UMass: Minutemen release their depth chart prior to Saturday’s opener

October 14, 2020

Mike Fallon is listed as the starting quarterback for Saturday’s game. UMass released their first depth chart ahead of Saturday’s game at Georgia Southern. There are some interesting changes to the starting line up and some key omissions from last year’s roster. Offensively, Mike Fallon is listed as the starting quarterback. Walt Bell and the offensive staff like Fallon. He knows the offense and they are comfortable starting him right…

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UMass: Improved offensive line will pave the way for a program looking to take the next step

October 13, 2020

Thom Kendall For UMass Athletics It is no secret that for the UMass football program to improve, they will need to play better along the offensive and defensive lines. It was a struggle for the Minutemen in the trenches last season. If there was one bright spot for UMass after last season, it was the improved play of their offensive line. First year offensive line coach Jim Jackson did a…

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UMass: Minutemen to open the 2020 season at Georgia Southern

October 9, 2020

Image courtesy of Georgia Southern Athletics. UMass announced this afternoon that they are kicking off the 2020 season next Saturday at Georgia Southern. The game will kickoff at 4 pm and it will be televised on ESPNU. https://twitter.com/umassfootball/status/1314264805239386115?s=21 Three weeks after announcing a return to play, Athletic Director Ryan Bamford has been feverishly trying to schedule as many games as possible. The school’s goal originally was to play six games…

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UMass: UMass announces their intentions to play football this fall

September 21, 2020

UMass Football is back!  The school announced this morning that they intend on playing football this fall after initially opting to move the season to the Spring of 2021. The university released the following statement from Athletic Director Ryan Bamford : “The health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches and staff has always been our first priority. Since returning to campus in June, the members of our football program have…

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UMass: UMass announces the cancellation of the fall sports season

August 11, 2020

UMass announced this morning that they will not be playing fall sports in 2020. That means that the Minutemen will not be playing football. The did say that they will contemplate playing the fall season in the spring. After consulting with university, state and public health officials, we have made the decision to cancel the 2020 @UMassFootball season. https://t.co/yUyzuuILKN — UMass Athletics (@UMassAthletics) August 11, 2020 Athletic Director Ryan Bamford…

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UMass: For the Minutemen, a season of uncertainty brings an opportunity to get better

August 7, 2020

The UMass Minutemen opened up training camp on Wednesday with a lot of uncertainty. As of now, the Minutemen are still playing this season. They are scheduled to play nine games although by all accounts, it is too early to tell if the Minutemen will actually play nine games. As of today, UMass must find replacements for UConn who is not playing for his season. Albany and Auburn. Losing the…

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UMass: Walt Bell and his staff pick up two big commitments on Wednesday.

May 21, 2020

Walt Bell and his staff picked two big commitments yesterday in quarterback Zamar Wise and athlete Jamir Roberts. https://twitter.com/zamarwise11/status/1263189102876393472?s=21 Wise prepped at Milford Academy last season but played his high school football at Barringer High School in New Jersey. He had offers from Rutgers, Miami, Syracuse, Missouri, Maryland and several other schools before deciding to PG year at Milford. Given his athleticism and explosiveness, he is a big time commitment…

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UMass: Minutemen focus on getting bigger up front with their 2020 class

February 20, 2020

Natick’s Josh Atwood could play right away for the Minutemen. UMass signed 21 three star recruits in what is shaping up to be a good class for the Minutemen. Walt Bell and the UMass coaching staff emphasized getting bigger and stronger up front on both the offensive and defensive lines. They also wanted to upgrade the defense particularly at linebacker. They accomplished both. The staff also focused on adding some…

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UMass: Blueshirt bungle could come back to hurt UMass later

February 9, 2020

Photo courtesy of Jim Young, Associated Press UMass lost three local commitments last week when quarterback Brady Martin, offensive lineman Andrew Nee and defensive back Joe Lusardi all decommitted from the program. The three players reportedly decomitted because UMass was attempting to blueshirt them. The players committed knowing that they were going to possibly have to blueshirt but they were now essentially going to have to walk on. When a…

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UMass Preview: BYU Cougars (6-4) at UMass Minutemen (1-10)

November 23, 2019

UMass will wrap up the 2019 season today when they take on the BYU Cougars at McGuirk Stadium. It has been a long first season for head coach Walt Bell and the Minutemen program. Nothing has gone right in a season marred by losses, injuries and player defections. A win today would be a major step forward for the Minutemen but it is an unrealistic expectation given how bad the…

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