Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Tuesday----August 5th, 2014

Stanley Andre #35
Dan Malone continues his UMass Top-25 series with a post on Minuteman LB Stanley Andre.

Andre's UMass bio.

Andre is one of the few UMass seniors, so he'll be the leader of the Minutemen defense as well as one of it's leading tacklers. At 6-2 240 he has FBS size. With a young and fairly light DL, the two MLB's in the the 3-4 are going to have to be the run-stoppers. If the 3-4 is going to work, the defense needs some TFL and more stops around the line of scrimmage. Last year the defense had 46-133 in TFL; opponents went 80-203.

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Dan has observations from the first day of UMass camp.

Dan also has Whipple and the team are pleased to get working.

He also has Todd Stafford moves to TE. At 6-7 250 he has an NFL-sized body, so he has the potential to make an impact as a TE. Anyway, it'll be light years more fun than walking the sidelines with a clipboard.

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Matty Vautour has a story about the first day of Fall camp with lots of quotes from players as well as RB coach Marcel Shipp.

Matty notes the return of Michael Boland. Three potential starters Jean Sifrin, Liam Porter and Ryan Johnson are all sitting out while they finish a summer course.

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The Boston Herald says Mark Whipple hopes to get UMass back on track.

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This article mentions Michael Cox's nice one-handed catch in the Giants win over the Bills.

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In MAC conference news, Buffalo looks to build on success.

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Two players leave Boston College's football program.

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New Vanderbilt HC Derek Mason moves the Commodores to closed practices.

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Penn Live.com has a story from Penn States Media Day and tons of links to Nittany Lion football articles.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What's the deal with Sifrin? He's finishing a summer course in August?