UMass: Tempo will be the name of the game when it comes to the Minuteman offense this season

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August 16, 2019

New UMass coach Walt Bell was hired to reinvigorate a program that was stuck in neutral under former coach Mark Whipple. One of the ways Bell plans to turn the program around is by installing a fast paced, up tempo, spread offense. Bell was the offensive coordinator under Willie Taggert at Florida State last season where the Seminoles ran the “Gulf Coast” spread offense. Like most spread offenses, the Seminoles…

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UMass: 2019 Spring practice preview

Walt Bell, who has been hired as the new UMass football head coach, speaks during a press conference, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 at the Martin Jacobson Football Performance Center at UMass.
March 20, 2019

UMass will kick off its first spring practice under new coach Walt Bell this afternoon at 4 pm at McGurik Stadium. There is great anticipation for the upcoming season. Bell has hired a new staff and is installing an uptempo offense and an aggressive defensive scheme. Bell is also inheriting a young team that lost a lot of talented seniors most notably. wide receiver Andy Isabella, running back Marquis Young…

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UMass: Andy Isabella is turning heads at the Senior Bowl

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January 25, 2019

UMass receiver Andy Isabella is turning heads this week at Senior Bowl practices in Mobile, Alabama. He has displayed many of the same skills that allowed him to rack up 3,519 yards and 30 touchdowns in three seasons as a starting receiver in Amherst. Isabella also gained national attention earlier in the week by claiming that he ran a 4.26 hand timed 40-yard dash. Isabella said he hopes to run between a…

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UMass: UMass hopes it has the right guy in Walt Bell

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January 5, 2019

When UMass announced the hiring of new head football coach Walt Bell on December 3rd, the move was met with some hesitation. At 34, Bell is the youngest head coach at the FBS level. Despite his age, the Middle Tennessee State grad has an impressive resume. Mostly recently he served as offensive coordinator at Florida State under Willie Taggert. Prior to that, Bell was the offensive coordinator at Arkansas State…

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