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UMass football in uphill battle with FBS move

AMHERST - It is a brisk April morning, and Charley Molnar is standing at midfield at McGuirk Stadium, barking out instructions through a megaphone. At 51, Molnar is as much a coaching rookie - at least as a head man - as many of the players he is now overseeing.

When University of Massachusetts athletic director John McCutcheon hired Molnar in December as the man to take the football program from the FCS to the FBS level this season, he knew he needed a salesman as well as a coach.

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