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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

Metro West reports questions abound for the Eagles.

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

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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