Thursday, July 23, 2015

Thursday--July 23rd, 2015

I received the following information about the MAC Conference Media Day


2015 MAC FOOTBALL MEDIA DAY LIVE ON ESPN3;

WEDNESDAY, JULY 29 FROM FORD FIELD IN DETROIT

For Immediate Release—Monday, July 20, 2015

Cleveland, Ohio – The Mid-American Conference (MAC) will host its 2015 Football Media Day on Wednesday, July 29, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, from Ford Field in Detroit.  The MAC Football Media Day kicks off the 2015 season, which officially begins on Thursday, Sept. 3, and will conclude with the 2015 Marathon MAC Football Championship Game on Friday, Dec. 4 from Ford Field.

Once again this year’s MAC Football Media Day will be show live on ESPN3 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.  The ESPN3 production will highlight the league’s annual kickoff event as hosts Michael Reghi and Dustin Fox will visit with all MAC head coaches and several students throughout MAC Football Media Day.

Joining MAC Commissioner, Dr. Jon Steinbrecher for MAC Football Media Day will be head coaches from our member institutions and two students from each university.  Commissioner Steinbrecher will begin MAC Football Media Day and address the media at 11:00 am ET. All head coaches and students will be available to the media throughout the day.

In addition, the MAC will also have Michael Kelly, Chief Operating Officer of the College Football Playoff, and Bill Carollo, Coordinator of Football Officials for the Collegiate Officiating Consortium (MAC, Big Ten, Missouri Valley Conferences) as a participant in MAC Football Media Day.

Blake Frohnapfel and Jovan Santos-Knox will be the two UMass players who will accompany Coach Whipple to the Media Day.

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Dan Malone previews the UMass offensive line. One interesting player is former JUCO Ryan Johnson. He did not become eligible until after the season started last year. That meant he did not have summer camp. At 6-5 320 he was touted as a potential starter when he first signed. Johnson only has one year of eligibility left and it will be interesting to see if he cracks the starting lineup.

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Dan also has some comments on UMass AD Ryan Bamford's Twitter feed. Bamford says the Minutemen will play an FCS game every year. With a tough independent schedule coming up, a winnable FCS game will help.

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NFL.com has college football's 15 smartest players. The MAC is well represented.

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The Orlando Sentinel ranks Bowling Green as #36 in the nation, but says the Falcons' defense will have to mature quickly for Bowling Green to win the MAC championship.

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ESPN says Victor Cruz's return would make WR's a Giant strength.

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