Voice of the Minutemen Jay Burnham dives into all things UMass Athletics. Enjoy coach and special guest conversations and get caught up with the world of Minutemen sports.
Camp Countdown; On the D-Line with Jim Reid
The UMass Minutemen made significant strides on the defensive line last year and look to build upon that with a familiar face on the coaching staff in Jim Reid. Coach Reid returns to Amherst and talks about the size, strength and character of his group on this episode of Camp Countdown.
Camp Countdown; QB Room with Frederick Walker
We’re close to kick and it’s time to talk quarterbacks with QB coach Frederick Walker. The Minutemen are looking to the experience of Colorado transfer Tyler Lytle to lead the way for a room that has added some promising young talent.
Camp Countdown: Defensive Ends with Coach McClendon
As we continue on our Camp Countdown sereis we go back to the defensive ends room with Coach Jayme McCLendon. Coach Mac joined the podcast at the beginning of camp and now that things have ramped up, he sits down to talk about the progress of his unit over the course of August.
Camp Countdown; Running Backs With Coach Pimpleton
It's game week for the Minutemen! Kick is almost here and in this episode we dive into the running backs room with new RB coach Donte' PImpleton. The UMass backfield should be a deeper and more explosive unit in 2021 and coach Pimpleton discusses what he has seen from his group in camp.
Camp Countdown; Secondary with Coach tudryn
Defensive Backs Coach Jason Tudryn joins the show to talk about the growth and building of his secondary. UMass has added a pair of UNC transfers through Coach Tudryn's Chapel Hill connections and has bolstered an already solid unit. Learn about the defensive backs and safeties in this episode of Camp Countdown.
Camp Countdown; WR Room With Coach Luke Paschall
Our UMass Football Camp Countdown series continues as we dive into a deep Wide Receiver room in Amherst. WR Coach Luke is Paschall excited about the combination of size and speed that he has coming back and coming in via transfer and recruitment. There is no doubt this group will take a huge step forward to help grow the UMass offense in 2021 and beyond.
Alumni, or just a Fan, this is PURE GOLD!
I’m slightly biased as a Proud Alum of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and owe much of Life’s success to the environment that nurtured my growth. But even so, after listening to a single episode anybody that enjoys the competitive and pure tenacity of UMass Athletics, even the diversity of the scholastic paths available, will be inspired. Spoiler Alert for those, although , IMHO I don’t think there’s one, single person, who’s NOT familiar with my esteemed colleague;, fondly referred to as, “The Chancelor”,(a.k.a.), “TD”, Tom Dougherty, UMass Alumni Chairman for Hockey, he’s absolutely PURE GOLD, in the Hisyory of UMass Hockey. That episode BTW, happens to weigh in at nearly 2 full hours. Compared to the 40 minute average podcast, that’s about equal to the comparative size in Character of the; Lord Deputy Mayor,(W. Roxbury, Mass). His persona is larger than life, as is his support and dedication to everything UMass, and it shows in his never ending participation in so many University related events. The Host is a fantastic listen, keeping things always moving along, you’ll never fall asleep listening, and starting with a phenomenal History of the UMass Athletics Hockey program, from its meager start to the powerhouse club that churned out, Frank Vatrano, and Kale Makar both stand out NHL players currently. Enjoy!
Thank you to everyone involved
Living way out on Cape Cod, I have found this to be the ideal way to keep up to date on Umass athletics. You can feel the excitement building for football as the program is laying a foundation for the future. I can follow along as the men’s basketball program works to regain the glory of the 1990s, and celebrate with men’s hockey as they compete to get back to another national championship game.
Umass is rising!
Good, but let’s get more womens basketball in there!
They’re having an excellent season (much better than the men’s team). Would love some interviews and updates!