Monday, January 19, 2009

Eleven Days in the new coach search

The Boston Globe report that the interview with Jack Bicknell, Jr went well.

Key quote "I like being a head coach,'' said Bicknell". Bicknell's Eagles bio is here .

The Boston Herald has another article on the UMass meeting with Bicknell here .


Matty Vautour reports that Kevin Morris' bid to become UMass head coach is gathering momentum.


Correction: I confused the Day brothers. The Eagles have two other coaches with UMass connections. WR coach Ryan Day played at New Hampshire and his brother Tim lettered for UMass in the early 2000's.

BC linebacker coach Bill McGovern has been mentioned in the UMass coaching search, but now it looks like he may be elevated to defensive coordinator with the Eagles. McGovern had two coaching stints with UMass. He was DB coach 87-90 and defensive coordinator in '92 abd '93.


Our 2008 and 2009 OOC opponent Albany had a great year. The were undefeated in NEC and finished 9-3 (all losses to CAA teams). A good write-up on their season is here .


There's been a report (no link) that Hofstra will play UMass on November 21st 2009. If that report is true, then we have the dates for five UMass games this year.
  • 09/05 @ Kansas State
  • 09/12 @ Albany
  • 10/10 @ Delaware
  • 10/24 @ Richmond
  • 11/21 @ Hofstra (unconfirmed)


Anonymous said...

If Ryan Day's Brother was Tim Day it was 02, 03 & 04.

Anonymous said...

I don't know if i could take more years of the Morris O. People will point at the stats.. but was that play calling or great talent??? i think talent had more to do with it. I'm done with no imagination and half back passes inside the 10. I thought Brown did a good job here but i also thought we were undiciplined and a little chippy as a team. I dont think a change will be bad.

Anonymous said...

Matt just sent out an email that McCutcheon has chosen Morris. He is certainly the most inexperienced candidate and has already shown not to be a good choice. I look forward to the reasons the McCutcheon gives for selecting him.

Jack Bicknell clearly stated he wanted the job and would certainly have agreed to keep Morris. The only logical reason is budgetary.

Coach Ford, who was earning approximately $400,000 and had accepted a pay raise to stay here. Kellog certainly is being paid much less.

If you don't think the reason Bicknell was hired was budgetary, then what do you think the real reason is that he wasn't hired?

Anonymous said...

The ENTIRE 2009 schedule is posted outside of the UMass varsity weightroom in the Boyden Building on campus ... the next time you come to a basketball game i suggest you take a look so you wont have to speculate all spring