Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Wednesday--October 16, 2013

The Bulls website has a 30 minute video press conference about the upcoming UMass-Bulls game.

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Rob Blanchflower has been named to the mid-season Mackey Award Watch List.

Dan Malone has more on Blanchflower's award. To me, it seems if Blanchflower is still showing some rust from his long injury layoff. He has dropped some balls and seems a half a step slower than last season. Hopefully, he will continue to heal; he adds a third dimension to the UMass offense when he's out there.

Blanchflower and Bailey-Smith both were mentioned in College Football Weekly Performance list.

The whole UMass defense was named  the Minutemen Athlete-of-the-week.

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Dan Malone says stopping Khalil Mack will be the UMass offensive line's toughest challenge so far. Mack has lived up to his preseason billing as the top NFL prospect in the MAC.

Controlling Mack will not be easy for UMass. Except for Blanchflower, the Minutemen do not have another big TE to block Mack. Dereck Beck is 205, Sharif Custis is 215, Brandon Howard is 250 and Ricardo Miller is 226.You wouldn't want Blanchflower tied up with blocking Mack because of Blanchflower's importance to the Minutemen's anemic offense. Mack eats up TE's anyway.

Quote from Malone's article:"Khalil got triple-teamed 13 times, and 17 times got double-teamed," Buffalo coach Jeff Quinn said of Western Michigan's game plan in the Bulls' 33-0 win Saturday. "He was either triple-or double-teamed 30 times in that game, and he still had six tackles, one sack, three pressures, a couple tackles for a loss, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and a pass breakup."

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Jimmy Kelly of Hustle Belt has a Q-and-A session with Buffalo blogger Bull Run.

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Former Bulls receiver Courtney Lester has caught on at defensive back.

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Hustle Belt also has the MAC Week #8 odds.

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The MAC Report Online has Week # 8 power ratings. UMass is not last.

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Michael Cox might start for the Giants against the Vikings. Good Luck Michael!!

The Washington Posts says Cox is the Giants only healthy running back.

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