http://ht.ly/3lAgX9 Author needs to proofread, but the article is a cautionary tale for others considering the jump. UMass football is in a real bad spot now. They're out of the MAC after the 2015 season and no other conference seems to be clamoring to take them. Life as an independent would be a huge financial drain and playing in the far-flung Sunbelt wouldn't be much better. If UMass was smart they would come back to the CAA in 2016 instead of going the independent route. That's highly unlikely, so my guess is they'll bleed red ink until they shutter the program or gut the rest of the AD to keep it afloat.