Saturday, October 31, 2009

Maimed in Maine

Well, four interceptions and two fumbles just about settled the 2009 season for UMass. The Maine game should also settle the QB controversy as neither UMass QB played well.

The defense put in a workman-like effort, but did not give the offense any short fields to work with.

Still felt strange not being at the game.

UMass writeup here.

Matty Vautour had a live Blog here.

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Lets have a big turnout for the Northeastern game next week. If we settle down and play we could still have a decent season.

Go UMass!

1 comment:

MinuteFan said...

They always say the QB gets too much credit when the team wins and too much blame when they lose. But the truth of the matter is that QB is BY FAR the most important position on the field. This team had what it took to at least participate in the post-season if they had even an adequate QB. I won't totally blame Morris' recruiting for this. He had very little time to fix the situation. He knew Woodward was not the guy and for whatever reason Havens was the best he could get. To be fair, Don Brown in his entire tenure here did not recruit any QB heir-apparent to Liam Coen, who was a Mark Whipple recruit. Expect to see Havens back in there vs, Northeastern since he will be back next year and Morris must feel he can "coach him up", but I have seen nothing to indicate he will get any better. I would love to see him give Hawkins or one of the freshmen a shot now that they are playing out the string, but it won't happen. We need an FBS transfer QB for next year or a TOP NOTCH freshman recruit, or expect more of the same. If you took Liam Coen for granted at any time in the last 4 years, now you know how lucky we were.