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by Jackman
Tue May 29, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OFFICIAL UMass references in Television, Film, etc. thread
Replies: 744
Views: 167873

Re: OFFICIAL UMass references in Television, Film, etc. thread

As far as I know, UMass's enrollment still has the highest percentage of in-state students among the New England flagships. Only UConn is in the same ballpark, the others are way below. On the other hand, maybe it's not a bad thing that the report compares UMass to Cal-Berkeley and UNC-Chapel Hill, ...
by Jackman
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Game # 11: BYU
Replies: 154
Views: 8136

Re: Game # 11: BYU

That's a damn good win. Yeah, BYU is historically bad this year. But they're an Independent like us with a much bigger budget. They're the #1 candidate for Big 12 expansion. The ACC, SEC and Big Ten consider BYU a P5 team for their non-conference scheduling requirements. And they haven't lost a home...
by Jackman
Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Game 9: Mississippi State
Replies: 62
Views: 5383

Re: Game 9: Mississippi State

A pick-six and the punt return TD were the difference. With Ford, who knows the outcome. I like Comis, he's a gutsy, likeable kid, but he plays too much with his head cut off, and unfortunately a team like Miss State is capable of cutting it off for him. I was a little uneasy about him going back in...
by Jackman
Tue Oct 31, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Game 9: Mississippi State
Replies: 62
Views: 5383

Re: Game 9: Mississippi State

This is as trapped as a trap game gets. Miss State has just climbed back into the rankings, is coming off a big win at Texas A&M, and plays #1 Alabama right after us. They've haven't played a close game all year, either blowing teams out or getting blown out. And their head coach is in the middle of...
by Jackman
Sat Oct 28, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Game 8: vs App St.
Replies: 114
Views: 7808

Re: Game 8: vs App St.

I don't believe it. I don't friggin believe it. Best win of the FBS era? Under the circumstances it was conducted, absolutely. Huge congratulations to the team. I've said it before, but the one lasting characteristic of this team, no matter how many snakebit losses, no matter how many crushing mista...
by Jackman
Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Game 8: vs App St.
Replies: 114
Views: 7808

Re: Game 8: vs App St.

Why can't we call a play on 3rd and 1 that's easy to execute, Whip? How about a handoff to a RB? App isn't that good, just play normal football ffs.
by Jackman
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Game 3: ODU
Replies: 172
Views: 11071

Re: Game 3: ODU

Admirable effort by the defense after last week's fiasco. We can pin some of that on ODU having some issues in QB decision making, but the D played hard and kept us in it, and when they gave up big plays, it was largely a matter of the scheme leaving big openings to exploit. As for the offense, it's...
by Jackman
Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Game 2 (2017) Coastal Carolina
Replies: 339
Views: 20657

Re: Game 2 (2017) Coastal Carolina

I cannot believe we're this bad. We are bad at everything. Take Breneman out of the passing attack and there is officially nothing we do well.
by Jackman
Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Game 2 (2017) Coastal Carolina
Replies: 339
Views: 20657

Re: Game 2 (2017) Coastal Carolina

I'm only able to listen on radio, but our offensive line sounds like it may as well be cardboard cutouts, I'd rather have Masella back at DC, and we can't punt or kick anything except extra points.
by Jackman
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Game 1 (2017) Hawaii
Replies: 327
Views: 26202

Re: Game 1 (2017) Hawaii

I can't believe they found a way to lose that game. The muffed punt was a killer. Very questionable playcalling by the coaches. The new DC needs to re-think this pass defense. If our guys aren't picking up their receivers before the snap, they're not picking them up at all. Every time we weren't pla...
by Jackman
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Game 1 (2017) Hawaii
Replies: 327
Views: 26202

Re: Game 1 (2017) Hawaii

Even with momentum shifting against us late, that's the best 3rd quarter this team has played in a long time.
by Jackman
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Game 1 (2017) Hawaii
Replies: 327
Views: 26202

Re: Game 1 (2017) Hawaii

Good on the team to survive many mistakes in the first half to reset it at 14-14 for the second. Hawaii made plenty of their own mistakes though. They are our brothers in scrubby football. My biggest concerns right now: Whip seems determined to burn out our defense for the umpteenth straight year. W...
by Jackman
Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: future scheduling talk
Replies: 956
Views: 157833

Re: future scheduling talk

Moving the date was a decent thing for us to do, but more for Hawaii's benefit than ours. Having them travel 5000 miles in the middle of the season, when they'd be coming off another game and it'd be (somewhat) colder, was an advantage for us. We agreed to travel out there right after our other long...
by Jackman
Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:35 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: 2016 Season
Replies: 541
Views: 69456

Re: 2016 Season

Right. It might be easier to illustrate this way. Here's the FBS Standings page . And here's the FCS Standings page . Every FBS team gets its own page if you click them, no FCS team does. They get the DII/III treatment. It didn't used to be this way, FCS used to get something almost as good as FBS, ...
by Jackman
Sun Dec 11, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: 2016 Season
Replies: 541
Views: 69456

Re: 2016 Season

I went looking to see how JMU fared in other games this year, but I found out that ESPN no longer maintains clickable team pages for FCS teams. Think about that. The media source with the sole, exclusive right to broadcast FCS Playoff games doesn't think FCS teams are worth a single page of perfunct...