UMass football fall camp day five: Rodney Mills looks to continue bringing versatility to tight end position
With the departure of Jean Sifrin from the Minutemen’s offense, Mills leads a tight end corps that expects to collectively contribute toward matching last season’s positional production.
UMass football fall camp day four: Veteran offensive line boasts chemistry, looks to improve run blocking
The Minutemen return all five starters to the offensive line, which focuses on helping to boost the run game to balance UMass’ offense.
UMass football fall camp day three: Ex-quarterbacks A.J. Doyle, Andrew Verboys continue transitions to new positions
Doyle, who moved to tight end last spring, and Verboys, who switched to wide receiver this summer, look to earn playing time after changing from quarterback.
UMass football fall camp day two: Defensive secondary hopes experience, added depth brings greater consistency
The Minutemen return three key senior starters to the secondary in addition to new additions who will look to make an immediate impact.
The Minutemen return to camp with an answer at quarterback and lofty expectations in their final year in the MAC.
The UMass football team returned to camp Monday with nothing but football on their minds.
The Minutemen will face the Bulls for the first time in program history in a 2017 trip to Tampa.
Head coach Mark Whipple announced a series of three coaching changes Tuesday after Mike Cassano, last year’s passing game coordinator, resigned.
The Minutemen received three first-place votes in the media poll and was picked not to finish last for the first time in four years.
The program agreed to a 2-for-1 deal against the Bulldogs and will travel to Mississippi in 2017 and 2020.
The former Minuteman was signed by Indianapolis as an undrafted free agent following the NFL Draft in early May.
Five members of the MInutemen were named to the All-Mac first-team, tied for most in the conference.
UMass tight end Jean Sifrin goes undrafted in NFL draft, signs with Indianapolis Colts as undrafted free agent
Sifrin, 27, a 6-foot-5, 242-pound tight end will try out for the Indianapolis Colts this summer.
UMass nose tackle Robert Kitching made two sacks in Friday’s spring game, while a local receiver prospect and former UMass baseball player, Dan Jonah, caught the game’s first touchdown.
The UMass quarterback played tight end at Friday’s spring game, and will play both positions moving forward for the Minutemen.
Andrew Cyr details three positive and three negative trends from Friday’s UMass football spring game.
Minutemen coach Mark Whipple said the outcome of the game was what he had hoped for and was encouraged by the play of some of his younger depth.
UMass hosts its spring football game at 7 p.m. at McGuirk Stadium in what is an important evaluation step for many on the roster.
Blyden missed the final seven games of 2014 with a concussion, but is healthy and ready to again tackle a running back competition.
UMass hopes JUCO transfer Jordin Hamilton will bolster depth to the Minutemen’s defensive secondary.