Thursday, January 11, 2018

UMass Football News--January 11th, 2018

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Good News for the 2018 UMass Football team; Matty Vautour reports Bryton Barr will return for next season. The Minutemen had been slated to lose to graduation five of the starting front seven on defense. Barr led UMass with 105 TT's.

Barr's Tweet on his decision.

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Former UMass assistant coach Greg Burns has been hired at Oregon State. Burns coached defensive backs at UMass in 2013.

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Former UMass player and coach Neal Brown is no longer a candidate for the head coaching position at Arizona.

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One who got away:

Robin Jutwreten, a 6-4 235 pound DE from Sweden has verbaled to Ritgers. Jutwreten had visited UMass.

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1 comment:

msumassfootball said...

Great news about Barr. He's making the right decision,; he'll have fun, he'll have earned a Master's degree (gratis), he'll have a (good) chance to lead the team to a bowl game, he'll be a captain (most likely), and he still has a chance to play in the NFL. Smart move from an impressive young man. He's a whirling dervish, a holy terror, and one of the best linebackers we've had in many years. A little undersized but with a heart of a lion. I'm glad he didn't give up on football after so many injuries.