Thursday, July 28, 2011

Thursday--July 28, 2011

Articles on UMass' home game with Big Ten opponent Indiana from MassLive's Jeff Thomas and the Gazette's Matty V. The UMass athletic dept has an article here.

BTW, Indiana has the recruiting coup of the year as they just signed the #1 QB in nation---- Gunner Kiel. Minutemen fans will probably see him at Gillette.

CBS Eye-on-Recruiting has another article on Gunner (great name for a QB) Kiel signing with the Hoosiers.

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Matty also reports the Patriots signed former UMass Kicker Chris Koepplin to a free agent contract.

The Sun Chronicle has a story on the Patriots' free agents and mentions Koepplin.

The Enterprise News reports on Greg Niland's signing with the Cardinals and has an image of him in a Northeastern jersey.

ArizonaFamily.com also mentions him in a story on the Cardinals free agents.

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The UMass website has video from the CAA Media Day with clips from Coach Morris and Tyler Holmes.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch has some notes from the CAA's Media Day.

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MassLive has a story on UMass getting ready for their final year in the CAA. Note that Coach Morris is quoted as saying Bowling Green transfer Kellen Pagel in the lead for starting QB.

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TSN has an an article about Villanova's decision is huge for the CAA. Key quote from coach Talley "Villanova coach Andy Talley said. "We were (recruiting) with a number of I-A players initially and then once the Big East decided to continue to do more study, we lost those kids. And now we're back to recruiting pretty solid I-AA players."

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Phil Steele has his UMass preview page up. Do the free pdf download before he pulls it.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Kip Kiel, Gunner's older brother, an outstanding QB in his own right and highly recruited out of high school, is currently a RS Sophomore at IU; no doubt this had some influence on his decision to elect Indiana over other schools. His father was a QB at Butler in the mid-80s; another brother is a QB at Illinois State. I'm looking forward to seeing Indiana at Gillette next year, but I am not sure if the younger Kiel will beat out his older brother! Also interesting that IU is playing its (presumably) first in the two-game series away rather than at home. Good scheduling by the AD.
Go UMass!