Sunday, November 29, 2015

Sunday--November 29th, 2015

After grinding out a blog post seven days a week since August, I'll be dropping to the off-season schedule of no Sunday posts, unless something big happens.

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Don't know if you caught this tweet from Matty Vautour:

It isn't always easy to deal with reporters, but UMass football seniors were classy win or lose. We appreciated it. Good luck in the future

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Syracuse beat Boston College to drop the Eagles to 3-9 (only one FBS win).

Lots of sub-plots to that game. The Orange fired HC Scott Shafer after only three years. I wonder if Don Brown will make a bid to coach there. He has a history of moving around and it's a Northeast job, which he prefers.

In addition, perhaps UMass can poach some of Syracuse's recruits. The Orange have  three-star verbals from a pro-style QB  as well as 6-3 240 pound TE.

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Temple crushed UConn. If the Owls win the AAC's championship game, Temple could be the highest rated Group-of-Five team and play on New Year's day.

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Stanford kicked a field goal with one second left to knock Notre Dame out of playoff contention.

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Colorado dropped to 4-9 with a loss to Utah.

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Colgate withstood a late rally by New Hampshire to win at Durham in the first round of the FCS playoffs.

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for another year of excellent coverage! I was hoping for a .500 mark, but we finished well.

We have over twenty scholarships to fill for next season, and we've only received about five commitments. I'm looking forward to reading your coverage of the recruiting, but I wonder how MW plans to fill the void?

Great job, Frank. Keep pumping iron like a maniac!

UMass74 said...

Friday was a good day for me. I tied a P.R. bench in the morning and then UMass played an inspired game in the afternoon. I'm still happy :)

Big recruiting year for UMass. Whipple and Co. should have 20+ scholarships and they'll be bringing in their guys.

We need more defensive guys. I'd bring in some JUCO's and transfers. And I know that often doesn't work. Kelton Brackett spent most of the year injured and that LB from Vanderbilt quit after two games, but our front defensive seven needs more and bigger bodies. We need help right now if we're playing in the defacto SEC.

Noel E. said...

Great job throughout the year. Unbelievable effort to keep us all upbeat! Enjoy the 1-day per week time off.

TopUMassFan said...

How great was it to see Froh and the rest of the offense in the "Victory" formation on Friday? Made me extremely happy for them.

I heard a rumor there may be a QB from a large southern school thinking about transferring. ..any word on any possibilities?

As always, Frank, congratulations on another fine year keeping us up to date on all-things UMass!

izy1 said...

Frank,
I think you do an outstanding job of culling info together. Your blog is un-biased and always on point. Thanks