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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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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Boston College: Martin Jarmond leaves Boston College for UCLA. What’s next for the Eagles?

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May 18, 2020

By Kevin Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj The Boston College athletic department, like thousands of others across the country have been dealing with unprecedented situations, but the task of making things seem as normal as possible just got even harder for the Eagle family. Athletic director Martin Jarmond is leaving The Heights to become the new athletic director at UCLA. The news was made official over the weekend. Jarmond was at Boston College since…

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Boston College: Jeff Hafley and his staff get a jump start on 2022 recruiting by offering several local recruits

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May 18, 2020

Offensive tackle Sullivan Weidman is a top target for the Eagles in the Class of 2022 Jeff Hafley and his staff have done a tremendous job of securing commitments from several high profile three star recruits for the class for the Class of 2021. Despite that however, they have still struggled to establish themselves in New England. The Eagles coaching staff is hoping to change that by focusing on the…

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Boston College: Strength coach Phil Matusz meets with the local media

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May 13, 2020

By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj Boston College football head strength and conditioning coach Phil Matusz met with the media via Zoom on Wednesday afternoon, addressing a number of topics, but most importantly how the brand new Eagle coaching staff is still finding ways to be productive during these unprecedented times. Athletic departments around the country are dealing with something no one ever thought they’d be dealing with, but for a football…

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Boston College: Hafley and his staff land four big commitments for the Class of 2021

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May 4, 2020

The Eagles landed four big commitments last week in Andre Porter, Dante Reynolds, Jalen Cheek and Lewis Bond. The Boston College football staff flexed their recruiting muscles last week landing four big commitments. Two of the commitments were from the DMV and two were from Chicago. The Eagles currently have the 34th ranked team recruiting in the country for 2021. #GetIn!!!! pic.twitter.com/ScsdTPihGv — Jeff Hafley (@CoachJeffHafley) May 2, 2020 Here…

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Boston College: Hafley touches on a variety of topics in his latest Zoom conference with the media

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April 30, 2020

By Kevin Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj New England Football Journal Hootie and the Blowfish once asked “time why you walk away like a friend with somewhere to go?” Time, of course, is our most precious commodity, and while the pandemic has given us more time with loved ones or the ability to try and become better creatively, for a Division 1 football program, time is of the essence. Currently, Boston College coach Jeff…

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Boston College: A.J Dillon goes to the Green Bay Packers in the second round

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April 24, 2020

By Kevin Stone/@kstone06 AJ Dillon faced loaded boxes nearly every snap of his career at Boston College, now, he’ll be facing guys like Khalil Mack and Anthony Barr when he hits the hole. The Green Bay Packers jumped up to select Dillion at No. 62 overall at the end of the second round of the NFL Draft on Friday night. Dillon heads to the NFC North Division with the Bears,…

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Boston College: Jeff Hafley heavily influenced the development of Young, Okudah and Arnette

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April 24, 2020

Image courtesy of @CoachJeffHafley By Kevin Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj Boston College head coach Jeff Hafley had quite a night on Thursday, and he didn’t have to leave his house. The former Ohio State defensive coordinator watched as three players that were a part of his top-ranked defense a year ago went in the first round – all in the top 20 with two of them going second and third – last night…

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