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  1. Jayvon has signed with the Austin Spurs, the g league affiliate of San Antonio. Good luck to him, rooting for his success!
    7 points
  2. My son not going anywhere he absolutely love the coaching staff…
    7 points
  3. Reading Blue Ribbon Yearbook's Buffalo summary and here's some quotes that jumped out to me from Whitesell that give an idea of what some of the guys roles will be this year: On David Skogman “I think Skogman has great potential. This summer, he really made a jump. He’s much more confident. He can shoot the 3. He's got an opportunity to play heavy minutes with a chance to start.” On Kuluel Mading: "He's thin, but he's got a great upside. He can really run. He's more of a tall three than anything.” On Kidtrell Blocker: "He's got a lot of talent, he's got good potential, but he's a little bit behind because he missed a month of the summer” On Zaakir Williamson "He's a five/four, wide-body kid. We've got a lot of good depth inside, so it's a luxury for him to be able to take our time and develop him. He can get extra reps in practice -kind of what we did with David Skogman a couple years back.” He also mentions Brewton providing a spark off the bench, so presumably Jack will be starting with Skogman as an option for a bigger starting lineup.
    6 points
  4. Does anyone remember when we lost to Albany in Lance Leipold's second year? Maybe we should take it easy on this team.
    5 points
  5. Sick of the bills and sabers excuse. I call bullshit on that. The reason we don’t draw is cause the school lacks culture and tradition. Alumni hardly stay connected with the school. Most the out of town alum leave and never come back. The commuters hardly ever were on campus to begin with. We need to invest heavily in creating a student culture that sticks. Create real pride in the school, it’s programs and the athletics. All of it. Very hard to do, but that is what needs to be worked on. Otherwise we will be having the same discussion 50 years from now.
    4 points
  6. Honestly don’t understand the obsession with the conference thing. Ideally would we love to compete for national championships with Ohio State and Alabama one day? Of course. But that isn’t the vision SUNY has for us. The MAC is by far the best fit. We’ve raised our stock tremendously over the last 7-10 years competitively in conference play. A lot of work still to do but let’s focus on what we need to do to improve ourselves where we are. Honestly nobody knows what college sports will look like in 50 years. We just need to put ourselves in a position to be considered if there are more massive changes. But unless you are one of 3-5 programs in the country your outlook really is the same. You’re gonna get out spent for coaches and everything else when one of the blue bloods wants something. Vanderbilt is in the SEC…kind of. But still widely considered one of the worst CFB programs in the country.
    4 points
  7. Time to stop looking in the rear view mirror and and to start looking ahead to Ohio. Nine point favorites on espn.com.
    4 points
  8. Anyone else like baltar more than finnegan punting?
    4 points
  9. This is the UB we'd hoped to see all season.
    3 points
  10. Problem is, for so long, UB was just mediocre in basketball. The Lack of a good product for so long creates a void. Yeah we’ve been a good program for probably 8 years now. It’s going to take time and constant consistent success for basketball, and even football to become popular. All of us here commenting are responsible too. We and every UB alumni has got to attend games and show our support, I make it a priority to attend games in person as much as possible every year. If you’re able to go, then go. Buy merchandise that supports athletics. Become a donor. So many options that we as individuals can do to get the program to grow. It’s gonna take some time though. As long as the athletics is good, then little by little the programs should grow. As far as non alumni fans go? Constant success is the only way to attract fans for basketball. Then when you create a fan out of someone they want the team to be successful and to be a great product and you have to maintain maintain maintain a good product. We as fans too have to maintain standards that we are better than pre Hurley era and we should expect MAC championship games yearly and should get back to the tournament.
    3 points
  11. They have to keep it going with opening up the offense as they did in the 2nd half last week. Finally airing out to TE's and receivers even when Williams wasn't getting open. Fully expecting McDuffie to grind out over 100 again and help him potentially to a 1000 yard break-out season.
    3 points
  12. The reason I personally want to move to a different conference is it just raises the floor of the athletic department. The number of G5 schools that have had sustained success in FBS football OR basketball is small. The number of G5 schools that have had sustained success in FBS football AND basketball is smaller. The number of G5 schools that have had sustained success in FBS football AND basketball on MAC exposure/budget/fan support is 0. It's a nice theoretical to say let's just hang around the MAC and dominate until the end of time but UB isn't the first MAC school to have a string of successful seasons, and all of those other "dynasties" have since ended. There are several things that lead to success, but recruiting is king. Recruits are interested in fan support, facilities (budget), exposure, and success. Obviously these things are all tied together, and moving to a better conference automatically raises the first three, and should in turn raise the fourth. It takes one bad hire to torpedo UB's image of success in the mind of a 17 year old recruit and then we're left with really nothing exceptional in the fan support, facilities (budget), and exposure categories. The issue for us is there's not really a strong group of regional G5 teams, with Temple and UMass pretty much being the only options without pushing further south. I would have hoped we would have gotten in the AAC as there's really not much potential for UB to move up without P5 conferences completely blowing up, and us ending up in a completely new conference with the leftovers: Syracuse, Rutgers, Pittsburgh, BC, etc.
    3 points
  13. Lance left because he got paid. Same reason why they all leave. Same reason why Turner Gill left. Money. When a window opens up to be a head coach at a “power 5” school, you jump on it.
    3 points
  14. Thanks for joining. I imagine your point of view will be appreciated. Don’t be a stranger…
    3 points
  15. Hoping for a commit soon
    2 points
  16. Not a huge fan of the non d1 games but I do like the placement of both games, right after a tough stretch to begin the season which happens to before a tough bonnies game and then another near the start of conference play
    2 points
  17. Team scrimmages Colgate today. I’m guessing some reporter will have the stats and result at some point. Will be interesting to see how they do.
    2 points
  18. Hard to compare ticket sales between NHL and CBB, since only a handful of teams draw over 12k. But UB local ratings for nationally televised games beat the local Sabres ratings. Sabres don't have the Bills clout, just a lot more games for WGR to talk endlessly about. UB has our Northtowns niche, with better coverage than ever. My how times change as now NU and CC fans say UB steals all the oxygen from BN and tv coverage. Bona hype is mostly in Olean at this point.
    2 points
  19. Me either. I hate that narrative. Buffalo is a city that is starving for winners. A city tired of being a lovable loser. I don’t see why we don’t get more support. It’s a good product. I understand when there’s a schedule conflict. Example: when basketball goes up directly against the Sabres. Which happens too often for my liking. But in general we should be getting more support from the community and student population.
    2 points
  20. I don't know why the fans cant support both. They never play at the same time
    2 points
  21. Why do these kids even bother? Is it for Twitter likes? Just wait until you are sure. It makes everyone (including yourself) look back. On to the next one, good luck to him. Must have gotten some chirpers in his ear that he can do better.
    2 points
  22. Some hubbub about Western Kentucky and Middle Tennessee to the MAC.
    2 points
  23. Our goal should be to move up in conference. We wont compete for a national championship, but we would have higher TV revenue, and playing big names on TV would help a lot with recruiting which would make us more relevant. FBS is splitting between the "haves" and the have-nots." The MAC is clearly a have-not conference. We are barely spoken about and our TV revenue/athletic expenditures show it. You want bigger and better facilities? A better conference would help pay for that. As far as basketball, being in a multi bid conference would help us get quality conference opponents. We are struggling to fill our OOC schedule because no one wants to play us. We also would have a much easier time making the tournament than only by having to win the conference tournament. Recruiting would also be boosted just by being in a P5, as would basketball. I am surprised buffalo hasn't been mentioned at all either. I hope we move up sooner rather then later or we will end up further behind.
    2 points
  24. Boeheim says it's because we talk too much smack on the court.
    2 points
  25. He gets a mulligan for this season.
    2 points
  26. Someone else pointed out to me a couple minutes ago, 2 wins were by an idiot backup QB on ODU running onto the field and an idiot lineman on Ohio offsides on the final kick. However - a win is a win, and it feels great when they come back at the end like this. I had a lot of fun as one of 2 people most of the time up in 326. At the end of the first quarter I thought, was there a gas leak in the locker room? The whole team was sleep walking. I can't recall an opponent rounding the end and going all the way untouched on UB like that since Donald Brown for UConn in the International Bowl. I think Vantrease is a bang-average QB. No more, no less. I thought the pick he threw was probably due to the fact that the WR didn't cut back. I really appreciate and commend the leadership and character the team showed down the stretch - hopefully that is something they and the staff build upon. I'd like to see this team put together a whole game - not just play okay for half of it. This came out more negative than it should've (or would've, had they lost). It was fun to see a win today, however it came about.
    2 points
  27. Totally a fair take. The rest of the season will determine where we are and hopefully we can finish strong into some good offseason momentum.
    2 points
  28. Yeah, I think the overwhelming negativity is purely attributed to the expectation. Clearly that was unwarranted, and now that we can reassess where we truly are… we should move on knowing that we still have wins left in us but mo will need actual time to do his job. However I still do have a concern on play calling- particularly the 50 yd fg attempts. We aren’t in the nfl so he better re wire his brain on that. Also, hate the team discipline / penalties. He gotta get that in order sooner rather then later.
    2 points
  29. Realistically should win! Hopefully a win will give the guys more confidence as the schedule rolls on
    2 points
  30. This is a comically uniformed post 😂
    2 points
  31. I think the fact remains we have a rookie head coach who started super late and a roster that was pillaged late in the game. To be blunt, LL never recruited very well at all, but he was excellent at player development in his system. But we’re obviously not running his system. We’ve been competitive in every game this year, although maddeningly inconsistent. Which comes with the territory considering all the surrounding factors. We all just need to embrace this transition year for what it is and stick with these boys. We’re still light years ahead of where we were as a program not too long ago. It’s just going to take some time. Go Bulls!
    2 points
  32. We need this one and to show major improvement in all aspects of our game
    2 points
  33. If Marks isn’t able to run this year (like he could last year), then why do people think that Myers will be able too? The OL is still missing those same pieces from last year. I don’t see the point in blaming any one player, or position group for that matter. It is a team sport after all. Now that I type it out, I feel that if the running game isn’t working, then the last thing you’d want to do is add another running element to the mix. Wouldn’t you want to keep the best passer on the field, to balance things out?
    2 points
  34. I think the disparity between first and second half offence performances reflect more on the coaching staff than the QB. It's still a brand new staff and in game adjustments just don't seem to be there. Yet?
    2 points
  35. Potentially good news for UB to the AAC hopes?
    2 points
  36. Noticed the Ryan has liked a few of UB’s posts and that both Foley and Quarles are following him. Both are good signs
    2 points
  37. https://twitter.com/UBmenshoops/status/1443656664327106562 First fall practice. Excited to hear good things about Brewton!
    2 points
  38. Hey Everyone - Just wanted to bump this thread and send a reminder, if you are interested in following the Football recruiting class for UB to give me a follow. Hopefully those of you who do enjoy the content so far!
    2 points
  39. Yup. A10 makes no sense. AAC (not happening) or C-USA (could happen but do we want that?) B1G Ten is the dream.
    2 points
  40. Sure, got a couple hundred mil or so you'd like to donate for demolition and a brand new stadium?
    2 points
  41. The players know that they can’t let off the gas. We all know that this team can play, learn from our mistakes and prepare for the next game. I’m confident they will have a better showing and could come away with a win
    2 points
  42. Not until he learns to spell his last name properly.
    2 points
  43. He takes too long to get the punt off. Baltar should keep the job
    2 points
  44. I don’t think discipline can be fixed in a week. It hasn’t in 4 thus far..
    2 points
  45. Haha yes it was bad, but I try to stay positive especially because we WON. Remember this coaching staff was hired in May, thanks to Lance packing up and leaving 5 months after the coaching changes are usually made. Then we dealt with losing players to the portal and bringing new ones in. It’s going to take a little time. There are things I’d like to see (a more aggressive game plan on offense for instance), but I’m realistic about this team needing time to find it’s rhythm
    2 points
  46. I think Marks has been supplanted by McDuffie after that fumble. Plus he’s not running as well this year between the tackles. So far anyway.
    2 points
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