State of the Progam

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Re: State of the Progam

Post by bottom line » Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:16 am

The roster on the athletic website lists three freshman quarterbacks-Pallotta, Dzuro, and McMenamin.
Are they still with the team? Did they not play because Bell didn't want to waste a year of eligibility with
bad team, or was the talent not there?

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Re: State of the Progam

Post by SJGMoney » Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:25 pm

bottom line wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:16 am
The roster on the athletic website lists three freshman quarterbacks-Pallotta, Dzuro, and McMenamin.
Are they still with the team? Did they not play because Bell didn't want to waste a year of eligibility with
bad team, or was the talent not there?
New (starting last year) rules allow guys to play in 4 games yet not lose a year of eligibility so, nope, that's not the reason why. Plus Palotta already redshirted last year. Bell's stubbornness and/or inability to recognize talent is the only excuse
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Re: State of the Progam

Post by jjmc85 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:26 am

Legitimate good news from the program. Brings the season total up to two. 3 if you count the first quarter lead against Rutgers.

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Re: State of the Progam

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:37 am

That's very good news! Now they just need to start winning games!
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Re: State of the Progam

Post by MJatUM » Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:27 am

Good news, even if it is only a secondary bowl affiliation - meaning we would need at least one of the conference affiliations to not be met. Better than nothing and hopefully they can find a home by the time this agreement runs out in 2025!

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Re: State of the Progam

Post by 78 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:19 pm

632 points allowed shatters the record. A colossal embarrassment.
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Re: State of the Progam

Post by jjmc85 » Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:22 pm

Thankful that’s over.
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Re: State of the Progam

Post by stevemaz » Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:58 am

Glad the season is over as well as it was painful to watch. Next year will be better. I guarantee two wins (Albany and Troy) and two other close games (at Akron and NMex st). I will be happy with 3 wins and good recruiting class this year and another next year.

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Re: State of the Progam

Post by dennisdent » Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:57 am

stevemaz wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:58 am
Glad the season is over as well as it was painful to watch. Next year will be better. I guarantee two wins (Albany and Troy) and two other close games (at Akron and NMex st). I will be happy with 3 wins and good recruiting class this year and another next year.
Troy, will kill UMass next year and Albany is also a loss. Maybe a competitive game against Akron at Akron, and NMSU is a toss up. I see 0 - 12 as a distinct possibility. Bell will most likely keep playing his boy Brito, because, you know, he has a year playing under his belt...This off-season should be very interesting. I wouldn't be surprised to see many players leaving the program.

The team was terrible from the start and if Brito and West had played they would have lost to Akron. There are a lot of donors and football alumni who won't put up with this embarrassment...Too bad Bell will make a lot money for ruining a proud program. It is what it is...

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Re: State of the Progam

Post by Berkman » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:39 am

If Brito is the starting QB next season will be another disaster.

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Re: State of the Progam

Post by SJGMoney » Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:05 pm

stevemaz wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:58 am
Glad the season is over as well as it was painful to watch. Next year will be better. I guarantee two wins (Albany and Troy) and two other close games (at Akron and NMex st). I will be happy with 3 wins and good recruiting class this year and another next year.
I will bet you any amount of money we lose to Troy next year.
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Re: State of the Progam

Post by ZooMass84 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:37 pm

stevemaz wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:58 am
Glad the season is over as well as it was painful to watch. Next year will be better. I guarantee two wins (Albany and Troy) and two other close games (at Akron and NMex st). I will be happy with 3 wins and good recruiting class this year and another next year.
Next year could possibly be worse. Albany & Troy are losses. If Brito starts the UConn game, we lose that one and maybe only beat Akron.

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Re: State of the Progam

Post by ZooMass84 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:46 pm

I hate to say this guys: if the BYU game was indicative of anything, Bell does not coach to win. 4th and 4 & we're down by 39 at end of 3rd quarter and he punts tells me that he is not a HC. I don't know if UMass football can survive numerous 1-11 seasons. Let's keep fingers crossed that somehow we can win a game or two. Even Akron has been to a bowl game or two and won one of them with Terry Bowden. Would love to get a HC like Terry Bowden (had a great run at Auburn)

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Re: State of the Progam

Post by jjmc85 » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:49 pm

dennisdent wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:57 am

Too bad Bell will make a lot money for ruining a proud program. It is what it is...
This quote is a head scratcher. It’s not like Bell took over for Brown and drove the team into the ground. The team has been bad for quite some time. A few of Whipple’s seasons could be called mediocre I guess, but for the most part there hasn’t been much to be proud of since Coen was quarterback.
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Re: State of the Progam

Post by Jack » Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:17 am

Scratch your head all you like - The fact is that Whipple had the program making incremental progress. this was apparently insufficient and the decision was made to hire Bell to improve the program and thus far that decision appears to have been a colossal mistake. But by all means feel free to go cheer on Bell's invincible Hurry Up No Huddle scheme :roll:

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