Monday, August 31, 2009

Five Days until Kansas State 08/31/09

Bump. Just for fun, I'm giving away a "UMass Football Blog" ball cap to the person who e-mails me the closest guess to the score of the UMass-Kansas State game. My e-mail is available in the "About me" section of the blog. It's free and I'll pay the shipping. I'll erase everyone's e-mail after the contest. Time is getting short!

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WWLP has another story on Kyle Havens being named starting QB. They have a video interview link as well.

Matty Vautour adds another article this morning .
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UPDATE:

As mentioned in the comments, the Worcester Telegram reports Anthony Monette will start at defensive end. Good for Anthony; he's put in his time and it's great when a senior gets to start.

UPDATE II: The UMass website has a transcript of Coach Morris's weekly CAA teleconference call.

UPDATE III: Matty Vautour reports that UMass has released a depth chart for Kansas State. He has an annotated version up. A couple of surprises.

UPDATE IV: Stuff is happening fast and furious. UMass game notes for Kansas State (html). Game notes (pdf).

UPDATE V: Kansas State's game notes for UMass (pdf).

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James Ihedigbo gets praise from the NY Star Ledger.

Coach Brown gets more praise in his re-working the Terps defense.

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A Manhattan sports columnist thinks the Cats will win seven games this year.

Another says that Kansas State will feature the pass more in 2009.

The Wildcats will have a lot of unknowns this year. With a new HC, new offensive and defensive coordinators, a totally new linebacker corps and two new DB's, UMass has the same feeling.

We're not the only FCS/I-AA team playing a Big-12 opponent this week. NDSU plays Iowa State this Thursday.

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Every sports blogger on the planet has a link about problems with Michigan's practice policies. Since we play the Wolverines next year, I'll add it too.

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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

There is an article in yesterday's worcester telegram on Anthony monette, the starting D-end.

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Anonymous said...

why is practice closed?

Anonymous said...

mele is not starting at LB on the 2deep chart, sheeran is not even on the depth chart. I think marrone knows a little bit more about football than this staff. he freed 2 scholarships for next year dumping guys who cant even start when they drop a division.

Anonymous said...

you have NO IDEA what you are talking about with the depth charts!!!!! Lets just see on Saturday!!!!

Anonymous said...

I read the depth chart that morris submitted. sheeran is not on it and mele is a backup linebacker.

UMass74 said...

Comments just went on moderation.

Anonymous said...

Mele is trying to learn the system in what, a month? The defense isn't a simple thing to master. As for Sheeran, did you expect him to start over Horne or Cruz?