"Knowing what you want to be is important. It doesn't matter as much as pure talent, but it allows you to recruit the pieces you need and lean on go-to concepts in times of need.
"UMass knew what it wanted to be. If pro-style bonafides were flammable, Whipple could keep his house heated year-round. After leaving UMass in 2003, he served as an assistant for the Steelers, Eagles, and Browns. In between, he called the shots for Randy Shannon's final two offenses at Miami, units that ranked 24th in Off. S&P+ in 2009 and 35th in 2010 with injury issues at quarterback."
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