Adam Kurkjian of the Boston Herald looks at the summer promotional activities of football head coach Charley Molnar as he toured the state and headed up various initiatives to energize the UMass fan base.
"So we really tried to spread the message to as many people as we could," Molnar said. "I'm a firm believer that you don't have to be a UMass grad to be a UMass football fan. I liken it very similar to Ohio State or to Penn State, where they've got some rabid fans who never attended college. There's no reason why we can't be the college football team for the state of Massachusetts."