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« on: September 04, 2017, 05:40:12 pm »

Game notes for Army weren't accurate.  Was that our coaches being cute or SID getting it wrong.  Listed starters  OL Solano DNP,  WR Allen DNP (suit up) and  DL Angeli (did not start/Ware did). 

OL -  curious if changes for CCSU.   Since OG Trautman got hurt (idk how serious) I wonder if just plug in Nevonte with same 4 guys.  or if Solano is ready to play this week (he was listed as starter for Army but DNP).  I also noticed OT Rottsolk got some time at RT. If he played well (saw live did not view tape) maybe move Donaldson into OG.  Hartman snapping is an issue - maybe backup OC Deya gets a shot to play (then move Hartman @ OG).

PA Ram made a point about moving LB Roberts back to DE. He did have a terrific season last year as a freshman. Perhaps he is better suited @ DE , than a read and react LB.

Do we make a change at place kicker?  1 game but that was awful. 

It'll be interesting to see how our Defense performs against a more traditional offense. 

A comment on our KO return team personnel. Probably because they were on the field a lot.  Smaller guys like CB  Biggs Frazier, QB Smith and WR Prince do not belong on that unit.  use guys like TE Lynch  DE Carter, Taylor, Schwarz that have some size and can block.

Yes its the players that make mistakes but I do hold the Coaches accountable for the sloppy unorganized play @ Army.  Drill discipline (penalties) and fundamental football  (assignments)  all week long.   


After that performance last week we can't afford to look past anybody.  I don't know much about CCSU other than an NEC team ( they are scholarship) but I do expect a solid bounce back performance and a W. let's hope thats not too much to ask for.   Wink         
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« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2017, 06:19:04 pm »

They are playing aggressive schedule starting with Syracuse, Fordham and Youngstown State.
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« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2017, 07:01:40 pm »

Great post and questions, 17.  This game is absolutely huge now.  Win convincingly and we can build confidence and use the momentum heading into Eastern Washington.  Lose and look out ...

A squeaker wouldn't be the end of the world but wouldn't inspire a heckuva lot of confidence heading into EW. 

Go Rams! 
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2017, 09:55:47 am »

Must Win.
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2017, 10:06:07 am »

I thought I remembered that the kicker was actually a highly regarded recruit? Am I imagining things? Or was it the punter? Neither impressed though.
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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2017, 11:36:09 am »

re: the kickers low kicks ....a lot of times that can be fixed and coached around

murray used to line drive some kicks and ended up being the phenom that he was

all is not lost

that being said this is a MUST WIN as everyone is saying
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« Reply #6 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.
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« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2017, 11:45:17 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. 

 

Fans of Eastern Washington could be saying the same thing about us...
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« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2017, 12:02:10 pm »

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. 

I think there was an HC alum that kicked things off with an absurd donation like $35M or something like that. I don't think FCS football is an arms race but there is sort of a standard threshold of what facilities you should have, generally speaking, to be on par with your peers (in Fordham's case, Northeast scholarship programs)

You should be concerned. The program has already peaked given its current make up and state of support. No one really wants to say it, so I am. 
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« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2017, 12:47:34 pm »

Well, I'm not sure no one... Wink
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« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2017, 01:02:51 pm »

Sagarin has the Rams (#181) as modest 7 point favs over host CCSU (#215) in a game we should be playing at home. I see it as a must win.
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« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2017, 01:11:38 pm »

Sagarin has the Rams (#181) as modest 7 point favs over host CCSU (#215) in a game we should be playing at home. I see it as a must win.

I am more concerned that Sagarin has us in the middle of the pack inside the Patriot league.  We must take care of business this weekend.
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« Reply #12 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?  

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« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2017, 02:41:04 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?

I would be *shocked* if the scheduling had anything to do with soccer.
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« Reply #14 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.
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« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2017, 01:30:58 pm »

http://www.ccsubluedevils.com/sports/fball/2017-18/CCSUNotes-Fordham90917.pdf


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It appears NEC can redshirt (roster and 2 deep) but doesn't look like many are R-Sr's  this year.

   
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« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2017, 09:25:38 am »

http://www.fordhamsports.com/documents/2017/9/6/Fordham_Game_Notes_CCSU.pdf

Fordham Game Notes

2 Deep
OL Trautman is listed as starter (banged up in Army game but ready for CCSU).   
WR  Longi     out this week.    Hope not serious, he is a playmaker.
WR Allen      does not appear  (his right foot was in cast @ Army game) guess not back anytime soon.

WR Prince will make his first start outside and  WR Caddle will be in slot.
Freshman DE Carter and DT Marinelli  move into the 2 deep.  ( in place of Pinnicich /Sawyer).
Don't think any changes at LB/DB that I can tell.

Place Kicker   same as last week - Facibiene OR Mevis    idk if a change or give Facibiene another shot after last weeks debacle.     

 
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« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2017, 11:47:26 am »

CCSU will be fired up for this game -- statement game for their program and coach to try and get that program going.

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« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2017, 01:34:53 pm »

CCSU will be fired up for this game -- statement game for their program and coach to try and get that program going.



Coach Masella won 2 championships with this program I believe and I think they had a pretty good run for a bit after he left. Not sure of their recent history though.
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« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2017, 03:01:08 pm »

Coach Masella won 2 championships with this program I believe and I think they had a pretty good run for a bit after he left. Not sure of their recent history though.
Agreed.  This would be a nice win for them but far from a "statement game" or program making one
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« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2017, 03:55:25 pm »

Agreed.  This would be a nice win for them but far from a "statement game" or program making one

Look at their recent records.
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« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2017, 08:18:35 pm »

CCSU will be fired up for this game -- statement game for their program and coach to try and get that program going.



I think that it would be more of a "statement loss" by us if we lose.  We can't afford to do anything but dominate them on offense.
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« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2017, 08:28:26 pm »

I think that it would be more of a "statement loss" by us if we lose.  We can't afford to do anything but dominate them on offense.

If I were CCSU I'd pound the running game and try and control the clock.
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« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2017, 08:43:46 pm »

that is good advice.  I hope the CCSU staff does not read this board as that is a good game plan
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« Reply #24 on: September 08, 2017, 08:45:34 am »

that is good advice.  I hope the CCSU staff does not read this board as that is a good game plan

Ha. Because surely they have not thought of that. They will need to hire JohnG92 in order to come up with that idea...or read the board.
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« Reply #25 on: September 08, 2017, 09:26:56 am »

Any ever been to ccsu? I'd like to go.
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« Reply #26 on: September 08, 2017, 09:32:49 am »

I think we can make some fairly simple adjustments to answer the running game with a week to prep.  Id be more concerned about them spreading us out and throwing the ball.  I think we may have a tough time getting a pass rush.  I hope we can control the ball and keep the defense on the sideline more.  I think we'll be ok but I don't know that we'll roll them.
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« Reply #27 on: September 08, 2017, 10:03:04 am »

Their facilities are fairly impressive for this level of play.

http://www.ccsubluedevils.com/facilities/arute/index
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« Reply #28 on: September 08, 2017, 01:15:59 pm »

i saw they prefer to pass over the run in a pre season preview of the team.  That SHOULD be helpful, but we will see what the D can do this week.

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« Reply #29 on: September 08, 2017, 02:26:03 pm »

compughterratings.co has it Fordham 41  CCSU  28
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