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.


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.


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


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

The Huskies practice in full pads despite the heat.


Charolotte looks for a fast start to 2018.


Liberty adds a 3000 square foot video board.



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.