Mike Paquette

  • joined Feb 23, 2012
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2013 MAC Positional Rankings: Special Teams

Time to look at the 2013 MAC football season. We're going to preview the conference unit by unit, ranking the teams one through 13 at every position and facet we can think of. Up next? The...

UMass football coming home?


There seems to be a disconnect between what UMass fans have been told about the Gillette Stadium deal, and what they can expect from the 2014 home schedule.

Top MAC Football Players: #56 Rob Blanchflower

The man Minutemen faithful call "Gronkflower" looks primed for a great season in 2013.

Top MAC football players: #58 Colter Johnson

One of the most consistent members of a young UMass team, Johnson proved his worth in 2012 and looks to build on that success this season.

Why does ESPN hate the MAC?

Despite a 12-1 record, two-time conference champion NIU is still getting no respect.

Could realignment affect the MAC?


The MAC may come out of this realignment period bigger and stronger than before.

UMass football is figuring out how to win

UMass is getting back on track, and giving their fans something to cheer about.

Is UMass Giving Up?

After nine games, are the Minutemen any closer to a win?

UMass Plays Vanderbilt To Expected End

UMass was blown out by a resilient Vanderbilt team on Saturday. We look at just how right our prognostications were.

UMass Reaches Bye Week, Finally

Finally reaching their bye week, UMass looks to Mike Wegzyn to lead them into the second half.

Those Notre Dame Jerseys...


Those aren't two opponents holding those helmets. Those are Notre Dame football players. I hate asymmetry in uniforms. It's just a pet peeve I guess. This fact can be accounted for 45% of why I dislike watching the Steelers. But more than asymmetry, I hate non-matching colors. If you're going to go gold, GO GOLD. That 3/5ths of the helmet with the gold leaf? Not bad. But those pants? Um. That's not gold. They look like the Dallas Cowboys, who manage to use three different shades of silver probably just to bother me. Here's my solution for the Notre Dame football team: Go Gold or Go Home. Get rid of that terrible blue less-than-half of the helmet and make the numbers and pants match the outrageous shiny hat. While you're at it, just go full Boise State on everyone - GOLD LEAF TURF. With a shiny gold field, everyone will know you are serious about that National Title run. You're welcome, Notre Dame.

UMass Dominated by Indiana

It was another tough outing on Saturday for UMass, as they were completely outclassed by perennial Big 10 cellar-dweller Indiana. The Hoosiers were able to move the ball all over the field, meeting...

UMass Football: A List Of Things To Improve

A 37-0 start to the Bowl Subdivision Era was probably not what they had planned. But here's what they can work on to get better.

UMass Shows Off New Helmets, Jerseys


Continuing with the black accessory theme, UMass football shows off their new black helmets..

Getting to Know UMass: The Five Best Offensive Players Since 1990

Who in UMass's recent I-AA/FCS history helped them score all those points? Here are the Minutemen's five best players on the offensive side of the ball in recent years.

Getting to Know UMass: The Five Best Defensive Players Since 1990

As part of our continuing series to educate the masses on the newest MAC school, here are the best defensive players for the Minutemen since 1990.

Will UMass Football Wear Black Uniforms This Year?


New year, new subdivision, new uniforms? Reports are swirling that UMass will wear black jerseys, according to ... their own alumni magazine, possibly.

Getting To Know UMass: The Four Best Seasons In Minutemen History


Let's get to know UMass football by looking at their 4 best seasons in school history.

UMass Football Aiming High: Only FBS Opponents On The Schedule


UMass's schedule (four AQ nonconference opponents!) is unprecedented among teams making the FBS jump.

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