Friday, June 20, 2014

Friday--June 20th, 2014

The BC blog "Soaring to Glory" as a post entitled "Mark Whipple melodrama".

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The UMass website reports Trey Dudley-Giles and Tajae Sharpe win preseason All-MAC honors from Athlon Sports.

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Matty Vautour speculates if hockey could join UMass football and Lax in playing a game at Gillette.

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Lancaster online says the UMass Marching Band will be at the Penn State game. Just more icing on the cake for Minutemen fans visiting Happy Valley. Mrs Blog and I are going. Hope we get a bunch of UMass fans to visit that famous stadium.

James Franklin want 107,000 fans for all five Penn State home games.

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Could the new Power Five conference poach players from non-power conferences with no transfer restrictions?

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USA Today ranks Vanderbit #74 in its preseason rankings.

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4 comments:

TopUMassFan said...

Frankly, I don't care if "Soaring to Glory" care about the Minutemen succeeding or not.

As a fan of College football, I'm wondering if BC will ever succeed again. Flutie and Ryan and not much else. They choke every year they have a chance at a big Bowl. UMass will be FBS for its third year; how many years has BC been hanging with, not the big dogs but, rather, the pups? TOO LONG!

UMass74 said...

BC has been double-digit underdogs in most of the 2014 lines released so far.

Anonymous said...

I think many teams will be surprised by how well a MW-coached team will play this year. The recruiting has been very good over the last two years, with appropriate credit given to Mr. Molnar and his staff in their efforts. If the Offensive and Defensive lines can prove their mettle, and we can find a gem or two among the receiving corp, then there is no telling how successful this team will be. This is a young team with battle scars. It will galvanize around Mr. Whipple and his staff, with a new sense of urgency. Collectively, it has experience, perspective,and true leadership; Mr. Whipple understands young men and the limitations of the talent with which he has to work. I am very excited to see the pro-style offense. It is certainly going to alleviate much of the pressure on the o-line and whoever the qb will be. And the defense will have far less pressure on them to keep games respectable. When Mr. Whipple was hired, I breathed a sigh of relief. Now, I am more thankful than ever. We have an excellent man leading our team into the future.

Anonymous said...

Have our reservations for our hotel.
The " Steal your face flag" will be flying in Happy Valley.