Impact of the band director passing for UMass on the game

Submitted by victors2000 on September 19th, 2010 at 9:53 AM

What is the relationship between the band and the team? Are they close, do they interact; I was wondering what the passing of the band director might of had on the UMass football team. It's not like it was one of the coaches who died suddenly, someone who had a direct impact on the football team, but they might of felt empathy for the band who obviously was sticken more by his passing, and perhaps played harder for the band? Thoughts?


Hoken's Heroes

September 19th, 2010 at 9:58 AM ^

...because it seemed they were the ones more distraught over the unfortunate death of the band leader that caused them (UM D) to miss many missed assignments.


I hope Roh is right when he said, "This will never happen again."


September 19th, 2010 at 10:25 AM ^

It is still much better to hear "this will never happen again" after a win than a loss.  Nationally, nobody is going to remember this game after a few weeks.  It will be just another digit in the W column.  The only people who will remember this game as anything but a win will be us, because we remember almost everything.

Hoken's Heroes

September 19th, 2010 at 10:36 AM ^ a few weeks no one will remember this just as long as UM continues to win and the D makes amends for it's poor performance yesterday. BUT, if the same problems continue and it costs us a W, this game will not be forgotten.

Bando Calrissian

September 19th, 2010 at 10:03 AM ^

In the grand scheme of things, probably not much.

UMass played hard.  Has little to do with George Parks, and likely more with them having absolutely nothing to lose playing in front of 110k people.