Massachusetts honors former assistant coach Clarence Brooks

Last week, the football world lost a great coach as the Baltimore Ravens’ longest tenured coach Clarence Brooks passed away. While he spent 11 years with the Ravens, he was an assistant coach in the college realm for 19 years with his first gig being with the Massachusetts Minutemen.

The Minutemen are hosting the Mississippi State Bulldogs today at Gillette Stadium and honored the late coach, who coached the defensive ends from 1976-1980 and played offensive line from 1970-1972, before the game kicked off.

This is certainly a touching tribute for the former player, who was named to all-conference teams during his playing days at UMass. He also helped lead the team to an appearance in the national championship game in 1978, their first appearance in team history.

The Minutemen are doing their former coach proud as they lead the Bulldogs 7-3 early in the first quarter.

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