Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Wednesday--July 6th, 2016

Marquis Young named to the Maxwell Award watch list. There is also a post on the UMass site, but it's down this morning.

The complete Maxwell Award and Bednarik Award watch lists are here.

UMass fans will get to see BYU QB Taysom Hill (Maxwell Award Watch List) and Boston College LB Matt Milano (Bednarik Award Watch List).


The Florida Gators open 36 point favorites over UMass.

SEC Country takes a look at what the annual college football magazines have to say about Florida.


SEC Country has SEC East "should win" games. UMass makes the list for Florida and South Carolina.


Victor Cruz's high school wants to retire his jersey number.


CBS Sports has Boston College's Steve Addazio and four MAC head coaches on the hot seat.


BYU's Jamaal Williams looks to set the Cougars all-time rushing record in 2016.



minutefanjsf said...

It would be fun to be part ad adding logs to the fire under Addazio’s seat. I wonder if a a competitive game alone would do this. A win by UMass certainly would. Would UMass beating BC be in the same ballpark as when Maine beat us in year one of the FBS era?

Anonymous said...

I've noticed that the UMass site has been down for several days. I don't know if the athletic dept is planning on a major overhaul of the site? Seemed to be quite good before.

UMass74 said...

IMHO, Boston College is in serious trouble. They've been dead last in ACC recruiting for a number of years. I'm not sure how much their $200 million facilities upgrade is going to help. They'd be OK in a Group-of-Five league, but as a Power Five school they are going to struggle against state schools with lower academic standards and higher budgets. The Eagles are 33 and 39 over the last 10 years in the ACC. And they went 25-39 over the last 8 years.

Yes the UMass site is down. Even pages like the football roster don't come up.

UMass74 said...

Let me try those numbers again. 27-39 over the last 8 years. 38-46 over the last 10 years in conference.

Chizzle15 said...

The umassathletics site will be down till August 1st. They are changing everything and the best place to get update information is @UMassAthletics on twitter.

Anonymous said...

If the defense can make plays and if a few guys step up and become consistent playmakers, I'd say that beating BC and finishing with five wins is very possible. Ford (or whoever may be BF's successor) needs to hit the ground running and Young has to stay healthy.