Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tuesday--March 29, 2011

MassLive's Ron Chimelis comments on UMass' intended move to FBS football when its other sports are struggling. Two or three years ago does seem a long time in sports. It also seems as if that things run in cycles. When UMass was great in basketball, the A10 also had a bunch of good teams.

As everyone knows, I lack the hockey gene in my DNA, so I'm not really qualified to comment, but it did seem that UMass hockey lost a lot of talent prior to the season and the team should be capable of rebounding next year.

Basketball is more troubling. Since Calipari left, we have had maybe four or five coaches. The magic has not returned. Leaving Final Four appearances aside, a 20 win season now and then should be an achievable goal. UMass should be able to finish in the top three of the A10 more often than not.

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TSN's Craig Haley takes a look at FCS's probable number one NFL prospect Ben Ijalana.

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Since the 2010 season Wofford has booted five players off the team.

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Basketball is more troubling. Since Calipari left, we have had maybe four or five coaches. The magic has not returned. Leaving Final Four appearances aside, a 20 win season now and then should be an achievable goal. UMass should be able to finish in the top three of the A10 more often than not.

WHILE THE ABOVE WOULD BE SIGNIFICANTLY BETTER THAN WHERE WE HAVE BEEN, IS A 20 WIN SEASON NOW AND THEN THE GOAL???...IS THAT MEDIOCRITY OR SHOULD WE AIM HIGHER, LIKE 20 WIN SEASONS EVERY YEAR?

Anonymous said...

John calapari was the only reason umass hoops was good. We have never been good before or since him leaving.

Anonymous said...

Throughout its history, UMass basketball has been bad. Really bad. There is no reason for people to expect success because of what Calipari did. Changing coaches as often as they have won't help. Chances are they won't hit it big again with another coach like Calipari. Might as well just let Kellogg have the job for 10 years and see where he is after that.

UMass74 said...

Jack Leaman's UMass teams with Dr. J and Al Skinner will be surprised to hear they were not any good.

Back when Coach Leaman was taking UMass to the NIT, the NCAA was only taking 16 teams to their tournament. Those great Leaman teams were unquestionably NCAA tourney teams in today's standards.

Anonymous said...

Frank, you are right on about Jack Leaman and his teams. In fact it was one of Leaman's guys that got Calipari in the door at UMass . . . Rick Pitino!

Anonymous said...

A .632 winning % just isn't that good. Leaman was a good coach for UMass. Nothing more. UMass fans like to look at him as a great coach, and he was for UMass. That's it. The fact that Skinner, Pitino and DrJ played on those teams skews peoples views. Case in point, you first mentioned two of them.