Saturday, January 30, 2010

Saturday News---Jan 30th, 2010

Vladimir Ducasse is ranked #1 in Josh Buchanan's latest "Small Schools" NFL Draft List. Jeromy Miles and Chris Zardas also make the list.

On the same site, Appalachian State's Armanti Edwards has started a Draft Journal.

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Matty Vautour reports the UMass AD John McCutcheon is a top candidate for the AD job at San Diego State. The UMass Football Blog would be sorry to see McCutcheon go. He has been a strong supporter of UMass football and has overseen the revival of McGuirk Stadium.

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Vladimir Ducasse will play in the Senior Bowl today at 4:00 pm EST. The game is on the NFL network.

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A commenter has made a number of posts, which I have moderated, saying UMass has a verbal from a FBS-level QB recruit. I'll run those---and apologize for moderating the comments--as soon as I can get some independent verification of the information.

As everybody knows, the last few days are really hectic in FCS/I-AA recruiting circles. Players who have been holding out for I-A offers don't get the call and suddenly want to commit. Players that have been committed to UMass leave when they receive a last minute FBS offer. That's life in I-AA.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

If he gets the job I would like to see us bring back Thor Bjorn. He is a Umass guy who would definitely have a focus on football. He understood the marketing and relationship side of things and Kinney has struggled to pick that side up. He has gotten some experience at URI and there is just little upside worth staying there for if the right offer comes along.

Anonymous said...

Mccutcheon leaving would really put the heat on this coaching staff to win next season. A new AD is not keeping a coach with back to back losing seasons at Umass.

Anonymous said...

Are we going to hire another administrator or someone who can raise money. The programs with money can expand and grow.