Post by Bornthrilla on Sept 25, 2004 17:30:48 GMT -5
Your running back is a beast and I think Kye Hamiliton is gonna be alright once he matures some. On that last drive he looked pretty confident and effective. The jury is still out on his dad.
As bad as our coaching staff was in this game, I think your coaching staff might be equally just as garbage. I think we both might have the same offensive coordinator in the booth. Neither side had any imagination on offense, but at least you guys attempted a couple of reverses with Crews. I still don't understand why you didn't try to throw on first down at least once. I would have liked if we had tried to do the same.
In the end, this was game Elon could have easily won. Our guys had no intensity whatsoever. I think we tried to handle our fourth string quarterback with kid gloves in this contest and it almost came back to bite us. The kid is a decent passer when given some time and a decent playbook. Dammit, just give him as chance to make some plays.
As far as officiating....well we all know that there were a bunch of bad calls all day but I think the blown calls on both teams probably crossed themselves out. I still don't understand how the ref didn't call running into the kicker on us in the first half. That was a gift. Then you guys did the exact same thing in the second half and he calls a 15 yard personal foul.
Yeah, that call made no sense to me either.
Last Edit: Sept 25, 2004 17:38:03 GMT -5 by Bornthrilla
Post by gophoenix on Sept 25, 2004 21:41:05 GMT -5
Hey, it was exactly the game I thought it'd be. It was a defensive battle with the offenses driving some and then running out of steam.
I thought Moye didn't look bad at all. He scrambled well at times but looked a little out of control passing. That one running back of yours seemed really promising for the rest of your season. He was frustrating for us to watch! But seems like he's got his game together.
To be honest, I was really impressed with our offensive line and your line backers. Your linebackers really closed the passing lanes and made us rely too much on the one dimensional running game. And our smaller offensive line seemed to create enough holes for our running game to use. Taylor just plain continues to amaze me, I am really surprised that Ohio University let him go. Your O-Line is absolutely huge, I think they outweighed out D-Line by 70lbs per man on average.
To be honest, I am very frustrated with our coaching. I thought the offense was WAY too predictable, but then yours seemed to be too :-\ ... I mean, those short telegraphed passes killed us (ie your interception catch) ... Kye Hamilton is just not a strong QB. That's our huge weak link, Wes Pope should have seen a few drives. Maybe Hamilton gets better, I can only hope, but it really seems like Coach Hamilton is playing favorites by keeping his son in.
Overall, I thought it was an entertaining game. It's always a treat to see your band. And I was impressed with the number of fans we brought, but for some reason I think the final tally for attendance was way too low.... 8200?
Good luck the rest of the season, win the MEAC, I'll be pulling for you from here on out.
nice game /// se ya'll a@#$% next yr. Were' bringing back the fight'n christians Ezekial 25/16-17 " therefore thus says the Lord GOD, Behold, I will stretch out my hand against the Philistines, and I will cut off the Cher'ethites, and destroy the rest of the seacoast.  I will execute great vengeance upon them with wrathful chastisements. Then they will know that I am the LORD, when I lay my vengeance upon them."
Post by A&T AGGIE 96 on Sept 26, 2004 12:10:27 GMT -5
BTW: I think the Elon fans had a pretty decent turnout for this game.
Elon didn't bring as many as some may think. That whole middle section is reserved, and filled with A&T fans who really want tickets on the home side. I know because I sit in section D2 (30 yard line to the 30 yard line). There were also plenty of Aggies fans outside the reserved section on both sides of section D2.
Most of the Elon fans I saw were students who came as a part of a school "road trip" program. The rest were parents of some of the players. The average Elon fan still sits this game out.
The schools are too close for such a small turn out. Hell, Elon didn't even bring their band.
"This was the best "crowd" Elon has ever brought to Aggie Stadium."
You guys maybe bring 2500 to our place, its not _that_ less more than what we've saw at your house this weekend. You guys do bring a lot when compared to Wofford, Georgia Southern and other distant schools but it isn;t that much.
So again, I'll ask, how does what we brought compare to that of Howard, Delaware St, Norfolk St, etc.
It's pretty terrible actually. Howard's usually our best attended game outside of homecoming. Norfolk's close behind them.
You might be equal to Del State. But that's shameful cause Elon is 20 minutes away and Del State is seven or eight freaking hours.
I was really disappointed in the turnout. Especially considering both teams are practically mirror images in terms of where the programs are.
I don't have the media guide from last year's game handy, but I think two of your top five crowds have been the A&T game. I don't think that equates to us bringing only 2500, since the whole visitor's side and most of the hill looked like my family reunion.
It reminded me of that movie "Harlem Nights" where the black guy was boxing the white guy and every time the black guy got a good shot all the black folks cheered and every time the white guy got a good shot all the white folks cheered Hilarious.
Anyways, I think the current state of both teams had a lot to do with the shoddy attendance.