After a 5-6 season, the Minutemen fired Kevin Morris after eight seasons. Sort of a "so long and good luck" move as UMass is scheduled to move to the Bowl Subdivision and the MAC in 2012, but they did finish the season with three straight losses.
Because a good blogger generates buzz out of the ether, I'll float one name out there with zero basis and 100 percent speculation: Texas Tech offensive coordinator Neal Brown played for UMass and began his coaching career there in 2003. Other than that ... I got nothin'.