Saturday, January 24, 2015

Saturday--Janaury 24th, 2015


UMass has hired Mark Michaels as special teams coordinator and outside linebackers coach.

Michaels replaces Ted Daisher, who was fired by Whipple on September 16, 2014. Daisher had the unusual distinction of being fired by both Molnar and Whipple.

Michaels seems to be a good hire. He has worked with Whipple before and knows his management style. He also has extensive NFL experience.  Michaels last worked as a high schools coach in the talent-rich Tampa area of Florida. This article from 2012 interviews Michaels and asks about his coaching career in FL.

You remember Molnar added Allen Suber to the UMass coaching staff with the probable intent of increasing the Minutemen recruiting presence in Florida. Suber only lasted one year.

With six years of coaching in the Tampa area, Michaels should have some connections that would help recruiting.

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UMass psychology professor Susan Whitebourne comments on deflategate.

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The Senior Bowl plays today, with two MAC players on the roster.

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And now---- teal turf.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great and smart hire. MW and he go way back, and is evidence that MW is faithful to those with whom he has worked before. We will probably see some good recruiting from the area as a result. Nice job!