Posts Tagged ‘Rob Blanchflower’
By Paul Myerberg // Jun 7, 2012
A significant milestone has been passed: 40 teams. This is no longer the third-of-the-way marker it has been in recent years, but the number remains a meaningful one in the march to September. Technically, with the move up to 124 F.B.S. teams, a third of the way would be 41 teams; more specifically, it would be 41 teams and the first third of a 42nd preview.
It’s time to catch our breath and prepare for another stretch. It’s also time to update the Pre-Snap Read All-Name Team, which was last compiled on May 11. That was after 21 teams – from Texas-San Antonio to Ball State. This list includes the Roadrunners through Western Kentucky.
Tags: All-name team, Blaze Caponegro, Geoffrey Bacon, Hendrix Brakefield, Jazz King, Jose Casanova, Konockus Sashington, Love Dominique, Mackenzie Sovereign, Maxx Forde, Philander Moore, Pudge Cotton, Rob Blanchflower, Sir'Vegias Steele, Wonderful Monds
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By Paul Myerberg // May 11, 2012
There’s a preview coming today, but not until later in the morning. For now, while I plug away – and since we’re more than 20 teams down – let’s update the current F.B.S. all-name team. If you hadn’t noticed, the all-name nominee is a new addition to the second-to-last section in this year’s previews. The rules are simple: only one nominee per team. I’ll continue adding players regardless of position through the first 62 teams, I guess, before beginning to search for players who match positions of need. I can already tell that it’s going to be harder to fill spots at quarterback, kicker and punter; looking back, it might have been a better idea to list quarterback Duke DeLancellotti with Texas State instead of safety Brixx Hawthorne.
Tags: All-name team, Brixx Hawrhorne, Bronco Mendenhall, Duke DeLancellotti, Major Applewhite, Maxx Forde, Rob Blanchflower, Sir'Vegias Steele, Texas State
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By Paul Myerberg // Apr 17, 2012
Welcome to Amherst, Mass., once voted the nicest college town in America, and as of a year ago this Thursday, home of the newest member of the MAC. Yes, change is afoot: Kevin Morris is out, Charley Molnar is in; the C.A.A. is out, replaced by the MAC East. During non-conference play, the Minutemen will substitute teams like Central Connecticut State and Old Dominion for teams like Connecticut — the big school in the Nutmeg State — Indiana, Michigan and Vanderbilt. Isn’t simply moving up the F.B.S. hard enough? Before its bye week on Oct. 13, UMass will face a team from the Big East, two teams from the Big Ten and two reigning bowl teams from the MAC. UMass will play five home games all season. And about that: home games will be played at Gillette Stadium while the university refurbishes its own stadium. Welcome to the F.B.S., Minutemen.
Tags: Anthony Dima, Brandon Hill, Brandon Potvin, Charley Molnar, Chase Danska, Darren Thellen, Dave Sollazzo, Jeff Burris, Kellen Pagel, MAC, Marken Michel, Massachusetts, Michael Cox, Mike Kruczek, Mike Wegzyn, Nick Rolovich, Nick Speller, Perry McIntyre, Phil Elmassian, Rob Blanchflower, Ryan Delaire, Stanley Andre, Theo Agnew
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By Paul Myerberg // Jan 19, 2012
Three more teams will join the F.B.S. in 2012, with a fourth, South Alabama, entering its second and final year transitioning upwards from the F.C.S. to the Sun Belt. Massachusetts will join the MAC, taking a spot in the East division and giving the league two even, seven-team divisions; Bowling Green will move to the West, a move that makes sense on multiple levels. Texas State and Texas-San Antonio — the former run by Dennis Franchione, the latter by former Miami (Fla.) head coach Larry Coker — will join the WAC, helping that conference make up for the loss of Nevada, Fresno State and Hawaii to the Mountain West.