Game 7: Homecoming Georgia Southern

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Re: Game 7: Homecoming Georgia Southern

Post by Rolling Ridge » Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:18 pm

Back from a great weekend in Amherst. Donor appreciation breakfast was very nice. Great to see UMass achieving so many incredible things. Makes you kind of forget about football. Kind of. Obviously the win was really nice to see, even if it was against a team that couldn’t beat our band. :wink:

Defense did a good job against the triple option. We shut down their main weapon and made them try to beat us in the air, which is not their game. We largely stuffed them on the ground, and got off the field on third downs. Not perfect, but at least there was a clear plan, and they largely executed. On offense, we finally got some significant running yards. Hopefully this gives the OL a sense of how to run block that we can carry forward in some of the later season games.

Still made a lot of the same old mistakes, penalties, etc. A better team would have made us pay, and it really makes me scratch my head about where and how we are actually improving. But I’ll set that aside for now and see how it goes next week. It’s definitely nice to look at my ESPN and see UMass with that big win.
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Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:14 pm
^ Didn't a Georgia Southern back fumble the ball forward and out of bounds, picking up a first down? Thought you couldn't do that.
The only play I recall where GS fumbled forward, the ball was brought back to the spot of the fumble and they had a second or third down with ~4 yards to go. I think they wound up getting that first down, but not on the fumble forward.

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Re: Game 7: Homecoming Georgia Southern

Post by mdogt12 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:26 pm

GS fired their coach.

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Re: Game 7: Homecoming Georgia Southern

Post by Old Cage » Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:08 pm

"Jack didn’t have any envy in him," Calipari said. "He was the greatest coach to ever coach here."

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Re: Game 7: Homecoming Georgia Southern

Post by DPBOS » Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:12 pm

mdogt12 wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:26 pm
GS fired their coach.
FBS UMass, causing opponents to fire their coaches since 2017.

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Re: Game 7: Homecoming Georgia Southern

Post by SJGMoney » Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:30 am

DPBOS wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:12 pm
mdogt12 wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:26 pm
GS fired their coach.
FBS UMass, causing opponents to fire their coaches since 2017.
Since 2016, you're forgetting about the miserable FIU coach who was so bad he lost to is TWICE! Now that it's a lol
UMass '87

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Re: Game 7: Homecoming Georgia Southern

Post by KahunaK » Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:18 pm

Glad to see that GSU continues to fumble the ball against UMASS. Wish other schools would get on board with that.

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Re: Game 7: Homecoming Georgia Southern

Post by JD14 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:14 pm

minutefanjsf wrote:
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Was at the game. Not a clue of how this happened. Any explanation out there?
Many still believe the "tuck rule" was made up!
I wonder if Whip changed his mind to decline what would’ve happened.....ref would definitely have been confused. I also think they spotted the ball wrong on a penalty and gave GSU 20 yards instead of 15 on one.

They definitely spotted the ball incorrectly! I was screaming that they enforced the spot on the declined penalty.

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Re: Game 7: Homecoming Georgia Southern

Post by m626t » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:45 pm

mdogt12 wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 5:26 pm
GS fired their coach.
That's what happens when you get blown out by a previously winless UMass football team.
All due respect, and I mean that from the bottom of my heart, I'm gonna pass.

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Re: Game 7: Homecoming Georgia Southern

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:53 am

Had a blast all weekend and it was nice to see the team score some points and have some fun. Still not expecting much going forward, but this weekend was a nice reprieve.

What a beautiful weekend as well.
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Re: Game 7: Homecoming Georgia Southern

Post by inthescoop » Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:37 pm

Are we going to see Comis and Ford split playing time at QB going forward?

I really don't think our QB was the issue, Ford has been playing well recently. But hey, we got the win and that's the most important thing here.

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Re: Game 7: Homecoming Georgia Southern

Post by DrG » Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:39 pm

I've never been a fan of the two-headed quarterback thingy.

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Re: Game 7: Homecoming Georgia Southern

Post by MikeEsq » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:28 am

The Minutemen are Weekly National Champions, according to this article:

https://www.theringer.com/2017/10/23/16 ... notre-dame

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Re: Game 7: Homecoming Georgia Southern

Post by m626t » Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:41 am

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" UMass, as previously noted, won, and this column has now set a record for UMass football references in a weekly college football column." :lol:
All due respect, and I mean that from the bottom of my heart, I'm gonna pass.

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Re: Game 7: Homecoming Georgia Southern

Post by 69MG » Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:01 pm

Some comments from Whip at the Sports Luncheon:

On the game - "I was more nervous about this game than I was for the National Championship or maybe even the Super Bowl. The players needed a win. They have worked so hard and needed to finally win one". He may have overstated this but he does care about the players.

Starting QB - Ford will start on Saturday.

A bit of humor - "3 players came to my office on Sunday and wanted to know why they didn't play in a 55-20 game. I told them maybe it was a 55-20 game because they were next to me on the sideline." He then mentioned that he wanted to get everyone in on D but we held the ball so long in the 4th quarter that GaSo only ran 6 plays. He did get almost everyone in on offense in the 4th.

App State - They are small but very fast, including the D line. Their QB is very good.

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