ethan scott talks to coach

Wahconah graduate Ethan Scott, center, is a linebacker for Williams College

Random thoughts while waiting for the bagel to toast — medium, of course.

I was at Tuesday’s UMass football availability, and I thought for a minute that Don Brown was channeling his inner John Calipari.

Kyle Grabowski of the Daily Hampshire Gazette asked Brown about Saturday’s home opener, and if he has talked about Brown’s memories at McGuirk Alumni Stadium? After all, Brown coached here twice, has four former Minutemen as assistant coaches and two other ex-UMass players as an analyst and a graduate assistant.

The coach said he did and then broke into his Calipari.



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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.