Friday, September 02, 2016

Friday before the Gators--August 2nd, 2016

Dan Malone reports coach Whipple thinks UMass will be up for the challenge of playing in the Swamp.


UMass beat writer Matty Vautour has a podcast with UMass announcer Matt Goldstein on the UMass-Florida game.

He also has the Minutemen look to pull off a historic upset Saturday.


The Boston Herald features UMass WR Bernard Davis.


The Alligator says UMass confident despite being overmatched.

SEC Country says Ross Comis faces a daunting debut.

Marty Cohen of 247 Sports predicts Gators 48 Minutemen 3.

SEC Country has five questions with Matty Vautour.

Gator Country predicts a complete victory for Florida.

Sports Chat Place has the Gators by 36.


Ryan Bamford would be open to a football-only return to the MAC.


Maine almost beat UConn last night. Maine botched their late field goal try and UConn's kicker nailed it to put the Huskies over the top.


Indiana, with six players suspended, scored 22 points in the fourth quarter to beat FIU 34-13.


South Carolina edged Vanderbilt 13-10 on a field goal with 55 seconds left.


Wake Forest edged Tulane 7-3.



Anonymous said...

Couple of things: First, I love the prediction of Florida 48-3. This writer clearly has NO knowledge of our field goal kicking woes. No way we hit one in the swamp. I give UMass 6 (td and missed PAT)

2ndly, a football-only return to the MAC? You've got to be kidding!

UMass74 said...

I think Mike Caggiano will kick well for us.

And I think Bamford was just trying to be polite.

We scored 28 points on Notre Dame. We'll score more than 6 against the Gators.

Anonymous said...

The Appalachian State - Tennessee game was another great game that should have gone the other way if not for poor execution on the FG unit. Says something about the quality of coaching and preparation, but also how critical special teams play is. Maine and App. State were impressive.

Anonymous said...

Agreed that special teams play is critical. Watched the Maine game last night with the missed fg that could've been the difference maker. The whole unit has to be in sync. It's so much more than just the kicker.

vetteson said...

Many low scoring games last night, no one, including some future opponents, scored much at all yet everyone has Florida scoring 38+ points with a untried walk-on QB. Maybe so. But if Comis is on, the receivers catch the ball, and Young has a good game anything can happen. Good Luck UMass and Go.