ORONO – The most wonderful time of the year can also be one of the more hectic times.
That mantra rings true for Maine football as it enters the thick of the offseason with a big hole at running back, one it didn’t anticipate.
The Black Bears granted FCS lead rusher Josh Mack his release from the program on Tuesday as the sophomore back wanted to pursue opportunities at the FBS level.
Head coach Joe Harasymiak said the programs recruiting plan has been changed due to Mack’s sudden departure and that Maine will try to recruit a running back for 2018.
Harasymiak added that the program’s focus is on the players who are fully invested in the future of the team.
“We got to coach kids that want to be here and I think we have the talent at that position I really do and we’re excited for those kids coming back. It’s a challenge with one of the many that we face as college football coaches and we’ll have a system in place that will produce someone that’ll do a great job, hopefully multiple guys that do a great job,” Harasymiak said.