Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Wednesday before the Gators, August 31st, 2016

Last day of August. Football is coming. My absolute favorite time of year.

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The first UMass Radio Show is tonight from 7:00 to 8:00 PM. Coach Whipple will be there.

Although the press release does not explicitly say so, in the past WEEI Springfield has streamed the audio from the radio show.

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Matty Vautour looks at what it will take for the Minutemen to be successful in 2016. The 2015 Minutemen team was not as good at the 2014 squad. UMass needs better kicking, better offensive line play and better Red Zone results to be competitive in 2016. We'll see how it shakes out.

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SEC Country has an article well worth reading about Whipple's connection with Gator coach Jim McElain. Talks about recruiting in talent-rich Florida and the fact UMass is open to playing more games in the Sunshine State.

Fox sports previews the UMass-Florida game.

Campus Insiders says Whipple has the Minutemen practicing a silent count to cope with the noise at the Swamp.

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Sam the Minuteman visits the Today Show---brings food.

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Amherst native Taj-Amir Torres talks about BC's trip to Ireland to play Georgia Tech.

A Georgia Tech blog has BC coach Steve Addazio talking about the 2016 version of the Eagles.

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CBS Sports says Tajae Sharpe is the fantasy player you must have.

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