UMass: Don Brown hits the ground running on the recruiting trail.

December 2, 2021

Don Brown wasted no time hitting the recruiting trail on his first day on the job as UMass head football coach. Brown visited Buckingham Browne & Nichols and Milton Academy among other stops on Monday. He and offensive line coach Alex Miller hit Springfield Central and Doherty on Tuesday. Brown made several offers ahead of the December 15th early signing date. The Minutemen fell behind slightly after firing Walt Bell…

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UMass: Minutemen lose shootout to New Mexico State, look forward to next season

November 28, 2021

The UMass Football team ended a tough 2021 campaign with a 44-27 loss to New Mexico State. The Minutemen had their chances but the defense once again failed to get stops when the team needed them most. After playing fairly well by their standards the week before, the defense was torched in this game. When asked why the defense struggled, Miller said it was more about the secondary struggling to…

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UMass: The Minutemen have an opportunity to finish a terrible season on a high note

November 26, 2021

UMass played arguably their best game of the season last Saturday in a 33-17 loss to Army. The expectation was that they were going to get blown out but after playing so poorly in interim coach Alex Miller’s debut against Maine, the Minutemen played with a purpose and played hard against the Cadets. Miller felt his team played with great effort in that game. “I just told the guys that…

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UMass: He are five reasons why Don Brown makes UMass better

November 23, 2021

AP Photo The University of Massachusetts announced the hiring of Don Brown on Monday. This is Brown’s second stint as head coach of the Minutemen. Brown served as head coach from 2004 to 2008. He led the Minutemen to the 2006 FCS National Championship game. Prior to that, he was the head coach at Northeastern University following a two year stint as the defensive coordinator at UMass. Brown coordinated the…

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UMass: Minutemen hire familiar face in Don Brown as next head coach

November 22, 2021

PHOTO: UMass Athletics The more things change, the more they stay the same. Once upon a time, Don Brown was leading the UMass football program to a 43-19 record in his five seasons as head coach of the Minutemen. Brown also took the team to two NCAA Tournaments including the 2006 NCAA title game. Now, after establishing himself as one of the best defensive coaches in the entire country with…

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UMass: Don Brown is the leading candidate to take over the Minutemen

November 19, 2021

According to sources, Don Brown is the leading candidate in the UMass’ football search. He could be named the new coach as early as this weekend. Long rumored to be the favorite, Brown made an appearance at the Toledo game earlier this season and since then, rumors have circulated of a possible return to Amherst. The 66 year old Brown was the defensive coordinator for the 1998 FCS National Championship…

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UMass: Minutemen fall to Black Bears 35-10 on Senior Day

November 14, 2021

By Ryan Barry Early on Saturday morning several UMass Football social media accounts shared a video of interim head coach Alex Miller speaking with the team. It was passionate, stressed the importance of togetherness, and had players and fans alike ready to run through a brick wall for the program.  By the end of the afternoon, it was back to a barrage of anger, frustration, and dejection, as the Maine…

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UMass Preview: Maine Black Bears (4-5) at UMass Minutemen (1-8)

November 12, 2021

Since the dismissal of former UMass (1-8) head coach Walt Bell on Sunday afternoon the program has been swirling in an endless cyclone of intrigue.  Numerous lists of possible head coaching candidates have popped up across the internet from those familiar with the program to people who felt like saying names just because.  Conference affiliation has also been in this cycle with the Mid-American Conference, at least for now, saying…

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UMass: It was a big day for former All-American Alex Miller who held first practice & first solo media session as head coach of the Minutemen

November 9, 2021

PHOTO: UMass Athletics There are going to be quite a few “firsts” for Alex Miller in the next few weeks. First game as a head coach. First win or loss as a head coach. First postgame press conference as a head coach. On Tuesday, Miller and the Minutemen practiced for the first time since he was named the interim head coach. Miller also met with the media on his own…

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UMass: With Bell relieved of his coaching duties, AD Ryan Bamford & interim head coach Alex Miller met with the media on Monday

November 8, 2021

Imagine playing a sport you’ve loved your whole life for a certain university. You graduate from that school, eventually come back to join the coaching staff, then, due to circumstances out of your control, you’re named the head coach of that same team with just three weeks left in a tumultuous season. However, your first official day on the job requires you to sit on a Zoom call with the…

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