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Date Posted: 12/10/15 7:23:35pm Thu
Author: Raider Archivist
Subject: The legacy for Gate FB 2015, despite Sat.'s outcome

I love this sell-serving and typically delusional post on the Holy Cross Board about the significance of Gate's post-season success for H.C.'s prospects for the future.

".....Stating the obvious that because of their record at the time I don't think we realized how good 'Gate was this year when we lost to them. This is making me even more optimistic about next year....."

For those of us who have followed this team closely from week-to-week, we recall that we were 0-3 going into the H.C. games. The 17 point victory for Gate was uncharacteristically large as was the demolition of their D in the 4th quarter via a 8 minute plus running machine. Gate was simply a work-in-progress at that point, slipping by Cornell only to be shellacked by Princeton the following week.

Most importantly, the Gate team that played H.C. in the 4th game of the season just continued to get better week-by-week, accompanied by some excellent coaching and team chemistry.

Everybody loves a winner and wants the coat tails. But, the legacy for this team was how much teams can improve intra-season. It will be difficult for us to share this with observers who haven't watched the progress of this team as closely as we have. Everybody loves a winner ! Go Gate !

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[> Re: The legacy for Gate FB 2015, despite Sat.'s outcome -- gate, 12/10/15 8:54:10pm Thu

QB Pujals was supposed to be a great recruit that never amounted to much IMO. With his stats, you would expect better results. All of HCs wins this season were against weak opponents, but they did finish with a winning record for the first time in how long? That should be a reason for optimism for their team, not Colgate's run to the playoffs.

Turning a bad start around is daunting. How did 'Gate do it? What did Melville or Quazza or Bowman or Holland or the defense do better after their losses to UNH or Yale or Princeton?!

Our strategy is as plain as the noses on our faces, and SHSU knows this. I suppose our best defense will be keeping our offense on the field or causing some miscues like we did at JMU. Easier said than done!

Would have been happy and proud had the season ended last weekend, but now I am more nervous than ever. It has been a long time coming for Colgate or any PL team. It is great being Cinderella for more than a day. Everyone loves an underdog and Colgate fits the bill.

Go 'Gate!

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[> Re: The legacy for Gate FB 2015, despite Sat.'s outcome -- Gate Raider, 12/10/15 9:14:08pm Thu

Holy Cross has suffered through several years of disappointing performance in FB. Check their record for the last couple of years. The have lost many games by one or two points. Pujals is a good QB but things have not clicked for the team and it has been frustrating. You can't blame them for looking for some positive signs. They will be back and competitive in the league although there are questions about T. Gilmore's ability to get it done. I wish they were our last game each year. They have a similar history and we have played them for a long time. They are a natural rivalry for Colgate.

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[> I guess this is relevant, at least to the game -- B.C. Milligan, 12/11/15 1:11:45pm Fri

A preview from the Fox Sports Network:


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[> Re: The legacy for Gate FB 2015, despite Sat.'s outcome -- gatefan, 12/11/15 2:29:17pm Fri

also worth mentioning that Hunt is a much better Coach than Tom Gilmore is. Cross will not win with Gilmore as their HC.

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[> [> Good Article -- The Future, 12/11/15 3:51:19pm Fri


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[> Game Preview -- gate, 12/11/15 6:34:20pm Fri

From FCSfootball:


I thought the Colgate preview was fair enough, but that the last sentence was a bit condescending and unnecessary.

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