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.