Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Tuesday News---Feb 2nd, 2010

Matty Vautour has an article that features UMass QB recruit Brandon Hill.

The CourierPostONLine has another mention of Hill signing with UMass.


Matty Vautour has more on UMass AD John McCutcheon's contacts with San Diego State.

Ron Chimelis also has a story about McCutcheon.


Sunday I got a chance to watch the Senior Bowl, which I had on DVD. I missed the original broadcast to see the Minutemen basketball team lose to Charolette.

I thought Vladimir Ducasse played well. He move quickly and fluidly for such a huge man. It is obvious that his technique is still raw, but he more than held his own during the game. He did get one penalty for hands in the face, but on the next play he did a classic "fists to the chest" of an opposing defensive lineman and stopped the pass rusher in his tracks. Ducasse also did well on running plays; burying his man several times.

The National Football post has some comments on Ducasse's performance at the Senior Bowl.

The Union Leader has some more information about the UMass-UNH game at Gillete next year. Note that it was UNH that set up the deal. UMass may or may not follow up with its own deal in 2011.


A University of Chattanooga coach talks about the art of recruiting at the FCS level.


One day to go until 2010 Letter-of-Intent Day.


Anonymous said...

I am surprised there has been no comments either pro or con on McCutcheon desire to leave Amherst.

Ron Chimelis wrote a well thought out article Losing UMass athletic director John McCutcheon to San Diego State would be major blow.

I would like to read an equally well thought out article titled
Losing UMass athletic director John McCutcheon to San Diego State will give UMass Fans Hope.

Col Hogan said...

I got the same impression watching Vlad in the Senior Bowl...his penalty was a good call, but that next play he helped make (a long pass down the right side, and he protected the blind side well!) It's going to be good seeing him succeed at the next level, and will help the entire program in the long run (IMHO).