Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday--April 27th, 2012

Matty V. relates that Coach Molnar believes UMass is moving forward as Spring practice ends.

There will be no permanent captains in 2012.

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Jeff Thomas reports UMass will receive more than $6 million in guarantees from the FBS football games it has scheduled so far. Note that this is real spendable money, not accounting dollars.

As I have said many times, there will be some sacrifices by moving to FBS; moving off campus in not the least of them, but the athletic department will have their revenue stream in their own hands. That means we will still be playing football ten years from now.

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PennLive.com has a back-and-forth about Penn State scheduling UMass.

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The Worcester Telegram says Emil Igwenagu is hoping for a late round draft pick.

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Bleacher report has "50 teams guaranteed to be .500 or worse in 2012". UMass is #6. BC, Indiana and UConn are in there too.

Bleacher report also has a video about "small school" NFL draft prospects. Emil Igwenagu is the first player on the segment.
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Temple is also adding the spread offense this year.

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Slightly OT, but the Wall Street Journal has a story about how the NFL put a fork in defense.

The NY Giants Blog "Big Blue View" has an interview with former Giants CB Kerry Collins and he says the NFL is a couple of defensive rule changes shy of being the Pro Bowl.

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

These stories are ridiculous. I'm sure we could be one of the top 50 schools likely to go 0-12. This is expected as we make the transition and it really shouldn't come as as shock. Fans just need to stand by the team, cheer on good solid play and realize things will turn around.

Anonymous said...

Any chance the umass spring game is on TV?

UMass74 said...

I realize the Bleacher Report stories are goofy. I include them for the entertainment value.

Nobody takes them seriously.

Anonymous said...

Can I watch the spring game on tv?

UMass74 said...

Not that I know of.