Tuesday, October 16, 2018

UMass Football Recruiting 2019--Justin Franklin

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Justin Franklin, a 5-9 155 pound DB from Douglasville, GA has Tweeted he's received an offer from UMass.

Hudl.com has video.

MaxPreps has stats.

Franklin also has an offer from FAU.

UMass Football News--October 16th, 2018

UMass will award an attending student one year's free tuition if the Minutemen return a kickoff for a TD in Saturday's game.

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USA Today has UMass ranked #101 ahead of Coastal Carolina, Liberty and UConn.

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The UMass Football Twitter feed has the Minutemen kicking off against UConn at Noon at East Hartford, CT. This a great time for UMass fans. Mrs Blog and I will make the drive down to Rentschler Field as long as the weather isn't completely terrible. Hope to see a bunch of UMass fans there. Our last trip to East Hartford was the game where Don Brown's defense put a historic beatdown on Molnar's UMass offense.

UConn LB Eli Thomas suffered a stroke Wednesday.

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Winners and Whines previews the Minutemen-Chants game and predicts a Coastal Carolina victory.

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The Lawless Republic says BYU's future was on display against Hawaii.

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Last Saturday Lehigh celebrated their 1998 Patriot League championship team that lost to UMass in the playoffs.

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Monday, October 15, 2018

UMass Football Recruiting 2019--Richard Coffey

Richard Coffey, a 5-11 175 pound DB from Baldwin, FL has Tweeted he's received an offer from UMass

MaxPreps page here.

Hudl.com has video.


UMass is Coffey's first FBS offer.

UMass Football News--October 15th, 2018

Georgia fell to #8 in the AP poll and #6 in the Coach's. South Florida moved to #21 in the AP and #20 in the coach's poll despite their narrow victory. Both polls here.

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UMass opened as a 3.5 point favorite over Coastal Carolina. UConn is a 31 point underdog to South Florida.

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The Sports Chat Place previews the UMass -Coastal Carolina game.

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The UConn Blog recaps the results for the Huskies opponents in week #7.

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

UMass Football News--October 14th, 2018

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My News 13 has a post on UMass legend Rene Ingolia's being a police detective during the week and an ESPN announcer on weekends.

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In a game I watched, Duquesne ran over Robert Morris 48-24.

Boston College, playing without injured A.J. Dillon, defeated Louisville 38-20.

Georgia Southern edged Texas state 15-13.

Charlotte blasted Western Kentucky 40-14 to run their record to 3-3 overall and 2-1 in Conference USA,

Ohio lost to Northern Illinois 24-21.

Louisiana Monroe ran all over favored Coastal Carolina 45-20. The Chants were without starting QB Kilton Anderson. The article says he should be available for the UMass game.

UConn had a bye

Liberty surprised Neal Brown's 5-1 Trojans 22-16. Troy was playing without their starting QB Kaleb Barker and that slowed Troy's usually high-powered offense.

BYU found its offense in a 49-23 win over Hawaii.

The Washington Post it was a nightmare in Death Valley for Georgia.

Quote from the above article "a big, loud subset of 102,321 onlookers serenades the losing visitor with a heartwarming chant about how that visitor ought to perform a carnal act upon the cherished tiger mascot."

Oh, if you missed it, Nebraska blew a 10-point lead and fell to 0-6 for the first time in its program history.

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

UMass Football Recruiting 2019--Bryquice Brown

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Bryquice Brown, a 6-0 180 pound DB from Lithia Springs, GA has Tweeted he's received an offer from UMass.

MaxPreps page here.

Hudl.com has video.

UMass is the first offer for Brown

UMass Football News--October 13th, 2018

Boy was I wrong. I thought USF would run over Tulsa last night. The Bulls escaped with a 25-24 win after a field goal with two seconds left. USF kept the Tulsa offense in check, but Tulsa was able to contain USF's offense most of the game.

Tulsa pressured Blake Barnett most of the game. Under pressure, he dropped two snaps, threw one INT and was missing his receivers by ten yards.

The big and athletic Tulsa linebacking corps had a lot to do with rattling USF's offense. The starting Tulsa LB's are: Diamon Cooper 6-2 237, Cooper Edmiston 6-3 237 and Zaven Collins 6-4 250.

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Video of Jordan Cronkite talking about his big night against UMass.

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Athlon Sports previews the second half of BYU's season.

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Myrtle Beach Online has all you need to know about today's Coastal Carolina-Louisiana Monroe game.

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Friday, October 12, 2018

UMass Football Recruiting 2019--Koby Perry

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Kobe Perry, a 6-1 180 pound JUCO safety will visit UMass on November 3rd. He has a UMass offer.

247Sports page here.

Hudl.com has mid-season video.

This article features Perry.

Perry has nine total offers including FBS schools Bowling Green, South Alabama, UTEP and Middle Tennessee state.

UMass Football News--October 12th, 2018

Josh Walfish has grading the 2018 Minutemen during the off week.

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The UMMB gets lots of mentions in this story by the Conway Daily Sun.

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Sports writers get paid to crank out copy every week. Sometimes it's difficult to see their reasoning. Six CBS sports writers give a lot of love to 1-4 Tulsa against undefeated USF. Tulsa's only win was an 11 point victory over FCS Central Arkansas.

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Hero sports previews the Coastal Carolina--Louisiana Monroe game.

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UConn has a player hospitalized for an undisclosed reason.

Speaking of UConn, the Hartford Courant has the good, the bad and the ugly at the midpoint of the Huskies season.

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OT, but UMass has made the final three for Wilden Leveque, who's the #64 power forward in the nation. He'll announce his choice today.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

UMass Football News--October 11th, 2018

The Herald Extra power ranks BYU's opponents and has UMass last, three notches below McNeese State.

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The Hartford Courant power ranks the AAC and has UConn last and USF as #2.

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Athlon Sports looks at the second half of Georgia's schedule including the game against the Minutemen.

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Coastal Carolina's coach Joe Moglia had his weekly press conference yesterday.

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Speaking of Coastal Carolina, the Chants are currently 3rd in the Sun Belt Conference in rushing averaging 242 yards/game. They're 9th in passing offense with 175.6 yards/game. but Coastal Carolina has thrown 10 YD's giving them the conference's second highest pass efficiency rating of 184.5. Sun Belt stats here.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

UMass Football News--October 10th, 2018

Mike Traini of "Fight Massachusetts" recaps the USF game.

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UMass is #18 in CBS Sports Bottom 25, but it's UConn that's making history.

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The News Herald has a post that mentions Andy Isabella's awesome season.

All the links below go to the same NCAA national rankings page. Choose the appropriate category in the drop down tab.

Speaking of Isabella, he's currently 3rd in the nation in receiving yards per game.

He's #1 in receiving yards.

And 5th, in receptions per game.

Isabella currently has 119 career receptions. He needs five to pass Jason Peebler (2001-2004) for 10th place all-time.

He has 2,667 career receiving yards. That makes him 3rd on the all-time list behind Adrian Zullo (1998-2002) who has 2,892.

Isabella has 25 career TD's, two behind Jason Peebler who has 27. Adrian Zullo leads the career TD list with 32.

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Sports Chat Place previews this Saturday's Coastal Carolina-Louisiana Monroe game.

The Chants are six point favorites over Louisiana-Monroe.

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