Thursday, August 09, 2018

UMass Football News--August 9th, 2018

Blog Note: I'll be away from home tomorrow morning. There will be no blog update until Friday afternoon or Saturday morning.

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The UMass Twitter feed has video about Minutemen RB coach Darrius Smith talking about the development of the UMass running backs.

In 2018 UMass returns:

Marquis Young 6-1 215 36 GP 531-2840 20 TD's 95 LONG 5.3 AVE 78.9 y/game. Young is currently 6th in all-time rushing yards. He needs 47 yards to pass Frank Alessio and 1,047 yards to pass Garry Pearson. He's tied for 10th in career TD's and 6th in yards/rush. His yards/game puts him 5th ahead of Jerome Bledsoe , but behind Rich Jessamy (89.0).

Bilal Ally 5-11 185 21 GP 106-466 3 TD's 57 LONG 4.4 AVE 22.2 y/game

Nick Orekoya 5-10 18 GP 15-113 1 TD 23 LONG 7.5 AVE

New to the Minutemen this year are:

Jordan Fredericks 5-10 225. Transfer from Syracuse. Sat out last year per transfer regulations. Was on two freshman All-American teams during his first year at Syracuse.

Victor Santiago 5-9 165. I blogged about Santiago back in March. Mike Traini of "Fight Massachusetts" also had a post on Santiago's signing with the Minutemen.

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Yahoo Sports does a "coaches-on-the-hot-seat" article and mentions BYU and UMass.

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Tennessee attempts to get out of a home-and-home series with UConn.

The Huskies practice in full pads despite the heat.

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Charolotte looks for a fast start to 2018.

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Liberty adds a 3000 square foot video board.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Frank you are allowed a day off - just don’t do it to often. LOL.

Anonymous said...

Loved getting my Tix in the mail today,seasons coming in two weeks! Just wondering who authorized spending the money on a separate laminate football schedule mailer that arrived separately.