Saturday, April 02, 2016

Saturday--April 2nd, 2016

This article shows UMass has improved its rushing average three years in a row. One of the interesting facets of this year's team will be to see how UMass can run the ball. With Mike Foley as the new offensive line coach, I would like to see some better run blocking. Being able to run the ball would be a big help during 2016's killer schedule.

I looked at some historical data for Whipple's teams. Pretty good correlation between rushing and wining.

Year---Yards/rush---rushing yards/game--record

2014 3.4--125.2  (3-9)
2015 4.4--142.2  (3-9)

1998 4.6--180.4 (12-3 National Champions)
1999 4.2--187.9 (9-4 A10 Champs)
2000 3.9--137.6 (7-4)
2001 2.2--88.6  (3-8)
2002 4.2--166.1 (8-4)
2003 3.8--148.8 (10-3 A10 Champs)

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The Detroit Lions say it's good business to recruit a QB every year (mentions Blake Frohnapfel).

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Examiner.com looks at potential QB draft picks for the the Minnesota Vikings including Blake Frohnapfel.

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The NY Giants wonder what Victor Cruz will bring to the table this year.

Victor is raffling off signed pairs of his sneakers for Charity.

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

4/2/16#firethemusket $,$$$,$$$

UMass74 said...

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Anonymous said...

Good News coming from alum$:)

UMass74 said...

This is a better scoop than Mark Dennehy as our Hockey coach, right?