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by Uncle Ed
1 day ago
Forum: All Other College Sports
Topic: Holy Cross Football
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Holy Cross Football

Just read the article in the Worcester Telegram ... The HC AD was honest, direct and decisive. Maybe we can hire him as an advisor.
by Uncle Ed
1 day ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm 7 Elon 12pm Sat Oct 21 Homecoming Family Day
Replies: 18
Views: 616

Re: Gm 7 Elon 12pm Sat Oct 21 Homecoming Family Day

Was the program going to be shut down regardless of how the new coach performed? In that case why fire Trainer? Or was the program going to shut down unless the new coach turned things around. If that was the case, then URI was trying to save the program with a less than high quality coach? Doesn't ...
by Uncle Ed
2 days ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm 7 Elon 12pm Sat Oct 21 Homecoming Family Day
Replies: 18
Views: 616

Re: Gm 7 Elon 12pm Sat Oct 21 Homecoming Family Day

A year ago URI stomped Elon and now Elon is a top 20 team while URI remains inept. What is going on here? Well, Elon got a new coach but I don't believe they brought in all new players. So going out on a line - I think the new coach and his staff is what is going on. Is it too much for Thorr to lear...
by Uncle Ed
2 days ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm 6 @ Maine Sat Oct 14 3:30pm
Replies: 42
Views: 906

Re: Gm 6 @ Maine Sat Oct 14 3:30pm

I know what they are thinking... they think a better coach and they can win. They are right.
by Uncle Ed
2 days ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm 6 @ Maine Sat Oct 14 3:30pm
Replies: 42
Views: 906

Re: Gm 6 @ Maine Sat Oct 14 3:30pm

I don't hate Fleming- he is simply not a good head coach. He is over his head and was a bad hire. This is all on Thorr. Even if he does remove Fleming - as he must - I have no confidence that he would recognize a quality replacement and know how to build a competitive program. He is as responsible a...
by Uncle Ed
6 days ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: other scores
Replies: 29
Views: 638

Re: other scores

Maybe not a consensus, yet...but in reading these posts I don't see support of football as a consensus either. Quite frankly, URI football is the only team I fully support and have since I was on the team a long time ago. I would much prefer a top football program over a top basketball program. But ...
by Uncle Ed
6 days ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: other scores
Replies: 29
Views: 638

Re: other scores

Consensus seems to be that all is irrelevant besides basketball. I accept that. But we do have some teams that are successful - specifically track and field and others that are frequently competitive; men's soccer, baseball, golf, women's volleyball and rowing. Beyond that the teams are pretty irrel...
by Uncle Ed
1 week ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: other scores
Replies: 29
Views: 638

Re: other scores

Coming from Montana State, I believed Dooley was keen on improving the football program, but I have seen nothing to suggest that this is indeed true. It appears that there is zero pressure on him for the football program to be successful. Why risk pushing for an investment in something that is not v...
by Uncle Ed
1 week ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: other scores
Replies: 29
Views: 638

Re: other scores

He has very explicitly shown that he cannot do it. Look at what is going on at Elon. The team tat URI pounded last year is 5-1. Do you think the new coach has made a difference? I think Fleming's fate will be sealed in 2 weeks when Elon comes to Mead.
by Uncle Ed
2 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm 7 Elon 12pm Sat Oct 21 Homecoming Family Day
Replies: 18
Views: 616

Re: Gm 7 Elon 12pm Sat Oct 21 Homecoming Family Day

They brought in a new coaching staff this year. Amazing they didn't stay with the staff that went 7-27 in 3 years even though they jumped up to the CAA in 2014. And they almost beat UNH last year! I guess they believe in fixing something once it is broken - novel idea. New coach was at a D2 school -...
by Uncle Ed
2 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm 5 @ Brown Saturday 9/30 7pm
Replies: 48
Views: 902

Re: Gm 5 @ Brown Saturday 9/30 7pm

Joe Trainer won 3 games with the "D2" talent - I am pretty certain Fleming will not match this high-water mark. Also, 2 years ago we had a 17-0 lead on UNH at halftime and eerily similar to the Brown game we lost 20-17. He is losing with better talent and anyone who has watched this team d...
by Uncle Ed
2 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm 5 @ Brown Saturday 9/30 7pm
Replies: 48
Views: 902

Re: Gm 5 @ Brown Saturday 9/30 7pm

Maybe they have "inept coach" insurance and they can give him his walking papers now. But in all seriousness, if they cannot afford to pay off his final year then they cannot afford to have football at URI. This is a mess and we will see if Thorr can clean it up.
by Uncle Ed
2 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm 5 @ Brown Saturday 9/30 7pm
Replies: 48
Views: 902

Re: Gm 5 @ Brown Saturday 9/30 7pm

The coach we needed was right here in RI - Chesney at Salve Regina. Won 9 games every year there and now has Assumption as one of the top DII schools in the country - very good chance of going undefeated this year. He is young, his teams score lots of points, and he would not even think of coming to...
by Uncle Ed
2 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm 5 @ Brown Saturday 9/30 7pm
Replies: 48
Views: 902

Re: Gm 5 @ Brown Saturday 9/30 7pm

Thorr needs to finally recognize that this coaching staff is overmatched. A team with inferior talent just beat a team with better talent. These kids need to believe they can win but how can they when all they do is lose. Relieve Fleming of his duties now- let them know that URI wants to win. Look a...
by Uncle Ed
3 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm 4 @ New Hampshire 3:30pm 9/23 Wildcat Stadium Durham NH ESPN3
Replies: 30
Views: 917

Re: Gm 4 @ New Hampshire 3:30pm 9/23 Wildcat Stadium Durham NH ESPN3

The biggest difference in these teams is coaching and believing you can win. After URI makes it 15-14, UNH scores on the long pass on 3rd and 13, where the wide receiver is being covered by a linebacker. URI responds with a penalty on the kick return and then promptly goes 3 and out. Not good.
by Uncle Ed
3 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm 4 @ New Hampshire 3:30pm 9/23 Wildcat Stadium Durham NH ESPN3
Replies: 30
Views: 917

Re: Gm 4 @ New Hampshire 3:30pm 9/23 Wildcat Stadium Durham NH ESPN3

URI would be ecstatic to have the "half" stadium that UNH has. #1 issue with the program is facilities; you'll lose the recruit every time to the shinier object. How did UNH get all those recruits when they were playing in an awful stadium for the past 25 years? Facilities are important a...
by Uncle Ed
3 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Wow-the books are not buying URI football!
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: Wow-the books are not buying URI football!

Since the Elon game last year, the Rams are 4-1 against the spread. Fleming needs to keep the offense aggressive and not rely on the D. This is a game they can win outright.
by Uncle Ed
4 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm 4 @ New Hampshire 3:30pm 9/23 Wildcat Stadium Durham NH ESPN3
Replies: 30
Views: 917

Re: Gm 4 @ New Hampshire 3:30pm 9/23 Wildcat Stadium Durham NH

They have half of a nice stadium. The other half is still a dump. I hate fields with tracks around them.
by Uncle Ed
4 weeks ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: ProJo Does it Again
Replies: 70
Views: 1305

Re: ProJo Does it Again

Agreed. I attended the game and was expecting a complete story on it, especially hearing what Fleming had to say. This was the biggest win of his tenure. When I saw the Brown / Bryant story on the front page, I was somewhat surprised but attributed it to 2 RI teams. The real issue was, as someone in...
by Uncle Ed
1 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm 3 Harvard - 9/16 1pm
Replies: 28
Views: 854

Re: Gm 3 Harvard - 9/16 1pm

Great win! Being able to put pressure on the QB without blitzing makes all the difference in the world. I would have liked the offense to be less conservative on first and second downs, I think we could have scored more. URI has more talent than Harvard and outside of Villanova and James Madison I b...
by Uncle Ed
1 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm. 2 - Stony Brook, 9/9 1pm, CBS Digital
Replies: 59
Views: 1040

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

We don't belong in the NEC. We belong with the other state universities that we are comparable to in size and academics. UNH, Maine, Stony Brook, Albany, and Delaware. James Madison and William and Mary are also state schools. The NEC is small private schools with enrollments of 3-5k, with the excep...
by Uncle Ed
1 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm. 2 - Stony Brook, 9/9 1pm, CBS Digital
Replies: 59
Views: 1040

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

The record is now 4 wins 32 losses. Expecting things to change is insanity. If anyone saw a well coached team today please explain what I am missing. This was a game that they could have won from a talent perspective. Let's accept the reality - let Fleming go right now, and give one of the assistant...
by Uncle Ed
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Transfer Eligibility Changing ?
Replies: 36
Views: 810

Re: Transfer rule changes

Agree with ramster, there will be a lot of movement from top schools. I think the movement in football can be significant.
by Uncle Ed
1 month ago
Forum: NCAAs or Bust!
Topic: Transfer Eligibility Changing ?
Replies: 36
Views: 810

Re: Transfer rule changes

I hope this goes through...if you have done well academically you should be able to change schools, just like coaches do. Kids will move for many reasons; more playing time, different level of competition (up and down), etc. It will likely make having quality depth more difficult to maintain. Good f...
by Uncle Ed
1 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Rhody transfer to start at Purdue
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Re: Rhody transfer to start at Purdue

Watched Dave Steinmetz start and play the entire game for Purdue against Louisville last night on prime time Fox game. Biggest guy on the field and played well! I am sure a lot of his former Rhody teammates were watching as well. Sure hope the coaching staff that thought he wouldn't be able to play ...
by Uncle Ed
1 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Tyler Catalina grad transferring out?
Replies: 27
Views: 2759

Re: Tyler Catalina grad transferring out?

Catalina has made the Redskin's 53 man roster.
by Uncle Ed
1 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm. 1: URI @ Central Michigan, 8/31 7PM, ESPN3
Replies: 140
Views: 1669

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

Stage is set. Both URI and Stony Brook push D1 teams to the edge. Let us see if Rhody is for real. Biggest game of Fleming's regime!
by Uncle Ed
1 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm. 1: URI @ Central Michigan, 8/31 7PM, ESPN3
Replies: 140
Views: 1669

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

If we made the FG we would all be thrilled - agreed. But they lost for the 31st time under Fleming. As for CMU, the only thing they probably had over URI was more depth. This was not a great team we were facing. JMU, Villanova, Richmond and perhaps other CAA teams would beat them. As for the interce...
by Uncle Ed
1 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm. 1: URI @ Central Michigan, 8/31 7PM, ESPN3
Replies: 140
Views: 1669

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

Yeah you can't blame Fleming for not continuing to throw the ball down the field after 6 interceptions. I can blame Fleming for having a QB continue to throw into double coverage. I agree the talent is better. And if the talent is better and the team still loses by making dumb penalties and endless...
by Uncle Ed
1 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm. 1: URI @ Central Michigan, 8/31 7PM, ESPN3
Replies: 140
Views: 1669

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

I think the jury's verdict is in. 4 win 31 losses is damning evidence. Is there any evidence that this is a well coached team?
by Uncle Ed
1 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm. 1: URI @ Central Michigan, 8/31 7PM, ESPN3
Replies: 140
Views: 1669

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

When it comes to coaching and play calling in close games I would just like to see a little less of "playing not to lose", and more of playing to win. That cost them a couple games last season....hope to not see a repeat of that. i agree completely. They play it safe and are predictable. ...
by Uncle Ed
1 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm. 1: URI @ Central Michigan, 8/31 7PM, ESPN3
Replies: 140
Views: 1669

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

Expectations going into this game were that we will start the year with another blow out loss. Instead we got a great game to watch and amazingly a game we could win. Fleming has shown that he does not know how to win a close game. There is clearly some talent on this team and he gets credit for tha...
by Uncle Ed
1 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm. 1: URI @ Central Michigan, 8/31 7PM, ESPN3
Replies: 140
Views: 1669

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

Nice time for a penalty - awful
by Uncle Ed
1 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Gm. 1: URI @ Central Michigan, 8/31 7PM, ESPN3
Replies: 140
Views: 1669

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

Fleming needs to be aggressive on offense. No time to play not to lose!
by Uncle Ed
1 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: Rhody transfer to start at Purdue
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Re: Rhody transfer to start at Purdue

Congratulations to Dave Steinmetz. He has worked very hard and earned everything he has achieved. His biggest fan, his dad Mark, died unexpectedly last February and I know how proud he was of Dave. The whole Steinmetz family were tremendous supporters of URI and made a great connection with so many ...
by Uncle Ed
1 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: 2017 football preview
Replies: 103
Views: 3167

Re: 2017 football preview

Yes, but it also is influenced by the final 2 games of last season when they scored 44 and 30 points respectively. Add in 2 D1 transfer QBs who both look like upgrades, a solid core of receivers, and some good running backs, and there is some reason to be optimistic. As I said in an earlier post, go...
by Uncle Ed
1 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: 2017 football preview
Replies: 103
Views: 3167

Re: 2017 football preview

30 points a game is what is required in the CAA to have a chance to win. But the D has to make key stops. A pash rush without blitzing is essential. This has not existed under Fleming.
by Uncle Ed
1 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: 2017 football preview
Replies: 103
Views: 3167

Re: 2017 football preview

I like that the two transfer QBs both threw accurately. Jujuan can clearly run the ball as well. Having two effective QBs with somewhat different skill sets can be a real asset if used properly. UNH has done this well over the years. Cannot say I am confident with this coaching staff.
by Uncle Ed
1 month ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: 2017 football preview
Replies: 103
Views: 3167

Re: 2017 football preview

Watched the first half of today's scrimmage. Overall, I thought the QB's looked good. They found the open receivers and threw the ball well. The O line had a bit of trouble protecting the QB, so that was a concern. Dwayne Scott, starting center was not playing so I am sure that was part of it. Coope...
by Uncle Ed
2 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: 2017 football preview
Replies: 103
Views: 3167

Re: 2017 football preview

The way that team was playing in the 2nd half of the season they could have beaten a Top 5 ranked team... in fact I believe they beat several such teams. I am sure it must have been great on campus. But did it really make any difference to the administration? Dark days ever since.
by Uncle Ed
2 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: attitude
Replies: 1
Views: 177

Re: attitude

I think I read a similar article last year and the year before that...3rd times a charm?
by Uncle Ed
2 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: 2017 football preview
Replies: 103
Views: 3167

Re: 2017 football preview

Mack Lowrie was a transfer from a D1 program...these kids transferred for a reason...they were not going to play at the D1 school. The write up on the scrimmage sounded like all others...lots of cliches from Flemming and lots of interceptions. The last three years have convinced me that this coachin...
by Uncle Ed
2 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: 2017 football preview
Replies: 103
Views: 3167

Re: 2017 football preview

agree that U Albany got screwed in not being selected for playoffs. Should have been selected over UNH.
by Uncle Ed
2 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: New HS fields!!
Replies: 33
Views: 907

Re: New HS fields!!

Honest question. Why should the URI administration look to spend more money when there's a core group of people who are fine with an inferior product and there would be no return on their investment? . Who is this core group that is fine with an inferior product? Anyone who has consistently gone to...
by Uncle Ed
2 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: How many games will the football team win in 2017?
Replies: 12
Views: 466

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

3 wins. Fleming will talk about how close they were in the 4th quarter in 6 games...
by Uncle Ed
2 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: UCONN FB busted for nepotism-Rhody needs this!!
Replies: 16
Views: 696

Re: UCONN FB busted for nepotism-Rhody needs this!!

Our peer schools are UNH, Maine, UAlbany, Stonybrook - Northeast public universities. Throw in Delaware and Towson within the CAA. This is where we belong. Why can't we complete with them? It isn't facilities - UNH was successful for years with the worst facilities in the CAA. And beyond that, what ...
by Uncle Ed
2 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: changes at QB!
Replies: 15
Views: 624

Re: changes at QB!

Fleming's tenure has been marked by a singular ineffectiveness at QB. Not one of these players got beyond there first read and the result was too many interceptions and open receivers never being found. Coaching? After 3 years of this mess, I think the answer is clear.
by Uncle Ed
5 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: FBS transfer
Replies: 22
Views: 882

Re: FBS transfer

I think playing for a winning program does make a difference - look at UNH. Almost every kid red shirts, they know they are going to the playoffs each year and they know that in more years than not, players are getting free agent NFL contracts. Steinmetz, like Catalina has aspirations of playing in ...
by Uncle Ed
5 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: FBS transfer
Replies: 22
Views: 882

Re: FBS transfer

Rambone-do not think they hired a OC,Flemings son still calling majority of plays?? He killed them last year. Big mistake. URI FB is not the place for on the job training. Totally agree...reading a review of the Spring game did not fill me with hope that the offense has improved at all. Vazzano has...
by Uncle Ed
5 months ago
Forum: URI Athletics
Topic: FBS transfer
Replies: 22
Views: 882

Re: FBS transfer

Steinmetz and 5 other 5th year players leaving the team was reported here back in December. Not a good sign for this team. Does Fleming survive another losing season? Does the program survive?

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