Thursday, December 11, 2014

Thursday--December 11th, 2014

Dan Malone and Andrew Cyr of the UMass Daily Collegian have a podcast recapping the 2014 UMass football season and look ahead to 2015.

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Dan continues his position review of the 2014 team, this time with linebackers.

The starters were:

Kessan Messiah JU GP-GS 11-9 24 UT 45 At 69 TT 5.5 TFL 3 SACK
Stanley Andre SR GP-GS 12-12 39 UT 89 AT 128 TT 3.5 TFL 1.0 SACK
Jovan Santos-Knox SO GP-GS  12-12 53 AT 90 AT 143 TT 8.5 TFL 2.0 INT (First team All-MAC)
Trey Seals RSJR GP-GS 9-9 13 UT 29 AT 42 TT 4.5 TFL 2.5 SACKS

In the rotation:

Da'Sean Downey FR GP-GS 12-5 16 UT 19 AT 35 TT
Steve Casali FSFR GP-GS 12-0 10 UT 12 AT 23 TT 0.5 TFL
Vondell Langston RSSO GP-GS 12-0 10 UT 10 AT 20 TT 1.5 TFL 0.5 SACK
John Robinson-Woodgett SO GP-GS 11-0 9 UT 14 AT 23 TT 1.5 TFL
Peter Ngobidi SO GP-GS 10-0 2 UT 6 AT 8 TT 1.0 TFL

Reserves:

Shane Huber SO Medical Redshirt
Andrew Ellis RSFR
Adam Richard SO
Michael McKenna JR
Jeremy Rodriguez

2015 Recruits

Teddy Adkins

In 2014 UMass finished 9th in rushing defense, 11th in total defense and 11th in sacks. The Minutemen were more competitive in more games this year, but lacked big plays by the defense. The Minutemen linebackers made a lot of tackles, however many were eight yards down the field. Jovan Santos-Knox is a leader and he doesn't like to loose. The linebacker corps just didn't make many impact plays. Opponents lost only five fumbles in 2014.

However, we lose only Andre to graduation. The return of Shane Huber should help. The rest of the linebacking squad should be bigger and stronger.

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Marshall fans are not happy to be playing NIU in the Boca Raton Bowl. The Herd's website defends...

CMU will receive $450,000 to play in the Bahamas Bowl.

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