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UMass hoping to get somewhere with transfers

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Tight end/wide receiver Ricardo Miller, who came over from Michigan, is one of three fifth-year transfers on the UMass roster. They follow three other fifth-year transfers who played for the Minutemen last season.

All came to UMass for different reasons. All provide an immediate on-field boost for the program, which is navigating a rocky transition into FBS, college football’s highest tier.

“In the future, maybe it won’t be as important,” coach Charley Molnar said. “But for a school like us, right now, it’s always a viable option if we can find the right guy.”

The transfers are all graduate students, immediately eligible to play under the NCAA’s one-time transfer exception rule.

Excluding Miller — who is petitioning for one more year of eligibility — all will play just one season for the Minutemen.

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