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On the October 13 edition of the Bud Light UMass Football Show live from The Hangar, head coach Mark Whipple and host Josh Maurer look back at the win over Kent State and preview Saturday's meeting against Eastern Michigan at Gillette Stadium. Plus, Lorenzo Woodley talks about taking advantage of opportunities last Saturday and Kassan Messiah discusses the significance of his name and his role in the defense.

Mark Chiarelli of the Daily Collegian has a feature on the UMass defense and how Kassan Messiah and Trey Seals are looking to play major roles as pass rushers in the new 3-4 scheme.
The UMass Sports Network put together this recap of Monday's preseason camp opener for the UMass football team. Bernard Davis, Kassan Messiah and Coach Whipple each talk about how it felt to get back on the field to prep for the season.

Dan Malone ranks junior outside linebacker Kassan Messiah as the No. 8 player to watch during his preseason countdown leading up to the UMass football season.

Messiah had a breakout campaign in 2012 as a freshman, but saw limited playing time in 2013. With a new coaching staff and new defensive scheme, Messiah is hoping to find his role as the year draws near.



Republican: Five questions with linebacker Kassan Messiah

Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican has a profile of rising junior linebacker Kassan Messiah who says he is excited about UMass' change to a 3-4 defense.

Gazette: Kassan Messiah, UMass linebackers get fresh start

Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a feature story today looking at the UMass football linebackers. The group may be one of the more athletic groups on the roster and with the switch to a 3-4 defense will have a chance to make a big impact in 2014.



Nick Canelas of the Daily Collegian has a feature on Kassan Messiah and how he has improved from his true freshman year to now. Messiah credits the off-season work out regimen with strength coach Mike Golden for preparing him to enter preseason camp in the best shape of his life.

Messiah Looking To Build Off Freshman Year

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Bob McGovern of the Maroon Musket has a feature on sophomore linebacker Kassan Messiah who turned heads last year as a true freshman and one of the top defensive players for the Minutemen.

Coverage From First Week Of Football Training Camp

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Lots of coverage from the first week of preseason training camp. The Minutemen held their first two-a-day session on Saturday with a scrimmage during the afternoon practice.

The team had Sunday off with the exception of meetings in the afternoon and evening. UMass will hold another two-a-day on Monday as the work week begins again.








Stephen Hewitt of the Daily Collegian takes a look at the impact several freshmen have made this season on the UMass football team.

Freshmen making impact, providing optimism for UMass football - The Daily Collegian

Stephen Hewitt of the Daily Collegian takes a look at the impact several freshmen have made this season on the UMass football team.

Freshmen making impact, providing optimism for UMass football - The Daily Collegian

Gazette: UMass freshmen give football program bright future

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Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette takes a look at the impact the true freshmen and redshirt freshmen classes are making on the UMass football team. All told, 26 freshmen have played this season with 7 earning game starts.

Republican: UMass football week four helmet stickers

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Harry Plumer of the Springfield Republican gives out his Week 4 helmet sticker to Michael Cox, Kassan Messiah and Deion Walker for their performances at Miami (Ohio).

Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette spotlight's freshman linebacker Kassan Messiah who had an outstanding day at Miami with 10 tackles including a sack in his collegiate debut.

Recaps From Football's Loss At Miami

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