Seems like Gregg Marshall may have cost himself a big time job offer with these past few years. That being said he did strike when the iron was hot and got a nice rich long term contract from Wichita St. a few years back.
Albany is closer to Hartford than it is to Syracuse. So... it may be Cuse's backyard in a manner of speaking, but I've always felt Albany was more NYC oriented than upstate oriented. More Giants fans there than Bills fans, for instance.
That’s like saying “there’s more Bills fans in Rochester than Albany.”
Buffalo to Albany is a haul. There’s probably more Giants fans in Syracuse than Bills fans too. Older franchise with lots of “Giants” families that go generations deep and also a more successful franchise.
By that (arbitrary) barometer, the Mohawk Valley having more Giants fans than Bills fans (by sample size of Starter jackets seen at Whitesboro Central Middle & High School and Sangertown Square Mall in the 90’s)... concludes that the culture of the entire area is more NYC than upstate. Peer reviewed here, folks.
Thank you for such deep insight on regional fandom, random Ucon fan with an overall intelligence quotient that makes your average Kardashian look like the testube lovechild of Einstein and da Vinci with a splash of DNA from Hawking, Newton, Tony Stark, and Charles Xavier.