UMass holds news conference regarding football coach Mark Whipple’s suspension

UMass holds news conference regarding football coach Mark Whipple’s suspension
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AND I’M ASHLEY AFONSO. ASHLEY: UMASS HEAD FOOTBALL COACH MARK WHIPPLE WILL NOT LEAD THE TEAM FOR THIS WEEKEND’S HOME GAME AGAINST SOUTH FLORIDA. BARRY: 22NEWS REPORTER NICK ARESCO EXPLAINS WHAT THE UNIVERSITY IS DOING FOLLOWING THE COACH’S SUSPENSION. NICK ARESCO: UMASS OFFICALS SAID IT’S BEEN A CHALLENGING 48 HOURS, SINCE THEY IMPOSED A ONE-WEEK SUSPENSION ON HEAD COACH, MARK WHIPPLE. WE’RE LOOKING AHEAD, WE’RE NOT LOOKING IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR BUT LOOKING FORWARD TO WHAT WE CAN DO THIS WEEK TO PREPARE. UMASS ATHLETICS LEADERS MET TUESDAY TO DISCUSS HEAD FOOBALL COACH, MARK WHIPPLE’S SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY FROM ALL COACHING ACTIVITIES FOR THE UPCOMING WEEK. WE DIDN’T DO ANYTHING IN HASTE, WE DIDN’T DO ANYTHING QUICKLY, AND WE MADE SURE THAT WE WERE THINKING ABOUT ALL THE INGREDIANTS IN MAKING THE DECISION, AND ULTIMATELY THAT WAS MY DECISION AND WE ARRIVED AT THE ONE WEEK SUSPENSION. UMASS ATHLETICS DIRECTOR, RYAN BAMFORD ANNOUNCED WHIPPLE’S SUSPENSION SUNDAY, FOLLOWING COMMENTS THE COACH MADE, REFERENCING RAPE IN OHIO SATURDAY. BAMFORD CALLED IT AN ISOLATED INCIDENT. DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR ED PINKHAM WILL SERVE AS INTERIM HEAD COACH THIS WEEK AGAINST SOUTH FLORIDA. LOOKING AHEAD, PINKHAM SAID HE IS PREPARING THE TEAM LIKE ANY OTHER WEEK. THEY HAVE ALOT OF ENERGY AND THEY WORK PRETTY HARD AT PRACTICE YESTERDAY. WE TALKED A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT IT TAKES TO GET OVER THE HUMP, AND IF YOU CAN CONTINUE TO PREPARE THE WAY YOU’VE PREPARED, YOU’RE PROBABLY GOING TO GET THOSE SAME RESULTS. WHIPPLE WILL REJOIN THE TEAM NEXT WEEK — BUT WILL PARTICIPATE IN A MANDATORY SENSITIVITY TRAINING PROGRAM. NICK ARESCO: AS FOR THAT SENSITIVITY TRAINING, IT WILL BE HELD AT UMASS, IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS.

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