Sunday, January 11, 2009

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The UMass Football Blog will not publish Monday and may not publish on Tuesday.

Everybody please whack the Delaware trolls for me while I'm away.

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

Add this name to UMass HFC wannabe's. Rob Talley, former UMass assistant. Current head coach at Stonehill College. African-American. Rob was also a former assistant for the SF 49ers

Anonymous said...

No Delaware troll here..but does anybody out there think Coach McDonnel of UNH could be interested? I think he would be a frontrunner if he was interested.. He's built a a great program..but better facilities at UMass etc.
I'd be curious to what he makes for salary at UNH compared to Brown's $186k per year at UMass.

Anonymous said...

No for both.

Anonymous said...

I agree, but good names. Exciting to see what names will come up as finalists.

Anonymous said...

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/terrapins-insider/2009/01/more_on_d_browns_hiring.html

Friedgen liked Brown as a recruiter and said he has strong ties in Florida.

This is why Brown left after Lombardi left, Umass wanted Brown to recruit less from Florida and more from Mass. To be competitive you need more talent and with more budget cuts less recuits from hot bed states. Look at the roster and compare from previous years!!

Anonymous said...

Then why were assistants down south recruiting this winter?

Anonymous said...

The football budget has gone down considerably over the past few years. I will try to find the link and post it.

We can say goodbye to even competing if we can't recruit Florida and the JC's in California and the SE. 50% of the JC's that play football are in California. Will post a link for this also if you wish.

If I was coming here to coach the first thing I would insist on is an increase in the recruiting budget.

Anonymous said...

To give an in state Scholly vs an out of State Scholly is like $19,000 more a year!!!!

Anonymous said...

The article from the Boston Globe -

Addazio, 49, has New England ties

I can't think of a bigger disadvantage.

Major colleges hire assistants from Florida because that is where they have ties. If we want to recruit in Florida then you hire a coach from Florida.

That is the most important requirement that a new coach must have. If someone from Worcester/Boston/Pittsfield want to come to UMass they will. Our coaches can drive there, watch their games and make contacts.

Nothing can be dumber than to hire someone with New England ties.

Anonymous said...

In state tuition vs out of state tuition is paper money. The difference is irrelevant. Of course it is a great excuse if you are looking for one.

Anonymous said...

Please do find the link. I'll be waiting.

Anonymous said...

http://www.umass.edu/newsoffice/newsreleases/articles/79700.php

Anonymous said...

http://www.umass.edu/chronicle/archives/03/06-12/cuts.html

Athletics received a $2.5 million reduction from its current general operations support of nearly $5.7 million. The nature of the cuts to Athletics must be worked out with the Board of Trustees' athletics committee, Lombardi wrote in a June 4 memo to campus constituents.

Approximately $6 million of the Category II cuts are listed by vice chancelleries and administrative support areas. Officials are still working to determine where the cuts will be made within their units, according to Barbara Pitoniak, News Office director.

"They're putting together their plans for the reductions," she said.

Anonymous said...

Haha, that says nothing about athletics, nevermind football. You even go further when you presume the supposed football cuts go directly to recruiting in florida. Classic.

Anonymous said...

That last comment was for the first link. The second one still says NOTHING about football. Yet you continue to say it does, and assume it goes directly to recruiting. Keep trying.

Anonymous said...

That's also an article from 2003. That was before three more trips to the playoffs, one to the championship game,and numerous recruits from outside New England. Your efforts keep looking worse and worse.

Anonymous said...

http://www.umass.edu/chronicle/archives/02/03-15/letters.html

Anonymous said...

http://www.umass.edu/chancellor/budget.html

Anonymous said...

This is getting even funnier. You are now using articles from 2002, nevermind 2003. Brown wasn't even around then, nevermind waiting 5 years after he took the job to resign for your supposed reasons. Face it, you made a factless claim, and have nothing to support it.

Anonymous said...

Will you stop posting these articles that don't talk about football or cutting the recruiting budget? They don't help your claims at all.

Anonymous said...

http://www.umass.edu/newsoffice/audio/clip.php?aid=221

Anonymous said...

"The football budget has gone down considerably over the past few years. I will try to find the link and post it."

Keep trying.

Anonymous said...

Delaware Trolls!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Florida and California are places that can not be ignored. We should also seek whenever apporpriate FCS transfers who may step in immediately. Some of ours haven't worked out in the past, but behavior issues notwithstanding, older players can have such a beneficial impact in play and influence on the recruits.

Anonymous said...

It is pretty obvious that some of the posters here are alleged UMass Fans who care less about the football program than the do in shooting the messenger. It is so much easier than dealing with facts. Its too bad.

You may not be Delaware Trolls, however it is clear you certainly don't support UMass Football.

Go back to the "other" board where you can criticize to your hearts content.

Anonymous said...

You have no facts to support your claim. Stop making factless claims. You are obviously in the dark to why Brown left and you want to think it's because of supposed budget cuts, specifically in recruiting. Only problem is, you have ZERO proof of this. The links posted do nothing to support it. We all know there are cuts on campus. You have yet to show the ones in football, especially for recruiting.

Anonymous said...

Coach McDonnel stood on the Umass field pretty much the entire game against Umass about 3 yrs ago/and the refs didnt throw a flag or 6
It was a thriller with UNH winning by a few with Santos doing his Houdini act the entire game
I went up to the UNH coaches after the game and told that MF to stay off OUR field

How about Jim Reid??

Anonymous said...

You're such a classy person.

Anonymous said...

Enough of the comlaining you two. How about some commentary about possible replacements? Think positive.

Anonymous said...

Hey everyone, it's simple, Brown left for better facilities, PROBABLY more money, better opportunities to break into a 1A HC position somewhere in the near future than from Umass, a much better football atmosphere, much greater student body support, and less responsibility overall. I can't blame him for leaving; whereas, in the future of Umass there isn't much to look forward to in major improvement of any/all of the above, much to my dismay!

As a student here, Umass has so much to offer educationally. But, athleticly there isn't the pride taken in athletics that one finds in the educational aspect of obtaining a degree along with an exceptional student body. Everything tells me that football and athletics in general isn't important. And, more so not as important as basketball or hockey. I thought Brown improved things somewhat during my previous three year here due to his winning and was on the right track. Unfortunately, I don't think he was give the support financially to improve the situation very much. It's going to take a serious commitment to football to continue going up from here. That is, if the football program is going to procede in the positive upward direction it has gone for the past several years.

GO UMASS!!

Anonymous said...

Well said in a nut shell.

Anonymous said...

The comment about the scholarships is not correct. 65 full scholarships can be given out. What that means is that one full scholarship can be divied up between three in state kids and the in state kids get the equivalent of a full ride for them at the state tuition. However there is a restriction on how many kids can be on some type of athletic aid. But I'm not sure how many. So the overall cost of scholarships remains the same no matter who you give them to.

Anonymous said...

there is so much talent in massachusetts that is not being recruited. the florida trip is a vaction with some recruiting. Boston college has no trouble recruiting players from mass new hampshire and maine. umass is arguable the best in new england 1AA so why arnt they gettin the recruits that new hapshire and rhode isaland and maine are? if you took the best local players off those teams and put them on one team its playoffs perenially. find talent in your own back yard then go south. florida kids can play in the cold. except baylark. haha

Anonymous said...

ill take a free gold trip

Anonymous said...

golf sorry

Anonymous said...

Mass. high school has definitely improved with the number of potential college players, but most of the top recruits still elect to go to BC and UConn. Hard to pull them away unless promises of playing as a TF can be offered, which is why seeking FCS transfers is a good way to get some of the residual talent in this state and others.

Anonymous said...

Good Luck to Coach Brown, now we need to hire a coach who has great recruiting connections with our local schools and show them why they want to stay in state to play for there state university. Then focus on the south and even start recruiting connections with those former players and there high schools.
Stop being so negative and get on board to help UMASS become the place to be!!!
My degree is from this great school!!! GO UMASS!!!