Sunday, December 27, 2009

Sunday News---12/27/09


Vladimir Ducasse is listed as the top FCS draft prospect in the latest iteration of JBS scouting's "Top Small School" NFL prospects. I've been following the Minutemen for a long, long time, and I can't remember UMass ever having the top NFL pick in FCS. Interesting to see if the actual draft plays out that way. Jeromy Miles is listed as #43.

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As stated above, I've been watching college football for a long time. During last night's BC-USC game a member of member of the USC punt return team was touched by the ball and the ball was subsequently recovered by the Eagles. The officials ruled Trojan football because the player was blocked into the ball. That's a new one on me. I never knew that exception existed. Any referees read this blog? Can someone explain the call?

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UMass and Georgia Southern hooked up in a couple of memorable football games back in the late 90's. Eagle football has struggled lately with Appalachian State dominating in the Southern Conference. Head Coach Chris Hatcher was fired and the new Eagles's head coach is Jeff Monken. He's bringing back the triple option.

4 comments:

Joseph said...

Rule 6 Kicks - Article 4a

An inbounds player blocked into a free kick is not, while inbounds, deemed to have touched the kick

Anonymous said...

I didn't see the play in question, but that rule has existed for a long time. It isn't invoked very often because it's a rare play to begin with, and most defenders don't really know where the ball is and are just trying to shed the blocker, not push them.

UMass74 said...

Informative posts by both people above.

I learned something.

Anonymous said...

Just loved seeing BC get beat