UMass: Toledo throttle Minutemen, 55-10

September 10, 2022

It was a deflating night for UMass. The Minutemen followed their season-opening blowout loss to Tulane with a 55-10 defeat at the hands of Toledo. There was not a lot of offense for UMass yet again. Isaiah Holiness scored a 1-yard touchdown with seven seconds before halftime. Cameron Carson then booted a 24-yard field goal with 23 seconds left in the game. Defensively, UMass could not make enough stops to…


UMass Four Down Preview: UMass (0-1) at Toledo (1-0)

September 10, 2022

Kickoff: UMass looks for its first win of the season Saturday when the Minutemen travel to Toledo. In the opener, UMass fell to Tulane last week, 42-10. Toledo opened with a win over LIU, 37-0. It is imperative that UMass stay competitive in this one after the blowout nature of the Tulane loss. UMass coach Don Brown badly needs something positive to build on. 1st Down: The Minutemen have to…


UMass: Minutemen preparing for Toledo after trying to clean up mistakes from the opener

September 7, 2022

Photo – Chris Tucci/UMass Athletics This UMass rebuild is a process. The first step in that process after falling on the road against Tulane in the opener was correcting mistakes. This isa somewhat obvious statement, but for a program still learning what works best for them moving forward, it’s a step that can’t be rushed or overstated. Those corrections began Monday and then continued Tuesday before the Minutemen set their…


UMass: Minutemen drop season opener to Tulane

September 4, 2022

Rome wasn’t built in a day. Don Brown and the staff at UMass are going to need some time to get things turned around to the level that the fan base wants and it was evident on Saturday night when the Minutemen dropped the season opener 42-10 against Tulane. In fairness, the scoreboard isn’t really indicative of the way UMass played, at least in the first half. The Minutemen got…


UMass Four Down Preview: UMass Minutemen (0-0) at Tulane Green Wave (0-0)

September 3, 2022

Kickoff: The Don Brown era officially kicks off tonight as the Minutemen travel to New Orleans to take on Tulane. Expectations are high in Amherst for the first time in a long time. The schedule sets up well for UMass to turn things around but it has to start tonight against a Tulane team looking to turn things around after a tough season last season. 1st Down: Start fast on…


UMass: With time for talk finally over, Minutemen eager to show just how much things have changed

August 30, 2022

Photo: Anthony Roberts AP/@kstone06 How many more “things are changing” stories can you possibly read? Lord knows everyone in the media is sick of writing them. Thankfully, all the talk about the Don Brown era beginning again and how the culture has completely shifted at UMass will finally turn into real football analysis this weekend. Fans will finally get to see Steve Casula’s offense, Keith Dudzinski’s defense, Alex Miller’s revamped…


UMass: 10 takeaways from training camp

August 12, 2022

We visited with the UMass Minutemen on Thursday. It was their first day in pads and as you can imagine, it was a lively, spirited practice and that is putting it mildly. Here are ten takeaways from UMass camp. 1. Don Brown is as intense as ever: When it comes to intensity, very few coaches can match Don Brown. He was in mid-season form as soon as we walked into…


UMass: Quarterback competition is wide open for the Minutemen

August 11, 2022

AMHERST — Sifting through the evidence at practice for UMass as the team looks for a starting quarterback can be a fruitless exercise. You see Brady Olson make a dime of a touchdown pass on a throw that not many can make, and he looks like the guy. But then you watch Zamar Wise or Gino Campiotti make an electric run in full team drills, and you think, well, it’s…


UMass: Minutemen open camp Friday with plenty of buzz around the program

August 4, 2022

By Jake Klein, NEFJ Correspondent In his first four seasons at UMass, Josiah Johnson was a part of just six wins. He stuck with the Minutemen, even after the school hired the third head coach of his tenure. Even after he was forced to switch positions from tight end to wildcat quarterback, then back to tight end. Even after rumors of his potential transfer swirled last winter.  “All I want…


UMass: 3 things to watch for as UMass kicks off fall camp

August 1, 2022

The UMass Minutemen kick off fall camp this week. It is the first camp for old friend Don Brown and his staff. After a busy off-season which saw Brown and his staff upgrade the talent through the transfer portal and raise the bar, UMass is ready to put it all together on the field. The Minutemen kick off on September 3rd at Tulane. Here are three things I will be…