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by bigappleram
15 hours ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Rothstein's List of 20 Breakout Players in 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Re: Rothstein's List of 20 Breakout Players in 2017-2018 Season

He loves Langevine. Has incorporated him into a few pieces since end of last season. He also seems to hate on PC at times, net net what's not to love about Jon Rothstein.
by bigappleram
2 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (Offer)
Replies: 326
Views: 21030

Re: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (Offer)

What 18 year old kid, or human in general, wouldn't want to see the country, visit multiple schools, have their asses kissed and schmoozed all at someone else's expense. If i were a recruit, and even if i was 95% sure which staff/school was the best fit, you better believe I would take every visit....
by bigappleram
2 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (Offer)
Replies: 326
Views: 21030

Re: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (Offer)

What 18 year old kid, or human in general, wouldn't want to see the country, visit multiple schools, have their asses kissed and schmoozed all at someone else's expense. If i were a recruit, and even if i was 95% sure which staff/school was the best fit, you better believe I would take every visit.
by bigappleram
4 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (Offer)
Replies: 326
Views: 21030

Re: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (Offer)

A lot of stock being put into 1 kid who 99.9% of people here have never seen play 10 seconds of ball with their own 2 eyes.
Yes we need impact big men to take the next step in march, however I won't put all of that on the ability to land 1 kid that we have stiff competition for.
by bigappleram
5 days ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MD PG - Amir Harris (URI Commit)
Replies: 129
Views: 5416

Re: '18 MD PG - Amir Harris (Offer)

From the limited tape seems like a slightly more athletic Dowtin, with similar strengths and size...and we all saw how that turned out.

Go Rhody!
by bigappleram
6 days ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm 3 Harvard - 9/16 1pm
Replies: 23
Views: 627

Re: Gm 3 Harvard - 9/16 1pm

Talent level is there. Don't remember a better crop of WRs in the last decade or two. Coaching is key now. Play calling still iffy, played not to lose and too conservative at times even tho it was clear they couldn't handle our wide outs. Parker could be playing FBS in my opinion. I think Harris can...
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion
Replies: 602
Views: 29063

Re: 2017-18 schedule discussion

Add another ESPN game to the ledger.
This staff has crushed it at getting us more TV time over last 2-3 years. The Hurley name and on court success driving all of that. Go Rhody.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 KY PG - Anthony Nelson (Offer)
Replies: 68
Views: 4505

Re: '18 KY PG - Anthony Nelson (Offer)

That is an intentional strategy by DH and staff, especially when they are in on a kid they feel is going to blow up.
It's been an effective strategy as well. Walk quietly and carry a big stick.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (Offer)
Replies: 326
Views: 21030

Re: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (Offer)

Or GBG would come on and proclaim that we lost the final four game because Dan doesn't have a geriatric on the end of the bench to help him coach.
:)
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MA PF Chris Doherty
Replies: 54
Views: 2947

Re: '18 MA PF Chris Doherty

Northern, are you saying that u hear there is low probability we don't land Harris?
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 608
Views: 30371

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

This was 1 of the 2-3 things Dan said he was looking to get done in off season...some asbestos removal (can't believe i have to type that) and there was 1 other improvement he cared most about. He did not care about a practice facility, fwiw.
by bigappleram
1 week ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm. 2 - Stony Brook, 9/9 1pm, CBS Digital
Replies: 59
Views: 1023

Re: Gm. 2 - Stony Brook, 9/9 1pm, CBS Digital

unimaginative and predicatable play calling. too many turnovers. horrendous snaps to the QB.
all of that is coaching and preparation. the talent level is there to compete.
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Scheduling Q&A
Replies: 82
Views: 2802

Re: Scheduling Q&A

I love how Mike does that, another thing the program is doing to reach out to their fan base and seperate themselves from other programs. Here are my questions 1) As you might answer on an earlier post, impact of new NCAA valuation guidelines on URI's schedule strategy and was that change well rece...
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Ryan Center In-Game Experience - Issues and Upgrades
Replies: 1390
Views: 84445

Re: Ryan Center In-Game Experience - Issues and Upgrades

I really don't get the line of thinking about students...so you want a beer section serving 19 and 20 year olds beer at the RC? If college kids want to drink they always will find a way. I cannot see a scenario where beer sales and under 21 year olds mix in a college setting.
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 SC SF - Jimmy Nichols Jr. (PC)
Replies: 38
Views: 2461

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

I think scarier in a year or two when their current FR and SO are upperclassmen. We have to beat them this year or future looks much tougher for wins. Cooley certainly leveraging 5 straight tourneys, 4mm per year and no clear #2 in the new BE to his advantage. Building a strong program.
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Ryan Center In-Game Experience - Issues and Upgrades
Replies: 1390
Views: 84445

Re: Ryan Center In-Game Experience - Issues and Upgrades

I like beer and I like sports. But never has my decision to attend an event been based on my ability to drink beer there. Would it add to the experience, I guess a bit for some...would also add to the bathroom line. That said, if they are going to do it then it should be done in a way that is of a h...
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion
Replies: 602
Views: 29063

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

That's why we can't have nice things.

Moving the goal posts is Bone's MO. Best OOC schedule in the last decade plus in terms of chances for quality wins.
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion
Replies: 602
Views: 29063

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

GW just announced their 13 game OOC schedule. They open with an exhibition match against. Fairmont State. They play Xavier in the Las Vegas Invitational and then either K-State or Arizona State. Other notable opponents are Florida State (away), Penn State (away), Miami (home) and Temple (home). Wil...
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 4 Guard Rotation
Replies: 55
Views: 1787

Re: 4 Guard Rotation

While KI's bball IQ and court awareness were at times suspect, not sure you can compare the two (Berry and KI). Karan had some big rebounding games, blocked a bunch of shots and turned into a very solid 4 man by end of season. If Berry averaged 10pts and 8reboundsnwith 2 blocks we would be over the ...
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 4 Guard Rotation
Replies: 55
Views: 1787

Re: 4 Guard Rotation

I agree that game flow and matchups will drive a lot of the lineup decisions. I disagree that Dowtin's role will depend on Jarvis's health. I think Jarvis's role will depend on Jarvis's health. Jeff Dowtin is our starting PG when we tip off Game 1. In fact I have heard he has looked like our most co...
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 4 Guard Rotation
Replies: 55
Views: 1787

Re: 4 Guard Rotation

Berry will be a sub for Langevine, can't see them both in game at the same time. The 4 is the position that is most in flux, a 4th guard, Akele, Preston are likely top contenders at this point.
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 4 Guard Rotation
Replies: 55
Views: 1787

Re: 4 Guard Rotation

There is no way Berry starts with Langevine...not enough ball skills between the two of them to make the offense work. The 4-man is going to come from Akele or Preston IMO, that is if we don't start 4 guards and go from there.
by bigappleram
2 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 4 Guard Rotation
Replies: 55
Views: 1787

Re: 4 Guard Rotation

Only nuance to that is that we won't be trotting out 5'10" - we will be trotting out 6'3" PG Jeff Dowtin.
There is zero chance he isn't our starting PG when we tip off in November.
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm. 1: URI @ Central Michigan, 8/31 7PM, ESPN3
Replies: 140
Views: 1637

Re: Gm. 1: URI @ Central Michigan, 8/31 7PM, ESPN3

In all fairness I do think the coach also has to get credit for the talent in the program, which from my eyes is at a much higher level than it was when he came here. From yesterday's game the eye test says this team should win some games against FCS teams...if they don't then something is awry beyo...
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 4 Guard Rotation
Replies: 55
Views: 1787

Re: 4 Guard Rotation

I don't see Dowtin on the bench at tip off for Game 1. Not considering how he ended last season and also Jarvis's illness didn't go away so he seems like the 20-25 minute guy.
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm. 1: URI @ Central Michigan, 8/31 7PM, ESPN3
Replies: 140
Views: 1637

Re: Gm. 1: URI @ Central Michigan, 8/31 7PM, ESPN3

The QB hasn't played consistently for over 2 years and has had only a couple months with these receivers. You have to think some of that decision making and bad timing on throws will get cleaned up. Had to love what you saw from both O and D line, as well as the WRs and Cooper. That should translate...
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (Offer)
Replies: 326
Views: 21030

Re: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (Offer)

Hare i could see with that ranking...Onyekaba just proves how bad ESPN is at high school rankings, and how flawed they can be in general.
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: 2017-18 schedule discussion
Replies: 602
Views: 29063

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

Nice idea https://www.fanragsports.com/news/rothstein-maac-atlantic-sun-planning-orlando-challenge-2019/ Who would the A-10 play if it went this route? The P5 leagues and Big East would probably not cooperate with the A-10. The most similar league in strength has been the AAC but many of their memb...
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (Offer)
Replies: 326
Views: 21030

Re: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (Offer)

But he was a transfer...which for some doesn't count.

For this question I was asking for true 4-year Top 100 front court recruits in the history of the program...besides Lamar Odom.
by bigappleram
3 weeks ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (Offer)
Replies: 326
Views: 21030

Re: '18 MD PF Jermaine Harris (Offer)

How many consensus Top 100 front court guys have we landed in the history of the program? I also agree with ramster that all players - whether 4 year or transfers - count on the Ledger in terms of recruiting. The college coach is the GM of the program, he is in charge of recruiting and assembling th...
by bigappleram
4 weeks ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Practice Facility at PC
Replies: 69
Views: 2250

Re: Practice Facility at PC

IMO if there is a choice buy season tix.

On that note heard a rumor we had already passed last seasons number of season ticket holders as of a week ago and before advertising for the plans really even started.
by bigappleram
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 MD PG - Amir Harris (URI Commit)
Replies: 129
Views: 5416

Re: '18 MD PG - Amir Harris (Offer)

If we want this kid that bad i have to suspect he, like Dowtin, is someone the staff feels is very underrated and fits the athletic mold they like on both ends of the floor.
by bigappleram
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (URI Commit)
Replies: 250
Views: 14037

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

Kid says all the right things. Great pickup, love his skill set and upside.
by bigappleram
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 608
Views: 30371

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Winning road games is never easy. If you don't think we should lose to either Alabama or Nevada than I guess you are going to pick us going 28-2 or something to that effect. Because on paper, and according to Vegas, those will likely be two of the toughest games we play all season. NIT and PC on nex...
by bigappleram
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 608
Views: 30371

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Alabama has a ton of young talent, and especially a talented back court including the #5 and #32 ranked guards in this class. Our best chance to beat them on their court is early season, you would hope our more physical and experienced guards could wear them out over 40 minutes but they have a ton o...
by bigappleram
1 month ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: Fun With Trolls
Replies: 46
Views: 331

Re: '18 RI G - David Duke (Offer)

Let's not even go any further on this topic...we get more coverage nationally, they harp on our program wayyyy more than we do on theirs, their fans post here but ours don't reciprocate on their board. They suffer from delusions of grandeur and are the epitome of a big fish in a small pond mentality...
by bigappleram
1 month ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: Fun With Trolls
Replies: 46
Views: 331

Re: '18 RI G - David Duke (Offer)

The UCONN comparisons they make are some of the most laughable opinions in a sea of delusional insights on that board.
With their 1 big NCAA victory in two decades. Yep totally knocking on the door of a 4 time national champion.
by bigappleram
1 month ago
Forum: Down the Line
Topic: Fun With Trolls
Replies: 46
Views: 331

Re: '18 RI G - David Duke (Offer)

He also might want to stay off PC's campus...pretty sure they just made the top of the list of most segregated schools in America. Wrong. Show me this "list". Don't go around making these kind of allegations. EVERY college campus has social/racial injustice. I've seen AT URI too. Black ki...
by bigappleram
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 RI G - David Duke (Offer)
Replies: 36
Views: 4057

Re: '18 RI G - David Duke (Offer)

He also might want to stay off PC's campus...pretty sure they just made the top of the list of most segregated schools in America.
by bigappleram
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2813
Views: 173866

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

what about Joel Ntambwe? Aren't we still a contender for him?
by bigappleram
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Season Tickets- Where does everyone sit
Replies: 25
Views: 879

Re: Season Tickets- Where does everyone sit

Fitting to my screen name, I sit in the 2-1-2
by bigappleram
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (URI Commit)
Replies: 250
Views: 14037

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

Loved the part of the story where he said he was going to help recruiting...and that he wanted to keep building on the success.
by bigappleram
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (URI Commit)
Replies: 250
Views: 14037

Re: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (Offer)

Leave it to Bone to infer a Fukushima type meltdown if we don't land a kid
by bigappleram
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: 18 MD G Matt Balanc
Replies: 49
Views: 3685

Re: 18 MD G Matt Balanc

Can we please stop pumping up these no name recruits? I'm all for the posts stating who they are, where the play and their interests, etc. But PLEASE stop with the "he's a freak athlete", "Late bloomer", "high upside". NO, STOP! He's a 2 star recruit. He'll be someone ...
by bigappleram
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments
Replies: 2813
Views: 173866

Re: General Recruiting Discussion/Comments

Awesome tweet. Great time to be a Ram fan. Though some are uneasy we haven't had any verbals yet when have we ever been in the position to be hosting "Visits galore from Top 150 players." We are in new territory as a program. Go Rhody!
by bigappleram
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 608
Views: 30371

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Best part of that photo - Hass with a fixed spot in the RC. He deserves his number in the rafters. No disrespect to Hassan, I'll remember his time here as long as I live, but he's not the best player to wear number 12 for us. Some dude named Cuttino was pretty good. Now if you want to retire it in ...
by bigappleram
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: The 2017-2018 Season
Replies: 608
Views: 30371

Re: The 2017-2018 Season

Best part of that photo - Hass with a fixed spot in the RC. He deserves his number in the rafters.
by bigappleram
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (URI Commit)
Replies: 250
Views: 14037

Re: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (Offer)

He seems more like a small ball 4 to me...he's a thick dude. Rhody's version of Draymond. One can dream. :)
by bigappleram
1 month ago
Forum: Recruitment Corner
Topic: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (URI Commit)
Replies: 250
Views: 14037

Re: '18 CA SF Dana Tate (Offer)

Wait a second here....are you saying that our friend Bone jumped to a quick and erroneous conclusion? :)

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