• Patriots Rewind: Texans 28 Patriots 22
  • Boston College: 12 potential candidates for the head coaching vacancy
  • Boston College: Steve Addazio is relieved of his duties
  • Patriots Preview: New England Patriots (10-1) at Houston Texans (7-4)
  • Boston College Rewind: Eagles 26 Panthers 19
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Patriots Rewind: Texans 28 Patriots 22

Game Rewind: The Patriots got off to a slow start and fell behind early en route to a 28-22 loss to the Texans. The defense, which has been the backbone of this team all season long struggled to stop the Texans dynamic offense and the Patriots offense once again struggled to get any traction early on. Here are five thoughts on the loss. 1. Defense struggled: The Patriots defense struggled…

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Boston College: 12 potential candidates for the head coaching vacancy

Luke Fickell, HC, Cincinnati: Fickell has ties to current athletic director Martin Jarmond from their days at Ohio State. Fickell has done a great job making the Cincinnati program relevant. He has strong recruiting ties throughout the state of Ohio, a state Boston College recruits heavily, particularly for offensive lineman. Fickell will be at the top of Jarmond’s wish list. Jim McElwain, HC, Central Michigan: MCElwain has a tremendous resume….

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Boston College: Steve Addazio is relieved of his duties

Boston College Athletic Director Martin Jarmond announced earlier this evening that he has relieved Steve Addazio of his duties as head football coach. The firing comes as no surprise despite Boston College beating Pittsburgh yesterday and becoming bowl eligible. Addazio has been on the hot seat for most of the season as fans and alumni alike grew increasingly frustrated with the direction the program was heading in. Despite continuously supporting…

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Patriots Preview: New England Patriots (10-1) at Houston Texans (7-4)

The Patriots and the flu bug both invade Houston for Sunday Night Football. The Patriots had 12 players listed as questionable on the injury report this week due to illness. New England already has limited depth so this flu bug that has hit the locker room comes at a bad time. The other story line of course is old friend Bill O’Brien coaches the Texans. The Patriots ties to Houston…

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College: Holy Cross Crusaders (7-5) at Monmouth Hawks (10-2)

Holy Cross makes their first post season appearance in a decade. The Crusaders won the Patriot League under second year coach Bob Chesney. Holy Cross played a tough schedule and after a slow start, they got progressively better and ended up winning a league as a result of the improvement. Here are three keys to today’s playoff game for the Crusaders. 1. Win the line of scrimmage on both sides…

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Boston College Preview: Boston College Eagles (5-6) at Pittsburgh Panthers (7-4)

The Eagles face a must win situation at Pitt today. Boston College must win this game in order to become bowl eligible. It is also a must win for head coach Steve Addazio who is under a tremendous amount of scrutiny right now. After last week’s loss to Notre Dame, the Eagles have to show up and put it on the line for themselves and their coach. Here are three…

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High School: Several Super Bowl bound teams once again sit their starters

Coaches who have led their teams to the Super Bowl in recent years have been wrestling with a difficult decision regarding Thanksgiving. Do we play or sit out starters? The answer is simple. Play them! Four programs did not play their starters yesterday. Duxbury, Lincoln Sudbury, Ashland and Plymouth North all sat their starters and all four lost. Conversely, Mansfield, Melrose, St. John’s Prep, Catholic Memorial, Swampscott and West Bridgewater…

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High School: The Thanksgiving games have lost some of their luster

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and when people ask me why, I simply say three words: Family, football and food. Thanksgiving morning has always been my favorite morning of the year. As a coach for the past 24 years, it has always been the “big game”. The feeling is different, the butterflies are different. Every year I would read Gerry Callahan’s article prior to he game to remind myself of…

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High School: Thanksgiving Day Preview

CM has a lot at stake when they host B.C High. (Nicolaus Czarnecki/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald) Thanksgiving Day means three things. Family, Football and food. We are pretty fortunate in Massachusetts to have a long standing tradition of playing on Thanksgiving morning. The games are unique to our state and have special meaning. Here are some thoughts on the biggest games of the day. Catholic Memorial has a chance to win…

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