Thursday, March 23, 2017

Thursday--March 23rd, 2017

Well, despite the fact it was 11 degrees here in Jaffrey, Spring practice has started. That's a morale booster right there.

Dan Malone says new defensive coordinator Ed Pinkham gets to work on the 2017 UMass defense.

Quote from the article:

"The thing that excites me as a coach is the challenge of building a program," he (Pinkham) said. "We were in a situation (at Western Michigan) where we took a team the first year, didn't have much and we went 1-11. You say each year we're going to get better and better and better. Through recruiting and trying to keep it simple, we were fortunate enough to have some success."

One of the main reasons for the rise of Western Michigan was recruiting. The Broncos led the MAC in recruiting ratings four straight years. As well as X's and O's, I hope Pinkham can turn UMass' defensive recruiting up a notch or two.

Dan also has general report on the opening of Spring practice. He notes Pinkham likes to play a four down linemen defense.

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Sacred Heart Athletic Dept image
New UMass defensive line coach Dave Wissman has deep Western Massachusetts roots.

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Coastal Carolina's coach Joe Moglia talks about Spring practice. UMass opens their 2017 road game season at the Chants on September 2nd.

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2 comments:

Chizzle15 said...

Great article on Wissman... glad to have hime on staff.

Anonymous said...

I called it... a splash hire! Now it is time to pick the right berry. See you Saturday.