Friday, November 21, 2008
Time for a Detour
Both my brother and I attended the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and to this day, 7 advanced degrees later, I continue to follow the Minutemen. We have a new coach this season, a former player for the Minutemen in the mid 90s and a John Calipari disciple. Recently the Minutemen had their arses handed to them by Memphis, and the main thing you noticed watching these two teams play was how much larger the Memphis players were. As such I'm excited about next year's recruiting class. We've got a couple of big men coming (6'8" and 6'9") and that's going to make a big difference when we play contenders. It may be a few years before UMass is a contender, maybe longer, but it's exciting to have someone coaching who was a former player and committed to the program. We'll see what happens.