Monday, May 07, 2012

Monday--May 7, 2012

I was looking at potential reinforcements for this coming season. The UMass Spring roster has eleven redshirt freshmen. The list is offense-heavy.

In addition, we have a transfer:
With Rob Blanchflower, who went 18-206 1 TD in 2011 this group is TE heavy. Dan Foesel was the only three star recruit in last year's class. It will be interesting to see how Coach Molnar incorporates tight ends into the spread offense.


ESPN Boston has an aticle from Mass High School Football Coaches Annual Combine. The story has information about a number of recruits UMass has either offered or is interested in.


OT, but Coach Cal has his own website (natch!), and he has an article where he talks about his "any team, any time" approach when he was at UMass.


We had a comment with information about the players UMass has offered to at the Hun School, but Blogger has apparently vaporized it. If whoever wrote it will try again, I will try a second time to post the comment.



Anonymous said...

What I'm afraid of is that we hired a guy who's never been a head coach. I think the next two years will be a lot of trial and error from him.

Anonymous said...

I don't see any potential playmakers in that RS freshman class.I hope one of the true frosh we'll surprise(ie: Bedell or Giles).

Anonymous said...

Would you want morris back? I didn't think so

DEM said...

I too am curious about the role of tight ends in this offense. When assessing the receivers in an interview, Coach Molnar mentioned one of the TE's along with a few of the WR's - so maybe they are somewhat interchangeable with wide receivers in the spread offense? I'd be interested in hearing about that if anybody has any info.

UMass74 said...


Gee, an actual football question! I hope you start a trend :)

How do you use TE's in a spread offense?

Wider splits? Can someone who has actually played the game tell us?

Anonymous said...

Have you seen the patriots play? Good example of TEs being utilized in the spread.