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Date Posted: 09/20/15 5:22:04pm Sun
Author: Gate'93
Subject: Re: Stony Brook 31 - UNH 6, and Colgate Scholarships?
In reply to: Gate Raider 's message, "Stony Brook 31 - UNH 6, and Colgate Scholarships?" on 09/19/15 10:36:06pm Sat

Stony Brook handled UNH with ease in large part because UNH's starting quarterback spent the day on the sidelines moving around with crutches as a result of a sprained ankle suffered last week and their 2nd team CAA Center went down with torn ACL and MCLs. They went through three quarterbacks in the Stony Brook game so I am guessing they, like most teams at this level, don't have an option B at QB. I don't think that game has squat to do with anything Colgate.

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[> Re: Stony Brook 31 - UNH 6, and Colgate Scholarships? -- 'gate80, 09/20/15 7:34:12pm Sun

>>All you posters who look down your nose
>at playing teams like Albany, Wagner and God forbid a
>team like Bryant need a reality check. You long for
>the days of playing Navy, Syracuse, Army and don't
>recognize the change in the football landscape.<<

I think you are missing the point, Gate Raider. I do not look down my nose at Albany, Wagner, and Stony Brook because they are inferior fb programs. Hell, we have a losing record (and 5-game losing streak) against such teams in the decade we've been playing them, including some embarrassing routs. It's just that if we are going to get our ass kicked in an OOC game I would rather it be against Navy or Syracuse than Bryant or Central Connecticut State. A loss against Bryant hurts recruiting and results in diminished interest in the program from alums and students. Recruits are psyched at a chance to play in the Dome, and games against FBS schools engender interest even when they're bad losses.

There hasn't been a "change in the football landscape", there's been a deterioration of Colgate's program against virtually everybody, for reasons well elaborated on this board but can be summed up by saying the school really doesn't want a strong program. You mention Army, Navy, and Syracuse as schools we can no longer play because of the "change in landscape". In the last couple of years Army has lost to Fordham, Yale, and Stony Brook; Navy to FCS (at the time) Troy and W Kentucky; and Syracuse had narrow victories against Villanova and a lousy Rhode Island team. You seem to be saying as Colgate's program deteriorates we should tailor our schedules to this deterioration. Army, Navy, and Buffalo are too good; probably also Furman and UNH. Let's play Bryant and Monmouth, and when they get too good maybe Robert Morris and St Francis.

Here's another suggestion - as we transition into the scholarship era let's raise our standards, in terms of scheduling and performance. If good academic FCS schools such as William & Mary, Furman, and Richmond can schedule games against powerful SEC and ACC teams, surely we can play Army and Navy.

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