Monday, August 17, 2015

Monday--August 17th, 2015

UMass starts Fall practice today. The Minutemen have gone 21-48 since 2009. It's been a tough road for the program and for UMass fans. A winning season would be a big morale booster for everyone.

Let's go, UMass!!

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Matty Vautour has 10 questions that previews UMass' 2015 season.

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Hustle Belt previews the Buffalo Bulls. The Bulls will be an interesting team in 2015. Last year they dominated Akron and UMass. However, two of Buffalo's wins came against weak FCS teams (Duquesne and Norfolk State). They also lost Eastern Michigan.

This year the Bulls return seven starters on offense including QB Joe Licata and RB Anthone Taylor. Buffalo returns only four starters on defense and their OOC schedule is a lot tougher.

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A high school football team from Moncton, Canada unites with a Fitchburg team and gets to tour UMass' facilities.

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NFLmocks.com says Tajae Sharpe is an NFL draft dark horse.

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Western Michigan has a big opener in Michigan State.

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Mike McIntyre is happy to be Colorado's head coach.

Buffs LB Addison Gilliam gets his mojo back.

Colorado's new safeties coach likes the look of the Buffs secondary.

Offensive coordinator Brian Lindgren plots the next step for the Buffs offense.

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The Miami Herald says Florida International's schedule ranks in the middle of the pack.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Frank, it's been a long winter and spring. Thanks for your excellent coverage throughout the year. I think you're getting better with each year. I visit every day and usually start my day with your commentary and insight. Keep it up. We all appreciate your great work. Mark.

UMass74 said...

Thanks to all for the kind words! There is an amazin' amount of information available these day. It's a different world from when Milt Cole in the Gazette had five column-inches between February and August :)

A couple of people have asked over the years if I get anything for doing the Blog. The answer is nothing. I get no "bennies' of any sort. The UMass Sports Information office very kindly sends me the press releases and allows me to take part in media events. They don't have to do that and I'm grateful to be included.