Patriots: Brian Hoyer and Jarrett Stidham work together as they prepare to compete for the starting quarterback job

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June 8, 2020

By Kevin Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj It was reported last week that Jarrett Stidham had been organizing throwing workouts with some of his teammates. Then, we began hearing that Brian Hoyer was there too, just incase anyone was worried. Discussion on local sports radio on Friday and over the weekend soon turned to whether or not Hoyer was really the one organizing the workouts and just being a good “quarterback caddie” (credit Chris…

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Boston College: The hiring of Patrick Kraft is proof that the Boston College administration is committed to building a big time program

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June 8, 2020

Boston College hired Temple Athlete Director Patrick Kraft as it’s new athletic director on Wednesday. Kraft did a tremendous of helping turn the Temple football program around by working with Matt Rhule and hiring his replacement in Geoff Collins. After Collins left for Georgia Tech, Kraft hired Rod Carey who was successful at Northern Illinois and went 8-5 in his first season at the helm. Boston College signaled that it…

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Boston College: Boston College finds it’s new athletic director in Patrick Kraft

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June 4, 2020

By Kevin Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj It didn’t take long, but the Boston College athletic department has its new athletic director. On Wednesday afternoon it was announced in a press release that former Temple AD Patrick Kraft would be taking over at The Heights replacing Martin Jarmond who is heading to UCLA. Of course this hire is quite different than any other athletic director hire at Boston College because of the odd times…

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Boston College: Eagles fortify the offensive and defensive lines in what was another great week in recruiting

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May 31, 2020

The Boston College Football program picked up some key commitments along the offensive and defensive lines last week. Last weekend, Jeff Hafley and his staff landed IMG Academy offensive tackle Ilija Krajnovic. Krajnovic is 6-8 325. The Serbian product is raw but he has the physical tools necessary to develop into a terrific player who can make can impact. After my conversation with @CoachJeffHafley and @Coach_Applebaum of Boston College I…

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Opinion: Random thoughts on the week that was

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May 30, 2020

By Kevin Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj For the first time since what feels like March, we’ve had a bit of a dead period this past week in terms of football news. As both college football and the NFL continue to try and navigate the pandemic and get athletes back into buildings to safely begin working out with teammates, here’s a few random thoughts on the world of football as we head into June:…

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Patriots: Patriots get creative in extending Chung and signing their rookie class

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May 25, 2020

By Kevin Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj While we all wait for some actual football practices to break down and analyze in (hopefully) a couple months, the Patriots continued to tie up loose ends on the offseason. Not only did Bill Belichick finish signing his entire draft class with the final piece of the puzzle coming in the form of Kyle Dugger, but apparently BB talked safety Patrick Chung out of retirement to extend…

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Addazio uses local ties to recruit Massachusetts and New England for Colorado State

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May 25, 2020

Former Boston College and current Colorado State head football coach Steve Addazio is using his New England connections to recruit talent for his new program. Addazio extended offers last week to three prospects in Massachusetts. Quarterback Ayden Pereira of Central Catholic (2022), defensive tackle Nick Ciaffoni (2022) of BB&N and Jaden Young (2021) who is also a defensive tackle at BB&N. Recent UMass commit Brady Olson also held an offer…

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High School: Milford quarterback Brady Olson commits to UMass

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May 23, 2020

Milford High School quarterback Brady Olson announced his commitment to UMass on Thursday night in a surprising announcement. C O M M I T T E D ❗️❗️@M2_QBacademy @coachwaltbell @CoachMirando @FrediKnighten pic.twitter.com/OH8Ow2D4gJ — Brady Olson (@Brady_Olson_241) May 22, 2020 Olson held offers from several schools most notably Georgia Tech and Colorado State. The 6-4 190 pound Olson played at Bishop Feehan last season but is transferring to Milford to play…

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Boston College: New defensive coordinator Tem Lukabu opens up about his experience and expectations for the Eagles defense

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May 21, 2020

By Kevin Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj While news has seemed to begin percolating regarding a potential return to schools for some athletic departments, the BC football program is still conducting everything remotely. On Wednesday afternoon, the Eagles continued their staff Zoom calls with the media, and this time it was new defensive coordinator Tem Lukabu’s turn to chat for a bit. Lukabu touched on a few things during his 20-25 minute session, here’s…

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UMass: Walt Bell and his staff pick up two big commitments on Wednesday.

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May 21, 2020

Walt Bell and his staff picked two big commitments yesterday in quarterback Zamar Wise and athlete Jamir Roberts. Dear friends, family, an coach’s throughout my highschool years an prep i wanna thank all of you for having faith in me an being patient throughout this long process 🤞🏾. Big thank you to my head coach❤️ …new journey begins 🙏🏽📝 @UMassFootball @CoachTUMass @CoachPaschall pic.twitter.com/FftugQ8nMQ — Zamar Wise (@ZamarWise11) May 20, 2020…

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