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    I'm posting this here as well (originally posted on the PSAC forum) so New Haven fans can see it and offer any responses to my questions. Thanks!

    I know West Chester lost its starting QB in the loss to New Haven, but that had nothing to do with the Chargers scoring 35 points on a defense that had us completely flummoxed a week earlier. That's worrisome. Offensively, we've left a lot to be desired the last two weeks. The play calling has to improve if we want to win Saturday. With our athletes, we should be scoring more than 10 and 17 points a game. I don't think less than 20 will cut it this weekend.

    I know I really called into question whether Lutz was the right guy for this job after the Shippensburg loss, but he's done a great job of getting these guys refocused week in and week out. As bad as we looked against West Chester, he had the players ready to go in the playoffs. Kudos to him for that.

    Anybody from New Haven want to chime in about things those of us traveling should know (parking, seating, places to eat, etc)? Looking forward to a good game and hoping for a heat wave in New England. Go Rock!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dozsa2 View Post
    I'm posting this here as well (originally posted on the PSAC forum) so New Haven fans can see it and offer any responses to my questions. Thanks!

    I know West Chester lost its starting QB in the loss to New Haven, but that had nothing to do with the Chargers scoring 35 points on a defense that had us completely flummoxed a week earlier. That's worrisome. Offensively, we've left a lot to be desired the last two weeks. The play calling has to improve if we want to win Saturday. With our athletes, we should be scoring more than 10 and 17 points a game. I don't think less than 20 will cut it this weekend.

    I know I really called into question whether Lutz was the right guy for this job after the Shippensburg loss, but he's done a great job of getting these guys refocused week in and week out. As bad as we looked against West Chester, he had the players ready to go in the playoffs. Kudos to him for that.

    Anybody from New Haven want to chime in about things those of us traveling should know (parking, seating, places to eat, etc)? Looking forward to a good game and hoping for a heat wave in New England. Go Rock!
    One thing I will say is that Lutz was a finalist for the New Haven job when it was last open, that tells me all I need to know about the kind of coach he is.

    Haven’t been out there for a game myself in quite a while, but the best strategy from what I remember is to get there early since parking spots can be tough to come by. There are stands on both sides and decent-sized bleachers for visiting fans. Usually get about 4000 there on home games, but who knows what that will be on Thanksgiving weekend.

    The University is on the Boston Post Road, which if you keep going down it to the west will get you into Orange and Milford, quite a lot of shopping and eating there. The other way will eventually get you into New Haven itself. There’s a lot to do in the area, especially at Yale, but not sure what will be open over the weekend other than shopping and eating.

    New Haven is famous for their pizza (Pepe’s, Sally’s, Modern), but they can all have ridiculous waiting times. Modern was my favorite, probably because that was where you were least likely to wait in the cold.

    If you make the drive I hope it’s safe. I won’t be pulling for SRU (and us old folks know they will want revenge for 1997) but I hope it’s a good game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dozsa2 View Post
    I'm posting this here as well (originally posted on the PSAC forum) so New Haven fans can see it and offer any responses to my questions. Thanks!

    I know West Chester lost its starting QB in the loss to New Haven, but that had nothing to do with the Chargers scoring 35 points on a defense that had us completely flummoxed a week earlier. That's worrisome. Offensively, we've left a lot to be desired the last two weeks. The play calling has to improve if we want to win Saturday. With our athletes, we should be scoring more than 10 and 17 points a game. I don't think less than 20 will cut it this weekend.

    I know I really called into question whether Lutz was the right guy for this job after the Shippensburg loss, but he's done a great job of getting these guys refocused week in and week out. As bad as we looked against West Chester, he had the players ready to go in the playoffs. Kudos to him for that.

    Anybody from New Haven want to chime in about things those of us traveling should know (parking, seating, places to eat, etc)? Looking forward to a good game and hoping for a heat wave in New England. Go Rock!
    Fairly ample parking, there is a tailgate lot for grills and another for non grilling. Bleachers on both sides similar to SRU. Have a backup plan for your phone GPS because if you don't your f'd. Pretty good band at halftime. Always sunny in New Haven.
    Pepe's is the best. Get there Sunday morning as they open or you're f'd again. Oh yea, and get ready for the Smurf Turf.
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    Since it’s the holiday weekend, we shouldn’t have no problem with crowds and parking there on campus. Both Pepe’s and Modern are very good if you’re into pizza, haven’t try Sally’s yet but have heard many good things about it. As far as the band is concerned, I don’t know if that will happen this week, I hope they’ll play, since it’s Thanksgiving week. I think our marching band is one of the best in the region. Hope everyone have a wonderful Thanksgiving and if you are going to the game, please be safe and enjoy. Go Chargers!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwfenn View Post
    One thing I will say is that Lutz was a finalist for the New Haven job when it was last open, that tells me all I need to know about the kind of coach he is.

    Haven’t been out there for a game myself in quite a while, but the best strategy from what I remember is to get there early since parking spots can be tough to come by. There are stands on both sides and decent-sized bleachers for visiting fans. Usually get about 4000 there on home games, but who knows what that will be on Thanksgiving weekend.

    The University is on the Boston Post Road, which if you keep going down it to the west will get you into Orange and Milford, quite a lot of shopping and eating there. The other way will eventually get you into New Haven itself. There’s a lot to do in the area, especially at Yale, but not sure what will be open over the weekend other than shopping and eating.

    New Haven is famous for their pizza (Pepe’s, Sally’s, Modern), but they can all have ridiculous waiting times. Modern was my favorite, probably because that was where you were least likely to wait in the cold.

    If you make the drive I hope it’s safe. I won’t be pulling for SRU (and us old folks know they will want revenge for 1997) but I hope it’s a good game.
    When was that??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dozsa2 View Post
    I'm posting this here as well (originally posted on the PSAC forum) so New Haven fans can see it and offer any responses to my questions. Thanks!

    I know West Chester lost its starting QB in the loss to New Haven, but that had nothing to do with the Chargers scoring 35 points on a defense that had us completely flummoxed a week earlier. That's worrisome. Offensively, we've left a lot to be desired the last two weeks. The play calling has to improve if we want to win Saturday. With our athletes, we should be scoring more than 10 and 17 points a game. I don't think less than 20 will cut it this weekend.

    I know I really called into question whether Lutz was the right guy for this job after the Shippensburg loss, but he's done a great job of getting these guys refocused week in and week out. As bad as we looked against West Chester, he had the players ready to go in the playoffs. Kudos to him for that.

    Anybody from New Haven want to chime in about things those of us traveling should know (parking, seating, places to eat, etc)? Looking forward to a good game and hoping for a heat wave in New England. Go Rock!
    I heard Coach Lutz's analysis of Post's team on the pre-game broadcast on WCWP-FM on my way to the game last Saturday. His analysis was spot-on, and the performance of his team on both sides of the ball conformed exactly to what he said they needed to do in order to win that game.
    You guys have a good coach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRU 88 View Post
    When was that??
    I believe it was back in 2014 when New Haven hired Pincince.

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    I will be at the home game on Saturday so no in game reporting.

    I hope the board liked my updating I kept the comments short and punchy (Sorta like me lol)


    Go Chargers I just hope we do not think it will be easy as SRU is an excellent team and UNH will need an effort like last week to turn our small advantages
    into victory.

    No matter what this was a superb season for UNH Chargers and if our new AD Chris Palmer has his way its only going to get better from here. CP
    is a man with a plan some very ambitious ideas that if he gets buy in from the bigger donors will definitely take UNH to some new places at the end (Hint hint but only a tease)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim816 View Post
    I will be at the home game on Saturday so no in game reporting.

    I hope the board liked my updating I kept the comments short and punchy (Sorta like me lol)


    Go Chargers I just hope we do not think it will be easy as SRU is an excellent team and UNH will need an effort like last week to turn our small advantages
    into victory.

    No matter what this was a superb season for UNH Chargers and if our new AD Chris Palmer has his way its only going to get better from here. CP
    is a man with a plan some very ambitious ideas that if he gets buy in from the bigger donors will definitely take UNH to some new places at the end (Hint hint but only a tease)
    Jim, you're doing a wonderful job and I thank you for what you are doing. Go Chargers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NewHaven Alum View Post
    Jim, you're doing a wonderful job and I thank you for what you are doing. Go Chargers!
    I definitely agree, your posts help me figure out what happened quite well and you and your family’s generosity will help the program stay strong.

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    Weather report


    Will the weather have any impact in today's game??

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    Quote Originally Posted by SRU 88 View Post
    Weather report


    Will the weather have any impact in today's game??
    If the Weather Channel is to be believed, looks good for the game. 40-44 with minimal chance of rain and low winds.

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