UMass: A springtime look at the program from Coach Brown’s point of view

May 25, 2022

NEWTON – Don Brown could have been anywhere he wanted to be on Wednesday afternoon, a rare option for football coaches. With head coaches unable to go out on the road with their assistants during this recruiting period, Brown has had some rare downtime from the end of spring ball until the start of camp in a few months. Instead of relaxing at home or golfing at the Charles River…


UMass: 5 Observations from the UMass Spring Game

May 1, 2022

AMHERST — It was a beautiful day for football Saturday in Amherst, as UMass held its spring game. Now, it was not quite football in its purest form, as there was no live tackling, and a lot of what you saw was 85 percent of what you’d see on a Saturday in the fall. But as it is, the defense defeated the offense, 20-3, in the modified scoring system. So…


UMass: Checking in on the Minutemen

April 21, 2022

Photo: @UMassAthletics We’re just one week away from the UMass spring game and there’s a good chance it’s the most highly anticipated spring game among 15 Division 1 New England programs this offseason. The Minutemen are set to wrap up this extremely important spring session with the April 30 game that should draw a big crowd eager to see what all the fuss has been about. On Thursday following one…


UMass: Ahead of what could be a huge year on the field, Merriweather is immersing himself in day-to-day athletic duties off of it

April 15, 2022

Photo: UMass Athletics To fans of the UMass football team, star running back Ellis Merriweather is arguably the most recognizable, popular player within the program. To the folks that work in the athletic department in Amherst, he’s just another student athlete trying to navigate his way through classes, tests and papers, all while being yelled at by Don Brown, Damian Mincey or Steve Casula at practice on a regular basis….


UMass: Checking in on the Minutemen

April 12, 2022

Don’t worry UMass fans, our coverage didn’t stop with our special live show from Amherst a few weeks ago. For the next couple of weeks leading into the spring game, we’ll be doing a weekly “check in” with the Minutemen to see what coaches and players are saying about the progress the team is making during spring ball. On Tuesday, assistant head coach and special teams coordinator/d-line coach Ben Albert,…


UMass: Spirited practice on Saturday proves the culture change is already taking shape for the Minutemen

April 3, 2022

AMHERST – At about 9:55 on Saturday morning inside the practice bubble just outside of McGuirk Stadium, ACDC’s Thunderstruck blared over the loud speakers. With local recruits and their families on hand, the UMass football team quickly brought the energy level from a 10 to a 15 as the offense and defense split up for some early two-minute work. By 10:11, Brown called the team together around the 35 and…


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…


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…


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…


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…