Monday, November 22, 2010

Monday --Nov 22,2010

The UMass Daily Collegian says UMass is out of the playoff picture.

Matty V looks at the season that might have been for the Minutemen.

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Meanwhile, UNH heads for the playoffs for the seventh straight time.

The CAA website has an article on the NCAA playoff selection show. The CAA received two of the top five seeds for the tourney.

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In the Blog's opinion, probably the hottest team in the tourney is William & Mary. As the #2 seed, they also get home games through the semifinals.  The Tribe has won eleven in a row at Zable stadium.

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Craig Halley of TSN looks at playoff field in his "Inside the FCS Huddle" column.

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Keeper's College Football rankings has FCS playoff predictions here.

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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, it was a good run now it's time to move on and stop dwelling on the coaching staff because I thought they did a great job with the players. Let's attempt to go out and get the best recruits possible, and let Brandon Hill lead the offense and Tyler Holmes lead the defense in the new year. They fell just a couple plays short of making the playoffs, now imagine next year how young and dynamic this team is, nothing but endless possibilities.GO UMASS!

Anonymous said...

looks like mccutcheon is going to sit down with morris this week. If they are going to make the move I would do it now as opposed to waiting. I think he will get one more year but at 11-11 in two years I wouldnt be shocked. UNH is making their 7th straight playoff appearence.

TopUMassFan said...

I would like to know what the "two, big things" are that are going to happen to UMass Football in the next couple of months (Anonymous statement, 11/20/10). That may help me shape my post-season assessment of the team, season and future of the program.

vetteson said...

(I'm sending this again because I think it failed the first time.)

Well now the season is over and, as last year, what started out as a surpisingly strong start wound up as a mistake riddled systematic collapse on both sides of the ball. As expected there's been a lot of blame cast at the coaches, less so at the players.

What is an overriding problem with this team is not its coaching per say but its lack of continuity. Umass does not enjoy the kind of coaching loyalty most its opponents enjoy. When you can find a good coach and hold on to him he can build and develop a solid coaching staff. As coaches recruit players they look for quality players that can fit into their system over the long term, who can learn from the uupperclassmen and be ready to compliment the rest of the team when ready. This is continuity.

If you look at UMass's most formidable opponents you see coach loyalty; Talley's 25 years at Villanova, McDonnell's 12 years at UNH, Matthew's 11 years at JMU etc. Delaware has had two coaches since UMass went to the Div.1AA championship in '78, Umass has had 7. All of the above teams have built systems that now succeed year in and year out.It's not about salaries, they are all comparable, it's not about support from fans and school, we compare well, it's all about continuity.

Coach Morris inherited a team without a starting qb and graduation of a lot of quality players, their replacements recruited by a coach who was already considering other jobs. Both years he has had to bring in many transfers to cover skill positions and he gets one year from them! Hardly a way to build continuity. If history holds true, coach Morris will eventually be gone also, either to a better job or a worse job.

The univeristy has problems keeping good coaches in the big mens teams. That means whatever it takes to create loyalty does not occur. Maybe it's a big university mentality with a small school approach to athletics. Who knows? In any event next year will prorbly look a lot like this year (and last year). Success can't come from new players inserted every one or two years and four year starters playing for at least two coaches. No continuity.

Anonymous said...

frank since your the one that controls this blog when are you going to grow a pair and let everybody know how it really is
or his playing hitler more your cup of tea

izy said...

OK, here is the post season analysis:
49% of the time the team played good.
49% of the time the team played bad,and 2% of the time luck was not in their favor. That's football. Could they have done better? Yes. At least they didn't play like Towson.
There is no need to point fingers, blame "him","them" the defense/offense or special teams or anyone else at this point. The season is over and consider this: for some of these guys so is their football career. Thats a bitter pill to choke on isn't it?
Before posting negative comments, consider that fact. We at least get to watch another year, they don't get to play. Hopefully a few get considered in the drafts. Good luck to all the seniors in their future.
Do we all like the results and did we want the team to get eliminated from the playoffs? No.
I am sure other teams,coaches and fans are saying the same about their team too. The point is they played and we watched and killed a few Saturdays. In my opinion, the team played good and I congratulate them for a hard played season.

Anonymous said...

who are the morons that vote for the all caa teams ?

Anonymous said...

Umass is moving to a new conference and Morris will be let go.

Anonymous said...

I could say something huge is going to happen to the program this week. Doesn't mean it's true.

BTW, the Buchanan Award winner is announced in January.

Anonymous said...

New head coach asap please john mcCutcheon

Anonymous said...

UMASS is moving to the MAC, which means 1A football. Morris is the head coach, like it or not. Lets support him. Call Delaware, Richmond, Rhode Island. They all took UMASS off of their schedule for next year!!! Get Excited UMASS!!! Lets stand behind our team

izy said...

I want to know where "anonymous" gets all the MISINFORMATION?
If you do not have credible and verifiable information, don't post it.
If you are here trolling, you would be better off on some other board.