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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.

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.

Gazette: Tailback Lorenzo Woodley breaks through for @UMassFootball

Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a story on running back Lorenzo Woodley who played a huge factor in Saturday's win at Kent State with 160 yards rushing. Woodley was critical late in the game as the Minutemen were able to hold the ball to run the clock in the third and fourth quarters.

Coverage & Recaps Of @UMassFootball 40-17 Win At Kent State

Preview Coverage Of @UMassFootball Vs. Penn State On Saturday

Tuesday Coverage Of @UMassFootball Game Week Vs Penn State

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.

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.

Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican ranks running back Lorenzo Woodley as the No. 7 player to watch this season as part of his Top 25 countdown during the offseason. Woodley fought injury for much of 2013, but showed a flash of his ability with a monster game against Northern Illinois where he ran for 163 yards and a touchdown. 

Matt Vautour has a story on UMass' all-time great running back Marcel Shipp who now paces the sidelines at McGuirk Stadium as a first-year assistant coach under Mark Whipple. Lorenzo Woodley and Jordan Broadnax both speak about the relationships they've formed already with Shipp and the knowledge they've gained in just a short time.

Nick Canelas of the Daily Collegian has a story on UMass football running back Lorenzo Woodley who says he is excited about playing in head coach Mark Whipple's new offensive scheme which will be better suited to the rising sophomore's running style.


Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican also has a story on UMass football running back Lorenzo Woodley today. Woodley says his freshman year experience has prepared him better to know what to expect going into 2013.

Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a notebook from last night's football practice where he spoke with head coach Mark Whipple about conference realignment, running back Lorenzo Woodley on how he is approaching his sophomore season, and news of James Ihedigbo signing with the Detroit Lions.

Bud Light UMass Football Podcast Now Available (10/31)

If you missed last night's Bud Light UMass Football Radio Show at the Hangar Pub & Grill, you can check out the podcast here. The featured player guests last night were Khary Bailey-Smith and Lorenzo Woodley.

Republican: Week 9 helmet stickers for the Minutemen's top performers

Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican hands out his Week 9 helmet stickers following UMass football's loss to Western Michigan last Saturday with Rob Blanchflower, Lorenzo Woodley and Khary Bailey-Smith each receiving praise for their performances.

Gazette: Running back Lorenzo Woodley breaks out for UMass

Matt Vautour of the Daily Hampshire Gazette has a feature on Lorenzo Woodley's breakout performance on Saturday - particularly on the final UMass offensive drive that led to a touchdown with 22 seconds to go which pulled the Minutemen within one point.

Republican: 10 players to watch in 2013, Part II

Dan Malone of the Springfield Republican finished his 10 players to watch series in this piece. He has Rob Blanchflower as his No. 3 player to watch, while quarterback Mike Wegzyn takes the No. 1 spot.