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Howard Herman of the Berkshire Eagle has a feature story on the return of all-time greats Liam Coen and Marcel Shipp to the UMass football sidelines as assistant coaches under Mark Whipple.

"It's really amazing" to be back, UMass running backs coach Marcel Shipp told me. "This is where my career started. I have a lot of love for UMass. To have this opportunity to come back and be a part of it, it was all hands on deck."

Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican has a story on quarterbacks A.J. Doyle and Blake Frohnapfel focusing on their ability to be mobile during plays. According to Malone, the UMass coaching staff has given both the green light to run the ball if a passing situation begins to break down during the season.

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Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican has a story focusing on UMass quarterback legend turned coach Liam Coen. Coen gives insight into the depth at quarterback between A.J. Doyle and Blake Frohnapfel fighting for the starting spot during preseason camp.




Gazette: Liam Coen excited to be back at UMass, coaching football

Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a story on the return of Liam Coen as the football program's quarterbacks coach.

Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a great feature on former UMass great Liam Coen who is now serving as the quarterbacks coach at Rhode Island.

Liam Coen Q&A On GoRhody.com

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Liam Coen begins his first season at Rhode Island and will serve as the quarterbacks coach. Coen arrives in Kingston after overseeing the Ivy League's No. 1 passing game at Brown University.


As a college quarterback at Massachusetts he put together one of the finest careers in school history. He ranks first in passing yards (11,031) passing efficiency (152.92), completion percentage (63.9), touchdown passes (90), completions (830), and attempts (1,303).

Recently the former UMass quarterback took some time to discuss his new post with the University of Rhode Island football program.

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Liam Coen Named QB Coach At Rhode Island

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All-time passing leader Liam Coen was named the Quarterbacks Coach at the University of Rhode Island. Read about it in the South County Independent.

Coen comes to URI after a single season at Brown University, where he served as the Bears' quarterbacks coach. The former La Salle Academy star and four-year standout at UMass will fill the same position with the Rams, bringing with him a résumé that includes the six school records that he set with the Minutemen and a single season with the Alabama Vipers of the Arena Football League.

Video Feature On Liam Coen From Providence

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Liam Coen was the Gatorade Player of the Year in high school at La Salle Academy, and he followed that up by leading the UMass Minutemen to a national title game in college, but now Coen has traded his helmet for a headset. As they prepare for the Ivy League season, Brown University has welcomed Coen as their new quarterbacks coach.

"I think we have a special guy in Liam Coen," Brown head coach Phil Estes said. "He's one of the best quarterbacks to ever come out of Rhode Island."

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Liam Coen Featured In Providence Journal

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A must read for all UMass football fans is a column by Bill Reynolds in the Providence Journal . He takes a look at Liam Coen, UMass' all-time leading passer, who is the new quarterbacks coach at Brown. Reynolds chronicles Coen's tough road since graduating from UMass in 2008 and the path he took to get to his job at Brown.

Berkshire Eagle: Havens Can Feel The Support

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Check out this feature story on quarterback Kyle Havens in the Berkshire Eagle. "It's my second year in the offense. That's huge for me," he said. "Last year, I knew what I was doing on every play. Now I know what everyone's doing on every play. Coach [Kevin] Morris talks about 'owning the play,' and I feel like I'm really starting to get that."

Liam Coen Set To Help Brown QBs In New Job

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When the 2010 football season rolls around, All-Ivy quarterback Kyle Newhall-Caballero '11 will be under the tutelage of a coach who has had his own share of success in Rhode Island football. Liam Coen -- a native of Warwick, R.I., and a former star high school player at La Salle Academy in Providence -- was named the new quarterbacks coach by Head Coach Phil Estes in late June. Read about UMass' all-time leading passer and his new job in the Brown Daily Herald.

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