Saturday, December 18, 2010

Satuday --- Dec 18th, 2010

The Orlando Sentinel recycles the Boston Globe story about UMass moving to the MAC.

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The Hartford Courant football blogger mentions restarting the UMass-UConn rivalry. That would be a nifty and natural consequence of going FBS...

It would also be a indicator on how well UMass does in FBS. UConn will insist on a two-for-one to resume the series. When UMass demands--- and gets--- a home-and-home then we've made it in FBS.

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Don Brown could be impacted as Maryland is expected to buy out the last year of Friedgen's contract.

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James Ihedigbo looks like he will be ready to go for the Jets Sunday game against the Steelers.

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All that travel apparently caught up with the Villanova Wildcats as they lost to the Eastern Washington Eagles 41-31 last night.

Villanova turned the ball over six times (four fumbles and two interceptions) in the loss. Eastern Washington ran out of Wildcat tackles all night and generally looked a lot fresher than Villanova. Even the Wildcat play calling was labored. It took them an eternity to get offensive calls in.

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The Delaware-Georgia Southern game will be at Noon on ESPN2. The Eagles are back running the Triple Option. Who do we root for for in that game????

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

espn confirmed it last night. were going to the mac. what does this mean for Morris? How many players and coaches are we adding with the move?

Anonymous said...

I watched the Villanova vs Eastern Washington game last nite. It appeared to me the Eastern Washington players were bigger and faster than Nova.

We know the key at every level of football is recruiting. If a coach can't recruit he will have a losing record. FCS teams can get transfers. Most players who transfer out of a FBS program want to play immediately and getting them to come to UM (MAC) will be more difficult. In the MAC we will need to recruit high school players. The 5'8" running back isn't going to be successful in the MAC.

Anonymous said...

the attendance for this delaware game is awful.

Anonymous said...

friedgen is not coming back to maryland. I have to think brown will go to vandy with franklin.