Monday, April 20, 2009
Images from UMass practice on 04/18/09
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On Saturday, I traveled down to Amherst to take in the scheduled practice. It was raining in NH and I almost turned back.
UMass held a two hour practice at McGuirk. Everybody seemed into the practice as there was no slack time or goofing off. During the scrimmage plays there were some hits that made sound of gear popping echo around the stadium.
Most of the practice was drills. There were only a small number of scrimmage plays.
I can't shed much light on the quarterback situation. Everyone seemed to get a equal number o reps. Octavious Hawkins dropped two perfect passes into the far corner of the end zone for TDs and earned some high fives from the offense. But two passes do not a quarterback make.
I talked to Brian Ostaszewski's dad and he said Brian had been moved inside to RG. He's also on the first team OL.
I counted nine yellow shirts. Except for one guy in a arm sling, no one was on crutches, so that's good thing.
Victor Cruz made a nice catch behind the first team defense and waltzed into the end zone.
One defense, the tackling seemed better. I saw only one instance were a receiver ran through a arm tackle.
Thanks to the Athletic Dept and UMass football for letting me take pictures.
Twelve days to the Spring Game.