League opinion you set out in the unc thread.
28  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Football / Re: Football Office Challenge on: October 13, 2017, 12:00:42 pm
Stick to football and stay away from the silly psycho babble.

Breiner is as good as gone, and we should have an over/Under on when?

I give it five days.

i"ll take the over

Winner. 
29  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham New team podcast on: October 13, 2017, 09:21:17 am
This series of pods is really getting me pumped for the upcoming season.

Good to hear.  Not directed at you but in general: enthusiasm is great but turn it into attendance at games if possible especially early season. It is a problem in college basketball in general. 
30  The Fordham Forums / Fordham Men's Basketball / Re: Fordham New team podcast on: October 12, 2017, 11:08:14 pm
Very different if he goes pro instead of transferring to a different program. I guess we will see what happens.

Agreed. He said all the right things. First acknowledging the opportunity Fordham gave him and showing appreciation for the education he is getting. At the same time he honestly talked about wanting to go pro and acknowledged how this staff is helping him.  Great to hear.

Biggest take aways: wants to play with guys who want to be here and Havsa running the point.
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