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UMass offensive lineman Jack Driscoll to transfer

  • Marquis Young carries the ball during the annual UMass spring scrimmage Friday, April 13, 2018.

  • Jordan Fredericks, front left, carries the ball as Chris Hunt applies a tackle during the annual UMass spring scrimmage Friday, April 13, 2018.

  • Raquan Thomas, top left, and Jacoby Herring, top right, celebrate Herring's catch during the annual UMass spring scrimmage Friday, April 13, 2018. Jon Lucier looks on.

  • Jordan Fredericks, left, carries the ball before being tackled by Brian Roberts, Jr., right, and Brice McAllister during the annual UMass spring scrimmage Friday, April 13, 2018.

  • Jessie Britt, left, carries the ball as he takes a shove from Lee Moses during the annual UMass spring scrimmage Friday, April 13, 2018.

  • Jordan Fredericks, left, carries the ball as Leon Flanagan, Jr. aprroaches, right, during the annual UMass spring scrimmage Friday, April 13, 2018.

  • Michael Curtis carries the ball during the annual UMass spring scrimmage Friday, April 13, 2018.

  • UMass quarterback Andrew Ford, left, talks with his head coach, Mark Whipple, during the team's annual spring scrimmage at McGuirk Stadium, Friday, April, 13, 2018.

  • UMass quarterback Andrew Ford, left, talks with his head coach, Mark Whipple, during the team's annual spring scrimmage at McGuirk Stadium, Friday, April, 13, 2018.

  • Randall West passes during the annual UMass spring scrimmage Friday, April 13, 2018.



@MattVautourDHG
Friday, April 13, 2018

AMHERST — UMass offensive lineman Jack Driscoll, who started 20 games at over his first two seasons, has elected to transfer.

Driscoll, a native of Madison, Conn., redshirted the 2015 season. He started eight games as a redshirt freshman in 2016 and all 12 in 2017. He graduated in three years but wasn’t accepted into the graduate program at UMass he hoped to attend and will head elsewhere.

He’ll have two years of eligibility remaining and will be eligible immediately.

Whipple was frustrated that Driscoll, who had earned an under graduate degree in three years, wasn’t accepted to UMass grad school.

“It’s disappointing,” he said. “He couldn’t get into business school. The school let him go. It’s very frustrating. We’ll just move on.”

Larnell Coleman will likely take over at right tackle, although Jake Largay could also fill slide over to the spot.

“We’ll regroup,” Whipple said. “We have a lot of guys who have played.”

Driscoll was named to Phil Steele’s All-Independent first team.

UMass will return the other four starters on the line with Largay, center Derek Dumais, left tackle Ray Thomas-Ishman Sr. and guard Lukas Kolter returning. Second stringers Coleman, Mike Yerardi, James Reilly and Dan DiNicola.

SPRING GAME — Brennon Dingle caught five passes for 105 yards, Jesse Britt caught five balls for 70 yards and a touchdown, as the White Team beat Maroon, 29-26. Randall West’s brief basketball adventure didn’t slow his football growth. The reserve quarterback was 12-for-16 for 235 yards and four touchdowns.

Marquis Young rushed for 101 yards and a TD on 11 carries for Maroon.

Matt Vautour can be reached at mvautour@gazettenet.com. Get UMass coverage delivered in your Facebook news feed at www.facebook.com/GazetteUMassCoverage