Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Six Days into the the search for a new coach 01/14/09

Jeff Thomas of the Springfield Republican has an article on the on-going search for Coach Brown's replacement.

Thomas reports the search has narrowed to mostly Northeast coaches. Two coaches I have not blogged about are reported to be on the short list.
  • Bill McGovern, Boston College linebackers coach. McGovern knows UMass football well as he has had two stints as a UMass assistant coach. He was DB coach from 87-90 and Defensive Coordinator from 92-93. He has good recruiting connections in talent rich New Jersey.
  • Mark D'Onofrio, Assistant Head Coach/ Defensive Coordinator Temple. The Owls led the MAC in five defensive categories. He has coached at Rutgers and UVA. Temple had its most wins (five) since 1990 last year and crushed Army 35-7. He's from New Jersey. He's regarded as an up and coming coach.
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Meanwhile, Maine's Jack Cosgrive denies being contacted about the UMass Head Coaching job.

In other Black Bear news, Maine picked up a QB from the disbanded Iona College football team.

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More information from Matty Vautour, who says any interviews with John McCutcheon, the UMass AD will probably take place in Washington DC.

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This article from the Boston Globe states that Bill McGovern (mention earlier in this blog post) may be in line to be elevated to DC for the Eagles.

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Something in the water in Mass:

Coaching changes Patriots
Boston College and UMASS!!!

Anonymous said...

Here is idea why doesn't UMass put together a committee for the next coach that actually knows something about football. It should be made up of past players and coaches and very administrators rather than nerds who don't know a single thing about football.

Anonymous said...

How many things can you complain about?

Anonymous said...

Is it considered a complaint when something is so obvious you point it out to your friend?

Anonymous said...

Huh?

Anonymous said...

what is going on with the rest of the coaching staff? I know coach brown did what was right for him and his family however it seems late in the game if an outsider comes in and cleans house that the other coaches can find suitable jobs?

Anonymous said...

McGovern will be the next DC at BC.

Anonymous said...

I like the committee; the person hired must be able to function well within the commmunity of the school and represent the interests and excellence of the university.

Anonymous said...

At least you get the point of the committee.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I do. As a professor here, and former football player, academic interests and qualtity of students countervail and supercede any other concern you may hope for.