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April 11th, 2005, 07:08 AM

April 12th, 2005, 01:12 AM
This wouldn't make me not worry.

After a promising 6-5 season in 2004, UMass coach Don Brown has a strong core of players returning for 2005. He also has six transfers among 22 newcomers who will take part in spring practice, which begins tomorrow

April 12th, 2005, 04:59 AM
22 newcomers mean incoming freshman for next year. We only had 3 sr starters but had a few srs who sat the bench. I do believe there were 10 total srs and 3 kids who left the program. Last year Brown was also introduced after signing period so he didnt have a great class. A couple players of the 22 were also grey shirts who didnt start till this spring semester. Its average for I-AA ball.

April 12th, 2005, 05:26 AM
That's not average, that's alot. Puts UMass up there with UNI and a few others who brought in more than a couple of transfers. W&M had one last year and none this year.

April 12th, 2005, 11:18 AM
A bump in transfers after a regime change is not too unusual - you'll get a better feel for it in a few years and judging how many transfers come in after the initial year or two. Not coming in until after the signing period does change the equation a bit.

April 12th, 2005, 11:21 AM
Although not tremendously out of line, I thought it was a little more than avg that time of yr.

April 12th, 2005, 01:34 PM
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