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Football coach Charley Molnar ready to build at UMass

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AMHERST — Second-year football coach Charley Molnar has lofty long-term goals for the University of Massachusetts Minutemen, who are entering Year 2 of their transition to the FBS level. He wants to compete for Mid-American Conference championships and play in bowl games. He wants the Minutemen to be New England’s premier college football team.

He also wants 50 percent of his starters to be from Massachusetts. That’s something he calls his “Made in Mass” campaign, which he hopes will grow the local fan base.

For the upcoming season, he pledges only improvement and development. Molnar talked with reporters Tuesday about his 2013 team during media day.

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