The UMass, UConn rivalry is about to go to the next level with Brown and Mora

January 24, 2022

UMass and UConn have been regional rivals for a long time. The two schools are separated by 49 miles. The rivalry goes back to their Yankee Conference days when they played at the FCS level. Both schools eventually made the jump to the FBS level. UConn has had some success since making the move up. They have played in six bowl games including the 2011 Fiesta Bowl. The program however…

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UMass: Minutemen add size and toughness with Cole Garcia

January 19, 2022

Another day, another commitment for the Minutemen. Rice graduate transfer offensive lineman Cole Garcia announced today that he is committing to UMass. Committed❗️#DudeMASS @UMassFootball pic.twitter.com/Ynd154MOVc — Cole Garcia🥞🥞 (@thecolegarcia) January 19, 2022 Garcia was in Amherst over the weekend on an unofficial visit. He met with Don Brown, offensive line coach Alex Miller and the rest of the staff. The recruiting pitch must have worked because Garcia picked UMass over…

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UMass: Minutemen upgrade their roster after a busy weekend of visits and commitments

January 17, 2022

Don Brown and his staff have had a busy weekend. A weekend filled with official and unofficial visits and commitments. It was the most active weekend since Brown took the job and he and his staff secured commitments from several transfers and a key Florida recruit. The most notable transfer commitment was that of George Johnson, a wide receiver/defensive back from Stuart, Florida. Johnson comes to UMass from Michigan. Brown…

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UMass: Minutemen land another big transfer in Tyson Watson

January 6, 2022

UMass landed yet another defensive lineman with the commitment of former Michigan State defensive end Tyson Watson. Watson announced his decision earlier today on Twitter. The 6-6 285 pound Watson still has four years of eligibility left which makes his commitment even more important. Committed 🤎 #Flagship pic.twitter.com/kqb28HR9Q7 — Tyson Watson (@TysonWatson14) January 6, 2022 Watson was a three star recruit out of Warren Mott High School in Warren, Michigan….

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UMass: Landing Marcus Bradley is a sign that Don Brown and his staff will attract talent

January 6, 2022

Defensive end Marcus Bradley surprised the college football world on New Year’s Day when he announced he is transferring from Vanderbilt to UMass. 1️⃣ @FBCoachDBrown @coachbenalbert pic.twitter.com/ASreqK2uy5 — Marcus D. Bradley (@BackfieldBandit) January 2, 2022 The four star recruit out of Gaithersburg, Maryland was garnering interest from several high profile programs including Boston College but ultimately chose UMass. Bradley’s decision to transfer centers around playing time. He played in two…

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UMass: Don Brown’s first staff has a good blend of experience and youth

December 25, 2021

Don Brown’s staff at UMass features a good blend of youth and experience. Brown, defensive coordinator Keith Dudzinski, offensive coordinator Steve Casula, running backs coach Damien Mincey and defensive back coach Darrell Perkins all have lengthy resumes and have ties to Brown and UMass. The rest of the staff also has ties to Brown and the school but they are young in term of college coaching experience. Tight ends coach…

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UMass: Brown goes the familiar route in appointing Casula and Dudzinski coordinators

December 21, 2021

Surrounding yourself with the right people is important when turning a program around. Especially a program like UMass, which has really struggled in recent years. It is why Don Brown had to hire coaches he knows and trusts. Especially at the coordinator positions. Brown hired two coordinators that he has a history with. That is not unusual by the way. That is how it works in football. He worked with…

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UMass: Signing day goes according to plan as the Minutemen add nine new players

December 16, 2021

Early signing day was not a banner event for UMass and new coach Don Brown, as the Minutemen only welcomed nine signees into the fold. .@Burnham_Jay checks in with @FBCoachDBrown to talk about our early signing class, coaching hires and more!#MassAppeal22#NSD22 x #Flagship 🚩 pic.twitter.com/1RonNvGEAv — UMass Football (@UMassFootball) December 15, 2021 That said, this was still a time to be excited. These players marked the first recruits of Brown’s…

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UMass: First recruiting class and the transfer portal are keys to Brown turning around the Minutemen

December 15, 2021

Don Brown’s first recruiting class will be the key to setting the tone for his second stint at UMass. Whether it is incoming freshmen or transfers, Brown and the coaches currently on staff need to bring in talent that will alter the current course of the program. Brown and recruiting coordinator Jeff Moore have worked tirelessly in the past few days to try and secure as many commitments as possible….

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UMass: Don Brown hires Loomis-Chaffee Coach Jeff Moore as Tight Ends Coach and Recruiting Coordinator

December 9, 2021

Don Brown once again dipped into the high school ranks to hire an established coach with UMass ties and New England ties. Brown hired former Loomis-Chaffee Head Coach, Jeff Moore today as his tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator. Moore played receiver at UMass from 2008 to 2012. He had been at Loomis for three years. In that time, Moore turned Loomis into one of the top programs in New…

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