Joe Harasymiak was back in familiar surroundings Thursday afternoon - coaching young football players at Alfond Stadium in Orono.

Much different from his day on Wednesday when he attended and spoke at the funerall service for 18-year-old Darius Minor, the freshman player who collapsed and died during a workout in Orono last week.

The cause of death is still not known.

"It's been tough. Getting back here today has been good. I see a little of Darius in each player here today," said the 32-year-old Harasymiak after practice.

Meanwhile, the Black Bears try to move forward with heavy hearts. Two practices in the books and opening night is Thursday, August 30th.

NOTE: Hear coach Joe Harasymiak talk about the trip to Virginia to be with the Minor family and how the team is dealing with the tragedy. during Friday morning's 'Morning Pitch Show' at 6am on Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket.

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