Saturday, November 26, 2016

Game Day Hawaii--November 26th, 2016

Well today is the last day of a rough season. UMass needs an upset to salvage something of a season with just too many Power Five teams. The Minutemen need to cut down on the mistakes---and I know I've said that a lot this year. The UMass defense actually did not play badly last week. There were three turnovers inside the Minutemen 20 yard line and a INT for a touchdown. A running into the kicker penalty ruined another defense stop.

I'm not exactly overjoyed at our chances for an upset, but Mrs Blog and I will be there cheering for the Minutemen.



Matty Vautour says UMass will try to close a down season on an upbeat note.

The Boston Herald reports the Minutemen are seeking a winning finish.

Hawaii coach Nick Rolovich says the Warriors can't afford to take UMass lightly. I had an extensive conversation with Rolovich back at the Charlie Molnar introduction meeting. Seemed like a nice guy who knew his football. He ended up leaving UMass after about four months.



Anonymous said...

Get a punter!!

TopUMassFan said...

Hi Frank,

Hope you and Mrs. Blog enjoyed your extended vacation.

I didn't see or hear the game from Hawaii but I'm very, very pleased with the results and the effort. Many of the teams we faced this year had one of their best years in a while. Hawaii, on the other hand, was somewhere around .500 (5-7, now 6-7). We actually WON the second half, had the ball deep in their territory late in the game and we're in position to WIN.

Another strong recruiting class and a much more manageable schedule should be beneficial to the Minutemen. If Breneman returns and Ford has this year to build off of, some of the younger guys develop as they should and we eliminate more of the mental mistakes and lapses in effort, we should be much better, able to compete for 60 minutes and win some close games.

With all home games on campus, we need the student body to become a vocal force at McGuirk. Can't wait till Letter of Intent Day.

Safe trip home!

Anonymous said...

It's always next year. Next year same team same coach same results. Fire this guy and get a real coach. Look at all the farely New fbs teams thats already going to bowl games one even kicked are butts this year.