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by ZooMass84
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: FIRE WALT BELL!
Replies: 331
Views: 35150

Re: FIRE WALT BELL!

I want to give Bell the benefit of the doubt when he is addressing the OL and its coaches and recruits. He's getting P5 guys through the Portal that we would never ordinarily get, but the Pitt game will be telling. Whip is the OC but can we get a TD? We'll find out. Pitt and BC both have top 30 defe...
by ZooMass84
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: FIRE WALT BELL!
Replies: 331
Views: 35150

Re: FIRE WALT BELL!

So far he is doing the right things--I'll give him that. An FBS head coach shouldn't need years of OJT...I doubt Bamford knew that Bell would be this overmatched. Bell made many errors his first two years that had nothing to do with what he was left with from Whip. Running a hurry-up offense that w...
by ZooMass84
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: The Painful Truth-Good Intentions Gone Awry
Replies: 67
Views: 3192

Re: The Painful Truth-Good Intentions Gone Awry

Not counting the Gillette BC game, will have a winning record at McGuirk in 2021 and if we preform on the OL , QB etc a few more games are possible. Think 3-5 wins is not a wet dream. 09/04 - at Pitt -L 09/11 - Boston College -L 09/18 - Eastern Michigan at home toss up 09/25 - at Coastal Carolina -...
by ZooMass84
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: The Painful Truth-Good Intentions Gone Awry
Replies: 67
Views: 3192

Re: The Painful Truth-Good Intentions Gone Awry

"Good intentions gone awry"..........truer words never spoke!!!! In some aspects UMass is very lucky: 4th richest state in the US, situated in the densely packed Northeast, very corrupt state government. No one since Max Page has ever complained about the FBS move. Dan Shaughnessy complain...
by ZooMass84
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: The Painful Truth-Good Intentions Gone Awry
Replies: 67
Views: 3192

Re: The Painful Truth-Good Intentions Gone Awry

FCS FCS FCS !!! STUPID STUPID STUPID !!! FCS is a total money loser and should not even be an option. Flagship universities in a state with a population of greater than 1,000,000 DO NOT play FCS. That’s like saying “ I’m turning down the University of Michigan to go to Route 9 High (mass bay commun...
by ZooMass84
Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: The Painful Truth-Good Intentions Gone Awry
Replies: 67
Views: 3192

Re: The Painful Truth-Good Intentions Gone Awry

All I want is a return to competitive, well-coached football that turns out student athletes who go on to successful careers. I could give shit if its in FBS/FCS or freaking D3! UNH just built a new stadium, though small, looks great and URI just made millions in upgrades to theirs. UMass football ...
by ZooMass84
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: The Painful Truth-Good Intentions Gone Awry
Replies: 67
Views: 3192

Re: The Painful Truth-Good Intentions Gone Awry

The usual suspects with the usual retorts. Losing hundreds of thousands in FCS with a couple of 'pay to play' games is better than getting our ass kicked each week for 7+ years, losing millions, and our athletic reputation in the balance. And the athletes are leaving in droves each year. We are in ...
by ZooMass84
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: The Painful Truth-Good Intentions Gone Awry
Replies: 67
Views: 3192

Re: The Painful Truth-Good Intentions Gone Awry

FCS FCS FCS !!! STUPID STUPID STUPID !!! FCS is a total money loser and should not even be an option. Flagship universities in a state with a population of greater than 1,000,000 DO NOT play FCS. That’s like saying “ I’m turning down the University of Michigan to go to Route 9 High (mass bay commun...
by ZooMass84
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: The Painful Truth-Good Intentions Gone Awry
Replies: 67
Views: 3192

Re: The Painful Truth-Good Intentions Gone Awry

^^^ I don’t get wanting to drop football. A good football program increases alumni pride and connection and enhances our university brand nationally. There is only one other sport that can do this as well: men’s basketball. Hockey appeals regionally, the south and west coast don’t care about colleg...
by ZooMass84
Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Don Brown
Replies: 24
Views: 1226

Re: Don Brown

We know that Bell won't be fired before the end of next season so does Don take a D Coordinator/Associate Head Coach position? I would love to have him and his aggressive defensive style. Yes, his D gets burned once in a while but it's a lot more fun to watch than passive D. From your mouth to God'...
by ZooMass84
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: The Painful Truth-Good Intentions Gone Awry
Replies: 67
Views: 3192

Re: The Painful Truth-Good Intentions Gone Awry

My thoughts are this.. I donate about 10K a year to UMass athletics and Isenberg. If they drop FBS football, I will never donate another cent as I refuse to support any organization that acts like a pussy. Hire the right people and things will improve. Coastal Carolina, San Jose State, UAB all star...
by ZooMass84
Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: 2020 Season
Replies: 452
Views: 60722

Re: 2020 Season

The Killer B's: Bell/Bamford LLC has succeeded in killing our "program". I'm done donating and hopefully 0-12 or 1-11 next year and that will be it. BC at Gillette will have their 2nd and 3rd stringers in by half time. Over on UMass 247 they love to talk about Bell/Bamford's "plan&quo...
by ZooMass84
Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: 2021 Season
Replies: 44
Views: 3283

Re: 2021 Season

This would be great news if he left but I doubt it will happen sadly. Bell has a pretty hefty buy-out on his contract (1 mil). I mean what school would be dumb enough to hire an unproven, very limited experienced coach like Bell--oh wait, I know one... https://2michy3wy0l30d34041dt1et-wpengine.netd...
by ZooMass84
Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: The Painful Truth-Good Intentions Gone Awry
Replies: 67
Views: 3192

Re: The Painful Truth-Good Intentions Gone Awry

TRIGGERED! Wow, one RUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUN on sentence after another! Lighten up Francis, life is too short! I'm done responding to your craziness. Put you on the ignore list! Dennis - for the record "how the team is doing" includes on and off the field. We all can see how they are doing on t...
by ZooMass84
Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: FIRE WALT BELL!
Replies: 331
Views: 35150

Re: FIRE WALT BELL!

Interesting quote from the Big 12 commissioner and former Stanford AD Bob Bowlsby, on hiring head football coaches: "As an athletic director, you've got to be an idiot to hire a coordinator that's never been a head coach if you can do anything other than that at all," Bowlsby said. "...