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Walt Bell to be new UMass head coach

Update> UMass has now announced the hire.

Florida State offensive coordinator Walt Bell will be the new head coach at UMass FootballScoop can confirm.

Pete Thamel was first to report the news.

Bell's contract is reportedly five years at $625,000. At Florida State Bell was earning $700,000 on a three year deal.

Bell spent this season as offensive coordinator at Florida State. Prior to that he spent two seasons as OC at Maryland and two in the same role at Arkansas State. Bell is a native of Tennessee and began his coaching career at Memphis before moving on to stints at Oklahoma State, Southern Miss and UNC before ascending to OC with Blake Anderson at A-State.

As always, stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest coaching job information.