Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Wednesday--July 8th, 2015

The UMass website has a story about Jovan Santos-Knox being named to the Chuck Bednarik Award Watch list. That's the National Defensive player-of-the-Year folks.

Jovan's totals for 2014 were 12-12 GP-GS 53 UT 90 AT 143 TT 8.5-30 TFL 2.0-17 SACKS 6 BU 6 PD 3 FF.

Santos-Knox broke Kole Ayi's single season TT 1998 record (15 games) of 140.5.

Matty Vautour has a post about Santos-Knox.

Alex Alvarado mentions Jovan is the only MAC player on the Bednarik Award Watch list.

Dan Malone also has a story about Santos-Knox.

The return of Shane Huber should give the Minutemen one of the better inside linebacker tandems in the MAC. If Kassan Messiah can stay healthy, he and Trey Seals should be effective at OLB. Since our move to FBS, the defense has had a bend-but-don't-break mode of operation. Maybe in 2015 the defense start to be a force.


The Irish Illustrated continues its opponent previews, this time special teams.


The Star-Press has Ball State vs the preview magazines. Mentions "possibly rising UMass".


Football Scoop talks about Chip Kelly's offenses while at New Hampshire.


Victor Cruz inspires IMG Academy players.


2015 college football conference changes are effective as of July 1st.

The Examiner looks at the future of the AAC and mentions UMass.


The Las Vegas Review-Journal says Group of Five conference teams need to make a splash in college football this year.


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