Monday, February 11, 2019

UMass Football News--February 11th, 2019

Howard Herman of the Berkshire Eagle talks with Coach Bell about recruiting, weather and an uptempo offense.

Bell related the UMass playbook will similar to Coach Hal Mumme or Mike Leach's lots-of-reps-with-a-limited playbook practice philosophy.

Leach has successful with the Air Raid offense at Texas Tech and Washington State. Leach's Washington State bio. His Red Raider offense led the nation in passing yardage six times with four different quarterbacks. so it was the system, not player. In this system, the running back has to be able to catch the ball out of the backfield.

Coach Bell was asked about recruiting two QB's in 2019. He said he thought two of the current Minutemen  QB's would be leaving. Randall West is a red-shirt junior, so he could be on track to graduate.

UMass recruit Andrew Brito is 5-10 180. He  threw for 3,071 yards and 30 TD's at College of the Canyons. He also  rushed for 175 yards.

Garrett Dzuro is 5-11 200 pounds. He is a good runner who totaled 1,000 rush yards in his senior season.

Current UMass QB Michael Curtis could be the starter in 2019. His body type is similar to the players Bell recruited.

Jaret Pallotta and Josiah Johnson are both 6-5 body types favored by Whipple. However, Johnson ran the wing-t in high school so there is no reason why they could not compete in Bell's offense.


URI head coach Jim Fleming complains about UMass poaching a couple of the Rams recruits.

Quote from the article:

I’d love to go play UMass. Let’s go. You think you’re going to be better than us? Put ‘em on the schedule. I’d love to line up against those guys.”


Thanks to the blog reader who sent me the Driscoll graphic.


 Off Tackle Empire reviews Rutgers 2018 season and looks to 2019.



Anonymous said...


Are you referring to the NSD show?... Bell mentioned that two guys graduated and he thought there should be more competition at QB, which is why he brought in two QBs.... I took that as Comis and Ford graduating.

Was there another time you heard him say that 2 currents QBs will be leaving?



UMass74 said...

I was referring the the NSD show. I took his remarks to mean two the non-senior QB's were thinking about leaving.

I could be wrong. I've been wrong before..

UMass74 said...

If Bell was referring to Ford and Comis, then UMass goes into Spring ball with seven QB's

Mike Fallon
Randall West
Jaret Pallotta
Josiah Johnson
Mike Curtis
Andrew Brito
Garrett Dzuro

UMass74 said...

The seven QB's would be at the start of Fall camp. Blogger comments are not editable.