"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
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|5 years 10 weeks ago||the definition of escape||
one onside kick or one botched snap from losing to a 31 point underdog meets my expectation for escaping but hey i know it was all about your poor playing and nothing about an O Line that dominated.
|5 years 10 weeks ago||and that's why the Championship Division rocks||
we don't play to become qualified to receive a corporate check. we play to get into the final 16 and then we play for the NCAA Championship just like every school, in every NCAA sport, at every level except the charade of bowl football.
|5 years 10 weeks ago||please don't make excuses||
we gashed your defense you abused our secondary. why try to pretend other wise?
|5 years 10 weeks ago||a cup cake...really?||
did you just call a team that went into your stadium and ran the ball down your throat for 439 ttl yards, 37 points and 26 first downs a cup cake?
oh well we've got jmu in a few weeks....maybe you can ask Vtech about that cream puff.
|5 years 10 weeks ago||U MASS||
first of all thank you Ann Arbor, Ashley's and the U of M fans.....we had a ball bringing you halloween a little early. you are one classy group and midwest hospitality was on full display.
here's how we view the result....the check cleared, no one got badly hurt and our confidence continues to grow. and we sold some tickets for the rumble in foxboro with UNH.
on the bus over to the stadium from the umass hotel some of your fans asked what we were going to do. as i posted last week.... we are going to run the ball, run the ball and then run the ball some more.
that, is as you are all keenly now aware, is because we have an O line worthy of any football program. what was shocking was how few times your defense got into our backfield and how we converted a full HALF of our third downs on the way to racking up a throat killing 26 UMASS FIRST DOWNs !
a questionable call, a better bounce (hell any kind of a bounce) and a tighter grip on the ball and Michigan would have needed a few more big plays. not saying you would have not gotten them because as i stated our DBs were both young and not up to Big Ten quality.
also our tackling was not as UMASS tough as it needs to be to win the Colonial Conf let alone the Championship. and clearly short of suiting up someone from the woman's soccer team sitting in row 85 section 9 during the game we need a kicker who desn't make containing the opposition on their side of the 50 the objective of each kick off.
btw, when won in 1998 we were an eleven seed. someday I hope you all join in on the fun of watching your football team move through the brackets to a real NCAA championship game.
thanks for the memories!
|5 years 11 weeks ago||umass doesn't do intimidation||
how intimidated was JMU againt VA Tech?
|5 years 11 weeks ago||was there for both both Championship games||
55-43 over GA Southern was the best day ever until the ball came through against the rams in new orleans and i got to touch the lombardi trophy. (dam my Pats look good)
and that's right we lost to Ap State the game before you lost to Ap State. If we had that team I would be feeling good about a competitive match sat.
we are big upfront on the O Line. DBs are our biggest weakness. Linebacking is always a UMASS strength.
|5 years 11 weeks ago||UMASS Football Guru available||
fire those questions....
first UMASS has a great website, most anything you wuld want to know is there
players we picked up....WR from Hofstra, Tony Nelson and RB John Griffin out of Northeastern as both ended football.