Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Wednesday--June 29th, 2016


Coach Whipple's summer message to the Gridiron Club. Note that Andrew Libby JR FB 6-1 230 was the other walk-on to receive a scholarship along with Connor Lemieux.

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A couple of posts from Phil Steele:

The 2016 experience chart. UMass goes from #1 in 2015 to #120 this year.

The two-deep class breakdown.

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ESPN breaks down the Florida Gators 2016 schedule.

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The Garnet & Black Attack looks at South Carolina's 2016 schedule and thinks the Gamecocks will win the UMass game "rather easily".

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The Boston Globe says it'll take $120 million to fix the traffic circle that would provide access to Kraft's proposed soccer stadium on UMass land in South Boston.

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Former Central Michigan RB Zirlon Tipton dies of a self-inflected gunshot wound. If UMass had a All-MAC Opponent team, Tipton would have been on it. He ran for 242 yards and 5 TD's in two games against the Minutemen in 2012 and 2013.

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SEC Country previews Mississippi State.

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SB Nation looks at the number of Blue-Chip college football players from each state over the last five years. Florida, California and Texas had a combined 655 players. Massachusetts had two.

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A financial news and opinion site picks the 50 worst places to live in the US. Fall River and Springfield make the top (or bottom) 25. Lawrence and Boston also make the list.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Am surprised that Libby didn't receive a scholarship earlier. Congrats to him! Well deserved.

As always, Frank, thanks for your excellent coverage during these dog days leading to camp.

UMass74 said...

Being a college football blogger in April and May ain't easy :)

Good news though, on those two verbals. Last year we didn't get any commits until August.

Ruane is ranked two-stars by recruiting sites, probably because of his size. He's the over-achiever type Boise State and Kansas State prosper with.