Saturday, November 17, 2018

Game Day Georgia--November 17th, 2018


Hey, if we want to be the best, play the best. Georgia is a great team, no doubt about it. Being a UMass fan is not easy. If it were, anybody could do it. I admire hard-core types. I'm a Minutemen fan and I'll die one. The team has played creditably against SEC teams in the past. Every player has to go hard every play. Do your best every play and accept the result.

One of my favorite songs on my Power Lifting workout mix is Hatebreed's "Honor never dies". Turn your speakers all the way up.

Let's get after the Dogs today. Go UMass!

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Inspiring story about UMass DB Martin Mangram.

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Josh Wallfish reports Whipple said Georgia is the best team UMass has ever played.

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A Saturday Down South writer has five things I want to see from Georgia against UMass.

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A Fan Side writer reports Georgia hasn't beaten a Bay State team since 1951. He also thinks UMass has only beaten two FBS teams this season.

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Athlon Sports reports injuries have forced changes in the Dogs offensive line.

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Friday, November 16, 2018

UMass Football News--November 16th, 2018

Josh Wallfish has his weekly "Inside the Press Box" with Georgia.

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Mike Traini of "Fight Massachusetts" previews the Georgia game.

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Dawg Nation has five players they want to shine against UMass.

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Georgia RS Sophomore RB Prather Hudson may see extended time against the Minutemen.

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The numbers behind Georgia's turnaround since the loss to LSU.

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Saturday Down South has five things Georgia does better than Alabama.

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Dawgs 247 has five strengths and weaknesses for Georgia heading down the stretch.

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Ohio crushed 7-1 Buffalo 52-17 Wednesday. Ohio needs Buffalo to lose one more time to take the MAC East title.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

UMass Football Recruiting 2019--Jackson Cloyd (corrected)

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Jackson Cloyd, a 6-3 220 OLB from Orange, CA has Tweeted he has an offer to UMass.

247Sports three-star player.

Hudl.com has video.

This article from June of 2018 features Cloyd.

Cloyd holds offers from Army, Air Force, Hawaii and Nevada.

UMass Football News--November 15th, 2018

What Kirby Smart said Tuesday before the UMass game.

Smart also hints at another change to the Dogs starting lineup.

Georgia DB Eric Stokes could be the new starter.

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Dawgs Sprots has three things to worry about for the UMass game.

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Dawg Nation thinks the odds of Georgia beating Alabama keep improving.

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Why Georgia's top-ranked 2018 recruiting class is the key to the playoffs.

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UMass stays a #10 in BYU opponent rankings after Saturday's game.

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TOTALLY UNDERSTANDABLE

New Jersey man arrested for DWI told officers he was drinking because the Jets suck.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

UMass Football News--November 14th, 2018

Former UMass player Vladamar Brower has been named New England Patriots High School coach-of-the-week.

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An "Award  Winning" Saturday Down South writer thinks UMass is an FCS team.

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Georgia Coach Kirby Smart says the Dogs are running out of people. Somehow I doubt it.

The Dogs may start five-star QB Justin Fields against UMass this Saturday.

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BYU is determined to find the answer for slow starts.

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Andy Isabella is ranked #11 in this story about the 12 best WR's in college football.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

UMass Football News--November 13th, 2018


Andy Isabella has been named to the Biletnikoff award semi-finals. Mike Traini of "Fight Massachusetts" has a post on it. UMass athletic dept press release on Isabella.

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Mike also recaps the BYU game.

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The Herald says BYU's aggressiveness paid off against the Minutemen.

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UMass has their game notes for Georgia up.

Kirby Smart and the Bulldogs preview the UMass game.

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AJC.com says UMass will test the Bulldogs focus.

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Savannah Now reports the Bulldogs plan to "Worry about us."

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Dawg Nation looks at Georgia's injury status for the UMass game.

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Monday, November 12, 2018

UMass Football Recruiting 2019--Xavier Gonsalves verbals to UMass

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Xavier Gonsalves, a 6-2 238 pound DE from Mashpee, MA has Tweeted he's committed to UMass.

The Cape Cod Times has a post on Gonsalves' verbal to UMass.

247Sports page here.

I blogged about Gonsalves back on June 13.

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

Hudl.com has video.

The Mashpee Times features Gonsalves in this article from a couple of days ago.

This article from December of 2017 features Gonsalves.

UMass was Gonslaves only FBS offer. Drew interest from UConn and BC.

UMass Football News--November 12thy, 2018

UMass opens a 44 point underdog to Georgia. I can't help but think the Minutemen and the points might be a good thing.

Dog Nation says Georgia opens an eye-popping  favorite.

247Sports reports the Dogs are ranked #5 in the Coaches Poll and #3 in the ESPN Power Ranking.

SB Nation says take UMass and the points.

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Josh Wallfish reports missed chances haunted UMass at the BYU game.

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The Herald Extra gives BYU good marks in all phases of Saturday's game.

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Howard Herman of the Berkshire Eagle says for UMass fans the glass is full for hockey, half full for hoops and half empty for football.

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

UMass Football News--November 11th, 2018

The Minutemen defense played creditably for most of the game. The defense gained one turnover and forced six punts. However, BYU's defense smothered the UMass offense for most of the game after the first quarter. Ross Comis after the best game of his life last week, seemed out of sync. He missed picking up open receivers and (after the first quarter) seemed indecisive on using his running ability. There were also a couple of drops: one by Kyle Horn and another by Sadiq Palmer that did not help.

The Cougars are a Power Five team. To beat them we would have had to play better. At times it seemed as if we could play with them. For a significant portion of the game, we didn't.

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UMass write-up here.

BYU write-up here.

Josh Wallfish said the Cougar defense was overwhelming.

The Daily Collegian said just 25 yards of offense in the third quarter doomed the Minutemen.

The Daily Herald reports the BYU stood tall.

The Boston Herald said UMass couldn't keep pace with BYU.

It was a bittersweet day for BYU QB Tanner Mangum.

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Duquesne beat conference-leading Sacred Heart to run their record to 7-3.

Clemson ran over Boston College 27-7.

Neal Brown's Troy team scored 32 unanswered points to beat Georgia Southern.

FIU got run over by FAU 49-14.

Marshall handled Charlotte 30-13.

Miami of Ohio beat Ohio last Wednesday for their first victory over the Bobcats since 2012.

Cincinnati beat USF 35-23 in sub-freezing temperature.

 Coastal Carolina was handled by Arkansas State 44-16.

Liberty played Virginia tough, but lost 45-24.

Georgia dominated Auburn 27-10. The Bulldogs looked better than the score indicted.

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