Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Wednesday Morning stuff

The weekly CSN All-Stars include two players we've already had the pleasure of meeting.

The Sports Network also has Landers as its National Offensive player-of-the-week.

Matty Vautour has an article about Sean Calicchio's status for the Texas Tech game.

Now we know what happened to Mike Vaz.

UPDATE: Keepers has Texas Tech by 34+.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

If the oddsmakers are correct and we get down by say 4 TD's in the second half should Coach Brown pull our starters to avoid possible injuries as we head into the meat of our CAA schedule?

UMass74 said...

UMass won't pull the starters until late in the fourth quarter.

At K-State, Whipple did not pull the starters until the last series.

Anonymous said...

frank, i'm not sure what whipple's previous decision has to do with what coach brown might do. why put starters at risk for injury if the game is past the point of a possibility of winning the game. Isn't staying healthy to face the upcoming CAA opponents more important?

Anonymous said...

mike vaz , what a waste of god given talent.

Anonymous said...

I say pull the starters to prevent injuries. Not that we expect any.

UMass74 said...

No. Texas Tech is paying us $400,000 to play a game. The contract is that we will play that game just like any other.

I'm paying $40/ticket to watch along with (hopefully) 50,000+ Red Raiders fans.

College football at this level is money contract. Everybody attending paid to see the game. That means TT can't not play their starters to make sure they don't get hurt against a I-AA team. If they do, I want my money back.


Besides, football teams consider it a disgrace to quit. We won't put the subs in until they do.

Anonymous said...

The talk on campus today is Calicchio will be out for 4/5 weeks. Is there anything official?

Anonymous said...

Umass74, gotta disagree with your philosophy. I think what benefits our team in the long run totally outweighs insuring that you receive perceived value for the cost of your tix. Personally, I believe that using common sense for the good of our team's season does not equate to our team giving up once the game may be out of reach. Sounds to me like you're putting your personal agenda ahead of the team's goal for the season....which is to remain as healthy as possible, win the CAA and qualify for the playoffs.

Anonymous said...

Two factors going into a FBS/BCS game. Money and the chance for our kids to play hard and become better. They will play until TT puts in their subs if the game is well under control. BC did not put in their subs at all last year besides their normal rotations. Why play any out of conference games at all if you are worried about one of our players getting hurt? Any of our starters have an equal chance of getting hurt versus Holy Cross or Texas Tech. Texas Tech O line is a little bigger than our o line this year avg at 6'6" 325...Holy Cross O line avg 6'4" 300.

Money: If we did'nt play our starters for most of the game, TTech would be pissed as they are paying us $400k for the game. That is a good chunk to help with our football operations and upgrades. If other BCS schools found out that we sat our better players they would not schedule us and we would lose revenue.

TTech fans and alot of Umass fans are cringing at this game like Tech is going to have a stroll in the park. I, for one, I'm glad as they are complacent. Our offense will score points and our defense will jell(they have to at some point this year, Brown won't stand for it). Harrel, Crabtree and two of their running backs are solid. Randolph, Landers and McCarty are equivalent to what TTech has. We just havn't seen all 3 of their calibur on one team yet!! While I'm not predicting a win by a long shot, I think we play well and make it a respectable game. Remember, we have 63 scholarships versus their 85!! If we had 85, we would be playing in the Big East!!

Have a great time in Texas UMass 74.

Anonymous said...

lets get one thing straight TT is paying for a win .....they dont care what eleven is lined up across from them....the easier the better. the money is already in hand reguardless of who plays. what do you think their are stipulations in the contract saying we only get paid if our starters play. or only if we try really really hard to win! get real. in TT mind they already bought a win and playing our starters would only make that task harder to achive

Anonymous said...

This could be one of the greatest upsets in UMass history. You gotta have faith in our team.

Anonymous said...

I have faith that UMass can keep it within 24 down at the end! It most likely will be a blowout. UMass's defense can't tackle for nothin' and TT offensive line is rented in the off-season as road gradders!