Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tuesday News---11/24/09

Matty V. has some thoughts about Northeastern dropping football (worth reading).

Matty has quotes from both Don Brown and Kevin Morris on the demise of Northeastern football.

This article relates the feelings of Northeastern OL Brian Palangi.

Matty also has an interview with Coach Morris about the gains and pains of the 2009 season.

Ron Chemlis has an interview with UMass AD John McCutcheon about the end of Northeastern Football.


The CAA has announced their All-Conference teams yesterday. Vladimir Ducasse, Chris Zardas, Jeromy Miles and and Victor Cruz were first team All-CAA. Tyler Holmes, Kyle C. Harrington and Tony Nelson were second team. Brandon Collier and Armando Cuko were named third team. Two guys were better than Cuko? Armando was third in the nation in kicking stats.

Examiner.com has a story on the nine UMass players honored.


Josh Buchanan projects the "small school' players who will be invited to the NFL Combine and Vladimir Ducasse is one of them.


UMass ended up #24 in the final regular season GridIron Power Index.


Chuck Burton has his "CSN Way" column here.


Jeromy Miles is on the 2009 Buchanan Award ballot.

No UMass players on the Payton Award Ballot.


Sam Houston State, Bethune-Cookman and Youngstown State all fired their head coaches.



Anonymous said...

Igwenagu, Hanson, And Samuda didn't make any team?

Igwenagu had a good season, first year so i see why he didn't get anything.
-Hanson had a great season and has many starts(30+), and wasn't even 3rd team.
-Samuda with many starts(20+), i believe along with Duccasse was the key to any running game UMASS had this season.

I don't know what the coaching staff and coaches around league are doing now of days.

UMASS was in fact 5-6 so im guessing seniors that played and have known names over the years were picked first.

Anonymous said...

where is perry mcintyeres name? he had a great season.

Anonymous said...

Cuko led the conference in scoring, extra pt % and field goal %. Yet still 3rd team. It's a shame for him, but I would expect him to make some All-American teams.

Anonymous said...

so samuda who was preseason second team All American and had a fine year is not worthy of third team in the CAA.... makes sense

Anonymous said...

How about Holmes led the league in tackles the whole season, three fifteen plus tackle games and had four interceptions, tops among linebackers.

Anonymous said...

Stop the whining about all conference teams!! If all these players were so good why not a few more W's than L's!!!!

Anonymous said...

All CAA is Bias ...for allot of reasons when it comes down to their choosing on all league.

Anonymous said...

Holmes didn't lead the conference in tackles.

Anonymous said...

Very nice to see Kyle Harrington recognized. Great kid, true leader on the team deserves the profs. I sat next to his dad one game seems like a great family.

Also its about time that that kid Zardas got reconized as well. We have been in the stands watching about how he goes about his job. Play after play he just knocks people down and makes things happen. Got zero credit for his efforts, really unsung. Just goes to show you the opposing coaches knew how valuable he was and what a talent he brought to the team. Too bad our coaches did not.

TopUMassFan said...

I agree. Win more games and the kudos will come on their own. I don't think program is in a tailspin but feel next year could be a crossroad. We need an 8-3 or 9-2 season. Lots of work to do but not impossible, remember 1998.

Anonymous said...

The UMass coaches didn't think Zardas was valuable? Where do people like you come up with such outrageous comments??