UMass: UMass Minutemen (0-0) at Rutgers Scarlet Knights (0-0)

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August 30, 2019

Randall West gets the first crack to lead the UMass offense. Kick-off: The Walt Bell era kicks off in Piscataway, New Jersey tonight when the Minutemen face off against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. It will be our first look at many of the new faces starting for the Minutemen. Here are three keys to tonight’s game. 1. Stop the Run: The Minutemen were awful against the run last season. Rutgers…

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UMass: 2019 Season Preview

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August 30, 2019

Kick-off: UMass hired 35 year old Walt Bell to reinvigorate a program that was struggling. Bell hired a young, motivated staff that can teach his philosophy but also relate to the players. Bell and his staff have a lot of work to do. The Minutemen are young. It will be a challenge but Bell and his staff will try to lay the foundation for future success this season. Offense: Bell…

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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: 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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