UMass : 3 observations from spring practice

April 2, 2022

Calling a UMass practice energetic might be an understatement. The atmosphere at Saturday’s spring practice was electric as coaches and players alike were running around like mad men. It is controlled chaos and it is exactly how Don Brown and his coaching staff likes it. From start to finish, the tempo was fast. There was the occasional water break/team gathering but by in large, there was not much down time….

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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: 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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NFL Draft: Pro days were front and center this past week as local prospects workout for a shot to play in the NFL

March 28, 2022

The NFL Draft is a little less than a month away and teams across the league are hitting the road, attending pro days throughout the country. Over the course of the past week, there were seven pro days in New England and all seven featured legitimate NFL talent. Scouts, coaches and front executives all walked away impressed with the amount of talent that plays in the region. It is not…

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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: Breaking down the 2022 schedule

January 28, 2022

Image courtesy of UMass Athletics UMass released its 2022 football schedule on Wednesday and as you can imagine, it created quite a buzz amongst the Flagship Faithful. The Minutemen play 12 games, five at home and seven on the road. The schedule features some intriguing away games for fans including trips to Tulane, (New Orleans) Arkansas State and Texas A&M (College Station) UMass also travels to Temple, which is awesome…

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The UMass, UConn rivalry is about to go to the next level with Brown and Mora

January 24, 2022

UMass and UConn have been regional rivals for a long time. The two schools are separated by 49 miles. The rivalry goes back to their Yankee Conference days when they played at the FCS level. Both schools eventually made the jump to the FBS level. UConn has had some success since making the move up. They have played in six bowl games including the 2011 Fiesta Bowl. The program however…

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UMass: Minutemen add size and toughness with Cole Garcia

January 19, 2022

Another day, another commitment for the Minutemen. Rice graduate transfer offensive lineman Cole Garcia announced today that he is committing to UMass. Committed❗️#DudeMASS @UMassFootball pic.twitter.com/Ynd154MOVc — Cole Garcia🥞🥞 (@thecolegarcia) January 19, 2022 Garcia was in Amherst over the weekend on an unofficial visit. He met with Don Brown, offensive line coach Alex Miller and the rest of the staff. The recruiting pitch must have worked because Garcia picked UMass over…

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UMass: Minutemen land another big transfer in Tyson Watson

January 6, 2022

UMass landed yet another defensive lineman with the commitment of former Michigan State defensive end Tyson Watson. Watson announced his decision earlier today on Twitter. The 6-6 285 pound Watson still has four years of eligibility left which makes his commitment even more important. Committed 🤎 #Flagship pic.twitter.com/kqb28HR9Q7 — Tyson Watson (@TysonWatson14) January 6, 2022 Watson was a three star recruit out of Warren Mott High School in Warren, Michigan….

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UMass: Landing Marcus Bradley is a sign that Don Brown and his staff will attract talent

January 6, 2022

Defensive end Marcus Bradley surprised the college football world on New Year’s Day when he announced he is transferring from Vanderbilt to UMass. 1️⃣ @FBCoachDBrown @coachbenalbert pic.twitter.com/ASreqK2uy5 — Marcus D. Bradley (@BackfieldBandit) January 2, 2022 The four star recruit out of Gaithersburg, Maryland was garnering interest from several high profile programs including Boston College but ultimately chose UMass. Bradley’s decision to transfer centers around playing time. He played in two…

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