Sunday, May 06, 2007

Spring Game 2007

Well, it was short and sweet. Matty Ryan reports that injuries on the OL precluded a real Spring Game. It ended up as an extended practice.

Still, it was fun. UMass ran some one on one drills, some passing drills and some situation plays.

Several things that UMass fans were interested in were not really covered. Matt Lawrence and Tony Nelson did not get many carries, so we did not get much action by our two running backs.

Also, there was no roster list at the game, so there were a number of "mystery" players. I think Jeromy Miles was wearing #17 in red rather than #13 on the roster.

I've set up a Picassa Web album that has 45 images from the Spring Game/Practice.It's here. After the link, click on the "Slide Show" option button and you'll get a full screen slide show of some of the images I took. Forty-five images is too many for me to write a caption on each. FireFox allows tabbed browsing. You could open a tab for the UMass roster and go back and forth to the slide show if you want to identify players.

There are a small number of images from the album after this post. Right click on the image and Blogger displays a larger view. Note that Picassa allows for a full screen view from the web album.

Still, the players looked enthusiastic and fast. There was a good turnout of football fans especially since there were two other games (baseball and softball) going on at the same time.


Anonymous said...

You are correct, Miles was #17. Koegel has the #13 jersey.

If you have any other roster questions, I can try to answer.

UMass74 said...

Joe Sanford was wearing #20?

Who was wearing #10?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting the great photos.

Anonymous said...

Sanford is #10, he's playing WR now. #20 is David Chervansky

Anonymous said...

#20 on offense that is. #20 on defense is Pollard.

UMass74 said...

OK that makes sense. #20 didn't LOOK like Sanford. Sanford looks a lot bigger than Chevansky.

Anonymous said...

Great pictures. Stadium looks much nicer than when I was at UM. The next time your are at the stadium can you take some more pictures that show the upper level stands and other pictures that us old timers would appreciate.

What are the 4 pillars? that can be seen outside the stadium in GoogleEarth?

Thanks very much,

UMass74 said...


Sure I could do some stadium pictures . They've done a lot of painting.

The Athletic Dept wants to up-grade the press box in the future. Seeing they have had trouble getting the money for lights, that might be some time away.

I'd have to see an e-mail image to seen what you are talking about on pillars.

Several UMass coaches have told me it's a constant struggle to keep the UMass physical dept from "storing" suff at the stadium :)

Anonymous said...

Those pillars might be where the concession stands are/were.

UMass74 said...


The next time I'm down to Amherst I'll check and see what is on the grounds of the stadium.

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