Harasymiak On UMaine’s Historic Season
UMaine football coach Joe Harasymiak admitted he has had mixed feelings since Saturday's loss to Eastern Washington in the NCAA national semi-final.
Happy with his team for getting deeper than any Maine football team has gone in the playoffs. But frustrated that it ends just one win away from playing for the national title.
"I'm proud of what was accomplished...but we really wanted to win badly. I think we set a new standard for UMaine football."
Harasymiak said he's gone through exit interviews with players and the staff is getting ready for Wednesday, which is the first signing day for recruits for next year.
He believes the team will miss their seniors who played their last game Saturday but is also excited that as many as 17 or 18 starters return for next fall.
The third year Maine coach also addressed the talk that is out there in the 'coaching carousel' and insiders around the country calling him one of the hot coaches who may be in line for a job at a bigger school.
"Look, you always listen...there is nothing coming right now...right now I'm the UMaine coach and where I want to be."
Harasymiak has one year left on his initial four-year contract.
NOTE: Hear more from the UMaine coach during Tuesday's 'Morning Pitch Show' at 6am on Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket.