The incomparable Matty Vautour of the Hampshire Gazette has an article expanding on some of the topics covered this week on the UMass Fanzone Blog. The football news is in the middle of the article. For a review of my coverage, click on the July entries in the "past blogs by month" in the sidebar (I haven't yet found a way to point Blogger to a post in the active page).
First and foremost, Matty reports that Coach Morris is recovering and has returned to work.
Second, Matty covers the on-going installation of the new field turf at McGuirk. The UMass website has updated construction images here .
Also, The Sports Network has picked it's Pre-Season All America Team. UMass has an article here . The original Sports Network article is here .
Alex Miller and Christian Koegel were picked as second team All Americans. Miller has started every game he has played in. He calls the blocking schemes for the offensive line on every play. Congratulations Alex!
We have already disagreed about Christian Koegel being ranked second in the nation (click on the July Blogs for my 06/27/06 article). If there is a better punter in I-AA, I have yet to see him.