Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Wednesday--Sept 4, 2013

UPDATE: UMass has the game notes for Maine up.

Matty V. says Maine is a big game for UMass.


Dan Malone reports on the progress being made by the Minutemen offensive line. He also says Shakur Nesmith is out for the Maine game. Rob Blanchflower and Jordan Broadnax are still listed as "questionable".

Dan has another injury report here.


Jimmy Kelly of "Hustle Belt" says UMass faces a different kind of challenge against Maine.

He also says injuries are the talk during the week before the Black Bears.


UMass is not the only MAC team to face an FCS squad this weekend. Central Michigan gets #11 New Hampshire. This could be a very tough test for the Chippewas as they lost both their star running back and starting QB against Michigan.

And Akron gets James Madison. The Dukes beat CCSU last week 38-14. JMU went 8-4 last year.


The UConn Blog says Towson is indisputably better than the 2012 and 2013 Minutemen.


Chip Kelly values versatility in players and that's why Emil Igwenagu made the team.


The Dolphins cut Josh Samuda. Hope he gets picked up by another team.



vetteson said...

I hope the coach has the QB ready. Currently the position is indecisive and imprecise. I don't think the backup can do any better. For the Spread to work it seems you need a really quick and accurate passer. The receivers are hardly involved with the offense. The upcoming Maine game will be what everyone is expecting, a barometer of the team's level. UMass must win the Maine game or it will give a lot of material tofuel to the detractors.

Anonymous said...

Agree, the offense has no identity. The fake throw after the handoff is our signature play. Unfortunately it leads to nothing, and it can't be considered a fake, if thats all you ever do.

izy1 said...

I kept my comments to myself last week, no sense in rubbing salt.
I agree with previous comments, Molnar needs to step it up in a big way.First season transition excuses are over.

Anonymous said...

Silence from the UMASS Athletic department regarding football. Why? Let's hear what they are thinking and what have they been doing? Saturday is the biggest game for them, in more ways than one. Get it done! GO UMASS