Thursday, February 26, 2015

Thursday--February 26th, 2015

Remember Coach Whipple is at the UMass Club this evening to talk about the 2015 recruits and upcoming season.

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The UMass Twitter feed welcomes Kelton Brackett to the Minutemen.

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SB Nation is previewing all 128 FBS teams for 2015. This installment looks at UMass. They think things in Amherst are looking up and the Minutemen could flirt with a bowl bid in 2015.

Quote from the article:


"The passing numbers were even more impressive when you consider the total lack of big plays in the run game. Then-sophomores Shadrach Abrokwah and Lorenzo Woodley (a former star recruit) were rather successful in short-yardage situations, and their combined 39 percent opportunity rate (percentage of carries to gain at least five yards) was decent.

But UMass had just five rushes of at least 20 yards (only three teams had fewer) and two of at least 30 yards. "


As impressive a jump Whipple's offense made in 2014, we could get to another level with a better running game.

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Western Michigan hires one, promotes one.

USC adds the Broncos to its 2017 season. The Trojans have never played a MAC team before.

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The BC Blog"BC Interruption" explains how the Eagles ended up with two FCS opponents in 2015.

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New Jersey officials consider a bid for the college national championship game. Something like that would help college football in the Northeast.

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