Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Richmond may move Tutt to WR

Last year was a facinating year for UMass football. Despite the heavy turnover in players (UMass only had 14 scholarship players on Defense in the spring of 2004), and a new coaching staff, UMass finished with a winning record. That record could have been better by two games.

One of thse two losses was this year's opening opponent Richmond (who won only two A10 games in 2004), The Spiders beat us on the play of Stacy Tutt. He earned A10 Player of the Week for his performance against UMass. He threw for two touchdowns and ran 41 yards for another. He was 12-31-1-132 and 2 TDs passing, and rushed 18 times for 117 yards and 1 touchdown.

His Hail Mary touchdown pass with 0:00 left in the first half was play that beat UMass.

Now there is news that Richmond is considering moving Tutt to WR.

Richmond finished at 3-8 and they are hoping to get more talent on the field by possibly playing RFr. Will Healy or true Fr. Levi Brown at QB.

This will poise a challenge for the UMass Defense. Tutt scrambled. He is most effective when running around making plays. Both Healy and Brown are more pocket players.

Every A10 game is important and the changes going on in Richmond should make the game under the lights at UR Stadium on 09/01/25 even more interesting.


Anonymous said...

I was at that game and we made Tutt look like an All American.
He literally ran over the defense and that "hail mary" was a foreshadowing of a second half collapse. This game should be a good indication of the teams defensive progress, Go Umass!!!

UMass74 said...

I was there also. UMass looked flat after our emotional win over Colgate.

The second half was the start of a period when UMass scored 21 points in the next 14 quarters.
Life got better when the offense took off in the last five games...