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by Merlin Samuels
Sun Dec 12, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 11, 2021-22: North Texas (12/11)
Replies: 88
Views: 4813

Re: Game 11, 2021-22: North Texas (12/11)

I still like King Rice for the job.
by Merlin Samuels
Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:14 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Confidence in McCall
Replies: 25
Views: 1104

Re: Confidence in McCall

Hell, maybe we should bring back Bruiser Flint.
by Merlin Samuels
Sat Nov 20, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: New UMass Football Coach 2021
Replies: 477
Views: 28898

Re: New UMass Football Coach 2021

If Don Brown is indeed coming home, that’s very exciting news. Both he and Whip believe UMass belongs at the FBS level.
by Merlin Samuels
Wed Nov 17, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: New UMass Football Coach 2021
Replies: 477
Views: 28898

Re: New UMass Football Coach 2021

Well, we get to see the triple offense by Brent Davis this coming weekend. :shock: Jim Panagos, a Brooklyn native, was a name mentioned a few years ago. He’s a defensive guy so that would be a nice change of pace. He doesn’t have head coaching experience but was associate head coach of Temple in 20...
by Merlin Samuels
Wed Nov 17, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: New UMass Football Coach 2021
Replies: 477
Views: 28898

Re: New UMass Football Coach 2021

Well, we get to see the triple offense by Brent Davis this coming weekend. :shock: Jim Panagos, a Brooklyn native, was a name mentioned a few years ago. He’s a defensive guy so that would be a nice change of pace. He doesn’t have head coaching experience but was associate head coach of Temple in 2018.
by Merlin Samuels
Sat Nov 13, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: KAEO: Tre Mitchell
Replies: 1424
Views: 162917

Re: KAEO: Tre Mitchell

Tired of people blaming Mitchell and Bergeron. Maybe they didn’t fit in with our current coach. Ever think about that? What has McCall ever done for so many people to continue to defend him?
by Merlin Samuels
Sat Nov 13, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Game 10: Maine at home Nov 13 noon
Replies: 116
Views: 4469

Re: Game 10: Maine at home Nov 13 noon

Calipari took over at the absolute worst basketball period in my life. I’m hoping we find somebody that sees the potential here. More than BC and UConn combined.
by Merlin Samuels
Sat Nov 13, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: Game 2, 2021-22: at Yale (11/12)
Replies: 82
Views: 4624

Re: Game 2, 2021-22: at Yale (11/12)

This should not be happening in his fifth season. No more excuses.
by Merlin Samuels
Sat Nov 13, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: New UMass Football Coach 2021
Replies: 477
Views: 28898

Re: New UMass Football Coach 2021

My favorite suggestion has been the Coen/Brown combo. I think this might be our only shot at Coen, and having Brown would offset his lack of experience at head coach. Running the triple option would be interesting with the Army OC, Brent Davis. With the new transfer rules it might be easier to get t...
by Merlin Samuels
Sat Nov 06, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Realignment: Texas/OK->SEC; UCF, BYU, Ciny,Houston->BigXII-dominos
Replies: 500
Views: 24198

Re: Realignment: Texas/OK->SEC; UCF, BYU, Ciny,Houston->BigXII-dominos

While I agree that B10 will expand, and SEC will expand, what this probably means is more intra-league play and less and less room for outside league/independent/FCS 'payday games', which some of you seem to feel is sine qua non of being in FBS. Most colleges lose money on athletics, and every tren...
by Merlin Samuels
Sat Nov 06, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Game 9 2021: URI visits for Homecoming
Replies: 88
Views: 3932

Re: Game 9 2021: URI visits for Homecoming

I just hope Merriweather stays another year and we have an experienced head coach that can build an offense around him. Bell is in over his head as a new coach in a very tough situation where the administration is doing him no favors by remaining in the archaic Atlantic 10. Time to move on from nost...
by Merlin Samuels
Sat Nov 06, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: FIRE WALT BELL!
Replies: 837
Views: 76672

Re: FIRE WALT BELL!

I hope we can get a veteran coach at this point. I really supported Bell, despite disagreeing with Whip being let go. If it were up to me, I’d reach out to Don Brown and put all my trust in him, giving him all the resources he needs. Then let him appoint a successor whenever he retires. Even a veter...
by Merlin Samuels
Thu Nov 04, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Realignment: Texas/OK->SEC; UCF, BYU, Ciny,Houston->BigXII-dominos
Replies: 500
Views: 24198

Re: Realignment: Texas/OK->SEC; UCF, BYU, Ciny,Houston->BigXII-dominos

It will. Say what you want about the A10, but the whole tourney is on TV, most regular season games are on TV. Good luck finding a MAC or CUSA game. The MAC TV partner is ESPN like the A10, except the MAC media pay out is twice as large at 10M and the A10 is 5Million. Agree with you regarding CUSA ...
by Merlin Samuels
Wed Nov 03, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Realignment: Texas/OK->SEC; UCF, BYU, Ciny,Houston->BigXII-dominos
Replies: 500
Views: 24198

Re: Realignment: Texas/OK->SEC; UCF, BYU, Ciny,Houston->BigXII-dominos

Why does it piss you off? If UMass goes to the MAC are you okay having an athletics budgets in the $30m range like the rest of the MAC not named Buffalo? Are you really going to be happy when we have a basketball team that can get an out large but losses in the mac semi in Cleveland? Take the emoti...
by Merlin Samuels
Wed Nov 03, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Realignment: Texas/OK->SEC; UCF, BYU, Ciny,Houston->BigXII-dominos
Replies: 500
Views: 24198

Re: Realignment: Texas/OK->SEC; UCF, BYU, Ciny,Houston->BigXII-dominos

^Its hard to assign percentages of blame but I don’t think it’s equal. Football drives the bus in conference realignment-at least for FBS conferences. Basketball drives the bus at UMass-at least in conference alignment. If football drove the bus at UMass, the school would ha e joined the MAC all sp...