Monday, August 04, 2014

Monday--August 4th, 2014 First day of Fall Camp

Matty V. has a story about Coach Whipple being ready to go.  A couple of points about the article. Matty reports the team will use the Gladchuck practice fields more often than Molnar did. I would speculate that's an attempt to preserve the currently awesome looking new surface at McGuirk. UMass could use a turf practice field. Delaware, for example, has two.

The other thing is two 2014 recruits Randall West and Lamarriel Taylor will grayshirt. I believe the addition of Drew Harris put UMass over the NCAA mandated limit of 24 recruits in one year, so somebody had to be grayshirted.


Dan Malone also has a story about Coach Whipple being anxious to get going on the start of the 2014 season.


Dan also has a special teams primer for 2014 training camp. One addition I would make would be to add Jordan Broadnax to the kick return team. In 2012, Broadnax had 44-932 21.2 AVE 61 LONG. Between Broadnax and Trey Dudley-Giles UMass could have one the top return squads in the MAC.


The Giants beat the Bills in the Hall-of-fame game. Victor Cruz only played a couple of series. Julian Talley just missed a leaping catch as pass was just beyond his fingertips. Talley was wearing #19.

Michael Cox had a number of carries late in the game. When he had some room, he ran well. He also had some pretty crappy blocking from the reserve offensive line.


The Boston Globe says Boston College is out to prove people wrong.

Metro West reports questions abound for the Eagles.


Steelers Depot says Rob Blanchflower is still out of Pittsburgh's camp with an injury.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Whipple is practicing on grass, looking to preserve bodies, not preserving artificial turf.