Friday, December 20, 2013

Friday--December 20, 2013

Dan Malone reports on two UMass verbals who have flipped to another school.

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Jimmy Kelly of Hustle Belt reviews UMass football in 2013.

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Ball State announces their future OOC schedule. Can you see any differences from the Minutemen's ?

UMass 2014

  • Boston College
  • Colorado
  • Vanderbilt
  • Penn State
Ball State 2014
  • Iowa
  • Army
  • Colgate
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A Hustle Belt writer ranks the five MAC Bowl games.

Toledo gets two players invited to the East-West Shrine game.

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I played football for umass over the past 5 years, my face is all over the football program and in the video that linked. From the inside many of you do not have a clue what is going on in our football program. I was recruited here by coach brown and coach morris. I knew that as a fcs player the coaching staff could change after all every fcs coach goal is to become a bcs coach.

During my time here I became really close to my old coaching staff and still talk to them today. I am also close to our new coaching staff. We have came a long way although the win and losses do not show it. I would like for everyone to continue to support our team (you still can have your opinion)because I know they will continue to play hard for Umass.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your efforts in building UMASS into a FBS program. You , more than most realize it is happening, but takes time. Please get more ex players involved in the program, we need more ex players like you who care. Thank you again, and remain vocal in your support of UMASS football.

Anonymous said...

There are few and I will say only a few players leaving the program that still support the current coaching staff. I have watched the program for five years, while watching a relative play his heart out for UMass Football. He dressed as a freshman and was a starter during every season thereafter, whether injured or healthy. I mention his status only to dis-spell any notion of appearing to be a sore sport who had a grudge about him sitting on the bench. This current staff threw these guys to the wolves,and right from the start. Molnar did not show any support for the FCS recruited players. Molnar stepped in and immediately made it clear to them that they were not part of his vision and also went as far as expressing to them (FCS) to stay clear of his recruits (FBS) who are the future of this program,and not them. There is an investigation going on behind the scenes that may or may not expose the true turmoil that this program is in. I anticipate changes because if not this program is in doubt. Ask the top players that in the last two seasons decided to leave. It is sad to have spent this many years supporting a program that constantly takes one step forward and two steps back. Support can only be encouraged when the difficult but correct changes are made. Make no mistake about it, he wore his number with pride and the UMass logo with even greater pride, which makes the last five years so bitter sweet.
I was proud to watch these players give it their all game after game. Lets now get some coaches that are ready to do the same.

Anonymous said...

Well, I know your relative is was not this years captain, who barely dressed for most games. His silence this year spoke volumes to me. I hope I was wrong in thinking we had no leaders this year.

UMass74 said...

OK, I try to walk the line between allowing free speech and and moderating the over-the-top stuff.

Flame wars don't have much information content, so let's stop this one before it ramps up.

My view is that if you have a beef with the coaching staff, take to the AD. That's what he's paid for. I can't see commenting anonymously to a blog thread as helping the program.

Anonymous said...

Umas74, I applaud your support and enthusiasm for this program and I have enjoyed logging onto UMASS Football Blog on a daily basis for the past five years. I also applaud your zest and energy in your travels to as many games as possible, and reporting back the excitement and camaraderie of the fans who traveled with you and the team.
I have to assume you do not have a connection to the team other than as an observers, so I can understand your stance regarding flame wars. Having said that, I do have a connection to the team and I do know quite a bit about what is going on behind the scenes. As for reaching out to the AD, this is where those on the outside haven't a clue, so I will leave that alone because many already have a very good understanding as to where he stands. This is not flame wars,it is just the echos of voices that have been suppressed all season by intimidation of loss of scholarship and or of benching. Voices will be heard as soon as this staff lacks the ability to hurt one of the many athletes that have endured so much from a staff that is clinging to an image of professionalism and competence. All I can say is, if you only knew, if you only knew. Well soon you will and soon you will reevaluate how you approach censoring your blog. We haven't forgotten Penn State so soon, have we? And posting anonymously is only to protect those players who could be hurt.