Thursday, July 25, 2013

Thursday--July 25, 2013

MassLive has an interview with college football guru Phil Steele concerning the state of UMass football going into the second year of FBS.

Steele gives a fairly optimistic view of the team. Since UMass won't have 85 scholarships until 2015, it would be unrealistic to expect the Minutemen to jump to the top of the MAC in its second year.

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Samuda #64/Taimy Alvarez image
Josh Samuda gets snaps with the Dolphins starting offensive line.

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John Griffin gets a mention in this article on the Jets.

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The Kennebec Journal  says the University of Maine Black Bears are looking forward to the 2013 season.

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Ann Arbor.com says Eastern Michigan's Ron English is on the hot seat this year. The Eagles and UMass are the only teams in the MAC with no appearances in the MAC Championship Game. Hopefully, around 2016 or so for UMass, that will change...

The South Bend Tribune says the MAC Conference avoids realignment.

Coach Molnar gets some quotes on the hiring of new Western Michigan HC P.J. Fleck.

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Matt Elam, James Ihedigbo's potential replacement as starting Safety for the Ravens, is off to a slow start.

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The "Giants 101" blog previews the G-men's backfield including Michael Cox.

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2 comments:

izy1 said...

good 2 part story from Steele, he makes good points. I hope that the boyz don't get beat up by Wisconsin, Kansas State and Vanderbilt to the point that they fall into a funk Hope they have a good season.

Anonymous said...

I believe this years team is going to surprise their opponents and fans. Players have added muscle, improved flexibility, endurance and speed since winter workouts and spring practice.

Can't wait to see them in action during camp. All I'm going to say is this:

Wisconsin better not sleep on this much improved group of football players!