Dan Malone of MassLive.com has a Q&A feature with UMass football running back Jamal Wilson who has returned healthy to spring practice after suffering a season-ending injury at Vanderbilt last year. The return of the talented Wilson adds another experienced option to the UMass backfield alongside Shadrach Abrokwah, Lorenzo Woodley and J.T. Blyden.
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Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a story from spring football practice looking at the running back situation for the Minutemen entering the 2015 season. Vautour writes that head coach Mark Whipple hopes to increase the run game production this year and has a talented stable of running backs who can all help carry the load.
The UMass Sports Network has a feature from spring football practice which focuses on the team's running back position which is now being coached by Darrius Smith who took over for Marcel Shipp. The position group is loaded with some talented tailbacks bolstered by the return of Jamal Wilson who had his season cut short by injury last year.
Following Monday's MAC Media Teleconference and the UMass Football Radio Show, several outlets have stories focusing on the Penn State game this week with a focus on the running backs.
- Matt Vautour: Independent football schedule taking shape for UMass
- After further examination, UMass running back Jamal Wilson's ankle injury 'maybe not be as bad' as originally thought | masslive.com
- UMass notebook: Running back Jamal Wilson's return this season questionable
- Decision looming at kicker, Lorenzo Woodley listed as starting running back | masslive.com
- Hackenberg draws raves from UMass coach Whipple
- UMass football coach Mark Whipple impressed with Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg: 'He's the real deal' | masslive.com
- Shadrach Abrokwah ineligible with 'non-football, non-disciplinary issue' for running back-needy Minutemen | masslive.com
For the second straight week, UMass held a double-digit lead late in the game against a Power 5 conference foe, only to see the game slip out of reach late. Vandy rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat UMass 34-31 on Saturday at Vanderbilt Stadium.
- UMass Minutemen can't close | Boston Herald
- UMass can't hold off Vanderbilt - Sports - The Boston Globe
- UMass football vs. Vanderbilt: Minutemen offensive, defensive leaders frustrated with inconsistent crunch-time play | masslive.com
- UMass football vs. Vanderbilt: After costly chip-shot miss, coach Mark Whipple says team will look at kicking situation in practice this week | masslive.com
- UMass football vs. Vanderbilt: Running back Jamal Wilson breaks leg, coach Mark Whipple says he's likely done for the season | masslive.com
- Vanderbilt 34, UMass 31: Late field-goal miss dooms Minutemen in second straight second-half collapse | masslive.com
- UMass running back Jamal Wilson likely done for the year
- Missed opportunities doom UMass football as Vanderbilt rallies to win
- UMass football falls to Vanderbilt 34-31 in crushing fashion : The Daily Collegian
- Vanderbilt beats UMass for first win of season | FOX Sports
- UMass loses heartbreaker to Vanderbilt 34-31 | WWLP.com
- UMass embarrassed Vanderbilt with fake punt TD | NCAA Football | Sporting News
- UMass Pulls Out Fake Punt, Takes Early Lead Over Vanderbilt (GIF) | College Football | NESN.com
Mark Chiarelli of the Daily Collegian has a look at Jamal Wilson and the overall depth at the running back position. Wilson has been named the starter for Saturday's game and talks about how the run game hopes to have success against the Eagles' defense.
Wilson eager to continue to prove himself as UMass prepares for Boston College | Daily Collegian Sports
Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican has a story on Jamal Wilson being named the starting running back earlier this week. Head coach Mark Whipple says that Wilson will start, however, several running backs including Lorenzo Woodley will be inserted into the run game this weekend.
UMass football's starting running back is Jamal Wilson, but coach Mark Whipple says 'We'll let them all have some looks' | masslive.com
Andrew MacDougall of the Boston Globe has a feature story on UMass running back Jamal Wilson who is in the mix to be the Minutemen's starter for next weekend's season-opener against Boston College at Gillette Stadium. Wilson earned his way as the starting tailback last year before suffering injuries down the stretch which limited his play. The Minutemen figure to have a deep and experienced backfield this year with four different players having started games during their careers.
Mark Chiarelli of the Daily Collegian has a story focused on all-time great Marcel Shipp who is now coaching the running backs which is a group that could potentially be one of the deepest in terms of talent this year. Shipp gives his thoughts on Coach Whipple's offense, while Jamal Wilson and Lorenzo Woodley speak to being coached by one of the greatest players in UMass history.
The defense looked impressive throughout the night turning in several highlight plays, but wide receivers Jalen Williams and Shakur Nesmith each put on displays for the offense with several outstanding plays of their own as Team Minutemen defeated Team UMass in the annual Spring Game on Wednesday night at McGuirk Stadium.
UMass football spring practice 2014: Minutemen finish up camp with spring game under the lights | masslive.com
Nick Canelas of the Daily Collegian has a preview of UMass' Homecoming game against Western Michigan on Saturday.
Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican hands out his weekly helmet stickers with Khary Bailey-Smith (10 tackles, 2 INT), Jamal Wison (146 total offense), Rob Blanchflower (98 yards receiving, 1 TD) each getting recognition.