Friday, April 08, 2011

Friday---April 8, 2011

Matty V. has a feature on new UMass DC Frank Forucci. Some interesting stuff in the story. UMass will be switching to a "multiple" defense with a base 3-4.

Wikipedia on the 3-4 defense.

More than half of the NFL plays the 3-4.

And its spreading in college football.

I felt last year was an anomaly in UMass defense. With two rookie corners, I thought we played more of a "plain vanilla" defense to protect them. We should have greater depth in the secondary this year and that will allow us to do play more pressure defense.

Knowledgeable college football fans know defensive linemen are the toughest position to recruit. The 3-4 helps with that problem.


The UMass website has an article on former UMass player Tracey Belton who will be playing for the Georgia Force in the AFL tonight.

Georgia Force home page here.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- brings you more rumours about Villanova's proposed move to FBS.

Tuesday April 12th is the decision day. The Wildcats move or no move could have a big impact on UMass' decision to upgrade.


As long time readers of the blog know, I'm an amateur astronomer. Asteroid 4547 Massachusetts is at its closest approach to earth (1.794 AU) today.

There is, as yet, no asteroid designated "UMass" Geez, do I have to do everything myself?


Anonymous said...

Dudzinski was so predictable and boring. Never took anyy chances and cost us last season.

Anonymous said...

from a UMASS fan

heard Courtney Jackson and Shane Viveiros have been moved to outside linebacker