Just sayin'.......hardly any in-game convo tonight here during the game.
I grew up and went to HC when football seemed to mattah, maybe it's me but I just don't see the passion anymore. It is what it is.....just seems kind of sad.
Is football not worth the emotional/financial investment at HC anymore? One wondahs.....
Honestly, I don't know why I would even respond, as the majority of your posts are so anti-program, it is a joke. However, in the most basic terms, you can Go #$@&^*! yourself. The program means a lot to many, especially those of us who have spent time on fitton. i short, to answer your question - it is you.
Post by nycrusader2010 on Sept 19, 2016 15:04:44 GMT -5
Didn't get a chance to hop on here until now but fully expected the standard, obligatory ihoop/hc87 post-midnight thread that comes as part of a package deal with any disappointing HC loss.
Consider me "anti"-ignore feature because I believe that the disagreements on here are a part of what have made this board (and it's predecessor great). We are all passionate fans but express that passion in different ways. How boring would it be to come on here and just be yes-men for each other?
And to answer the question, YES! Four full classes of scholarships going forward, great schedules on the books through 2020, Dartmouth in town for Homecoming, Harvard back on the schedule, a marquee game at Yankee Stadium and a team that should compete for the PL this year.
I fear you may be right. But not giving up yet -- I believe Coach Rock and PP will give every opposing defense all they can handle. The defense is what has me pessimistic about our chances to win the league this year. There's no one in the PL we can't beat but consistently holding offenses like 'Gate, Lehigh and Fordham under 40 points is going to be an issue.
Then we've perhaps seen the last of Tom Gilmore in a few weeks.
Colgate's a tough out too, don't forget them.
Colgate could end up being the best team we play this year. I'm not sure what the exact threshold is for TG to keep his job this year. Nor do I know if we would even be willing to pay two football coaches at the same time (basketball definitely ahead of football in the HC pecking order). But for anyone to say he's not in the hot seat would be having your head in the sand.
I am a TG loyalist to a fault and have been "in the tank" for him for a decade. After all, he brought us from the depths of the worst period in HC football history to a conference championship and playoff appearance. We were losing to MAAC and Pioneer League schools left and right while getting embarrassed by conference foes and our traditional Ivy rivals. And then Tom Gilmore came and built a program. However, the biggest shortcoming during his tenure has been the inability to win those "stretch" games against top-level FCS competition. By my count, he is 0-13 in such games, all against the CAA/A-10, since he took over as head coach in 2004. Call it unfair, but I am leaving out games against the Ivy or PL. Here's the list:
2005 @ Delaware L 35-27 2006 vs. Northeastern L 24-14 2007 @ UMass L 40-30 2008 vs. UMass L 45-42 2009 @ Villanova L 38-28 NCAA PLAYOFFS 2010 @ UMass L 31-7 2011 vs. UMass L 24-16 2011 @ UNH L 39-32 2012 vs. UNH L 38-17 2013 vs. Towson L 49-7 2015 @ Towson L 29-26 2016 @ UNH L 39-28 2016 @ Albany L 45-28
If you put in the loss to Albany, don't you need to put in the previous win as well?
Nope. Albany was a bad CAA team when we beat them in 2015, finishing at 3-8 (2-6 CAA). I actually forgot that they finished 7-5 (3-5 CAA) in 2014 when they beat us on the fumble return. If anything, I should add that one to the list, bringing us to 0-14. This year, Albany started their season with an FBS win against Buffalo and came into our game ranked in the Top 25.
By this same logic, I included our home loss to Northeastern in 2006 but not our blowout win in Brookline when that program was foundering in it's final season.
Post by sader1970 on Sept 20, 2016 10:13:09 GMT -5
I, too, am a big TG supporter and hope this season can be turned around. That said, if circumstances warrant his departure, I will be shocked to find out we would be paying two coaches salaries. NP is too sharp to not have an escape clause when extending Tom's contract. He would not have made the same mistake DR made with SK and MB.
I am am sure there would be some severance payment but not paying an extended salary for doing nothing.
I sincerely hope it will never come to that.
Last Edit: Sept 20, 2016 10:14:04 GMT -5 by sader1970
I also hope it does not come to that. However, there is talent on the team (thanks to effective, scholarship-fueled recruiting) and I hope we still see the results on the field this season bringing in more wins.