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Albany Great Danes vs Buffalo Bulls football: Albany media on the season opener

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By this point, we've said everything we're going to have on today's season opener. If you're a glutton like I am, you're looking for something new. Albany doesn't enjoy the same fan enthusiasm or media coverage as UB or any other opponent on the schedule, or even the Travers Stakes horse races, but there is a little out there from the Great Dane perspective. Here's how people on the other sideline are approaching today's game.

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The Bulls return 12 starters -- nine on offense and five on defense -- from the 2014 squad that went 5-6 overall and 3-4 in the Mid-American Conference.

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UAlbany opens the season Sept. 5 at Buffalo, for their first meeting with a Division I FBS opponent. Gattuso and Nicastro both said they’re excited for the matchup. "We’ve been talking about it all summer," Gattuso said. "We believe we can win every football game we play. We’ll be an in-state rivalry, maybe, going forward."

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UAlbany opens the season Saturday at University at Buffalo, the Great Danes’ first Division I Football Bowl Subdivision opponent, and the aura around the locker room is that UAlbany could start the season with a huge upset.

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With the University at Albany’s highly anticipated college football opener against University at Buffalo on Saturday, Shane Marshall talked about three things to look out for in the Great Danes premier. The game is UAlbany’s first meeting with a Division I Football Bowl Subdivision opponent in program history.

That link has a podcast in it. Start at 17:00, and don't plan to listen for long. The big points:

1) Albany returns 8 on defense from a group that led the CAA in turnovers in 2014
2) "I'm kind of expecting 34-32, Appalachian State over Michigan."

Finally, this one still gets me every time I look at it:

Albany's Game Notes
The Bulls return 12 starters -- nine on offense and five on defense -- from the 2014 squad that went 5-6
overall and 3-4 in the Mid-American Conference.