Nine UMass seniors participated in drills on Monday at the team’s pro day event at The Dana Farber Field House next to Gillette Stadium in Foxboro. Fourteen NFL scouts were in attendance to get an up-close look at Michael Cox, Perry McIntyre, Stephane Milhim, Quinton Sales, Nick Speller, Darren Thellen, Deion Walker, Alan Williams, and Hafis Williams. All Photographs by Andy Heller of Heller Photography in Attleboro, MA for MaroonMusket.com.
While Penn State is certainly Linebacker U, and the University of Southern California is Quarterback U, at the FCS level the University of Massachusetts had been Running Back U. Now, for the first time in years, there appears to be some question as to who will shoulder the load. In the past UMass has always had a grinder, a guy who can get between the tackles and push for the extra yard. The UMass Running Back Standard has been: 1) around 6’0 and 215 pounds, 2) runs down hill, 3) very little flash, and 4) has no problem meeting a [...]
Michael Cox, a University of Michigan running back with a year of eligibility, is transferring to UMass. The news comes from ESPN, and the article also mentions that Cox can play immediately “due to the NCAA rule allowing players to transfer without penalty if they have completed their undergraduate degree.” Cox is a Dorchester native and was a three-star recruit coming out of Avon Old Farms in 2007. Back then he also had offers from Boston College, UConn, Duke and Maryland, according to Rivals. Cox saw limited time with the Wolverines and played only 12 games while running for 169 [...]