Friday, August 28, 2009

Eight Days until the start of 2009 Football ---08/28/09

If you missed it, the 2009 College football season opened last night as FCS/I-AA team Indiana State played NAIA Quincy. The Sycamores lost in overtime 26-20. Right away that should be the upset of the season. Indiana State has only won four games in the last five years, so they have to have reduced scholarships and support. Still, they had 16 returning starters and transfers from Wyoming and Kentucky. An NAIA team beating a Div I team is unusual to say the least.

BTW, the Trees next game is against Louisville, who beat Kansas State last year.

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New Rhode Island HC Joe Trainer promises a "Dramatically better Ram team" this year.

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The CSN's Chuck Burton makes 27 fearless predictions for the 2009 season. One of them was Indiana State over the Quincy 48-0.

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Multiple articles about K-State football in the last 24 hours. Read 'em here.

Kansas State supplies tickets to the family of Fort Riley soldier Luke McGuire. Sargent McGuire is currently in his fourth deployment to Iraq.

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Jeremy Cain's Jacksonville Jags bio here.

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My guess on the 2009 UMass starters (and I have had no injury reports except for Josh Jennings)

WR-Victor Cruz
z-Joe Stanford
LT- Vladimir Ducasse
LG- Josh Samuda
C -John Ihne
RG- Brian Ostaszewski
RT-Bob Getek
TE- Matt Silver
QB-Kyle Havens
TB- Tony Nelson
FB- Chris Zardas
WR-Jeremy Horne
x-Julian Talley

Defense:

DE-Bob McLaughlin
DT-Brandon Collier
NT-Kyle Harrington
DE-Michael Hanson
SAM-Kurt Filler
Mike-Mike Mele
Wil-Tyler Holmes
CB-Corey Davis
SS-Shane Viveiros
FS-Jeromy Miles
CB-Ke'Mon Bailey

PK-Armando Cuko
P-Jeff Strait

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9 comments:

Rocks22 said...

The Sycamores lose to an NAIA team and now have to play Lousiville. Good luck with that.

Anonymous said...

Honestly, Frank, any decent team could have beaten K-State last season as the defense was as poorly-coached and lightly-prepared as any I've ever seen. Heaven only knows how they managed to beat Texas...? With Snyder's return and the hires of new (old) coaches, I doubt they'll be looking to repeat those sad performances. K-State appears to have some talent there both on the field and on the staff.

Anonymous said...

It's never an upset when it involves Indiana State. They got blown out 42-10 by another NAIA opponent, St. Francis (IN), in 2005. They are now 1-51 since starting the season 4-1 in 2004. They did well simply taking Quincy to overtime, in fact they were leading by two scores going into the 4th quarter.

UMass74 said...

I was not aware that the Trees had lost previously to a NAIA team.

I would have thought that was a once-in-a-lifetime upset.

Anonymous said...

Got a little work to do on your projected starters!

Anonymous said...

No, I think the projections look about right, unless the previous post was by K.M. or one of the coordinators.

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Anonymous said...

Pretty good picks for the starting line up, Frank...

Anonymous said...

Pretty good picks for the starting line up, Frank...