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Re: Game 1A: Georgia Southern

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:50 pm
by Steve81
Berkman, no worries now, as moved to ESPN2
Saturday’s game against @UMassFootball has been moved to ESPN2!! Kick time is still 4 PM!

Re: Game 1A: Georgia Southern

Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:45 am
by Jack
Pleasantly surprised to see Mike Fallon as the starting QB. Looking forward to watching some UMASS Football !!!

Re: Game 1A: Georgia Southern

Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:52 am
by InnervisionsUMASS
The spread is big but I'm hopeful we can be competitive. Not expecting much, but can't wait to see them play.

We've got 16lbs of pork butt we're smoking for the tailgate.

Re: Game 1A: Georgia Southern

Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:41 am
by TruBluMaroon
Steve81 wrote: Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:50 pm Berkman, no worries now, as moved to ESPN2
Saturday’s game against @UMassFootball has been moved to ESPN2!! Kick time is still 4 PM!
ESPN recognizes the drawing power!!

Re: Game 1A: Georgia Southern

Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:57 am
by DrG
I guess the cancellation of Florida-LSU opened up some slots. With respect to college FB, the networks seem to be taking whatever they can get right now.

Re: Game 1A: Georgia Southern

Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:07 am
by SignMan
^ well, that says a lot about the UM football program.

Re: Game 1A: Georgia Southern

Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:58 pm
by Sheck
Good timing to get that TV slot. Got in a week before the Big Ten starts.

Re: Game 1A: Georgia Southern

Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:57 pm
by TruBluMaroon
They should be looking for Tues-Weds-Thurs night games to add to the schedule. They can space them a week apart and get national games every time out!

Re: Game 1A: Georgia Southern

Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:28 pm
by MassMan06
TruBluMaroon wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:57 pm They should be looking for Tues-Weds-Thurs night games to add to the schedule. They can space them a week apart and get national games every time out!
Great point, especially with very limited attendance.

Re: Game 1A: Georgia Southern

Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:38 pm
by Quann
MassMan06 wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:28 pm
TruBluMaroon wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:57 pm They should be looking for Tues-Weds-Thurs night games to add to the schedule. They can space them a week apart and get national games every time out!
Great point, especially with very limited attendance.
I like it. Some midweek MAC style national exposure.

Re: Game 1A: Georgia Southern

Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:45 pm
by econalum
We have 1 football game scheduled with a FBS opponent into mid-October. Given the issues with COVID raising havoc with conference schedules, who is going to commit to UMass when that slot might be needed for a re-scheduled conference game?

To me, this alone explains the delays in not hearing about more games.

Re: Game 1A: Georgia Southern

Posted: Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:56 pm
by Quann
Econ, not being a jerk but do you ever have a positive thing to say about our football program?

Re: Game 1A: Georgia Southern

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:09 am
by UMass'96
How is what he said negative?

Re: Game 1A: Georgia Southern

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:46 am
by econalum
Quann wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:56 pm Econ, not being a jerk but do you ever have a positive thing to say about our football program?
Fair comment, loved watching Isabella in our FBS iteration, and duly noted this numerous times.

As to the strategic direction to FBS, not so much.

Re: Game 1A: Georgia Southern

Posted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:54 am
by 69MG
Quann wrote: Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:56 pm Econ, not being a jerk but do you ever have a positive thing to say about our football program?
I think Econ's post is fine. Scheduling games this year is very complex, and Econ's point about teams wanting to save dates for rescheduled games is correct. Our best bet, although it would be very tough on the players, coaches and staff, is to act as an emergency replacement on short notice for teams that had to cancel due to the opponent's Covid issues. The logistics would be tough, but not impossible.

The only reason to do this would be to get playing time for our younger guys to aid in their development. We're not likely to do well in these short notice games.