Saturday, August 29, 2009
Click on the image and Blogger displays a larger view. Since the first post I worked on the image a little. I cropped the image down and did an auto levels. Think it works a little better.
The UMass athletic site has a sizable article on Coach Morris' announcement that Kyle Havens will be the starting QB at Kansas State.
The Springfield Republican has a story here.
The UMass website has a podcast of the press conference with both Coach Morris and Havens commenting on the selection (mp3).
Back on August 18th (Media Day), the Springfield Republican posted a video interview with Havens here.
Matty Vautour has a short article asking if Haven will have Todd Bankhead or Richard Lucero level of success.
Lucero had good success on the field. In 2000 he went 140/235 2065 .596 17 TD 16 INT 143.6 EFF (higher than either of Bankhead's EFF's). His 8.8 yards/attempt is still #3 in UMass single season records. Lucero's 17 TD's that year tied him for 8th in single season along with Todd Bankhead and Peil Pennington.
However, he got in Whipple's doghouse early and often by missing QB meetings and general poor discipline. By the time Lucero got into trouble with the Amherst police, he was already off the team.