UMass: Some of the top local talent in the Class of 2023 was on hand at UMass this morning

April 2, 2022

By Adam Kurkjian AMHERST — There were plenty of eyes on UMass spring practice on Saturday, and that’s a good thing for the Minutemen. As the Don Brown Era gets underway in Amherst, the emphasis is on bringing in new and talented players who can help the team win and win now. Although that is technically always the case no matter where you go, there is optimism in and around…

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UMass: Brown happy with early progress following first day of spring ball

March 29, 2022

Culture change doesn’t happen over night in Division 1 football, but you’ve got to start somewhere. Thankfully for UMass fans, the team and coaching staff hit the ground running this spring as the Don Brown era begins anew. On Tuesday, the Minutemen were finally out on the practice field for the first official spring ball practice. With a brand new staff and a plethora of new faces from the transfer…

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UMass: 5 things to watch for as the Minutemen open up spring practice

March 29, 2022

It is finally here. The day UMass football fans have been waiting for. The start of spring practice. Ever since Don Brown was hired in December, the Flagship Faithful have been pointing to this day. It is the start of a new era for UMass football. The road to restoration begins now. Expectations are high. Real high! Brown and his staff are ready to meet those expectations. Brown was giving…

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High School: MHSFCA Coaches Clinic hosted by the Patriots a huge success

March 13, 2022

FOXBOROUGH – The game of football will be better off in 2022 and beyond because of the coaches that spent hours upon hours at Gillette Stadium this weekend. The Patriots hosted the annual MHSFCA Coaches Clinic Friday and Saturday, with 38 presentations from college and high school coaches and a phenomenal keynote speech from UMass head coach Don Brown on Friday night. Beyond the 38 presentations, everywhere you turned there…

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UMass: Brown’s passion for football & the UMass program is as strong as ever

March 12, 2022

FOXBOROUGH – Around 8:35 on Friday night, UMass head coach Don Brown had a small group of four coaches huddled around him at the far end of Gillette Stadium’s Putnam Club. Brown slightly bent his knees for a second or two, placed his hands in front of him as if he was about to engage with an opponent, gave some instruction, nodded slightly and then continued to shake every hand…

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NFL Draft: UMass defensive lineman Avien Peah has fought to put himself on the radar of NFL scouts after changing positions

February 24, 2022

If anyone ever tries to tell you things can only work out one way, they’re wrong. For UMass defensive end turned potential NFL-draft pick Avien Peah, the dream to make it to the league has taken different shapes, but most importantly, the dream is alive and well. Back in 2016 when Peah stepped on campus for his freshman year after dominating as a tight end at La Salle, he never…

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UMass: The Rams hire Liam Coen as their new offensive coordinator

February 21, 2022

Former UMass star quarterback Liam Coen is going back to the NFL. According to Sports Illustrated’s Albert Breer, Coen has been hired as the new offensive coordinator of the Los Angeles Rams. Coen replaces Kevin O’Connell who was named the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings last week. Coen was previously an assistant wide receivers and quarterbacks coach with the Rams from 2018-2020. He spent last season as the offensive…

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NFL Draft: Brown’s Perry wins East-West Shrine Bowl Offensive MVP with huge second half while BC, UConn & UMass are all represented

February 4, 2022

Photo: NFL Network Brown University certainly isn’t a no-name school in the college football world, but compared to somewhere like Michigan for instance, there is no comparison. A quick Google search will tell you that the enrollment in those two schools in 2021 had a difference of about 36,000. So, when players from smaller schools get the opportunity to showcase their talent in a game like the 97th East-West Shrine…

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UMass: Minutemen add four new players on National Signing Day while Brown, Casula & Dudzinski meet with the media as new culture continues taking shape

February 3, 2022

Photo: @UMassFootball The term “Dude Mass” is becoming more and more popular by the day because of the players, staff and culture Don Brown is trying to bring back to UMass. On Wednesday, Brown took another big step towards continuing to change the way people view the team in Amherst by adding four new players on National Signing Day. Jeremiah McGill (DB), Derrieon Craig (LB), Donovan Turner (DB), and Aaron…

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UMass: Legendary name lives on in New England as AJ Vinatieri commits to UMass

February 1, 2022

A couple weeks ago, we posted a story about Adam Vinatieri’s son AJ possibly bringing the legendary last name back to the forefront of New England football when he had UMass as an option for his college destination. On Monday night with roughly 700 people watching live on AJ’s Instagram page, he put on a UMass hat while the whole family revealed they were wearing UMass shirts, including Adam. Soon…

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