Sunday, March 25, 2012

Sunday--March 25th, 2012

UMass seniors
UMass spring practice starts Tuesday, March 27th. Let's look at who has to be replaced.The Minutemen graduated 15 seniors. The seniors comprised the majority of the offensive production.

Receptions:
That's 198-2311 11 TD's total receiving production. All receptions totaled 221-2560 13 TDS. UMass lost 89.5% of  receptions, 90.2% of the yardage and  84% of receiving TD's.

Rushing:
  • Jonathan Hernandez RB 261-1190 12 TD 99.3 yards/game
  • Julian Talley WR 7-134 2 TD's 12.2 yards/game
  • Jesse Julmiste WR 6-564.5 yards/game
  • Emil Igwenagu TE 4-7 0.6 yards game.
Total rushing production of the seniors was 313-1549-16 TD's. All UMass rushing was 404-1761. In 2012 UMass will have to replace  87.9% of rushes, 87.9% of the rushing yards and 84.2% of rushing TD's.

Punt returns:
  • Julian Talley 15-122 
  • Jesse Julmiste 1-2 
Team totals 16-124. UMass will have to replace 100% of the punt return yardage in 2012.

Kick Returns:
  • Jesse Julmiste 32-789 2 TD's
  • Julian Talley 1-8
  • Kirk Nelms 1-20 (non-senior loss) 
 Total kick returns 54-1061 2 TD's. In 2012 the Minutemen will lose 62.9% of the returns and 77.0% the kick return yardage.

Coach Molnar and staff will need to find a lot of productive replacements on offense this year.

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