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  1. Off-field failure dooms UMass' Molnar

    Jack McCluskey

    At some level, failure was expected. As UMass football started the transition from the FCS level, where it was a fairly regular playoff participant and won a national championship as recently as 1998, to the FBS level in 2012, everyone from the ad...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
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  3. UMass fires football coach Charley Molnar

    UMass has fired head football coach Charley Molnar, athletic director John McCutcheon announced on Thursday. "We want to thank Charley Molnar for his service and the extraordinary time and energy he devoted to coaching the Minutemen as we entered ...

    Blog | December 26, 2013
  4. UMass sets sights on strong finish

    Jack McCluskey

    You always remember your first time -- winning an FBS-level game, that is. For Charley Molnar and the UMass Minutemen (1-8, 1-4 MAC), the first win came against Akron. It was in Week 10 last season, and it improved their record to 1-9. If they ...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  5. UMass looking for offense vs. W. Michigan

    Jack McCluskey

    Charley Molnar said his offense took a step back in last week's 32-3 loss at Buffalo, and that's not a good thing. The Minutemen weren't exactly flying high on that side of the ball anyway, averaging a MAC-low 7.9 points per game in 2013. They can...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  6. UMass, QB Doyle taking steps

    Jack McCluskey

    The phone call went something like this: "Hello?" "Hi, do you know who this is?" "Your voice sounds familiar, but I don't really know ... " "It's Charley Molnar, the new coach at UMass. I just wanted to let you know that you're the first ...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  7. UMass set to host Maine in Gillette opener

    Jack McCluskey

    Week 1 went pretty much the way it was supposed to. The Minutemen went into their opener at No. 21 Wisconsin with realistic expectations, hoping for a win but knowing they would likely start the 2013 season with a loss. They did. "Looking ba...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  8. UMass heavy underdog at Wisconsin

    Jack McCluskey

    The odds are against them. Heavily. When the Minutemen kick off the 2013 season, Year 2 at the FBS level for coach Charley Molnar & Co., it will be as a massive underdog to No. 23 Wisconsin. Most betting lines have the Badgers pegged as about a...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  9. UMass preseason preview: Growing pains

    Jack McCluskey

    Previewing Year 2 of UMass as an FBS program: Massachusetts Minutemen Coach: Charley Molnar (second season at UMass, 1-11) 2012 record: 1-11 (1-7 in Mid-American Conference) Key losses: RB Michael Cox, WR Deion Walker, DB Darren Thellen,...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  10. Ex-Michigan WR joins Minutemen

    Jack McCluskey

    Late last month, UMass coach Charley Molnar used the wide receiver position as an example of a position group that lacks depth. The numbers he typically likes to have just aren't there, he said, and it will take time to get those numbers where they n...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  11. UMass football tries to drum up enthusiasm

    Jack McCluskey

    The spring session completed, University of Massachusetts football coach Charley Molnar can now turn his full attention to recruiting. But instead of future players, Molnar and the Minutemen are setting their sights on future fans. The school has ...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  12. UMass waits for the gem of its class


    The Minutemen have added another piece to their 2013 class with the signing of three-star running back Lorenzo Woodley (Miami/Columbus). Head coach Charley Molnar posted on his Twitter account, "In this fall, I'm going to take my talents FROM Sout...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  13. Three predictions for 2013

    Jack McCluskey

    As we welcome a new year, ESPN Boston writers have checked their crystal balls and are making some bold predictions. Here are three for Boston-area colleges: 1. Charley Molnar and UMass win more than one game. The transition to Division I-A was n...

    Blog | January 01, 2013
  14. UMass football takes giant step forward

    Jack McCluskey

    That whooshing noise you heard Saturday afternoon? It came from Amherst, and it was a "big sigh of relief from a lot of people." That's how UMass head coach Charley Molnar described the Minutemen's first win at the FBS level (in their 10th game as...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  15. UMass looks for breakthrough vs. W. Michigan

    Jack McCluskey

    It was never going to happen overnight. Transitioning from Division I-AA to Division I-A was going to take time, and UMass head coach Charley Molnar knew it. But that doesn't mean he thought his team would be 0-5 heading into its sixth game of the...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  16. Close doesn't count for Molnar's Minutemen

    Jack McCluskey

    Close doesn't count. That would seem to be the message Charley Molnar wants his UMass team to take away from its 37-34 loss to MAC-leading Ohio at Gillette Stadium on Saturday. "It was a very disappointing afternoon," the Minutemen coach said o...

    Blog | October 01, 2012
  17. UMass searches for signs of progress

    Jack McCluskey

    Charley Molnar hesitated. The first-year UMass football coach isn't often at a loss for words, but the question gave him pause. Have you seen your team progress from game to game? "I grudgingly say yeah, we're making improvement," Molnar sai...

    Blog | September 27, 2012