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2023 Season

Post by InnervisionsUMASS » Mon Nov 28, 2022 12:56 pm

2022 is over, onto 2023. Discuss.
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Re: 2023 Season

Post by stevemaz » Mon Nov 28, 2022 1:01 pm

not sure you all can handle the truth.. LOL

6 wins or bust!

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Re: 2023 Season

Post by eldonabe » Mon Nov 28, 2022 2:35 pm

Jesus H.... I posted this elsewhere (2 times) earlier, but it is MOST appropriate here:



I think most know (whether they agree or not is an entirely different question) that Umass is not dumping FBS unless the NCAA makes that decision for them. I will continue to root for this team and school - but I will also continue to criticize as I feel necessary.

That said, I do not have unreasonable expectations. If this team can win between 3-7 games a year consistently, that is plenty and arguably over achieving. In the current landscape, Umass is not going to be able to attract game changing talent to elevate them more than that. Between the NIL deals and the lack of conference affiliation (among other things) expecting more than that 3-7 win total is simply out of reach as they stand today.



I can already see the "I told you so" posters prepping for next year. 2 or 3 wins is an obvious improvement, but that in no way allows for an "I told you so" in and of itself.

- They MUST beat Merrimack (1 win)
- They have 2 body bag games (Penn St and Auburn). They need a respectable performance in those (but 0 Wins)
- They have 4 games against the bottom 30 (NM, NM st, Ark St, E Mich) (need 2 of these)
- They have 3 games against 75-100 (Toledo, Uconn and Army) (they need to win 1 of these)
- Remaining 2 games are not likely to be a win (Liberty, Miami) But both are at home....


Given that schedule and the expectation of a similar defense as this year and virtually ANY improvements on offense they need to win more than 3 games next year for anyone to crow about "improvements". Otherwise it is more making chicken salad out of chicken shit.

Winning only 3 games with one being an FCS school and the other 2 against the bottom 25, would still leave them around 125-128 in the country.

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Re: 2023 Season

Post by dennisdent » Mon Nov 28, 2022 5:36 pm

Xavier Graham, who started at guard the 2nd half of the season, announced he's in the transfer portal with two years of eligibility left. Most likely ends up at an FCS school.

Delvin Attafah, who played sparingly, also in the portal.

Max Longman gone.

Could be a lot of players moving on in the transfer portal.

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Re: 2023 Season

Post by minutefanjsf » Mon Nov 28, 2022 8:18 pm

dennisdent wrote: Mon Nov 28, 2022 5:36 pm Xavier Graham, who started at guard the 2nd half of the season, announced he's in the transfer portal with two years of eligibility left. Most likely ends up at an FCS school.

Delvin Attafah, who played sparingly, also in the portal.

Max Longman gone.

Could be a lot of players moving on in the transfer portal.
Numbers of players leaving are not as important as who the players are. More kids leaving could be beneficial because each player in the portal can be replaced with a recruit.

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Re: 2023 Season

Post by dennisdent » Mon Nov 28, 2022 8:57 pm

minutefanjsf wrote: Mon Nov 28, 2022 8:18 pm
dennisdent wrote: Mon Nov 28, 2022 5:36 pm Xavier Graham, who started at guard the 2nd half of the season, announced he's in the transfer portal with two years of eligibility left. Most likely ends up at an FCS school.

Delvin Attafah, who played sparingly, also in the portal.

Max Longman gone.

Could be a lot of players moving on in the transfer portal.
Numbers of players leaving are not as important as who the players are. More kids leaving could be beneficial because each player in the portal can be replaced with a recruit.
No shit! Two of them are starters but they aren't Jack Driscoll going to Auburn and the NFL level losses. The O line needs a makeover.

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Re: 2023 Season

Post by minutefanjsf » Mon Nov 28, 2022 9:09 pm

dennisdent wrote: Mon Nov 28, 2022 8:57 pm
minutefanjsf wrote: Mon Nov 28, 2022 8:18 pm
dennisdent wrote: Mon Nov 28, 2022 5:36 pm Xavier Graham, who started at guard the 2nd half of the season, announced he's in the transfer portal with two years of eligibility left. Most likely ends up at an FCS school.

Delvin Attafah, who played sparingly, also in the portal.

Max Longman gone.

Could be a lot of players moving on in the transfer portal.
Numbers of players leaving are not as important as who the players are. More kids leaving could be beneficial because each player in the portal can be replaced with a recruit.
No shit! Two of them are starters but they aren't Jack Driscoll going to Auburn and the NFL level losses. The O line needs a makeover.
Longman was angry a lot on the sidelines this year....He was a captain though. Watch him end up at BC or UConn.....

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Re: 2023 Season

Post by TheInsider » Tue Nov 29, 2022 8:38 am

Casula been fired yet?? If not, it's going to be a tough sell to convince guys in the portal to come play for the architect of the worst offense in FBS.

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Re: 2023 Season

Post by Jack » Tue Nov 29, 2022 9:18 am

Too bad about Longman, he's been a good player on a bad team.

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Re: 2023 Season

Post by 69MG » Tue Nov 29, 2022 10:28 am

TheInsider wrote: Tue Nov 29, 2022 8:38 am Casula been fired yet?? If not, it's going to be a tough sell to convince guys in the portal to come play for the architect of the worst offense in FBS.
Exactly. If they are going to do it, DO IT NOW!

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Re: 2023 Season

Post by km109 » Tue Nov 29, 2022 4:55 pm

To quote the Rolling Stones, "I've got no expectations". Had them for this season and that didn't work out. Maybe when I see who's coming and going among players and coaches, but not now.

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Re: 2023 Season

Post by Cahoonaville » Wed Nov 30, 2022 6:36 am

Alex Guerrero, my HERO!!!!

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Re: 2023 Season

Post by TheInsider » Wed Nov 30, 2022 7:25 am

Just saw a quote from DB on how excited and committed he is to turn this around. Also how much he loves his staff... Casula ain't going nowhere.

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Re: 2023 Season

Post by dennisdent » Wed Nov 30, 2022 8:36 am

TheInsider wrote: Wed Nov 30, 2022 7:25 am Just saw a quote from DB on how excited and committed he is to turn this around. Also how much he loves his staff... Casula ain't going nowhere.
Wouldn't be so sure of that. Bamford is in charge of hiring/firing all coaches, not DB.

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Re: 2023 Season

Post by TheInsider » Wed Nov 30, 2022 8:40 am

Yes but if DB likes Casula he can spin it as a total lack of talent at QB and some other deficiencies on offense. And he wouldn't be wrong. I'm with you and I'd like to see them move on but you're gonna have to up your budget to get anyone. Plus unless there is off the field issues it could get a little ugly if the AD is telling the HC who he should and shouldn't have on his staff.

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