Saturday, February 04, 2012

Saturday--February 4th, 2012

Thanks to the commenter who pointed out that Julian Talley is playing in  the Players All-Star Classic today.

Home page here.

Roster here (Talley's at the end).

Mocking the Draft says Talley has the best hands at the game.

The National Football post says Talley has stood out all week.

The 4:00pm Saturday game will be on some Cox and Comcast channels. Check your local listing.

Talley probably had his 2011 UMass numbers impacted by our QB troubles. I wonder how he would have done if Liam Coen had been throwing the ball for UMass. Or maybe Jeff Krohn. I think in Krohn's second year at UMass we had something like a dozen one minute or less scoring drives.

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Matty V says with UMass' move to FBS, players like Victor Cruz and James Ihedigbo won't be anomalies in the future.

Cruz and Ihedigbo have been creating a buzz for UMass athletics.

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Jeff Thomas reports that former UMass assistant coach Guido Falbo has been named HC at RPI.

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Chade Hunte was supposed to take recruit Vondell Langston to Antonio's during his recruiting visit. He forgot him.

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ESPN says UMass loaded up on recruits for the transition to FBS football. Quote from the article:

Langston, a product of one of the Northeast's most successful programs, is considered a top sleeper by ESPNU.

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Frank, I agree about Talley. With an accurate quarterback, he would have had an excellent season.

UMass74 said...

Our longest pass play in 2011 was only 58 yards and that was short out to Igwenagu who broke it for a TD.

I think Talley could have gone vertical a lot more if we had a QB who could've gotten him the ball.

Anonymous said...

from the Top Roww #3

Some will call him crazy but . . .

If J Talley gets a reasonable chance with a pro team he will do as well as V Cruz. Talley is that good.

Cruz had Coen throwing to him for a while and that sure helped. Talley is as good as Victor and could do very well.

All three of us are very big Victor fans and could not understand at all how the previous coaches did not see him as a very good receiver who we needed to get the ball.

Talley we feel the same about.

Rowmates #2 & #3 both think that the big OT who wears 72 could do as well as Vlad did as a Senior and could be a pro pick also. All three of us still vividly remember him picking up and body slamming the Bill N Mary DE in his first game at UMass and then standing over him while the play was going on. That was something to see. We all think that the best place for T Holmes to go would be to the CFL where smaller LB's do well. He seems very well suited to the CFL game.

for now

Have a Nice Day ! ! !