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UMass football off to a good start after Day 1 of spring practice

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UMass football coach Don Brown had his players under the bubble for the start of spring practice Tuesday morning.

AMHERST — There were new faces, old faces in new numbers and old faces in new positions.

“You know what’s nice when you’re at a place and in your second year?” UMass football coach Don Brown asked rhetorically. “Guys kind of know what to do. You’re not starting from scratch on every snap, drawing it in the sand and all that.


Howard Herman can be reached at hherman@berkshireeagle.com or



Howard Herman is a sports columnist at The Berkshire Eagle. The dean of full-time sportswriters in Western Mass., he has been with the Eagle since 1988, and is a member of the New England Baseball and Basketball Hall of Fame.

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