Saturday, June 15, 2019

UMass Football News--June 15th, 2019

Underdog Dynasty has seven of FIU's top plays of 2018. One of them is Maurice Alexander's 63 yard TD punt return against UMass.

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Zack Vaughan, a 6-6 260 pound OL from Milton, Mass who has a UMass offer, signed with Wake Forest.

Maryland lands a commit from OL Santana Saunders, a 6-4 270 pounder who had a UMass offer among others.

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This article looks at the college success of the graduates of Cobb College including UMass' Chiendu Ogbonna.

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HERO Sports looks at the 30 toughest schedules in FCS football this year. Six CAA teams make the list and a number of them play two FBS teams. Southern Illinois, who plays UMass and Arkansas State is ranked #8.

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Fan Sided picks Angello Bertelli as the best all-time college football player from Massachusetts.

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Friday, June 14, 2019

UMass Football Recruiting 2020--Gerrell Johnson commits to UMass

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Gerrell Johnson, a 6-3 195 pound athlete from Owlings MIlls, MD has Tweeted he's verbled to UMass.

247Sports page here.

Hudl.com has video.

MaxPreps has stats. Averaged 9.4 tackles per game...

Ran a 12.0 hundred meters.

UMass was the first offer for Johnson. His commit pushes UMass to seven players in the 2020 signing class.

UMass Football News--June 14th, 2019

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BTW, former UMass player Marken Michel is making a splash at the Eagles camp.

Michel is trying out for the Eagles after walking away from a good gig in the CFL.

NJ.com says Michel is making it at the Eagles camp.

Inside the Iggles reports Michel is standing out in a crowded unit.

NJ.com reports Michel was one of the players who boosted their stock at the camp.

Philly Sports.com asks if the Eagles have found a hidden gem in Michel.

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Mike Traini of "Fight Massachusetts" report on the Minutemen's first camp with the new coaching staff.

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The Southern Illinoisian previews the Saluki's future FBS opponents and points out UMass is not in Boston.

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

UMass Football Recruiting 2020--Kaleb Walton

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Kaleb Walton, a 6-5 200 pound WR/TE from Middletown, RI has drawn interest from UMass.

Hudl.com has video.

Took a UMass visit in March.

This article from NJ.com reports Walton performed well at a recent Rutgers East Coast Camp.

Walton is also drawing interest from Rutgers, Army and UConn.

UMass Football News--June 13th, 2019



UMass Football and UMass Five College Credit Union team up to "build a bed" for the community.

WWLP has a post on the team's community service event.

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Phil Steele tabs five UMass players as preseason All-Independents.

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Saturday Tradition thinks UMass will cover the spread against Rutgers.

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Coastal Carolina's center Trey Carter had fifteen take down blocks against UMass last year.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

UMass Football Recruiting 2020--Nick DeGennaro

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Nick DeGennaro, a 6-0 190 pound athlete from the Hun School in New Jersey has a UMass offer.

247Sports page here.

MaxPreps has stats.

Hudl.com has video.

This article from 247Sports covers his recent visit to Villanova. The article reports he will take a visit to Amherst and UMass is one of the schools recruiting him the hardest.

DeGennaro has 14 offers with UMass and Northern Illinois offering from FBS.

UMass Football News--June 12th, 2019

The Rome NY sports hall of fame inducted George Lewis, Jr to their roster. George Lewis was a four-year starter for UMass football (1978,79,80 and 81). Lewis was first team All Yankee Conference in 1980 and 1981.

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Brandon Collier brought a bunch of potential European recruits to Amherst yesterday. More recruiting stuff on his Twitter feed.

UMass is a cold weather team that lives in an area that does not produce a lot of FBS level players. We need all the recruiting streams we can get. Hopefully, the Minutemen's special relationship with Collier will be productive.

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Revenge of the Birds wonders if the Cards will have a 1,000 yard receiver this year.

AZ Cardinals analyses how Arizona's rookie WR's looked in mini-camp.

Fan Sided wonders if Cards second year WR Christian Kirk can hold off the three WR's Arizona drafted this year.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

UMass Football Recruiting 2019--Jordan Adams transfers to UMass

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Mike Traini of "Fight Massachusetts" has a post reporting Jordan Adams a 5-11 178 pound CB will take a graduate transfer to UMass.

Adams West Virginia bio.

A Metro News article from May 2019 reports on Adams' decision to enter the transfer portal.

Adams did not get a lot of playing time with the Mountaineers, but he's a senior and the Minutemen only have 14 seniors on the roster (and one of those is grad transfer Jarvis Miller). Hopefully Adams will provide stability and leadership to the squad and some PT for himself.

UMass Football News--June 11th, 2019

Rutgers opens a 13.5 favorite against the Minutemen.

Vegas Insider has the odds on all the opening week games. Virginia Tech is a 2 point favorite over BC and Syracuse is 17 1/2 over Liberty.

Here is why Rutgers is guaranteed a "Victory" during its opener against UMass.

247Sports thinks the Scarlet Knights will go 2-10 with wins over UMass and Liberty.

BTW, New Jersey does not allow residents to bet on local teams.

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One Foot Down has the five best Notre Dame QB performances of the Brian Kelly era. One of them was DeShone Kezer against the Minutemen in 2015.

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Go Vols previews common opponent BYU.

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UConn signs a home and home series with Duke.

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Monday, June 10, 2019

UMass Football Recruiting 2020--Gaberiel Fuster


Gaberiel Fuster, a 6-0 227 pound inside linebacker from Chesapeake, VA has a UMass offer.

247Sports three-star player.

Hudl.com has video.


Fuster has five FBS offers including UMass, Liberty, Florida Atlantic, Southern Mississippi and Virginia Tech.

Saturday, June 08, 2019

UMass Football News--June 8th, 2019

Underdog Dynasty has a top-five UMass scheduling wish list. A regular schedule with UConn and Temple would be excellent. I'd like to see the Carrier Dome, so an away game with Syracuse would be nice.

For pay-the-expenses games, I like SEC games. Alabama would be fun. The Florida teams like the Gators, Florida State or Miami gives the Minutemen exposure in the talent rich Sunshine State.

UMass Still needs revenue games for 2021 and 2022.

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Speaking of Florida State, Willie Taggart defends hiring Kendall Briles as Walt Bell's replacement.

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Another article on Brandon Collier's European player recruiting service.

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Underdog Dynasty analyses Tulane's punting fiascos including the game at UMass in 2016.

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Gil Brandt predicts Andy Isabella will be the top rookie receiver.

The Cards Wire reports Andy is not much for conversation.

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