Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thursday--April 17th, 2014

Well yesterday was a busy day. I went from Jaffrey, NH to the Lehey Clinic in Burlington, MA and from there to Amherst to see the Spring Game.

It was fun. The players continue to have high energy. I got to talk with Coach Hodges, Sign Man, Matty Vautour, Andy (who does the photography for Maroon Musket) and several of the players parents. It felt like a November game with temperatures in the high 30's.

Again, the defense was still ahead of the offense, but the two JUCO offensive linemen, the two JUCO TE's, Alex Kenney and Blake Frohnapfel are not yet with the team.

I took a lot of images and I'll try to have an album up soon. Click on the images below and Blogger displays a larger view.





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UMass Athletics has video and a story from the game.

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Dan Malone has five questions with Coach Whipple.

Dan has a story from the game.

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Matty Vautour also has a Spring Game story.

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The UMass Daily Collegian says UMass continues to move in a new direction.

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The Boston Herald reports the Spring Game was a work in progress.

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

IMO,Doyle has made little progress in 2+ years. It all comes down to the QB, if the Marshall transfer can't beat out Doyle were in BIG trouble! WR's, and the D looked good, O line WIP, RB's look deep. Punting and kickoff 's were bad. Tom '72

UMass74 said...

I talked to a couple of people who thought Doyle was making progress in practice. Down on the field he looked bigger and stronger than last year. He's never been under center and Whipple and Coen have another four months before Boston College. UMass is going to need him one way or another.

Anonymous said...

Frohnapfel needs to win the starting job, I'm sorry but Doyle is not a MAC level starter, he's going to be a Jr. next year and last night he looks exactly the way he did last year ie: always quick to take off and run instead of letting a play develop, weak arm strength and poor decisions when passing. If he's our starter next year its gonna be another LONG year

Anonymous said...

sogratoAgree with the comments about Doyle.
Met Lorenzo Woodleys father who flew up from Miami and did not like the cold weather.
Was impressed by # 52 Vondell Langston and by # 43 a fellow Saint Johns of Shrewsbury grad who ran with power and speed.
Also spoke with Taj Torres from Amherst High who is the 2 time State Champion in the 55 Meter .All in all it was good to watch some football and watch some people hit each other

Anonymous said...

Bob A. Hohler strikes again in todays Globe. Another attempt to chip away at UMASS. Pathetic. At list accounts receivable, not just accounts payable Bob, or is that too fair?