Jeff Thomas of the Springfield Republican checks in with Emil Igwenagu and Tyler Holmes as the UMass football team finished preseason camp yesterday before taking off Wednesday. Then it is back to work as the Minutemen prepare for Holy Cross.
And on the 20th day of preseason camp, the University of Massachusetts football team rested.
Nineteen straight days of running, blocking, throwing, catching, hitting, kicking and tackling each other has earned the Minutemen a well-deserved day of rest Wednesday as camp came to a close Tuesday.
"It went pretty good, the team obviously bonded well and all the practices went well and we built on everything," senior tight end and captain Emil Igwenagu said. "It is nice to finally get a day off to get our legs back, get treatment and take care of our bodies."