Thursday, November 22, 2007

Turkey Day reading

Some reading while you recover from your Thanksgiving Day Feast. The image above is from the UMass Athletic Web site.

In case you missed it, seventeen Minutemen were chosen to the CAA All-Conference teams. The UMass web site has an article here . Matty Vautour has an article on the All-conference selection here . I'm a little pressed for time today, so I don't have links to the individual players. The UMass article does.

The UMass Football Blog is in agreement with the picks. However, the Blog feels that UMass DE Michael Hansen belongs in the All-CAA list somewhere.

The PA Times-Tribune has an article about Fordham WR Asa Lucas.


Charles Burton reviews the first round of the playoffs in his "CSN Way" column.

David Coulson in his "Around FCS" column rails against the inclusion of UNH in the playoffs .

In his weekly "FCS Preview" (a small pdf download), Eric Gemunder praises the selection of UNH in the playoffs.

In the meantime, UNH is damm glad to be there.

Out in Northern Iowa, they're looking forward to the game.

And Appalachian State is feeling confident.

Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving.


Anonymous said...

I think you misses Miles. He is a third-teamer. Agreed on Hansen.

Several games I though Miles was our best db.

UMass74 said...

You are correct. I'll fix it.

Anonymous said...

I'm not fond of Coulson, the SN writer. He should look at the GPI.
Norfolk State at 8-3 was ranked at #52 in the country. Albany was ranked #36. UNH was the only logical choice left at 7-4 and ranked #14, just nipping Villanova at 7-4 @ #15 in the GPI. All 12 CAA teams were ranked higher in the GPI than Norfolk St!!. Coulson is entitlted to his opinion, but I can't see what he based it on.

UMass74 said...

I agree with the above poster. The only other team I thought deserved serious consideration was Villanova---and they're really beat up right now.

IMHO New Hampshire was the best available remaining team.