Head coach Steve Addazio will face off against the Minutemen for the third time during his six-year stay with the Eagles—only this time, UMass has the offensive firepower to really wreak havoc.
Starting quarterback Anthony Brown took a preseason-high 30 or so snaps, and the running back corps—ranging from A.J. Dillon to John Fadule—paced the first and second-team offenses, from start to finish.
Anthony Brown was hit or miss in his first scrimmage of training camp, and, as a whole, the offense was out of sync for the majority of the exhibition—Jim Reid’s defense capitalized, recording four interceptions on the day.
According to SB Nation, the Eagles are returning 81 percent of their 2017 production—more than any other Atlantic Division team—but that’s not to say they haven’t lost or added any key pieces this offseason.
Steve Addazio’s most recent group of recruits isn’t earning high marks by national media, but there’s still plenty of potential gems in the Eagle’s early Signing Day haul.
During the first-ever early signing period, the Eagles brought in 19 players—one shy of last year’s entire recruiting class—including 12 three-star players and one blue-chip offensive lineman.