I was at the last loss to Yale at Fitton. It was painful. We just could not stop their runs to their left.
This loss was made even more painful after the return game at the Yale Bowl the next year. Down 21-7 and actual able to contain their running game this time, we scored two touchdowns late in the fourth to tie the game. The second TD, to McGuire, happened on the last possible snap of regulation with the clock at zero when he made the catch. We would go on to get the ball first in OT and march down to score for a 28-21 lead. Low and behold, Yale would answer on their first play to re-tie and send to a second OT. In that period, our defense held and forced the Eli to settle for a field goal. Unfortunately, this would stand as Matt Partain, usually automatic inside 40 yards, missed from about 35, hooking it left, to end an absolutely heart-breaking loss.
Post by nycrusader2010 on Jul 18, 2016 20:26:25 GMT -5
The Navy game definitely a great surprise. It seems they are scheduling a PL team every year now -- Colgate LY, Fordham this coming Labor Day weekend and I believe Lehigh in 2018. The way the college football landscape stands now, this may end up being our toughest FBS challenge through 2020. Navy seems to reload regularly and has struck gold with two consecutive head coaches. Unless Niamatulo leaves, I would be shocked if they were to take a big step back. The Mids would have to return to their form of the late 1990's or we would have to put a Duffner-type squad on the field to have a chance here. Last USNA loss to FCS was to Delaware in 2007 IIRC (the Flacco squad that finished as national runner-up).
looking like Army returns in 2021 or 2023 also. ADNP doing his best to position HC with interesting games outside of the PL.
The schedule for 2021 has no Army. Basically, other than 2019, the FBS opponent in the published schedules alternates between UConn and BC.
If the FCS are allowed to play 12 regular season games (probably requires scaling back on the playoffs) and/or the Ivies increase their schedule to 10 games, adjustments to these schedules would likely occur.
Time to extend the contract of AD Nate Pine. Everyone is happy with the upgrade in football scheduling and I'm sure that basketball will be next. Hopefully Hockey East is the next upgrade to be announced.
At the Friends of Crusader Football outing this past Monday, we informed both Nate and Tracy Barlok, the head of Development, that their contracts have been extended for ten years. That announcement was met with a rousing round of applause.
We also stated that we have changed the name of the day to the Friends of Crusader Football Annual Meeting/Golf Outing so that everybody in attendance are de facto shareholders in the operation. Given that equity stake, we remarked that we effectively 'own' the program. As such, we stated that ownership comes with an obligation to continually improve the operation so that we can pass it on to future generations of shareholders in better condition, thus driving the brand value and multiple in the process.
A quick voice vote elicited a strong vote of confidence in the executive management which is why we felt comfortable and confident in extending their contracts.
It was all very well received with everybody appreciating that it was stated largely but not completely in jest.
Under the heading of "The life of a Division 1 student-athlete" CTG reported that there are 81 Crusaders on campus this summer. A significant number of them rise and shine at 5am for 5:45am lifts prior to heading off to their summer internships many of which are located in or just outside of Boston. The men return to campus and regularly scheduled 7pm drills including 7 on 7 work.
The start of camp on August 7th may actually be a bit of a break from that routine.