Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Three Days Until Football 08/27/08

The Boston Herald, which always does the best job of covering UMass in the Boston area has two articles about the 2008 Minutemen. John Connelly has an article about UMass-UNH in the CAA North here . Connelly has a three page article about UMass here .

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Rivals.com has an excellent article about FCS Vs FBS games called Guarantee games don't always go as planned . It has a writeup about the UMass $450,000 guarantee for playing Texas Tech and Sean Smalls head to head matchup with Michael Crabtree.

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ESPN has an article about Sean Smalls here .

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The Charleston News has an article how FCS/I-AA teams are recruiting speed to counter the spread option offense.

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The Worcester Telegram has an article about Holy Cross' Ryan McGuire a 6-4 230 pd TE whom we will meet on Sept. 6th.

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Meanwhile down at Rhode Island, Darren Rizzi's Rams have 45% of their players new this year.

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The Providence Journal has an article on our Oct 25 foe Bryant's first year in FCS/I-AA.

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We'll be getting Delaware at home on Oct 4th. They still can't pick a quarterback .

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UPDATE: The Texas Tech-UMass game is close to a sellout.

UPDATE II: Matty Vautour looks at this year's offense .

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Words well chosen:

The buzz: One of the nation's most explosive passing attacks goes against one of the top secondaries in the I-AA ranks. Massachusetts senior Sean Smalls is an outstanding cover corner who could boost his NFL stock tremendously if he does a decent job defending Michael Crabtree.

Anonymous said...

I read the article that Frank referenced
http://collegefootball.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=841991
earlier in the week.
Rivals.com has an excellent article about FCS Vs FBS games called Guarantee games don't always go as planned.

I hope the ~~ $400K net we are earning goes into the football budget for upgrades like the other schools referenced in the article, not the general budget. As we begin the New Year I hope that a commitment will be made to upgrade the facilities. They are an embarrassment.

That amount can be doubled by scheduling an additional game like other FCS schools and we can certainly use the money.

We will still make the playoffs and it will certainly help Coach hire 1 more position coach and recruit higher profile players.