Tuesday, March 02, 2021

UMass Football recruiting 2022--Sam Martin Jr II


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Sam Martin, Jr, a 6-0 190 all-purpose RB from Paramus, NJ has UMass in his final seven.

I blogged about Martin back on December 22nd

Updated 247Sports page here.

This article by Rivals.com has quotes by Martin about his top-seven schools including UMass.

UPDATE: SILive has a post on Martin selecting seven schools in his offer cutdown.

Martin has a list of some fine academic schools. At the Power Five teams he'd be joining a much deeper roster. In Amherst, he'd have a chance to play early and often.

Monday, March 01, 2021

UMass Football Recruiting 2021--Martin Latham, jr commits to UMass


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Martin Latham Jr, a 6-2 200 pound WR from Holy Cross has announced he will transfer to UMass as a PWO.

247Sports page here.

Hudl.com has video highlights.

Latham had FCS offers from Holy Cross and Cornell before deciding on the Minutemen. Hope he earns a scholarship and has a great career in Amherst.

Saturday, February 27, 2021

UMass Football Recruiting 2022--Ashton Daniels

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 Ashton Daniels, a 6-3 200 pound pro-style QB from Buford, GA has a UMass offer.

247Sports page here.

Hudl.com has video.

Led Buford to the 2020 AAAAAA state championship.

Daniels has eleven offers including UAB, Middle Tennessee State, Troy, FAU, FIU Charlotte, Bowling Green and Appalachian State. UMass is the only offer from the Northeast although Harvard is interested.

Friday, February 26, 2021

UMass Football Recruiting 2021--Cam Reirden commits to UMass


Cam Reirden, a 6-0 185 pound WR/S from Belment, MA has committed to UMass as a PWO.

I blogged about Reirden back in December.

Hudl.com has video highlights.

Welcome to the Minutemen and I hope he has a highly successful career in Amherst.

Thursday, February 25, 2021

UMass Football News--February 25th, 2021


UMass names Kyle Segler as TE's coach. He replaces Jon Bills.


Speaking of TE's, Vols Wire has an audio interview with Coach Bell discussing his coaching career.

In the interview Coach Bell speaks highly of the Minutemen's tight end room and says UMass will be playing a lot of "12" offensive packages.

In package designations the first digit is the number of running backs and the second the number of TE's, so 12 means one back two TE's.

That also determines the number of wide receivers on the field (i.e. 11 players, five linemen + the QB minus the number of backs and TE's, so two WR's in a "12" package.

00-- no RB's, no TE's, five WR's

01--no RB's 1 TE, 4 WR's

02--no RB;s, 2 TE's, 3 WR's

10--1 RB, 0 TE's, 4 WR's

11--1 RB, 1 TE, 3 WR's

12--1 RB, 2 TE's, 2 WR's

13-1 RB, 3 TE's, 1 WR

20--2 RB's, 0 TE's, 3 WR's

21--2 RB's, 1 TE, 2 WR's

22--2 RB's, 2 TE's, 1 WR

23--2 RB's, 3 TE's, 0 WR's (usually called the "Jumbo" package)


UConn is "amped" for Spring football and Coach Edsall is enthused about RB Kevin Mensah.


2021 opponent Florida State is looking for their first winning season since 2017.


College Football News has UMass #130 in power ratings going into Spring ball.


Wednesday, February 24, 2021

UMass Football Recruiting 2020--Kevin Lemieux II

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 Kevin Lemieux, a 6-4 252 pound DT from Syracuse has entered the transfer portal. He's from Ashburnham, MA.

Lemieux's Syracuse bio here.

I blogged about UMass offering Lemieux back in February of 2019.

Lenmieux redshirted in 2020 so he should have four years of eligibility. He's the eleventh Orange player to declare for the transfer portal this year.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

UMass Football News--February 23rd, 2021

 Mike Traini of "Fight Massachusetts" has another UMass sports update with some football coaching changes.


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Former UMass player and coach Charles Walker joins the Atlanta Falcons coaching staff. 


Could UMass' Cato June be a candidate for LB coach at Michigan?


Fellow Independent New Mexico State was crushed by FCS Tarleton State 43-17 in its Spring opener.


How hardcore "NCAA Football 14" fans have kept the game alive for the past eight years.