Monday, June 23, 2008

Wisdom of the Blog Part III --- DL

Well, that poll reeked. One day after I set up the defensive linemen poll, UMass published a revised roster that pretty much made the poll meaningless.

First, two members of the poll were not on the revised roster list. Gone were Corey Eason and Jonathan Richard. Eason got the most votes (56) in the poll. Andrew Kervis is now listed as a tight end.

And I screwed up by not including Sophomore transfer Raymond Jones, who probably will see playing time in '08.

The remaining DL's got the following votes:

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Can we get any hints? :) Who was on the field during spring practice and who started for the spring game?

Anonymous said...

OL Poll only allows us to vote for 1 player.

Has Boyle fully recovered from his shoulder surgery? Did he play in the spring?

Rob Getek is still listed at 250 lbs.

I vote for Macon as LG Ihne at C and Samuda as RG

UMass74 said...

Oops, sorry. I had to enable the multiple answers option.

Should be fixed now.

UMass74 said...

RE: hints

You can check the Spring Game image gallery in the sidebar to see the starting defense at that time.

Anonymous said...

I know that Eason ran into some problems that would lead to someone being asked to leave the team. I don't know for sure if he is gone, but i am willing to bet we won't see him on the field.

Anonymous said...

what kind of problems?

UMass74 said...

No! Please don't post personal information about a players grades, personal problems or other gossip of that sort----even if it's true.

It's OK to say a player has left the program "for cause", but please no specifics.

An anonymous comment is not place to invade someone's privacy or harm their reputation.

The UMass Football blog community has been great in showing judgment in their post here. Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

I agree with 74. The problems don't matter. Hopefully things will work out, but like i said before i don't expect to see him in the fall, although i would love to be wrong on this one.

Anonymous said...

i dont agree. once you are selected from thousands of high school ateletes to represent a university ." your fair game" playing for the university is a privlidge not a right. to many guys are taking advantage of being a "student athlete" on another note. eason has been here one semester. if it was grades hed be placed on acedemic probation for a first offence. this must be criminal. back to my first thought if you cannot represent the universty and you are downgrading the value of my degree on a national reconised football team . i have the right to know .... weather or not you tell me im sure the answer will be out there at some point

Anonymous said...

my spelling sucks but you get the point (:

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UMass74 said...

Again, this is my blog. It's "unofficial". As per the disclaimer in the blog footer, I do not speak for the UMass football team or the athletic dept.

If you feel you have the right to know any gory details about a player, contact the athletic dept.

An anonymous comment is not the place to post unverified personal information.

I'm asking people not to do that. Please! I put a lot of work into the blog and I ask people to respect my wishes.

Anonymous said...

i can see you point. but with actions come consequenses. it also seams as thos this blog has information almost directly from the horses mouth. i agree with you but all im saying is if you are removed from the team and you were expected to contribute to the team then you are doing the team a disservice the university a diservice but more importantly the fans. actions have consequenses ... ex spencer ridenhour

Anonymous said...

We all represent UMass. Frank and UMass receive a lot of positive credit and feedback for this, his blog.
Those of us who post also represent our University and when people come here and continuously read posts with spelling errors that reflects poorly on UMass. That is my idiosyncrasy. Not that I don't make spelling errors. If you can't find them I will point them out to you. To limit my spelling errors I appreciate Firefox has a built-in spell checker. For IE I downloaded a spell checker. So give a spell checker some thought.

Re: Any student-athlete. He/she had the spring semester and has the summer semester to demonstrate he can handle himself as an adult and as a student-athlete.

UMass74 said...

Maybe I'm not explaining this well. While Anonymous-without-a-spell-checker has a point that the athletic dept is responsible for both good and bad, this is not the proper forum for that type of information.

I'm not a big fan of anonymous quotes even when the NY Times uses them. Anyone can post if they have some information to share, but it should be appropriate .

So, in case anyone is missing the point---THIS IS NOT A DEMOCRACY. IT'S MY BLOG.

My policy is no anonymous comments about a player's grades, personal problems or physical status (injuries). No personal attacks on the UMass staff, players or coaches. I'll delete those types of comments as soon as I catch 'em.

You're free to complain about the play calling--- especially that halfback option :)

Go UMass!

Anonymous said...

UMass74, please keep up screening your posts. This is no place for gossip, true or false.

Anonymous said...

way to attack that guys spelling errors but his point is well taken. you have to understand that if a player is unable to perform on the feild in the fall for a previouly bad spring semester then there is a tremendous loss of money there. while summer courses are avalible, one is limited to two at the most. how much money needs to be dumped into a mistake here and once at BC. you dont teach an old dog new tricks