2008 Coach's Corner #4 - A Note From Coach Priore

Sept. 26, 2008

Stony Brook, N.Y. - As we look back on last week's game against Brown and while we were disappointed at the outcome, there were many encouraging aspects to our performance. Our preparation for the game was terrific and after reviewing the game film, we saw some very positive indications that we are ready to get back in the win column.

While the final result was not up to our expectations, we did see promise in all three phases (Offense, Defense, Special Teams) of our team throughout the game. The key for us this week will be to sustain a level of consistency in our play in order to achieve the success that we expect from ourselves.

Although we fell behind early, the defense did an excellent job of keeping Brown's offense out of scoring position throughout the second half which gave us a fighting chance to win until the very end. The defense also recorded its first points of the season with a 19-yard interception return for a touchdown by Cory Giddings '10 (Ocean, N.J.). John Smith '09 (Yonkers, N.Y.) also helped our turnover ratio by returning an interception for 22 yards.

Friday night is here and we realize as a team that is time for us to fire on all cylinders. It will be important going into the game against Hofstra that all three units are primed and ready for their best performances of the season. After a great week of practice, I am confident that we are ready to do just that and play an outstanding game against our Long Island rival.

Knowing that we will be playing in adverse weather conditions, we know that consistency in the ground game, field position and preventing turnovers will be critical to our success. We hope to see the continued support we have been receiving from everyone in the athletics department, the school administration, and the students themselves in what is sure to be an excellent game on Friday night under the lights at LaValle. If you can't make it to the game, be sure to catch it live on Madison Square Garden Network (MSG) beginning at 7 p.m.



We look forward to seeing you Friday night. Wear RED and Go Seawolves!


Chuck Priore
Head Football Coach