Friday, December 23, 2011

Friday--December 23, 2011

No UMass related news on the Internet this morning, but some MAC related news.

Akron waited a while to name a coach, but they landed former Auburn HC Terry Bowden. He's been coaching DII North Alabama and has gone 29-10.

This a a big hire for the Zips and the league. Akron actually has good facilities and Bowden could make an impact in a hurry.

Akron spent $61 million on their facilities in 2007 to upgrade their field. If you haven't seen it, take a look.

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Boston College has hired former Kent State HC Doug Martin as their offensive coordinator.

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Back in the CAA, New Hampshire has turned the page after their playoff loss to Montana State. With sub-par facilities even for FCS, New Hampshire has made the playoffs eight consecutive years and their senior class went 37-15 including 3-1 against UMass.

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The FCS Championship game between Sam Houston State and North Dakota State is a sellout.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Akron's new upgrade to it's on-campus stadium is exactly what our University should aim for. It's intimate, has a new field house, an impressive press box, and is well suited to the needs of the school. Well, maybe in a few years....

Merry Christmas to all of you and your families! Go UMass!

Anonymous said...

Bowden's a high profile guy. Good hire for the Zips.

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't mind coach Crist or coach picucci coming back either. I just hope we get a quality defensive coordinator. The last two after brown have been terrible.

TopUMassFan said...

Merry Christmas to to you, Frank, Mrs. Blog and the rest of UMass Nation!