cole garcia plays football

Rice offensive lineman Cole Garcia plays against Arkansas during a game last September. Garcia is one of eight players, seven transfers, who will play for UMass this fall.

When University of Massachusetts football coach Don Brown last met with the media, he said that the players who participated in the 2022 spring football game need to be ready for September.

"Like I told them, the most important next landmark timewise is Friday night in New Orleans. That's the next one," said Brown.


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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.