Friday, November 22, 2013

Friday--November 22, 2013

The UMass website has a Q & A with Minuteman OL Vincent Westcarr. Good to see Westcarr starting this year. He's a big dude at 6-4 330. If I were that big, people would have to pay me to let them live :)

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A.J. Doyle
Matty Vautour says Coach Molnar is committed to A. J. Doyle as UMass' quarterback-of-the-future. The article says the UMass coaching staff is not making a big push for a JUCO or fifth year transfer.

I dunno about this. We're 12th in the MAC in scoring offense, 12th in total offense, 12th in total offense, 12th in passing offense and 11th in passing efficiency. Minutemen quarterbacks have thrown 12 INT's and 8 TD passes. The defense has arguably played well enough for UMass to be 3-3 in league play. With a better offense, you could probably add a victory over Maine and we could have put a scare into BCS Vanderbilt.

Doyle has not been able to shake the injury bug. I would really like to see him catch fire, but can the program stand another double-digit loss total in 2014? In football, competition is good. If it were me, I'd strongly look for a JUCO or a fifth year gunslinger. One or two years would not derail Stafford's or West's career.

As I said in last Sunday's post, I saw UMass fans still buying Minutemen stuff after the Akron loss. The fanbase wants to get energized. I realize how big a jump we're making, but in 2014 UMass really needs some wins.

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Michigan Live says CMU looks to keep its bowl hopes alive against the Minutemen.

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The Boston Globe says Coach Molnar is staying positive.

ESPN Boston reports UMass is preparing for Central Michigan.

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Conflicted.

While surfing for football last night, I came upon UConn-Boston College. Who to root against?

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The win over UMass brought Terry Bouden a contract extension.

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Some big names mentioned in EMU's coaching search.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I can't buy into what Molnar is selling. He wanted to win for the seniors? Then why were so many starting defensive players standing on the sidelines while Akron marched down the field and scored the go ahead and winning touchdown. Missed opportunities to Win? Players miss every opportunity to win when they are left standing on the sideline and unable to do what they have worked so hard to do. This also occurred in the Maine and Vanderbilt games.Defensively, this team has improved greatly but this occurred only after the staff was forced to accept the fact that their 3/4 defense they started after the bell rang was a failure. Missed opportunities to Win?? Yes, but not by the players. Good riddance, Molnar and staff!