He mentions eight QB's that UMass will see in this year's schedule or reside in the CAA.
- #3 Dominic Randolph. UMass jumps right into the stack with a second game meeting with the Crusaders. Randolph was also named a pre-season All-American. In our 2007 meeting Randolph threw 62 (!) times and had 32 completions for 296 yards and two TD's.
- #6 Rodney Landers. Right after Holy Cross, UMass will meet JMU in the third game of the season. That clash at Mauch stadium should go a long way in deciding the CAA championship and should be one of FCS' top games in 2008. Landers played on special teams in 2005 when UMass won.
- #11 Anton Young. Young was injuried and DNP in last year's UMass-Villanova four overtime game at McGuirk. Young and Whitney should give the Wildcats one of the deepest QB corps in FCS in 2008.
- #13 Sean Schaefer. Like Liam Coen, Schaefer was slowed by injuries in 2007. UMass did an excellent job against Schaefer in 2007 holding him to 44-27- 262 yards 0 TDs and three INTs.
- #20 Josh Skelton. In last year's playoff game against UMass, Skelton threw for 46-28-1 281 yards and 3 TDs. Fordham is my pick to win the Patriot League, and we could well see Skelton again in 2008. Skelton was named the Ram's MVP for 2007.
- #5 Rob Schoenhoft. UMass meets Delaware for the first time since 2005. Ohio State transfer Schoenhoft tries to replace NFL Draft pick Joe Flacco. More on Schoenhoft here . Rumour has it that Schoenhoft has struggled somewhat so far. Delaware is bringing in yet another transfer to compete for the starting position. More here .
- #1 R. J. Tolman. Rival New Hampshire starts life without Ricky Santos.
Should be a great year to be a UMass fan and someone who loves College Football!