Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Tuesday--October 20th, 2015

UMass has its game notes for Toledo up.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

The undefeated Rockets moved to #19 in the AP poll. That's Toledo's highest ranking since 1997.

------------------------------------------------------------------------

Matty Vautour has a post on Tajae Sharpe and how he fits in with UMass' all-time greats at wide receiver.

Matty only covers the "modern" era players. I guess I could be considered a pre-modern era fan. Steve Schubert and Tim Berra were among the best I watched. Jason Peebler and Rasheed Rancher are one and two in average-yards/catch in the UMass record book.

Whipple says the UMass mistakes are correctable.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Dan Malone reports UMass is not a confident group right now.

Whipple scouts the Toledo Rockets.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bob McGovern says Whipple is still the man for UMass.

------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sports Chat Place says take UMass and the points.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------

The UMass students were well-behaved during the Minutemen's Homecoming activities.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Ohio.com says the Golden Flashes defenders stood tall against the Minutemen.

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

UMass student photojournalist Alex Zabrecky has a story on what it's like to photograph a game from the sidelines.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Toledo's success in football is helping the university recruit students.

------------------------------------------------------------------------

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

The mistakes are correctable? OK, straighten out kickoffs, extra points, field goals, and stop fair catching every punt!! That is a start.

2010 said...

It amazes me how quickly people are ready to jump down the throat of Whipple. I want the team to win now as much as anyone, but that just isn't reality right now.

The team is trying to compete against teams with a lot more size and depth. UMass is still at least another 2-3 years away from a .500 season based solely off of those 2 facts alone. I was not at the game Saturday, but from everything I've read and seen in the stats, it looks like they put up a total non-effort, so I get where everyone is coming from. But remember, this is a process, the team isn't going to be a Bowl-eligible team overnight. I'm sure the players are sick of losing all the time too, if not more so than the fans.

Let the program take the lumps now with the hopes of learning from them for future successes.

UMass74 said...

Out of bounds kickoffs are driving me nuts!

minutefanjsf said...

@ Anonymous. The out of bounds kick offs need attention for sure, but the place kicking game is on track at this point. Laurent is doing well and Caggiano is ready to be there for the long haul. As to fair catching punts, that is what happens on the overwhelming majority of D1 and NFL punts. Punters are just too good. That is not sarcasm.

izy1 said...

Whipple is not the problem. Molnar WAS a problem with piss poor coaching and bad recruiting. The program has evolved in the positive with Whipple and I give credit to the guys on team but- I agree with other comments that the defense is undersized for some of the teams they face. The team is playing better now than 2 seasons ago. Offense has got to get a handle on stopping the rush. Kicking is erratic. All things considered, it still will take time to be competitive. Not sure what future division plans are, but everything else is a step up from where they are now. Next game will be full of lumps-at least the sky aint falling. GO UMASS!

Anonymous said...

We're frustrated because this team is underperforming. Six wins this season were (or are) not unreasonable. And it's not that were not winning that concerns most, but rather, how we are losing.

Anonymous said...

Maybe if the preseason chatter centered around maybe winning 4 or perhaps 5 games this season...an incremental improvement over last season's three wins. But somehow the articles, the chatter, the twitter, the facebook and everywhere else you looked had this team challenging for the MAC East title and they'd surely be headed for a BOWL GAME!??? Who the hell started this crap? Someone needed to put a stop to that baloney before it spread, but spread it did, and before long we read message board posts about us taking 2 out of the 4 OOC games, and then we'd tear through the MAC schedule showing everyone who's boss. Now we sit at 1-5 and unless a miracle happens in Foxboro, probably 1-6 by dinner time on Saturday. You BET the fans are disappointed, but they have no one to blame but themselves for believing in very false high expectations. Granted some things didn't go quite as expected such as qb play and complete lack of a running game.

Anonymous said...

WOW-- This team never learns! After another anemic game, one of the seniors says confidence is at an all time high, and they will win. SMH. This team always wins the talk leading up to games, but never shows up on game day. Coach are you awake?

Anonymous said...

I'm still with Whip but he clearly has become more complacent than before. He brushes off the kicking problems and lets his players talk smack(ie: Mills)and there is NO question this team has underperformed this year! Tom M. UM '72

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for the after party. Victory over a top 20 team, I guess it will be champagne. Rodney Mills, come over to our tailgate, post game,we can't wait to hear how great you were in the game. #confident