Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Wednesday -- August 28th, 2012

UPDATE: UMass has its game notes for UConn up (.pdf). It includes a depth chart (page #7) and a numerical roster (pages #10-11). The roster and depth chart seem accurate.

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Matty V. says three true freshman will start for the Minutemen Thursday. Michael Boland will start at RG, Blake Lucas will kick and Tajae Sharpe will be one of the WR's.

In addition, Freshman QB A.J. Doyle will not redshirt and will be the #2 QB this season.

Matty also has a MAC conference preview.

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MassLive's Harry Plumer has an interesting story about how five teams (including UConn) did in their first year as FBS/I-A.

UConn, you will recall, was not a very successful FCS team when they made the jump. If I remember right, they had made only one or two playoff appearances and never made the Championship game.

The Huskies went 3-8 in 2000. UConn followed with 2-9 in 2001. In 2002 they had their breakthrough season going 6-6 with wins over Navy and and Iowa State.

UConn 2000 Results
Overall
3-8

Date     Opponent / Event     Location     Time / Result
09/02/00     at Eastern Michigan     Ypsilanti, Mich.     L, 32-25
09/09/00     vs. Colgate     Storrs, Conn.     W, 37-7
09/16/00     at Buffalo     Amherst, NY     W, 24-21
09/23/00     vs. Northeastern     Storrs, Conn.     L, 35-27
09/30/00     at Louisville     Louisville, Kent.     L, 41-22
10/07/00     at Boston College     Chestnut Hill, Mass.     L, 55-3
10/21/00     at Akron     Akron, OH     W, 38-35
10/28/00     vs. USF     Storrs, Conn.     L, 21-13
11/04/00     vs. Middle Tennessee State     Storrs, Conn.     L, 66-10
11/11/00     vs. Rhode Island     Storrs, Conn.     L, 26-21
11/18/00     at Ball State     Muncie, IN

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Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free Press previews Michigan's schedule.

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UConn names their 2012 Captains: Adam Masters, Jory Johnson, Nick Williams and Blidi Wreh-Wilson.

Lyle McCombs becomes a dominate force.

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Night of the Turk:
Emil Igwenagu survived the first round of cuts by the Eagles. The article has some quotes by Emil.

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The Indiana Blog "Crimson Quarry" looks at the Hoosiers offensive line.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Naming AJ Doyle as the #2 QB(no RS) means if you read in between the lines that Pagel most likely will be out all year!

TopUMassFan said...

They could RS Doyle next year if Pagel returns from a med RS, yes? Not sure they'd want to do that but it is possible?