Thursday, July 24, 2008

UMass picked first in CAA Preseason Voting

At the CAA Media day, UMass was picked first in the preseason poll. CAA press release here .

OVERALL CHAMPION -- Massachusetts
North Division (First Place votes)
1. Massachusetts (17) Note that we got 17 votes and there are only 12 teams in the league!
2. New Hampshire (1)
3. Hofstra (1)
4. Maine
5. Northeastern
6. Rhode Island

South Division (First Place votes)
1. Richmond (11)
2. James Madison (7)
3. Delaware (1)
4. Villanova
5. William and Mary
6. Towson

Liam Coen got preseason Offensive Player of the year.

Sean Calicchio was preseason All-conference.

The All-conference defensive backfield was a UMass home field with three UMass players selected: Jeromy Miles, Courtney Robinson and Sean Smalls.

Lots of articles about media day.


Anonymous said...

Is the team in Amherst now? I thought camp started on the 5th how does that work?

UMass74 said...

Not all of the players stay in Amherst during the summer.

Everybody has to report before the 5th.

Anonymous said...

Would like to see one of our DL on the list.
Always wondered how Maine was able to recruit. Just like we have trouble recruiting for hockey because of our location, I think Maine has trouble recruiting for football because of their location. Maine and will drop out of the CAA like VT because of their difficulty in recruiting within the next 10 years, RI may drop out for budgetary reasons.

UMass, we are going to have increased difficulty recruiting also unless we improve our facilities so that we are competitive with the other teams in the CAA. I don't know how we are going to do this without some leadership from our AD. He can't shift the blame or responsibility to the alumni or anyone else.

Leadership has to come from the top in any organization.

Anonymous said...

I just read this article about Kellog and how he is (trying) establishing a personal connection with the fans. Our BB and FB coaches have different personalities, however I would still like to see Coach Brown come out and speak to the fans. He doesn't have to have the personality of a Ford or a Calipari, we the fans will still come to meet him and the number of season ticket holders will grow and attendance will increase.