Monday, August 18, 2014

Monday--August 18th, 2014

I watched the Giants-Colts game on DVD last evening. Michael Cox, who finally had some blocking, ran well and ended up the Giants leading rusher. Cox totaled 7-32-1 TD. Julian Talley continued to catch everything thrown to him. Talley was also playing on special teams. The Colts had a couple of old foes, including Colt Anderson. Remember his leaping interception against the Minutemen at Montana? Seems like a long time ago. The Colts also have Zirlon Tipton, who flat ran over our asses the last two years.

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The Minutemen took an afternoon off and went to Northampton's Look Park.

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Dan Malone looks at Fabian Hoeller and Josh Bruns and their opportunity to start.

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The Boston Herald says Tajae Sharpe leads the Minutemen wide receivers.

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The Patriot Ledger says Boston College's special teams are in a state of transition.

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Both Vanderbilt and Penn State were in the "others receiving votes" section of the first AP 2014 football poll.

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Cleveland.com says the Toledo Rockets should have few equals in the MAC.

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Last Wednesday I attended the UMass Media Day I have some images in a Picasa Web album.

The Performance Center will be a big operational upgrade for the team. Probably most fans never saw the previous video room. It wouldn't have made a decent walk-in closet. Now the video guys have large working space. Video can be routed directly to the coaches' offices. Each position coach has an office big enough to have seats for his players. The training room is light and airy (a big change from the dungeon-like atmosphere of the old field house). The weight room is awesome! Having all the facilities in the same location should make a big boost in efficiency for the team and the coaches.






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