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by Bay Area UMie
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Walt Bell
Replies: 115
Views: 5210

Re: Walt Bell

Supposedly Don Brown helped with this search and recommended the new coach. If true, this is a very nice endorsement for Coach Bell...for the record, Don Brown and Coach Bell competed directly as DCordinator vs OCoordinator in Big10 games during 2016 and 2017...not great results for Maryland- 2016:...
by Bay Area UMie
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Walt Bell
Replies: 115
Views: 5210

Re: Walt Bell

Young, energetic, recruiter. Give the friggen guy a shot. If he can get a couple top 100 (supremely low bar) recruiting classes in here it can't be much worse than what we've been watching! Despite the #UMassTwitter rumors, Nick Saban was not coming here. I get it's a message board but calling a hi...
by Bay Area UMie
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Head coaching options
Replies: 261
Views: 19657

Re: Head coaching options

To add some salary perspective to our coaching search, the latest available data from the Knight Commission, an independent organization that tracks athletic department expenditures, indicates that the median “FBS coaching salaries (entire staff) PER football athletic scholarship” is $49k. The data ...
by Bay Area UMie
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Whip Gone?
Replies: 102
Views: 5976

Re: Whip Gone?

OK, enough said if he thinks Oregon and West Virginia are “smaller schools” I agree with "FightMass" that this research probably does not apply to UMass Football at this stage. I agree with you FightMass- screw BC and their shithead alums! I was also curious exactly what "curve", for lack of a bett...
by Bay Area UMie
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Head coaching options
Replies: 261
Views: 19657

Re: Head coaching options

Maybe he USC OC? Didn't he just get canned? Here's a nice piece focusing on Jay written back in 2016...sounds like he is ready to get back...I say talk to the guy's agent and gauge an interest, if yes, get him on the interview schedule...I think his family would love living in the beautiful, family...
by Bay Area UMie
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Head coaching options
Replies: 261
Views: 19657

Re: Head coaching options

Link to an article on the FB blog this morning: https://www.gazettenet.com/Top-candidates-to-be-next-UMass-football-coach-21794098 I’ll throw another name in the “let’s interview this guy” list and see if he is the right fit and can work some magic with a tight budget and other restrictions at UMas...
by Bay Area UMie
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Whip Gone?
Replies: 102
Views: 5976

Re: Whip Gone?

This article mentions how applications go up following "success" on the field; key word being "success" https://www.forbes.com/sites/hbsworkingknowledge/2013/04/29/the-flutie-effect-how-athletic-success-boosts-college-applications/#4bf795e16e96 Not sure this applies to UMass, but I'm sure the conce...
by Bay Area UMie
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Whip Gone?
Replies: 102
Views: 5976

Re: Whip Gone?

^^^ I do love how you continue to fabricate that the increase in applications to attend UMass is related to moving up to FBS. I’m not going to waste my time discussing why out of state applications are up, but can assure you it has little or nothing to do with FBS football. I want UMass to succeed ...
by Bay Area UMie
Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Whip Gone?
Replies: 102
Views: 5976

Re: Whip Gone?

^ Except that your analysis seems to ignore how poor a financial model FCS football is. FCS was no more sustainable for UMass, and the upside is/was significantly lower than FBS. My condolences about the Whipple firing by the way. Happy Thanksgiving to you as well. Yes of course this "analysis" ign...
by Bay Area UMie
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Whip Gone?
Replies: 102
Views: 5976

Re: Whip Gone?

Also the Globe: https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2018/11/20/umass-parting-ways-with-whipple-after-six-seasons/TN4WzIwyhxKBAf2F2vqAEL/story.html Until we make a serious commitment to paying for FBS-level salaries and FBS-appropriate facilities, as well as finding a conference, it's going to be a t...
by Bay Area UMie
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Game 2 (2017) Coastal Carolina
Replies: 339
Views: 25167

Re: Game 2 (2017) Coastal Carolina

^ Wow, despite the Tennessee showing, this is incredibly embarrassing for the program. UMass lost to Coastal Carolina...UMass LOST to Coastal Carolina. A day after UMass student-athletes went all out in a competitive game against the 10th winningest collegiate program (last 30 years), good old “78"...
by Bay Area UMie
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:09 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Game 5- 2017- Tennessee
Replies: 167
Views: 13225

Re: Game 5- 2017- Tennessee

Defense has been great. Offense is pathetic. Without Breneman, Ford is useless. We have a 21-year old QB/student-athlete representing UMass who has been under intense pass-rush pressure all year. Despite the duress, the kid has managed to complete a respectable 64% of his passes this year (26th nat...
by Bay Area UMie
Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Game 2 (2017) Coastal Carolina
Replies: 339
Views: 25167

Re: Game 2 (2017) Coastal Carolina

^ Wow, despite the Tennessee showing, this is incredibly embarrassing for the program. UMass lost to Coastal Carolina...UMass LOST to Coastal Carolina. A day after UMass student-athletes went all out in a competitive game against the 10th winningest collegiate program (last 30 years), good old “78"...
by Bay Area UMie
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Game 3: ODU
Replies: 172
Views: 13707

Re: Game 3: ODU

23 people from one major - economics - can only be viewed as descriptive, not definitive, and not representative of the entire undergrad. population of UM. We'll see what we hear. FWIW. But at least I am in direct contact with the 'average undergrad in the classroom' in one major. Econ Your laughab...
by Bay Area UMie
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:10 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Game 3: ODU
Replies: 172
Views: 13707

Re: Game 3: ODU

UMass02 wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:11 am
Bay Area's statements about statistics and sampling are quite correct.
Thank you for the validation.