Thursday, February 02, 2012

Thursday--February 2nd, 2012






Image from the reception at the Amherst Brewery last night.

There was a pretty good crowd at the reception. The staff had to bring in extra tables.

I spoke with Coach Molnar, his son Charlie Molnar Jr, and had an extended conversation with QB coach Nick Rolovich. The staff is not yet complete. Molnar introduced other of his coaches---quickly, so I did not get all the names, but they seemed to be the same names announced in the newspapers recently.

I asked Coach Molnar about the killer 2012 schedule he inherited and he said "I knew that when I applied for the job". He again said he wanted to make UMass a top MAC team by 2014 or so. If he meets his goal, he and his staff could probably write their tickets to a BCS program.

All three coaches I spoke with said recruiting went well, given the time constraints. They said the staff was working well together and they were happy to be in Amherst.

As for the recruits, UMass signed 21 of 22 players that took a campus visit and the 22nd is still in play.

UMass signed 16 team captains (something that Jimmie Reid used to do).

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Matty V article on UMass' 2012 signing.

UMass Athletic Dept news release on the recruits.

The Boston Herald has 24 recruits for the climb.

MassLive has UMass inks 24 recruits on signing day.

SB Nation has a short article on the UMass signing class.

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Temple says they had the best signing class in the MAC.

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I'll have more on the recruits I haven't covered yet in the next few days.

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A dark draft beer at the Amherst Brewing Co was $5.19. Mrs Blog and I have got to get to the big city more often.

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