Tuesday, November 19, 2019

UMass Football Recruiting 2020--Jaden Farmer


Jaden Farmer, a 6-1 215 pound LB from National Christian Academy in Maryland has a UMass offer.

247Sports page here.

Hudl.com has video.

MaxPreps has some stats.

This article mentions Farmer and his teammate and UMass verbal Tristan Armstrong.

Farmer is from Washington, DC, which is coach Aazaar Abdul-Rahim's wheelhouse. UMass is the first offer for Farmer.

Monday, November 18, 2019

UMass Football Recruiting 2020--Taishan Holmes verbals to UMass

UPDATE: Mike Traini of "Fight Massachusetts" has a post about Holmes committing to UMass and some quotes from him.

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Taishan Holmes a 6-2 300 pound DT from Garden City C.C. has verbaled to UMass.

I blogged about Holmes back on November 4th.

Holmes is the second DT in the 2020 recruiting class. According the the 247Sports UMass scholarship distribution page, the Minutemen have zero senior or junior defensive tackles, which shows the state of the roster. All the 2019 freshmen DL's played this year.

If Holmes comes in for Spring semester, UMass might be able to assign him to the 2019 class, which would open another slot for 2020.  See rule #2 here. The Minutemen were probably under the 25 man limit in 2019.

Welcome to UMass and I hope he has a great career with the Minutemen.

UMass Football News--November 19th, 2019

Vegas has BYU a 40.5 point favorite over UMass.

Keepers College Football rankings has the Cougars by 50.9

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Vanquish the Foe comments on the Vegas Spread.

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The Salt Lake Tribune reports BYU notches another bowl berth.

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247Sports says take UMass and the points.

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The Daily Herald reports the BYU defense led the way against Idaho State.

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UConn might have a chance against ECU Saturday.

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To go 6-6 and be really bowl eligible Boston College has to win one of their last two games against Notre Dame (8-3) or Pitt (7-3).

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

UMass Football News-November 17th, 2019

 Blog Note: Comments are shut off for the rest of the season and probably longer.

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Another pretty good defensive effort from the Minutemen "D" was undercut by two special teams miscues and a interception. The UMass forced three turnovers and held Northwestern on downs four times. Logan Darby led the Minutemen in tackles and Xavier Steele's INT was a gem. Again, the defense only gave up one long breakaway run.

I liked the offensive scheme, but despite gaining 310 yards, we never really got it going. UMass did not score any points off the three turnovers. Andrew West threw another bad interception (and stood watching the return, which probably got him pulled from the game). Brito did not move the offense while he was in the game in the second half.

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UMass write-up here.

Josh Walfish says UMass wasted their best defensive effort.

Josh also reports the QB situation continues to haunt UMass.

The Northwestern site reports the Cats ran past UMass.

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A number of UMass 2019 opponents had bye weeks.

Southern Illinois beat Western Illinois for the Saluki's fifth straight win.

Coastal Carolina lost by one to Arkansas State.

AL Tech lost to Marshall for its first league loss.

Army ran past FCS VMI.

BYU overpowered Idaho State.

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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Game Day Northwestern --2020

OK, here we go again. Playing a Big 10 would be tough at any time, but this year it will be even more of a challenge. I'm hoping we can get more production on offense. Having the defense on the field most of the game will hurt even against the Wildcats offense.

As long as everyone plays hard and keeps competing I'm OK. The freshmen will be getting reps and that will help next year.

The older I get the more I admire people who don't quit. The video below is on my power lifting exercise mix I take to the gym and meets. Turn your computer speakers all the way up.



I'll be watching and cheering for the Minutemen.

Go UMass!

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Northwestern releases their injury report and uni combination for the UMass game.

The game will be available on the Big Ten network.

It looks like it will be available on Fox Sports online.

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Josh Walfish reports the UMass defense remains resilient.

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL FANS, WE'RE TOTALLY NORMAL

College football fan shoots lifelong friend during an argument over the LSU-Alabama game.

Key quote " surrendered without incident after finishing watching the game."

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Friday, November 15, 2019

UMass Football Recruiting 2020--Jiovanny Holmes

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Jiovanny Holmes, a 6-2 190 pound safety from Cleveland, OH has a UMass offer.

247Sports page here.

Hudl.com has video.

247Sports reports Holmes will be taking an OV to UMass.

This article from July features Holmes.

Holmes has offers from Cincinnati, Akron, Eastern Kentucky, Kent State and Rutgers.

UMass Football News--Ides of November 2019

CBS Sports looks at the Northwestern-UMass game.

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The Daily Northwestern looks at the Wildcats 40-point edge.

TDN chronicles Northwestern's lack of explosive plays.

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College Football News predicts Northwestern will win 52-7.

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The Daily Herald power-ranks BYU's opponents after last week's results.

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BC Interruption wonders if the Eagles would go bowling with a 5-7 record.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

UMass Football Recruiting 2020--Dan Villari

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Dan Villari, a 6-3 205 pound dual-threat QB from Massapequa, NY has a UMass offer.

247Sports page.

Hudl.com has video.

Rushed for 209 yards and 5 TD's in October.

Villari is currently a Fordham commit, but the UMass offer happened in October. He also has an FBS offer from Buffalo.


UMass Football News--November 14th, 2019


Inside the new UMass practice bubble. It'll give UMass baseball a winter practice space too.

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The UMass Daily Collegian says UMass-Northwestern is a collision between two really struggling offenses.

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Inside NU has a Q &A with Bennet Karoll.

Inside NU also reports Saturday will be the Wildcats Senior Day.

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The Daily Caller reports Northwestern coach Pat Fitzpatrick "just wants to win by one".

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The Salt Lake Tribuen says the answer my friends about BYU football is blowing in the wind.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

UMass Football Recruiting 2020--Chance Nolan

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Chance Nolan, a 6-2 186 pound dual-threat QB from Saddleback, C.C. has a UMass offer.

247 page here.

Saddleback stats here. 68.3% completion average, 2,613 total yards, 290 yards/game, 30 TD's.

Saddleback bio here.

Hudl.com has video.

This article covers his offer from Oregon State.

Nolan has offers from Oregon State, New Mexico State, South Alabama and Troy.