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by rambone 78
13 hours ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: 2017 football preview
Replies: 84
Views: 2027

Re: 2017 football preview

I didn't say they will average that many, but they might score 30 or more a number of times.....yes if they can average 30 they should win at least 4 or 5 games.

That's asking a lot, though.
by rambone 78
14 hours ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: 2017 football preview
Replies: 84
Views: 2027

Re: 2017 football preview

Looks like this team will score a lot of points.....but how many will they give up?

Don't want to be on the wrong end of too many 35-30 type games.....could come down to coaching and that's not something that inspires a whole lot of confidence.
by rambone 78
1 day ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 558
Views: 26407

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

A repeat of last year's overall OOC performance is not good if we hope to get an at large bid.....we have to build on last season's late run, especially when it comes to winning the close ones against better competition.
by rambone 78
2 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (Offer)
Replies: 173
Views: 11250

Re: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (Offer)

True, but they are a program that reaches the NCAA tourney almost every year, and advances in it pretty often.

To get to that level would be awesome.
by rambone 78
3 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (Offer)
Replies: 173
Views: 11250

Re: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (Offer)

What's nice to see is we are in these guys' final 5 or so, and we are the only "mid major" in the group.....

Now closing the deal with guys like Williams or Harris is another thing......but it's at least possible.
by rambone 78
3 days ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Good news for some re. football
Replies: 3
Views: 191

Re: Good news for some re. football

I thought the title of this thread referred to URI dropping football. Just kidding, but there's always hope.
by rambone 78
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Coaching staff 17-18
Replies: 102
Views: 5596

Re: Coaching staff 17-18

Has the RI state budget passed? If not, that could be the holdup.

I know in CT, they haven't passed theirs yet.
by rambone 78
5 days ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Atlantic 10 Coaches
Replies: 15
Views: 1076

Re: Atlantic 10 Coaches

Doherty is one that Dan has leaned on for advice in the past, as I recall. Good move indeed.
by rambone 78
5 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 SC SF - Jimmy Nichols Jr. (Offer)
Replies: 16
Views: 1120

Re: '18 SC SF - Jimmy Nichols Jr. (Offer)

I don't think he was high on our list at this point anyway.
by rambone 78
6 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (Offer)
Replies: 173
Views: 11250

Re: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (Offer)

If he does do all 5 visits, I don't like our chances....like was said, we need to blow him away during his visit.
by rambone 78
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (Offer)
Replies: 173
Views: 11250

Re: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (Offer)

Maybe it is 78, but everyone does it......
by rambone 78
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (URI Commit)
Replies: 238
Views: 11857

Re: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (URI Commit)

Tate is a borderline 4 star........if the staff thinks he's a top 100 recruit, I tend to believe that.

Let's put it this way: He's an upgrade over what we have now at his position. Or he will be soon, at least. [Not taking anything away from Preston, who looks like a steal.]
by rambone 78
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2743
Views: 166675

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

I've that that before too.....we get 2 or 3 more of these guys on our list [imo getting Harris is HUGE] then it looks good down the road.
by rambone 78
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (URI Commit)
Replies: 238
Views: 11857

Re: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (URI Commit)

Nice job Dan and staff. Took a big step toward a very good recruiting class......like I've said, I needed to see results before being convinced.

This is a great start toward that.
by rambone 78
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 500
Views: 22999

Re: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)

Yep....as of right now we have 28 games that will count.....definitely need 2 more if Oakland City is scheduled.
by rambone 78
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (URI Commit)
Replies: 238
Views: 11857

Re: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (Offer)

Imagine if he announced UMass on Saturday ?? This board would get juicy reef, "juicy" might be a slight understatement if that happens. Fukishima type meltdown perhaps? There are lies, damned lies, and Keaney Blue lies........just let Saturday get here...and soon. When kids set these anno...
by rambone 78
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 558
Views: 26407

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

True that, TP. Silk, Tyson, ARD, Sly, Art S. and others....the list goes on and on.
by rambone 78
2 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (URI Commit)
Replies: 238
Views: 11857

Re: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (Offer)

If we get Tate I think he will definitely be better than those two. The staff loves him.

Plus it's hard to compare anyway, they are more of a 4 and 5 type, and Tate's more of a 3 being 6'7".......
by rambone 78
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 558
Views: 26407

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Hassan was a warrior no doubt....his lack of height plus injuries kept him from being higher on the ladder of Rhody greats.

Plus he played most of his career out of position.
by rambone 78
2 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Talent apparent on O
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: Talent apparent on O

Well when you've had too many QB's who either can't throw or know how to read a defense, that's what you get.

I don't think it's all coaching, or at least I hope not.
by rambone 78
2 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: How many games will the football team win in 2017?
Replies: 12
Views: 370

Re: How many games will the football team win in 2017?

If they figure out how to finish games, then they should win at least 4 imo.

If not, same old crap.
by rambone 78
2 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Talent apparent on O
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: Talent apparent on O

As long as they don't give up 30 or more a game. There's always a catch.
by rambone 78
2 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (URI Commit)
Replies: 238
Views: 11857

Re: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (Offer)

He would be more of a traditional 3 I think.....with more quality size the team could get away from 3 and 4 guard lineups more often.

That will only help if they want to run with the big boys.
by rambone 78
2 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: New HS fields!!
Replies: 32
Views: 675

Re: New HS fields!!

Think Big does not apply to URI football.

They have lost big for so long, people are just used to it.
by rambone 78
2 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (URI Commit)
Replies: 238
Views: 11857

Re: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (Offer)

He would be a 3 imo........
by rambone 78
2 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (URI Commit)
Replies: 238
Views: 11857

Re: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (Offer)

Billyboy78 wrote:Won't the staff be back by Saturday? It's a 5 day trip.


They have a game Friday at 1....they are coming back Saturday, not sure when though. If Tate picks us, I would think a staff member would at least be there.
by rambone 78
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rams Trip to The Bahamas
Replies: 112
Views: 5257

Re: Rams Trip to The Bahamas

We're going to like Preston.....he will help inside, although he's not a big body.

If he can consistently hit a mid range jumper, that will help open things up inside also.
by rambone 78
2 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (URI Commit)
Replies: 238
Views: 11857

Re: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (Offer)

ECR, I think he is rated a 3 star, but VERY close to 4 star level.

That predictor has us at 93.3% chance......for what it's worth.

I would agree TP......for a minute there I thought that the RL center was where NE played.
by rambone 78
2 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (URI Commit)
Replies: 238
Views: 11857

Re: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (Offer)

Reading those, it's between us and NE......

Let's hope that "predictor" is right.
by rambone 78
2 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (URI Commit)
Replies: 238
Views: 11857

Re: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (Offer)

That's where they play.....not good. Plus we're still not back from the trip.

Had no clue they were even in the running.

Check that, they play in Matthews Arena.
by rambone 78
2 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (URI Commit)
Replies: 238
Views: 11857

Re: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (Offer)

Finally! Will the team be back from the Bahamas by then? I think they are coming back Saturday.
by rambone 78
2 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (URI Commit)
Replies: 238
Views: 11857

Re: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (Offer)

Yup.....and I have changed my tune to an extent......BUT if this program is going to continue to raise the bar [ha ha] then this stuff needs to happen.....maybe we'll get there but patience isn't my strong point.

Anyway, no use continuing to bitch about it....I'll wait and see like everyone else.
by rambone 78
2 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (URI Commit)
Replies: 238
Views: 11857

Re: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (Offer)

BAR, all fine and dandy....but those 4 star bigs have to start committing early at some point, or all of this talk of us being the next big thing ain't happening. And you know it.

We get those commits, and I'll change my tune.
by rambone 78
2 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (URI Commit)
Replies: 238
Views: 11857

Re: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (Offer)

Most verbals are signed on the dotted line in November.

No it's not a guarantee, but it's close.
by rambone 78
2 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (URI Commit)
Replies: 238
Views: 11857

Re: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (Offer)

Billyboy78 wrote:R-E-L-A-X


easy for you to say, ha ha......I say we're currently 0 for 5......that's the problem....we have FIVE spots to fill, not one or 2, if that were true, then there wouldn't be seemingly as much urgency....
by rambone 78
2 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (URI Commit)
Replies: 238
Views: 11857

Re: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (Offer)

CT Rhody, you've hit the nail squarely on the head. We should have a couple of verbals by now. Simple as that. Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades....as recruits commit to other schools [PC comes to mind] we just sit on the sideline like the jilted prom date..... And by sideline I don'...
by rambone 78
2 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (URI Commit)
Replies: 238
Views: 11857

Re: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (Offer)

No visit, no player.....Rod has said that, and I agree. Is Tate visiting? There is no requirement that states players should verbal to us in September....others have but so what? The basic fact is that we have 5 openings, and NO commitments as of yet. To me, that's not good, no matter what anyone sa...
by rambone 78
2 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: New HS fields!!
Replies: 32
Views: 675

Re: New HS fields!!

With a good team and better [and more] seating, this program should get 10-12k on a regular basis.

Back in the 80's during the Erhardt years...I think we were close to that.
by rambone 78
2 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (URI Commit)
Replies: 238
Views: 11857

Re: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (Offer)

I agree with that, Billyboy.....all 4 would make for a huge class.....I think Tate has the edge over Gebrewhit......and I'd be happy with either of the guards......
by rambone 78
2 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (URI Commit)
Replies: 238
Views: 11857

Re: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (Offer)

Him and Harris are looking good for us......just tough waiting......why wait until September?
by rambone 78
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rams Trip to The Bahamas
Replies: 112
Views: 5257

Re: Rams Trip to The Bahamas

These games look like they will be decent tests after all.....those scores indicate run and gun games....the guys will like that.
by rambone 78
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)
Replies: 500
Views: 22999

Re: 2017-18 schedule discussion (top post is current)

Let's hope it's against FDU....obviously.

Still no word on the last 2 games to be scheduled.
by rambone 78
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Top 50 players
Replies: 12
Views: 1061

Re: Top 50 players

If you saw him at the open practice, it looks like he has improved his right hand dribble and the overall dribble itself is closer to the floor. He still and likely always will be better driving with his left hand, but there seems to be improvement overall....how he does at the end of close games wi...
by rambone 78
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Open Practice - Saturday August 5th - 9-11am
Replies: 80
Views: 3411

Re: Open Practice - Saturday August 5th - 9-11am

He has, one on one he was basically unstoppable........he could see the NBA draft for sure.

I got a kick out of Dan at the end of practice, when he said "we'll be a lot better by November"......

Fatts is fast....he will be very good in time......Akele is another who impressed.
by rambone 78
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Open Practice - Saturday August 5th - 9-11am
Replies: 80
Views: 3411

Re: Open Practice - Saturday August 5th - 9-11am

Impressed by Berry today.....again not great on d but offensively they have to have him in there for stretches this season... Now I see why they liked Preston...he will see some good minutes also... EC? The best player on the floor, bar none....I noticed that he has lowered his dribble and improved ...
by rambone 78
2 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: New HS fields!!
Replies: 32
Views: 675

Re: New HS fields!!

Small time is URI football, top to bottom.
by rambone 78
2 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: New HS fields!!
Replies: 32
Views: 675

Re: New HS fields!!

I think when Dooley was there they invested in a new stadium among other things.

Ah, college football in New England....where not many people care.
by rambone 78
2 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 NC PF - Kris Monroe (PC)
Replies: 45
Views: 3195

Re: '18 NC PF - Kris Monroe (Offer)

If Hurley was indeed watching him last Saturday, I doubt the offer was rescinded....but yes he probably was the backup plan to Harris.
by rambone 78
2 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: New HS fields!!
Replies: 32
Views: 675

Re: New HS fields!!

It's surprising when Dooley was all in on football at Montana.....

I think the problem is, football here is just way down the list of priorities.
by rambone 78
2 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (URI Commit)
Replies: 238
Views: 11857

Re: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (Offer)

Let's hope so NRF.......staff has done fine with guards, but bigs not so much.....so I'll remain concerned until these guys decide.

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