Monday, December 29, 2008

UConn LB Available 12/29/08


C.J. Marck a 6-1 238 pd freshman LB for UConn is seeking to transfer to a FCS/I-AA school.

His UConn bio is here .

Marck's Rivals page is here .

He played in ten games for the Huskies and had 7 UT 2 AT 1 PrBu 1 FF.

We need a MLB who can stop the run. The Blog thinks that he would be a great fit for UMass.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

How do we need a MLB that can stop the run when we have Josh Jennings who is the best linebaker in the conference. He was first team all-conference. Plus he's very explosive and can make plays that most linebackers can't. He just needs to stay healthy as he played the whole season with a hernaited disc in his back, and maybe add 10 to 15 pounds to his frame and he will be an all-American next year so I disagree with your statement mr. Blog.

Anonymous said...

"He just needs to stay healthy"? Are you a fool? This is why we need immediate help at LB.At least read your own posts,to help you see the situation.

Anonymous said...

I agree with the first post that was said if Jennings played the whole season this past year with being hurt and still making the plays he did and still made first team all-conference just imagine what he could do if he stayed healthy. And as for the second post I know coach brown personally and he's head over heels with Jennings and the way plays. He looks for Jennings to rehab it up and be a monster in the middle so ur a fool because Jennings is and will be the starting middle linebacker. He's one of the most dynamic players on the feild at all times.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone realize this isn't just for next season. This guy could help us down the road in a big way as he will have years left of eligibility.

Anonymous said...

That's the problem with this team, why should anyone have to play injured. We should have just as good a backup as starters. UMass played too many injured players last season which probably didn't help us at all. We need this guy (who's healthy to start). Coming from UConn, he'll definitely want and most likely will start for some team.

Anonymous said...

Come on, it's a no brainer! Brown would be a fool not to pick this guy up. Way bigger than Jennings, a 3 star out of HS who played 10 games at Uconn as a true freshman!He would be a great get . . .

UMass74 said...

Woah! I think Josh is a great player. However, Coach Brown stated he was worried about a persistent back injury of Jennings.

If UMass had a big MLB, they could move Josh outside where his speed and athleticism would make an impact. On the outside, he would not have to take the pounding he would at the Mike.

Also Josh will be a senior in 2009.

Anonymous said...

did you forget about about tyler holmes who started the last game of the season and had 13 tackles and an interception his first start

Anonymous said...

What does UMass have to offer him?

Anonymous said...

one thing we have to offer is our style of defense.. sometimes kids don't always look at facilities like some of you people say. if a kid thinks he is a good fit for our system and wants to compete for a national championship why not look at UMASS. only problem with this kid is he is another PA kid and they usually tend to look at the Delaware and Villanova

Anonymous said...

Our LB corp was pretty woeful last season; any help we can get in the middle and on the permimeter will mean an improved defense in '09. Jennings is good, but we need a real hitter, on whom we can count and for the future of the D.

Anonymous said...

quality backers at umass has become a tradition. think of some of the names in the past decade, samuel, ayi, hatchel, walker, anderson, and the list goes on. this young man could add to that tradition.

Anonymous said...

I would like to see us get him, but this is pipe dream.

UMass74 said...

Why is it a pipe dream?

We had three UConn transfers on the fall roster...

Anonymous said...

If he's as good on the field as his stats, he could do better elsewhere and get noticed by NFL scouts. He's huge.

Anonymous said...

Let's put things in perspective of how umass's defense held up this year- The D-line didn't show up, and in order to be successful at linebacker you need the d-line to take up double teams so the linebackers can run free and make tackles, this was not the case this year. Most of the time Jennings made plays directly on his raw talent of being a great linebacker. The player who played the nose was a non-factor throughout the whole season leaving Jennings on his own to make the plays. I don't know if anyone noticed or not but when Umass played Texas Tech (who’s offensive-line is arguably the best in the country)Jennings was the one who led both teams in tackles with 12 tackles. And I do need to mention I find it disturbing that all of you are doubting him even after he managed a great season while loosing his step-mother right before the season and loosing his father smack in the middle of the season.

Anonymous said...

First things first Jennings is the most explosive player on the defense. Jennings is unbelievable in space at 225. Usually big linebackers like this guy is stiff. what people don't seem to understand is coach brown expects all three of the his linebackers to cover man to man most of the time blitz and also play zone. He expects the most from the mike linebacker spot. Jennings is a great tackler and can cover slot recievers like no linebacker on the team can. He's also a great blitzer from the edge. Yea he has ten pounds on Jennings and was a three star coming out of high school, which doesn't mean squat as we all know that cause it doesn't matter where you go stars don't mean anything. Someone in the post said we need a real hitter in the middle Jennings and Jeromy miles are without doubt the most feared hitters. Point blank I don't see nobody coming in and taking Jennings spot. His numbers were unsurd this past season as he only played ten games and had 92 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, and 3 interceptions and 1 taken for a touchdown. Jennings is without a doubt a stud and will be the leader of the minuteman defense.

Anonymous said...

I still don't understand, does anyone here think beyond next season. Jennings is here and will start for one more season. We need this guy for the future or else we will deal with frustrating seasons like this past one where talent will be wasted if our team tackles as pathetically as this years. Don't forget all those games watching arm tackle after arm tackle and guys breaking big plays all over the field.

Anonymous said...

Great group of posts.

We have a light DL because we want a fast defense. We play 210 lb LB's and call them DE's.

Depth to me means bringing in quality players every year and rotating players during the game. Requiring Jennings or any LB to be on the field for every defensive play results in injuries and reduces the overall effectiveness of our defense.

IF we had another quality LB who could share playing time with Jennings that would allow him take get off the field for a few snaps without disabling our defense.

Jennings could take a few snaps every game as a DE / OLB. Jennings would be awesome as a rush LB/DE and that is probably where he is going to play if he goes to the NFL or CFL after UMass.

Anonymous said...

Agreed. Jennings is very good. We need another LB in the middle; we may likely have him on the roster and not yet realize it, but as with the number of QBs we have, competition should inspire all to greater play. This is what makes a good program better. I agree that the d-line should have been more a factor in play. We were often blown back three yards before the LBs were able to engage the run.

Anonymous said...

Tyler Holmes. I wouldn't even be surpised if he starts at MLB and Jennings goes back to WLB.