Saturday, January 03, 2015

Saturday--January 3rd, 2015

We've looked at the 2014 Red Shirts. We've looked a the 2013 Redshirts.

On June 5th, UMass announced eight walk-ons were joining the Minutemen team. How many of them who will earn scholarships will also affect the number of scholarships available for 2015 recruits.

Libby #37
Joining the Minutemen as walk-ons were:

Alfred Adarkwah WR 6-4 175. DNP in 2014
Basit Denis OL/DL 6-2 280 DNP in 2014
J.T. Kelley WR 6-0 215 DNP in 2014
Andrew Libby Athlete 6-0 195 10 games played, 5-26 REC, 6-100 kickoff returns
Jon Lucier TE 6-6 215 DNP in 2014
Joe Previte OL/DL 6-2 285 DNP in 2014
Jeremy Rodriguez DB 6-2 205 DNP in 2014
Matthew Wylie K 6-5 190 2 games played. 6-311 kickoffs, 1 Extra point, 0-1 Field goal attempts.

Libby appeared in 10 games and will likely play a lot in 2015. Wylie had a tough start before being injured.  I would think the jury is still out on him. Rodriguez drew some favorable coaching mentions during summer practice. He could make the rotation in 2015. The two linemen Denis and Previte are good athletes, but neither has the length that FBS coaches crave these days for offensive linemen. The tallest player on UMass' D-line last year was 6-3, so both could have a future on defense.

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Toledo plays in the Go Daddy Bowl at 8:00 PM on Sunday. That's the last MAC team still playing. It's also the last FBS bowl (not counting Oregon-Ohio State).

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The new College Football Playoff games set a cable TV record.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

UMASS AD will be out the door by 1/9/15, final details being worked out...good news, as the department needs an enema.