2017 Season

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Re: 2017 Season

Post by 78 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:07 pm

Yeah, I kind of think 0-4 is a little worse than 0-1, but what do I know?
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Re: 2017 Season

Post by nighttrain777 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:28 am

These articles about UNT interest me because in some ways, I think they are very similar to us.
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Re: 2017 Season

Post by eldonabe » Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:27 pm

nighttrain777 wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:28 am
These articles about UNT interest me because in some ways, I think they are very similar to us.
http://www.dentonrc.com/sports/mean-gre ... opener?f=r
Except for the fact that they are winning some games, sure they are just like umass :roll:
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Re: 2017 Season

Post by nighttrain777 » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:41 pm

eldonabe wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:27 pm
nighttrain777 wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:28 am
These articles about UNT interest me because in some ways, I think they are very similar to us.
http://www.dentonrc.com/sports/mean-gre ... opener?f=r
Except for the fact that they are winning some games, sure they are just like umass :roll:
I didn't say they were "just like umass". I said I thought they were similar to us in some ways. But bully for you, though, for noticing that UNT has won more games than us. Right on the money as usual.
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Re: 2017 Season

Post by 78 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:15 pm

WTF, Colorado has a 30-year-old freshman kicker making 50-yard field goals. How is that possible and why can’t we get guys like that?
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Re: 2017 Season

Post by Roadtrip » Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:56 am

UMass might be able to find a 50 year old freshman that can make 30 yard FGs.

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Re: 2017 Season

Post by capezona » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:55 am

UMass at #127 (out of 130). We're the best 0-5 team in the country. Even ranked higher than a couple 0-4 teams.
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Re: 2017 Season

Post by Dickie Dunn » Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:43 pm

The analytics continue to be favorable ... well, as favorable as they can be when you're 0-5.

No. 111 in ESPN's FPI. No. 108 in SB Nation's Football Study Hall.

As noted on the SEC Network broadcast Saturday, UMass has been atrocious in starting field position all season -- only two drives starting in opposing territory in five games (and one of those Saturday at the Vols 48). No surprise it is ranked 130th offensively and 129th defensively in that category.

Also no surprise, Sack rates and Special Teams continue to be terrible.
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Re: 2017 Season

Post by 78 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:37 am

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Re: 2017 Season

Post by 78 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:40 am

0-6 and ESPN still says 19 teams in the country are worse than we are, including Coastal Carolina, which beat us handily. We are still 111. Of Note, UConn is 117, Old Dominion, 109 and Hawai'i is 108. Future opponent FIU ranked 123, despite a 3-1 record.

http://www.espn.com/college-football/st ... eamratings

http://www.espn.com/college-football/te ... &year=2017
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Re: 2017 Season

Post by minutefanjsf » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:46 am

78 wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:40 am
0-6 and ESPN still says 19 teams in the country are worse than we are, including Coastal Carolina, which beat us handily. We are still 111. Of Note, UConn is 117, Old Dominion, 109 and Hawai'i is 108. Future opponent FIU ranked 123, despite a 3-1 record.

http://www.espn.com/college-football/st ... eamratings

http://www.espn.com/college-football/te ... &year=2017
0-6 and haven’t lost by more than 10 must mean something in their metrics.

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Re: 2017 Season

Post by Old Cage » Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:29 pm

I had to look it up to find which game spoiled our perfect record:

Jim Clark‏ @In_The_Slot 42 seconds ago
With its 0-6 start, UMass is now 1-26 overall in August and September since moving up to FBS in 2012.

Quick now - what was our win? (think 2016)
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Re: 2017 Season

Post by 78 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:28 pm

Old Cage wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 1:29 pm
I had to look it up to find which game spoiled our perfect record:

Jim Clark‏ @In_The_Slot 42 seconds ago
With its 0-6 start, UMass is now 1-26 overall in August and September since moving up to FBS in 2012.

Quick now - what was our win? (think 2016)
FIU?
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Re: 2017 Season

Post by 78 » Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:34 pm

Not a subscriber so can't read the entire article, but Blaudschun has a take on the UMass and UConn programs:
https://tmgcollegesports.com/2017/10/01 ... -survival/
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Re: 2017 Season

Post by eldonabe » Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:26 pm

78 wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:34 pm
Not a subscriber so can't read the entire article, but Blaudschun has a take on the UMass and UConn programs:
https://tmgcollegesports.com/2017/10/01 ... -survival/
Well Blaudschun is an asshole so I am sure the rest of the article has a Ron Chimelis tone to it.
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