Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Tuesday News -----July 20th, 2010

The Union Leader has an article discussing some of the details of the UMass-UNH game at Gillette Stadium on Oct. 23rd.

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The Sports Network has released their Buchanan Award Watch List for the best defensive player in FCS. IMHO, the list is a little strange. Six of the 20 nominees come from two schools: Appalachian State and Richmond. According to my literature, the Spiders only return four starters on defense. Three of the four are amoung the top 20 defensive players in the division?

The official CAA blogger has more details on the three plus LB Terrance Thomas of Villanova.

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J&B Scouting has a new Q&A Monday article up.

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Villanova has a 2010 Pump Up video on YouTube. It's good to be National Champion.

BTW, the Wildcats highlight film from their win over Montana here. Matt Szczur's touchdown run right through a Montana LB reminds me of the famous Bo Jackson-Brian Bosworth run-over.

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UMass loses a recruiting battle to Iowa as Danvers, MA native Mike Orloff commits to the Hawkeyes.

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Former UMass player and assistant coach Matt Dawson has returned to Fordham for his second coaching stint, this time as Defensive Coordinator.

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Catching up on the player countdown. Wearing #48 this year will be Dawan Nolton a 5-11 212 pd RS SO LB from Irvington , NJ. Dawan appeared in two game in 2009. Did not have a tackle.

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Wearing #47 for the Minutemen in 2010 will be Tom Brandt a 6-0 200 pd RS FR LB from Natick, MA. Brandt was redshirted on 2009.

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Today is forty-six days until the season opens. Wearing #46 for UMass will be Chad Hunte, a 6-0 205 pd SO LB from Brookline, MA. Hunte transferred from Northeastern. He played as a true freshman for the Pride and racked up 18 UT 15 AT 33 TT 1 INT.

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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

were not losing recruiting battles, this kid didnt even have umass on his radar. were not in the picture when kids get big 10 offers. If Morris thinks he can out recruit a BCS team then he should pack his bags.

Anonymous said...

Finding new ways to look down on Morris I see.

Anonymous said...

just for the record, hunte played for northeastern, not hofstra

Anonymous said...

if he wanted to play qb he probably wouldve chosen a D-1AA team, a lot more goes on in these kids minds than just being on tv, a full ride here is the same as a full ride at iowa and now he has much more competition and a higher chance that he never plays a snap of college football, umass isnt bad football buddy

UMass74 said...

RE: Hunte

That's the second time I've done that. Got it set in my brain that he's from Hofstra for some reason.

Anonymous said...

That's why Hill came to UMASS, he had big time offers but Morris recruited him hard and got him to come because he knows he's going to play. So, I don't think Morris is wrong at all for recruiting big time prospects because if a couple here and there stick, you got yourself some raw talent right there.

Anonymous said...

I dont think an 18 yr old kid who has been the best player on his team since pop warner is thinking that he wont all of a sudden play because there is "competition."

Anonymous said...

I'm not quite sure if you have seen this 18 year old KID!!! He obviously plays like a man on the field because he has made some plays that made my head spin. Also, you couldn't be more right on the competition thing, I can't wait to see everyone's face when a true freshmen come's in and takes over the team, believe me he is that good. The UMASS wheels are in motion!