I had to ask about it.
I had to.
University at Albany football coach Greg Gattuso is one win away from nothing his 100th career coaching victory and the Great Danes take on Rhode Island this Saturday in the CAA opener for both teams. So, naturally, after practice on Wednesday while I was doing my interview rounds, I had to ask Gattuso about the prospect of making (more) history this weekend.
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He responded exactly how I thought he would.
"That’s what I hear," he said. "I don’t worry about that too much. My daughter brought it up to me the other day and I just said, I’m looking to get number three. That’s what I’m trying to do."
I told you.
The potential record-making game would make Gattuso the fifth active CAA coach to hit the century mark, joining Andy Talley of Villanova (232-144-2), Jimmye Laycock of William & Mary (222-166-2), Jack Cosgrove of Maine (122-121), and Sean McDonnell of New Hampshire (114-72).
But, while Gattuso may not be all that interested in the milestone, it's still a major accomplishment for the coach, whether or not it actually happens on Saturday afternoon.
Add into the mix that the Great Danes coach is currently the winningest active FCS coach IN THE NATION and we should maybe all take a moment to step back and be impressed. Also add into the mix that this year's 2-0 start is just the fourth time in program history that has happened AND that Saturday's game could be the very first league victory for UAlbany and this matchup is suddenly much more interesting than originally advertised.
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