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by rayers
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 10, 2019-20: at Harvard (12/7)
Replies: 81
Views: 5326

Re: Game 10, 2019-20: at Harvard (12/7)

Coaches need to teach these kids some defense and make them understand that if they don’t play very physical they are going to get stomped.
by rayers
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 9, 2019-20: South Carolina (12/4)
Replies: 105
Views: 3850

Re: Game 9, 2019-20: South Carolina (12/4)

First of all there have been D1 teams that pressed after each score but those have been far and few between. The teams that were successful had some combination of outstanding athletes( long and fast and able to anticipate and read) and/or their style of trapping was extremely physical and aggressiv...
by rayers
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 9, 2019-20: South Carolina (12/4)
Replies: 105
Views: 3850

Re: Game 9, 2019-20: South Carolina (12/4)

WORST PRESS EVER!!! What the hell are the coaches thinking. I’m totally through with McCall!!! Terrible terrible coaching. I’m giving up until they play defense.
by rayers
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: FIRE WALT BELL!
Replies: 196
Views: 9501

Re: FIRE WALT BELL!

Here’s hoping Bell hires an offensive coordinator this winter. Can’t be any worse under someone else than it is under Bell.
by rayers
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Game 11: @ Northwestern - 11/16/2019
Replies: 43
Views: 3128

Re: Game 11: @ Northwestern - 11/16/2019

I was at the game today. Saw a few UMass parents but no other UMass sightings. Overall give the players all the credit in the world. They played hard and had a great sideline all day. Red zone killed them. Play calling was not quite as strange as normal but still head scratching times. For example, ...
by rayers
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2020 Recruiting
Replies: 653
Views: 58143

Re: 2020 Recruiting

IMHO Tre will be here four years. He needs time to develop his body and his game.
by rayers
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 1, 2019-20: UMass-Lowell (11/5)
Replies: 111
Views: 5691

Re: Game 1, 2019-20: UMass-Lowell (11/5)

Few takeaways: McCall was so excited and happy in postgame. I’m really happy for him. He knows he has players and a situation that is very positive with potential. Free throw shooting needs to get fixed immediately. You don’t want to have a free throw issue because it kills so many opportunities. De...
by rayers
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Game 11: @ Northwestern - 11/16/2019
Replies: 43
Views: 3128

Re: Game 11: @ Northwestern - 11/16/2019

I will be there. My first trip to Chicago and really looking forward to it. Staying in Mag Mile area.
by rayers
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: GAME 6 FIU 10/45/19
Replies: 30
Views: 4081

Re: GAME 6 FIU 10/45/19

Eco, why do you persist here? We on the board are not the folks you are going to convince. Go try to build a consensus where there are not UMass fans!! Oh yes, you raise some interesting issues but I’m rooting for our guys to succeed at this level until I take my last breath. I don’t think I’m alone...
by rayers
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Game 4: Coastal Carolina - 9/20/2019
Replies: 39
Views: 3314

Re: Game 4: Coastal Carolina - 9/20/2019

But ask Bam where he’s hiding the New City beers ?
by rayers
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2020 Recruiting
Replies: 653
Views: 58143

Re: 2020 Recruiting

5+. Are you sure? Maybe it was 4+?
by rayers
Mon May 27, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: 2019 Recruiting
Replies: 148
Views: 26141

Re: 2019 Recruiting

On the Football blog there is a post about a recruit and signee from Florida highly ranked, eligible and soon to be enrolled.
by rayers
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: State of the program
Replies: 1211
Views: 75811

Re: State of the program

One thing Pip said did get my attention. The claim that McCall would be teaching and running plays for specific players and then not running them in game situations. This happens especially with young coaches but that is dangerous. Kids hate learning and practicing stuff they don’t run in games. It’...
by rayers
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: State of the program
Replies: 1211
Views: 75811

Re: State of the program

I feel bad for Pip because someday he will regret the things he said in the interview and will realize it was immature and vindictive. I feel worse for McCall because I am afraid he was not ready to run a program like UMass and for him to recover from all this will require intense self reflection an...
by rayers
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: KAEO: Jonathan Laurent
Replies: 134
Views: 16478

Re: KAEO: Jonathan Laurent

I very much hope he is with the team next year. He is a talented player and can obviously shoot. The improvement in his overall stats is very impressive after his transfer. Whether of not there were some effort or attitude issues I don’t have any clue, but after his time with reduced playing time he...