Friday, June 30, 2017

UMass Football News--June 30th, 2017

Fan Sided has a feature on UMass TE Adam Breneman.

The current UMass roster has the following TE's, Note that Blogger does not do columns.

Adam Breneman #81 TE 6-4 250 RSSR
Taylor Edwards #18 TE 6-4 260 RSFR
Kyle Horn #85 TE 6-5 230 RSSO
Jon Lucier #40 TE 6-6 217 RSSO
Cole Morrison #46 TE 6-4 248 RSFR
Avien Peah #19 TE 6-2 251 RSFR
Travis Reynolds #87 TE 6-5 252 RSSO

Breneman is UMass' first ever five-star player and he showed it last year going 70-808 and leading the nation in receptions by a TE. As the article states, his NFL future is cloudy do his injury history. However, Brenenman is going to have a successful life with or without the NFL. Being a AP All-American would be something to tell his grandchildren about and it would also sooth the battered psyche's of Minutemen fans. He should be the #1 TE for UMass in the 2017 season.

Travis Reynolds has shown good hands. He went 6-61 in 2016. As long as Breneman is playing he should soak up most of the targeted TE attempts, but Reynolds should contribute in 2017 and the future.

Taylor Edwards was a three-star recruit and he has gone from 228 to 260 since he was recruited. Edwards was coming off a knee injury in his senior season. As with Reynolds, he is not likely to generate a lot of numbers this year, but he could be the featured TE post 2017. I've heard good things about Edwards.

Of the other TE's on the squad Alvin Peah was a somewhat lightly recruited three-star recruit from R.I. He red-shirted in 2016.

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ESPN says college football conference realignment could happen in 2023.



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CBS Sports looks at the project win totals for USF, Temple and the rest of the AAC including UConn.

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Athlon Sports previews Georgia Southern. You will remember the Eagles are returning to their flexbone offense that dominated FCS football for a number of years.

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2 comments:

Ryan McKinney said...
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UMass74 said...

Do I hear an echo?