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UMass Releases Two Coaches

The UMass football team has parted ways with two assistant coaches after a second-straight 1-11 season.

First-year offensive coordinator John Bond and second-year wide receivers coach Allen Suber have both been let go, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation. Both coaches were fired on Saturday.

Bond, who also served as quarterbacks coach, was hired in spring 2013. According to multiple sources, head coach Charley Molnar - not Bond - was in charge of calling offensive plays for most of the season. Two different sources indicated that Bond has not been actively calling plays since UMass lost to Maine, 24-14, on on Sept. 7.

Suber is a young coach who spent time working with receivers at Bethune Cookman before heading to UMass. Suber, who has ties throughout Florida, had been in charge of recruiting several areas in the Sunshine State.

The wide receiver position has been widely criticized this season. Only Tajae Sharpe (680) tallied more than 200 receiving yards.

Suber made $55,000 this season and Bond pulled in $75,000, according to The Star Press, a newspaper in Muncie, Ind. that broke down the salaries of every Mid-American Conference coaching staff.

The UMass offense struggled in its second season at the FBS level. The Minutemen averaged 11.7 points per game, down exactly one point from last year.

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