UMass received news that transfers Kellen Pagel (Bowling Green), Chris Burns (Pittsburgh) and Ryan Campbell (Ole Miss) will be eligible to play for the 2011 season. The question initially arose due to UMass' move up from FCS to FBS football. NCAA rules allow a player to play immediately when transferring from an FBS school to and FCS school. A player would have to sit out a year, however, when transferring between FBS schools. Because the trio transferred prior to the announced move up to FBS, it was ruled they would be eligible.