What Don Brown said about UMass at this point in the spring

April 16, 2024

Here is what UMass coach Don Brown said in relation to where the team is at this point. (inaudible, where you want to be?) I think this. We’ve just shifted to where we’re tackling. We did something Saturday. We did something today. Probably do some Thursday. Probably a little bit on Saturday. But that’s probably the area we’re behind, in terms of assignments and running and competitiveness and all that…….


5 Observations from UMass Spring Ball

April 8, 2024

We visited UMass on Saturday for our annual spring visit. The Minutemen were banged up in certain spots missing several receivers and quarterback Taisun Phommachanh who got the day off. Despite missing some players who will be key contributors this fall, the Minutemen put together a quality practice that was competitive and intense, especially during the team periods. Here are five observations from Saturday’s practice. 1. Skelton crew on O:……


Managing expectations for UMass

April 7, 2024

Expectations can be a funny thing if you’re a UMass football fan. Maybe funny is not the right word. Frustrating is another. Expectations can be impossible. They can be a source of unrest, or misery. You just don’t know what to do with them. Maybe that’s just life as a UMass fan in the FBS era of the program. You learn that optimism can come around and bite you. All……


UMass rejoining the MAC is what the program needed

February 28, 2024

On Monday we learned that UMass is rejoining the MAC or the Mid-American Conference. The Minutemen were Football members of the MAC from 2012-2015 and ten years later, they are back.  This time however, all sports with the exception of hockey will join the conference. They are staying in Hockey East. The news came as a surprise but was welcomed news for a football program that was sputtering along as……