Anyone interested in New England football should bookmark the New Hampshire Football Report. It's a quality blog that I check often. It's owned by Roger Brown.
In this blog post, he reports on the CAA Preseason ballot of Mike Zhe, who covers CAA football for the Portsmouth Herald. Zhe has UMass winning the CAA North and UMass CB Sean Smalls as the CAA Pre-Season Defensive Player-of-the-year.