Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Richmond Part IV

16 days until we open at Richmond. See another article on Richmond here .

Richmond was 3-8 in the overall last year and 2-6 in the A10. One of their two A10 wins was against us.

This year most pundits picked Richmond 4th (Athlon Sports) or 5th A10.Richmond finished 11th in total offense and 11th (18 pts/game) in scoring offense. They finished 8th (27 pts/game) in scoring defense.

They do return eight starters on offense. Other than Tutt, the top returning player is probably David Freeman (188 att., 945 yds., 5.0 ave., 5td). He is #30 shown above. He and Globoski (below) were picked preseason All-A10.

On defense the top returning player is Adam Goloboski (116 TT, 51UA/65 AT). He had a season high nine tackles against UMass last year. Joining Goloboski are eight other starters.

The middle of the Spiders schedule is brutal when they play @Maine, @ Vanderbilt, Villanova, @ Delaware, Hofstra and @ JMU.

The Spiders had a highly regarded class of recruits . It will take them another year or so before they start to make noise in the A10. And hopefully they won't beat us two years in a row.

Images are from the Richmond Atheletic Dept. Photographer is not listed.


Tom UM '72 said...

Nice article on the UM Defensive Secondary in today's Union News.

UMass74 said...

Yes, I saw that. I've got to do a blog on UMass secondary.

Sean Smalls one of this year's recruits, may the the top defensive signing in I-AA this year.