Monday, September 16, 2013

Monday--September 16, 2013

Dan Malone has a story about UMass adopting the 3-4 defense.

Except for the Maine game, I don't what's the problem is with the UMass defense. Since we have joined FBS UMass has played 15 games----- 7 against BCS teams. If Bear Bryant was coaching UMass and Vince Lombardi was his defensive coordinator, the Minutemen's record would not have changed. The defense has only received about 1/3 of the two FBS recruiting classes. It's just way too early to be ranting about the defense. I know everybody  wants to win and be good, but it's going to be more of a process than 1.25 years :)

FCS is having a banner year. Usually FCS teams go about 3-70 against FBS teams. This year, they're giving everyone a hard time.

See this story:" Buffalo looks to feast on Stony Brook". It took the Bulls five overtimes to beat the Sea Wolves...

 That does not mean that next year that will this continue. That does not mean FCS is a viable Division.

Dan also has A.J. Doyle responds to adversity.


Kansas State's Bill Snyder has always been willing to take JUCO's and several JUCO recruits took in the UMass game.


UMass' next football opponent continues to struggle with the fallout from the gang rape incident involving four Commodore players.

Vandy Blog "Anchor of Gold" wonder if Chris Boyd should be allowed to rejoin the team.

Alcorn State suspended on the the players involved after one day with the Braves.

Vandy players have been banned from a popular Nashville bar.


Western Michigan is having a difficult season. The Broncos lost to Nichols State two weeks ago. Unlike Maine, the Colonels were picked last in Southland Conference. Prior to their win over WMU, Nichols State's only two wins since 2010 were over NAIA schools. The Broncos get Iowa next.


Brandon London is having an unproductive season for the Larks.

London did have a TD catch against the B.C. Lions Sunday.



Anonymous said...

They're still playing children fresh out of HIGHSCHOOL against juniors and seniors on d1 football teams. No wonder were a losing team. Doesn't take science to figure that one out. This staff has considered these next couple of years a wash until "their boys" are grown up to do the job.

Anonymous said...

The media and casual fan does not understand this simple fact. UMASS has done a bad job in educating the public about the move, why Foxboro, and what to expect, based on past experience from other teams,ie Uconn, who went something like 5-17 during their 1st couple of years,playing a mixed 1A,1AA schedule. Also Coach Molnar has been overly optimistic in his predictions. ie Operation 50k last year, saying players are light years better this year, and then many of these players not even seeing the field. Also they should show the math of 1A vs where we would be financially in 1AA. These guarantes are putting us closer to breaking even, something 1AA would never allow. Stick with the plan UMASS and let people know the plan.