Thursday, April 19, 2012

Thursday---April 19th, 2012

Matty V. has a story about new defensive coordinator Phil Elamassian's take on the defensive progress this spring.


I had tried to check what defensive scheme Elamassian prefered, but could not find a reference at any of his previous jobs. Matty reports we are switching back to the 4-3.

Elamassian praised DB's Antoine Tharpe, Christian Birt and Darren Thellen. Also drawing praise were Perry McIntyre and Greg Hilliard.

Hilliard is the one name that UMass fans have not heard a lot about.  In 2011 he went 10-0 GP-GS 5 UT 3 AT 8 TT 0.5-3 TFL 0.5-3 Sacks.

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A couple of more posts from BC Interruption on the end of the Commonwealth Classic and the future BC Vs UMass football schedule.

As Coach Molnar says --- UMass wants to be "New England's team".  BC is simply helping by scheduling itself out of New England.

I stand by my prediction that BC will find a reason not to play UMass after the first time we beat them.

BTW, the Eagles drew 200 fans to their spring game.

Boston.com has a story about BC dropping UMass.

Relavent quote for UMass fans:

What BC apparently does not want is another possible loss. It got one against UMass by a resounding 82-46 margin last November.

The Minutemen posted a 25-12 overall record and reached the NIT semifinals before losing to Stanford. BC finished with a 9-22 record and lost to North Carolina State in the first round of the ACC tournament
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ESPN has a story about Temple's survival.

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