Saturday, July 21, 2018

UMass Football News---July 21st, 2018

Boston 25 News has a post on Tyler Martin, an eighth grader who has offers from Michigan and UMass.

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The Tampa Bay Times has Mark Whipple as #82 as an offensive coach.

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Quincy Roche, who went through the UMass offensive line like a hot knife through butter last year is rated as one of the top AAC players ECU will face in 2018.

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College football has sixteen Award Watch Lists.

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SB Nation takes a look at JUCO football.

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Friday, July 20, 2018

UMass Football News--July 20th, 2018


Andy Isabella has been named to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List.

Mike Traini of "Fight Massachusetts also has a post on Isabella being named to the Biletnikoff Watch list.

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The Minutemen wide receiver corps should be talented and deep. UMass out gained the opposition in receiving by 90 yards a game in 2017.

UMass 272-3570 13.1 AVE 26 TD's 297.5 yards/game

Opponents 194-2484 12.8 AVE 17 TD's 207.0 yards/game

Andy Isabella 12-2 GP-GS 65-1020 15.7 AVE 10 TD's 69 LONG 85.6 yards/game

Shadiq Palmer 12-10 GP-GS 35-518 14.8 AVE 1 TD 41 LONG 69.5 yards/game

Jesse Britt 12-4 29-422 14.6 AVE3 TD's 40 LONG 35.2 yards/game

Brennon Dingle 12-2 GP-GS 21-330 15.7 AVE 4 TD's 43 LONG 27.5 yyards/game

Jacoby Herring 10-0 GP-GS 7-81 11.6 AVE 0 TD 18 LONG 8.1 yards/game

"Silky" Brown 5-0 1-7 7 AVE 0 TD 1.4 yards/game

UMass also has:

Zac Simon RSFR Redshirted 2017

Jovahn Tucker SO DNP in 2017

Patrick Volcy SO Redshirted in 2017

Melvin Hill SO Redshirted in 2017

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The Boston Herald says BC's offense will be ready to roll in 2018.

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

UMass Football News--July 20th, 2018


Marquis Young has been named to the 2018 Doak Walker Award Watch list.

Mike Traini of "Fight Massachusetts" has a post on Young.

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In 2017 UMass totaled 1624 yards rushing and averaged 3.9 yards a rush and 135.6 yards/game.

Opponents rushed for 2375 yards and averaged 4.9 yards/rush and 197.9 yards a game.

Marquis Young SR 12-10 GP-GS 182-982 5.4 AVE 9 TD's 95 LONG 81.8 yards/game

Bilal Ally JR 12-1 GP-GS 84-369 4.1 AVE 3 TD's 57 LONG 30.3 yards/game

Nick Orekoya JR 11-1 GP-GS 15-173 7.5 AVE 1 TD 23 LONG 10.3 yards/game.

Tyshawn Ingram JR 5-0 GP-GS No rushing stats.

Joining the rushing corps this year:

Jordan Fredericks RSJR. Sat out 2017 as a transfer. Fredericks was a Honorable Mention Freshman All-American at Syracuse in 2015.

Rashard Jackson FR 5-11 180.

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KSL.com says BYU's schedule keeps getting more difficult.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

UMass Football News--July 18th, 2018


UMass QB Andrew Ford has been named to the 2018 Davey O'Brien Award Watch list.

Mike Traini of "Fight Massachusetts" has a post on Ford's being named to the O'Brien Watch list.

The Notre Dame blog "One Foot Down" is offended Ford is on the list and their guy isn't.

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Mike also has a story on eleven Minutemen being named to Phil Steele's 2018 All-Independent team.

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HERO Sports previews Duquesne and believes they can win the Northeast Conference in 2018.

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SB Nation says Boston College will have an offense this year. A.J. Dillon 6-0 240, running behind an offensive line that returns four starters including All-ACC tackle Chris Lindstrom 6-4 305 will be tough to stop.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

UMass Football News---July 17th, 2018

There's a new version of the 2018 roster (dated July 9th) up.

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UMass will be deep in quarterbacks this fall.

Seniors:

Andrew Ford RSSR 11-10 GP-GS 151.05 EFF 223-353-4 63.2% 2924 yards 22 TD's 69 LONG 265.8 yards/game. Ford was 18th in FBS in passing EFF and 24th in passing yards/game.

Ross Comis RSSR 10-2 GP-GS 131.57 EFF 49-87-1 56.5% 646 yards 4 TD's 69 LONG 64.6 yards/game. It'll interesting to see how Whipple integrates Comis into the offense. If he came in when it's 3rd-and-7, the defense could not assume the Minutemen would throw the ball, like they would with Ford.

RSJR

Randall West 0-2 GP-GS 0-2 passing.

Michael Curtis 0-1 GP-GS no passing stats.

RSSO

Mike Fallon DNP in 2017

Freshmen

Jaret Pallotta 6-5 205

Josiah Johnson 6-5 197.

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Duquesne adds five FBS transfers to their 2018 squad.

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This article features Don Brown and his  family and coaching career.

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Monday, July 16, 2018

UMass Football Recruiting 2020---Trey Dawson II

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On June 27th, UMass offered to Trey Dawson, a 6-5 220 pound pro-style QB from Middlebury, CT.

I blogged about Dawson back on July 4th

QBhitlist.com has an extensive profile on Dawson.

Hudl.com has up-dated video.

Dawson has offers from UMass, Princeton and Howard.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

UMass Football Recruiting 2019---Brendon Ekwughalu

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Brendon Ekwughalu, a 5-11 215 pound Safety from the Hun School in NJ has been offered by UMass.

247Sports page here.

Hudl.com has video.

MaxPreps has stats.

Ekwughalu gets a mention in this article about a Rutgers camp in June.

Ekwughalu has 17 total offers including 5 FBS. Army and Buffalo have offered from the Northeast.