Saturday, December 29, 2012

Saturday--December 29th, 2012

UMass hoops plays Northern Illinois today at 4:00 pm EST. I suppose I shouldn't feel this way, but I can't help hoping the Minutemen win by about 35. During UMass' football visit the Huskies kept the petal to the metal the whole game, including the last ten minutes.

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According to the Boston College Blog "BC Interruption" Eagles coach Steve Addazio offered the job of defensive coordinator to former UMass player and coach Joe Cullen.

Cullen's Jaguars bio.

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Rich Barnes/USA Today image
John Griffin has been promoted from the Jets practice squad to the active roster.

Another story about his promotion here.

Griffin's Jets page.

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The MAC scored its second bowl victory when Ohio crushed ULM in the Independence Bowl 45-14.

The Bobcats set four Independence Bowl records in their win.

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2 comments:

prof. said...

Frank,

Did you ever make it down to see the Boardwalk Bowl (in '71 or '72, I think) played at the old Atlantic City Convention Center (indoors!) with Piel Pennington at QB? He must have been a sophomore if memory serves me correctly? Wasn't this the last bowl game in which UMass played before the
1A-1AA split in '78?

UMass74 said...

I din't get to go the the Boardwalk Bowl. I used to have a tape of the game, but I don't know where it went.

That was a pretty good UMass squad. I think you are correct about that being the last post season game that was not FCS playoffs.