Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wednesday--August 13th, 2014

The home uniforms poll showed a clear preference for the white helmets, maroon jerseys and white pants (58%). I think the "default" combination will be maroon helmets and maroon jerseys w/white pants, but we'll see on August 30th.

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Matty Vautour looks at veteran UMass DB Randall Jette. He also mentions potential CB starter Jackson Porter. Jette's UMass bio. Porter's bio.

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Dan Malone has a 30+ minute podcast with Daily Collegian writer Mark Chiarelli about UMass' first week of camp. Listening to them talks I was struck by how much last year was a lost year. The increases in depth and competition should have occurred in 2013.

Dan also has UMass working on situational plays.

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The UMass website has video featuring the Minutemen wide receivers.

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The Boston Herald features Todd Stafford's move to TE.

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The Sentinel & Enterprise has a feature on former UMass star Mike Dawson, who's now coaching with the Eagles. Dawson's Eagles bio. Two other Eagles coaches with UMass ties are Jerry Azzinaro and Bill McGovern.

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The Boston College blog "BC Interruption" looks at the Eagles-Maine game. The Black Bears, last year's CAA champs lost a ton of first-string All-CAA players to graduation. They could drop back into the middle of the CAA this year.

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The Worcester Telegram has a feature on Emil Igwenagu. He still keeps in touch with other UMass players including Rob Blanchflower.

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PreGame.com looks at the 2014 Minutemen as says UMass has the worst defensive front seven in the MAC and the secondary is flat out bad.

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OT, but BC Interruption has a post that says UMass, BU, Holy Cross and Northeastern have one thing in common---they all hate BC basketball.

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In MAC news

Ball State looks to regroup.

Buffalo strives for a MAC championship.

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Whipple know that taxpayers pay his salary? Open up your practices!!!

Anonymous said...

 "The increases in depth and competition should have occurred in 2013."

Case can be made that Kevin Morris failed far worse than Molnar in recruiting. Molnar recruited fairly well but coached and managed his personel poorly.

Anonymous said...

Vote on uniform didn't include maroon helmet, maroon jersey a white pants at home. Survey us totally void. No wonder so few responded to the "loaded" questions.