Saturday, April 21, 2018

UMass Football News--April 21st, 2018


Mike Traini of "Fight Massachusetts" has a post about Michigan joining one of the UMass training camps this summer.

This is good work by the UMass staff. The presence of Michigan should help attract more (and better) recruits. The Minutemen need a good recruiting year in 2019. UMass had less-than-optimal results in 2018.

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Ryan Bamfod Tweets Coach Whipple's contract extension will be announced soon.

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Former UMass OL Jack Driscoll visits UCLA.

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14 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think you meant that Driscoll visited USC:chttps://www.diehards.com/usc/report-usc-hosting-massachusetts-grad-transfer-offensive-lineman-jack-driscoll

UMass74 said...

He did both. Check the UCLA link near the bottom.

Anonymous said...

JD #COMMITED#USC#TROJANS­čÄč✈️

Anonymous said...

Whipple has been pissed because numerous grad transfers were rejected by the feeble admin. Meanwhile one of their own is treated like a stranger, no credit given. So he started looking, umass admin is not serious about winning. Bamford is no match for those above him.

msumassfootball said...

If Driscoll ends up playing for either USC or UCLA, what a big shame for us--and loss. When I was a kid, my father used to tell me that people who work hard, but who are otherwise faced with adversity, end up falling up (and not down). I've always kept his words close to heart, and I think this will be true for JD.

msumassfootball said...

Driscoll also visited Auburn last week.

https://auburn.247sports.com/Article/Meet-Auburn-Tigers-grad-transfer-target-Jack-Driscoll--117550144

minutefanjsf said...

According to John Kennedy, Jack didn’t even apply for admission to ISOM. Anon, how many grad transfers have been declined? Any idea which programs?

msumassfootball said...

Mfjsf,

We all know that some programs' admissions requirements and standards are far more selective than others, so if this is indeed true, I'd really like to know which program he applied to. All are stating or intimating ISoM

Minutefanjsf said...

Everything that has been out there said he applied to and was not accepted to the MBA program. But, Then Kennedy said he didn't even apply.

Anonymous said...

Not taking a side, but most graduate MBA programs ask (require?) their candidates have a few years of business experience under their belt for best results. It's a very situational teaching degree and students that can't pull from first person previous management experiences have a deficit of contribution that good ole fashion hard work and smarts don't make up for.

ISOM MBA class of 2015

Anonymous said...

You just took a side. Come on man be true to your word.

Anonymous said...

It's pretty much impossible for a D1 Football to have business experience. Based on time commitment there is time for Football and School and nothing else. And yes that includes the summer too. So these are the factors that the schools administrators must understand. Otherwise we will never get out of the hole

msumassfootball said...

Playing the DA here: What about Blake Frohnapfel and Adam Breneman? Correct me here if I'm mistaken, but weren't they accepted to ISM during their time as players?

msumassfootball said...

Update on Jack. Looks like he may be making a decision in the coming hours. This from Auburn, who seems to really be after him:

https://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/sports/college/auburn/2018/04/24/report-auburn-ol-grad-transfer-target-jack-driscoll-expected-make-decision-soon/545436002/