Monday, December 05, 2011

Monday--December 5, 2011

UMass adds to the the coaching search committee: UMass Board of Trustees member Henry Thomas III and UMass Deputy Chancellor Todd Diacon.


The UMass Daily Collegian has an article on "What UMass can learn from the Patriots". We talk about upgrading football here, but as I keep saying, it's not just about football. It's about more opportunities for women's sports, more alumni involvement, more support from the state. As a UMass grad, it jerks my jaws when someone uses that "safety school" line on me.

Becoming a top flight public university like the University of Michigan or UCLA requires UMass to excel in all aspects. Athletics is just part of that.

All of us football types are just as interested in UMass having top shelf academics and research. I just don't understand the people who think the two are mutually exclusive. All the top flight public universities play DI football. Comparing UMass to Harvard or Yale or Cal Tech (as one facility senate member did) is mixing apples and oranges big time.


Three Pitt assistant coaches are moving to Arizona. The article mentions Calvin Magee as a candidate for the UMass HC job.


The "Hustle Belt" blog looks at the MAC's bowl invite candidates.


The CAA went 1-3 in the FCS playoffs Saturday. The CAA website has video and interviews from the games.


Keepers College Football Ratings has Maine a 15 point underdog to GSU in the next round of the playoffs.

TSN's Craig Daley looks at Saturday's FCS playoff games.