Marini takes the long road to history as the first female position coach in college football

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April 6, 2020

Photo courtesy of Brown Athletics By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj As an 18-year old living in Australia who had only played netball and tennis, the first time new Brown University quarterbacks coach Heather Marini saw American football she was a bit skeptical. “Netball is like basketball without the dribbling,” first explained Marini in a phone interview on Monday. “But, when I first met my husband we had just started dating and…

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Patriots: Patriots, Lions trade rumors don’t make sense for either team

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April 5, 2020

Rumors have been circulating on social media the past few days of a possible Patriots, Detroit Lions pre-draft trade. The first deal involves the Patriots trading the 23rd pick, guard Joe Thuney and the 87th pick (3rd Round) in exchange for the 3rd overall pick. Scenario: Patriots offer Joe Thuney and picks 23 and 87 for the No. 3 pick and the rights to Tua. Could the Lions bite? https://t.co/HQErYnBvEf…

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Boston College: With no spring football, the Eagles are trying to make the best of these challenging times.

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April 4, 2020

By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj Saturday was supposed to be the first of many special days for the new look Boston College football program. Not only was it head coach Jeff Hafley’s birthday (HBD coach), but the Eagles were set to truly take the field for the first time under Hafley for their spring game. But, the spring game was only a small part of what was supposed to be a…

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Top 10 former college and NFL players who turned into pro wrestlers

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April 3, 2020

By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj It’s WrestleMania weekend, and even though it may not feel like it this year, it got us here at New England Football Journal thinking about all the wrestlers that have made the jump from pro or college football over the years. Arguably the greatest WrestleMania moment of all time involving a football player would have to be Hall of fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor facing Bam Bam…

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High School: Nobles linebacker Casey Phinney commits to Michigan

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April 3, 2020

Michigan picked up another commitment this morning from a top recruit in the state of Massachusetts. Nobles inside linebacker Casey Phinney, a three star recruit announced he was committing to Michigan. Excited to announce my commitment to the University of Michigan〽️🔵#GoBlue @FBCoachDBrown @CoachJim4UM @UMichFootball @CoachVoulgaris pic.twitter.com/QBd726auVw — Casey Phinney (@caseyphinney) April 3, 2020 The Marshfield, Massachusetts native also had offers from Army, UMass, Princeton and Georgetown but ultimately chose the…

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Boston College: Anthony Brown starts over by transferring to Oregon

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April 2, 2020

Former Boston College starting quarterback Anthony Brown has announced that he is transferring to Oregon. Yahoo’s Pete Thamel was the first to break the news. Sources: Graduate transfer quarterback Anthony Brown will choose Oregon for his final year of eligibility. He was a three-year starter at Boston College. — Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) April 1, 2020 The Ducks need a quarterback after senior Justin Herbert graduated. Brown will compete with redshirt…

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High School: St. Sebastian’s tight end Louis Hansen commits to Michigan

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April 2, 2020

St. Sebastian’s tight end Louis Hansen announced today that he will be attending the University of Michigan. The four star recruit made the announcement on Rivals.com. Hansen was heavily recruited and had 26 offers from some of the top programs in the country. COMMITTED!!! pic.twitter.com/e6PEIYDmu4 — Louis Hansen (@Louiehansen20) April 2, 2020 Hansen visited Michigan, Boston College. Ohio State and Wisconsin but ultimately settled on Michigan. Michigan of course has…

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Patriots: Bill Belichick position breakdown gives us insight into his thought process when evaluating players

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April 1, 2020

Former NFL scout and current NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah tweeted out a document yesterday that he received in Ravens scout school. I think you’ll enjoy this… We were given this handout during a scout school from my time with the Ravens. Coach Belichick has held true to almost all of this over the years. pic.twitter.com/pWB3oqo5JU — Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) March 31, 2020 The document is a breakdown of…

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Opinion: The new NFL playoff format waters down the playoffs

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April 1, 2020

By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj Could Jarret Stidham make the playoffs his first full year as a starter? We have no way of knowing how good he is until he’s actually under center and all eyes are on him as the new leader, but the NFL sure made it a much more realistic possibility for the second-year QB out of Auburn with the adoption of a new playoff format Monday afternoon….

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Boston College: Deon Jones gives the Eagles the impact player they were lacking at safety

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March 31, 2020

Boston College added a major piece to their secondary yesterday when former Maryland safety Deon Jones announced he was transferring to Boston College. Alhamdulillah🙏🏾….On To The Next Chapter 🦅 . #solid🖤🔒 @BCFootball pic.twitter.com/3zMnWcyR27 — XIV (@jonesd_14) March 30, 2020 Jones, a graduate transfer still has two years of eligibility left. He appeared in ten games last season, starting six of them at safety for the Terrapins. Jones recorded 34 tackles…

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