UMass: Minutemen struggle in all three phases in 41-0 loss to Georgia Southern

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October 17, 2020

Image courtesy of AJ HENDERSON/GEORGIA SOUTHERN ATHLETICS STATESBORO, GA: UMass finally made their long awaited 2020 season debut against the Georgia Southern Eagles and despite it being a new season, the results were the same as last season for the Minutemen in a 41-0 loss. Despite getting blown out. Minutemen head coach Walt Bell was just glad to be out there. “Obviously the result is not what we wanted but…

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UMass: Getting the young guys experience is goal number one this season.

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October 16, 2020

No one knows how many games UMass will play this season. Right now they only have one game scheduled but there are rumors circulating that they at least two others games in the works. Regardless of how many games they are playing, one thing is for sure. Play the young guys is important for the Minutemen this season. The 2020 season is about development and getting better. It’s not going…

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UMass: Minutemen release their depth chart prior to Saturday’s opener

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October 14, 2020

Mike Fallon is listed as the starting quarterback for Saturday’s game. UMass released their first depth chart ahead of Saturday’s game at Georgia Southern. There are some interesting changes to the starting line up and some key omissions from last year’s roster. Offensively, Mike Fallon is listed as the starting quarterback. Walt Bell and the offensive staff like Fallon. He knows the offense and they are comfortable starting him right…

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UMass: Improved offensive line will pave the way for a program looking to take the next step

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October 13, 2020

Thom Kendall For UMass Athletics It is no secret that for the UMass football program to improve, they will need to play better along the offensive and defensive lines. It was a struggle for the Minutemen in the trenches last season. If there was one bright spot for UMass after last season, it was the improved play of their offensive line. First year offensive line coach Jim Jackson did a…

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UMass: Minutemen to open the 2020 season at Georgia Southern

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October 9, 2020

Image courtesy of Georgia Southern Athletics. UMass announced this afternoon that they are kicking off the 2020 season next Saturday at Georgia Southern. The game will kickoff at 4 pm and it will be televised on ESPNU. Start the countdown… NINE DAYS TO KICKOFF‼️‼️ 📰 https://t.co/0t7tihFitN#Flagship 🚩 pic.twitter.com/tB9UsdWfZy — UMass Football (@UMassFootball) October 8, 2020 Three weeks after announcing a return to play, Athletic Director Ryan Bamford has been feverishly…

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UMass: UMass announces their intentions to play football this fall

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September 21, 2020

UMass Football is back!  The school announced this morning that they intend on playing football this fall after initially opting to move the season to the Spring of 2021. The university released the following statement from Athletic Director Ryan Bamford : “The health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches and staff has always been our first priority. Since returning to campus in June, the members of our football program have…

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UMass: UMass announces the cancellation of the fall sports season

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August 11, 2020

UMass announced this morning that they will not be playing fall sports in 2020. That means that the Minutemen will not be playing football. The did say that they will contemplate playing the fall season in the spring. After consulting with university, state and public health officials, we have made the decision to cancel the 2020 @UMassFootball season. https://t.co/yUyzuuILKN — UMass Athletics (@UMassAthletics) August 11, 2020 Athletic Director Ryan Bamford…

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UMass: For the Minutemen, a season of uncertainty brings an opportunity to get better

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August 7, 2020

The UMass Minutemen opened up training camp on Wednesday with a lot of uncertainty. As of now, the Minutemen are still playing this season. They are scheduled to play nine games although by all accounts, it is too early to tell if the Minutemen will actually play nine games. As of today, UMass must find replacements for UConn who is not playing for his season. Albany and Auburn. Losing the…

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UMass: Minutemen focus on getting bigger up front with their 2020 class

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February 20, 2020

Natick’s Josh Atwood could play right away for the Minutemen. UMass signed 21 three star recruits in what is shaping up to be a good class for the Minutemen. Walt Bell and the UMass coaching staff emphasized getting bigger and stronger up front on both the offensive and defensive lines. They also wanted to upgrade the defense particularly at linebacker. They accomplished both. The staff also focused on adding some…

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UMass: Blueshirt bungle could come back to hurt UMass later

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February 9, 2020

Photo courtesy of Jim Young, Associated Press UMass lost three local commitments last week when quarterback Brady Martin, offensive lineman Andrew Nee and defensive back Joe Lusardi all decommitted from the program. The three players reportedly decomitted because UMass was attempting to blueshirt them. The players committed knowing that they were going to possibly have to blueshirt but they were now essentially going to have to walk on. When a…

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