Maine Coach Pleased with Progress

University of Maine football coach Joe Harasymiak joined us on our show Monday and talked about the Black Bears’ big win at Delaware. The 28-21 victory was the team’s fourth straight over the Blue Hens and gave Maine their first CAA win of the season.

Coach Harasymiak praised quarterback Dan Collins, who threw for 307 yards and three touchdowns. Harasymiak explained that Collins is progressing well in his understanding of a whole new offensive scheme, and said his check-down pass to Nigel Beckford on a key third down was evidence of his growth.

The Black Bears look for their third straight victory on Saturday, as they host #17 Albany (4-1) in a 12:00 p.m. game at Alfond Stadium. With Homecoming Weekend and a good weather forecast, the hope is that the crowd could challenge the stadium record of 10,049, when Maine hosted Northern Colorado.

Listen to the interview with Coach Harasymiak at:

Rich Kimball

About Rich Kimball

I’ve been a broadcaster in the area for more than four decades, starting at WABI/WBGW Radio and WABI-TV while still in high school. Through the years I’ve done news, sports, and even weather on various TV stations and worked at more radio stations than I can recall. For the last twenty years I’ve been the radio voice of University of Maine football and for the past five years I’ve hosted Downtown, a talk show focusing on sports and entertainment. I’ve been lucky enough to win a number of awards from the Maine Association of Broadcasters and the Associated Press but I’m especially proud to have been named Maine Sportscaster of the Year by my peers a record six times. My day job is teaching social studies at Brewer High School, where I’ve also been the drama director for over twenty years, and I’m one of the co-founders of the improvisational comedy team, The Focus Group.