Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tuesday--August 16, 2011

LB Chad Hunte, DB Mike Lee and OL Stephane Milhim won the blue jerseys on Sunday. Coach Morris gives an update and talks about the OL and the DL.

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Matty V. has a story on UMass being picked #25 by TSN in a preseason poll.

The original TSN article here.

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Jeff Thomas has a story on the quarterback competition in training camp.

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Ron Chimelis says some Amherst locals are still pouting about Gillette.

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Thanks to the reader who sent me the link to a story that mentions 2011 recruit Brian Dowling.

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Vladimir Ducasse did not play well in last night's game against the Texans.

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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

ducasse will be released by the jets today according to reports.

Anonymous said...

Will someone please explain to me why the official football webpage stopped posting daily pics from the practice sessions. The first 3 days or so of camp it posted some really good pics but none since then.

Anonymous said...

I am an alum who lives in Concord MA. From Concord to campus is a round trip of 150 miles. I have had my football season ticket for at least 35 years. Count the round trips I have made in that time. To those local yokels pouting about Gilette....I shed no, none, zip, zilch tears for you. If you are afraid to drive the Mass. Pike a few times a season I hear Amherst High School has a fine football program.

UMass74 said...

I was holding my tongue on that story. Mrs. Blog and I drive down from Jaffrey, NH for every game, plus about 5 basketball games a year.

I know some Boston area alums who have season tickets to UMass basketball and hockey.

I guess some people's definition of "fan" is different from 99.9% of the rest of the country---and 90% of Massachusetts :)

Anonymous said...

Vlad played @ 3 positions last night, lg, rg, rt. Lots to remember mentally b4 trying to be physical and win a starting job. Ryan quoted as saying that is a tough thing to do, play 3...The Jets won't waive him..too much money and time spent developing him...their line is to thin right now anyhow....Vlad will learn and I'm sure he will be up to the task next game. As a former player, I would not want to have to learn to play 3 positions and learn all the different adjustment cadence calls coming off the line after lining up..I'm actually proud of him for attempting to do that...That tells me the jets have him pegged right now for the 6th lineman, regardless of position. I'd give Vlad another year b4 he is a solid starting OL..

Anonymous said...

As a umass football alum I watched vlad last night on almost every play. He didn't look like he belonged on an nfl field. He got a lineman hurt bad on his own team and the backup qb almost killed.

Anonymous said...

Ever try to learn an NFL playbook at one position? One position is extremly difficult, never mind 3. He obviously didn't help himself last night. NFL game speed is ludricus speed. He needs to see some more game speed and get adjusted. Not defending him, just saying..

Private ***hole, put her into ludricus speed. But, Sir Lord Helmet, we've never gone ludricus speed before. (Spaceballs, the movie), if you didn't get the joke!!!

Anonymous said...

People complain because the UMass fan base is in WMass, where the school is actually located. UMass is hoping that by moving to the other side of the state they can suddenly gain interest from people who haven't shown loyalty to UMass in the past. It's just not logical. They are turning their back not only on fans, but the entire UMass community, which they apparently don't realize isn't located outside of Providence.

TopUMassFan said...

I am a long time UMass football fan, attending my first games when I was in college at Westfield State. My commute to games became considerably longer when I graduated and returned to live on the North Shore. I became a bigger fan, travelling to away games, eventhough my commute increased.

Now, UMass is moving to Gillette. A shorter, much shorter, commute. I should be happy but, to a degree, I'm sad. I've come to love my drive (alone BTW) to and from Amherst. I love "The Hanger" and their wings after the game. Now I will have to find some other place to eat.

Bottom-line: Things change, not my devotion to the team. Gillette had to happen (remember, we must average 18,000 per home game to be FBS) or we would be looking at Patriot League or Northeast Conference. Let's hope the games return to Amherst someday; continue to be a UMass fan no matter where they play.