New UMass Football Coach 2021

Don Brown's back and there's gonna be stability. Hey na, hey na, Don Brown's back.
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Post by Rolling Ridge » Mon Nov 22, 2021 1:56 pm

^^^
Awesome write-up! Couldn't have asked for much better.

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Post by econalum » Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:08 pm

I agree, surprised Mora ranked a bit lower.
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Post by Umass_Minuteman » Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:15 pm

any chance he brings back his former qb as offensive coordinator / head coach in waiting :D one can dream i guess
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Post by dennisdent » Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:19 pm

Pretty spot on by ESPN.

Walt Bell was a C+ and near the bottom of the ranking when he was hired. Bell wasn't really "energetic" more like confused!

Whip was a B.

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Post by e_parade » Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:32 pm

dennisdent wrote: Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:19 pm Pretty spot on by ESPN.

Walt Bell was a C+ and near the bottom of the ranking when he was hired. Bell wasn't really "energetic" more like confused!

Whip was a B.
He had misguided energy.

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Post by rayers » Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:49 pm

You think maybe Bamford is figuring out that he needs to hire coaches with eastern roots who know the east and even better know New England? We are a quirky bunch but we know and love our sports and we are unapologetically regional Yankees. Which also means we are happy winning ugly or even losing a few as long our teams play wicked hard!!

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Post by km109 » Mon Nov 22, 2021 4:07 pm

I'd suspect that one reason the Brown hire was rated higher than Mora is connections. Mora's been out of the college game for a while. Don Brown's been recruiting every year and has a New England network while Mora is a total newcomer here.

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Post by TheInsider » Mon Nov 22, 2021 4:25 pm

Well according to the Uconn board it's ok if Brown beats out Mora recruiting the Northeast because they recruit nationally lol. Especially in the short term Brown is going to run circles around Mora recruiting

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Post by dennisdent » Mon Nov 22, 2021 4:38 pm

^The Brown hire is really in their heads! I think they know that we got the better coach but are finding ways to make themselves feel better about the Mora hiring. They are making fun of his age and appearance--we would never do that over here (Walt Bell). :lol:

https://the-boneyard.com/threads/don-br ... 530/page-3

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Post by McKinney » Mon Nov 22, 2021 5:58 pm

Wow UConn fans have no ability to look in the mirror huh.
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Post by ZooMass84 » Mon Nov 22, 2021 7:08 pm

Berkman wrote: Thu Nov 18, 2021 7:27 pm I would not want Don Brown as the next coach.
Why? he is absolutely perfect!!!! So happy we got him: over 40, from the area, CURRENTLY EMPLOYED, former HC/DC at major FBS programs.

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Post by ZooMass84 » Mon Nov 22, 2021 7:11 pm

dennisdent wrote: Mon Nov 22, 2021 2:19 pm Pretty spot on by ESPN.

Walt Bell was a C+ and near the bottom of the ranking when he was hired. Bell wasn't really "energetic" more like confused!

Whip was a B.
I called Bell Molnar 2.0 and Gomer after the SIU loss. Bell was actually worse than Molnar. So excited that Brown was hired. Talk about experience and knowledge.

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Post by ZooMass84 » Mon Nov 22, 2021 7:14 pm

km109 wrote: Mon Nov 22, 2021 4:07 pm I'd suspect that one reason the Brown hire was rated higher than Mora is connections. Mora's been out of the college game for a while. Don Brown's been recruiting every year and has a New England network while Mora is a total newcomer here.
UConn never misses an opportunity to F-up. Mora's kid will fall flat on his face. I can actually see UConn dropping football since they don't even have an on campus stadium anymore. So ridiculous to drive half an hour for an on campus game.

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Post by ZooMass84 » Mon Nov 22, 2021 7:20 pm

inthescoop wrote: Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:53 pm
deke wrote: Mon Nov 22, 2021 12:19 pm Congrats to UMass football and to Don Brown. I like the hire and hope the program can financially support some great assistants as well.

I’m not sure how many seasons Brown has left in the tank, but I think his experience and leadership (and connections) are what the program needs right now.
His age is my biggest concern however after seeing some of his most recent interviews it looks like he still has some pep in his step! This program definitely needs all the spark it can get
He's 66 not 76. After the Bell youthful debacle I'll gladly take someone who takes geritol. Funny thing is, I honestly thought after Bell beat the spread vs BC and EMU and beat UConn, that he might have been onto something. Then he got blown out in a bunch of games and I thought back to 2019 again. The URI loss is burned into my mind: 3rd and 17 and they took it to the house!!!!

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Post by LS71 » Mon Nov 22, 2021 7:42 pm

Old Cage wrote: Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:24 am ^ Our "friendship" with Ainsworth goes back a very long way.
Actually we’re old friends from my time as a student.

Time will tell if it’s good hire, but I’m happy that RB moved quickly. The fact Brown knows how things work at UMass can only help.

Good luck to him! Go UMass!
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