Nancy Marrapese-Burrell of the Boston Globe has a preview on UMass' game against Akron on Saturday. The story also has quotes from senior Galen Clemons who organized a White Ribbon Campaign pledge for the UMass football program this week.
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On Wednesday prior to practice, senior defensive tackle Galen Clemons organized a White Ribbon Campaign Pledge ceremony for the UMass Football program. Guest speakers included professor Tom Schiff and UMass Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy. The White Ribbon Campaign aims to stop violence against women.
Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican has a story on the UMass defense and how it hopes to get more pressure on opposing quarterbacks in 2013.
The story includes quotes from defensive line coach Dave Sollazzo who has one of the oldest and most veteran position groups on the team.
"It's really hard to get sacks nowadays because they get rid of the ball so quick," Sollazzo said. "So we grade other stats as well - hurries, pressures, knockdowns. It's anything, really, to help make the quarterback throw where he doesn't wanna throw or get rid of the ball sooner than he wants to get rid of it."
Jonathan Hernandez was a practice MVP for the third consecutive time on Saturday earning him the Green Jersey in Sunday's practice. Galen Clemons was also named an MVP after a great training camp effort on the defensive line. Head coach Kevin Morris updates you on the team's depth and progress following Sunday's practice and one week of training camp.
Happy birthday Galen Clemons of the football team!