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by minutefanjsf
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: 2019 Season
Replies: 40
Views: 4755

Re: 2019 Season

MJatUM wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:57 am
^ 100% - the time for action has passed and honestly may never return.
What they are doing right now is what is needed if opportunities arise. These investments are the footings for a foundation for the future. Can’t have put this effort in and assume all opportunities have dried up.
by minutefanjsf
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: 2019 Season
Replies: 40
Views: 4755

Re: 2019 Season

Just saw the video on the construction at the stadium and I thought- "imaging if all this construction has been done in the mid-90's during the bball craze where UMASS football would be now!". My guess is that at worst, UMASS would have been in the hunt for the FCS championship every year. So the q...
by minutefanjsf
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: UConn to Big East 2020
Replies: 75
Views: 4001

Re: UConn to Big East 2020

UConn will never be better off than us. Our endowment is actually larger (Wikipedia lists UConn includes all their campuses, UMass is just the Amherst campus). We have twice the population of CT and our economy is booming. UMass is the largest state university in New England. People are leaving CT,...
by minutefanjsf
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: UConn to Big East 2020
Replies: 75
Views: 4001

Re: UConn to Big East 2020

As a state (public) entity that sunk over a hundred million dollars into football, they will not drop football. That amount of investment also makes it very unlikely they drop down to FCS. They will use hoops to leverage buy games in football the way we do, but they should be better off than us, be...
by minutefanjsf
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: UConn to Big East 2020
Replies: 75
Views: 4001

Re: UConn to Big East 2020

Basically, my prediction is this: UConn either drops football or at best goes 1AA (but who travels at least 30 miles or more to see 1AA games? ) UConn demolishing their on-campus stadium was a short-sighted idea. I guess they thought they would be playing for the national championship every year or...
by minutefanjsf
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: UConn to Big East 2020
Replies: 75
Views: 4001

Re: UConn to Big East 2020

Correction. We did not have a lot of 1AA players. Molnar cut them or got them to leave. We played true freshmen and transfers from the get go. That was one of the biggest mistakes he made. My bad: are you saying 25-35 kids played the entire 2012 season instead of 85 players? Aren't you limited to 2...
by minutefanjsf
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: UConn to Big East 2020
Replies: 75
Views: 4001

Re: UConn to Big East 2020

Back to back 1-11 seasons, thanks to Molnar, and those were really tough to take. Granted we had a lot of 1AA players, but our offense was horrible. We got shutout numerous times. Correction. We did not have a lot of 1AA players. Molnar cut them or got them to leave. We played true freshmen and tra...
by minutefanjsf
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: UConn to Big East 2020
Replies: 75
Views: 4001

Re: UConn to Big East 2020

Back to back 1-11 seasons, thanks to Molnar, and those were really tough to take. Granted we had a lot of 1AA players, but our offense was horrible. We got shutout numerous times. Correction. We did not have a lot of 1AA players. Molnar cut them or got them to leave. We played true freshmen and tra...
by minutefanjsf
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: UConn to Big East 2020
Replies: 75
Views: 4001

Re: UConn to Big East 2020

Now JMU has been very competitive at the FCS level, so they might be able to do it... but UMass was pretty damn competitive too and, well... Not at the time we moved up we weren't... Maybe the worst couple year stretch in the previous 20 years of the program right before the move. Kind of the reaso...
by minutefanjsf
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: UConn to Big East 2020
Replies: 75
Views: 4001

Re: UConn to Big East 2020

Per "Saturday Down South" (reliability? IDK), JMU is in the conversation mix for replacing UConn in AAC football. Any thoughts? I think it's pretty unlikely. That's a pretty big jump for an FCS school. Now JMU has been very competitive at the FCS level, so they might be able to do it... but UMass w...
by minutefanjsf
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: UConn back to the Big East
Replies: 41
Views: 3385

Re: UConn back to the Big East

UofMTigers wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:00 am
I also think UConn will find that the BE in 2020 is very different from the BE in say 2010
Considering that it is full of private (mostly Catholic) schools , yes. Also the luster,ay be fading as the A10 looks to get 4 bids this year.
by minutefanjsf
Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: UConn to Big East 2020
Replies: 75
Views: 4001

Re: UConn to Big East 2020

chapter 11 wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:41 pm
Minute- Think the Navy AD will pretty us up?
I hope so.
by minutefanjsf
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: UConn to Big East 2020
Replies: 75
Views: 4001

Re: UConn to Big East 2020

Not sure when these quotes are from, but in the linked article dated today, the AD discusses our time as an indy and what it takes. Also the Navy coach questions the attributes of possible replacement schools https://www.sfchronicle.com/sports/article/UConn-football-heads-toward-independence-11-140...
by minutefanjsf
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: UConn to Big East 2020
Replies: 75
Views: 4001

Re: UConn to Big East 2020

UCONN's move really makes you think- it this good or bad news for UMASS? Good because UMASS may get a chance to join the AAC. Or bad because UCONN doesn't see the AAC as beneficial for their sports programs even though it has won multiple national championships in men's and women's bball and the fo...