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

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…


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

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,…


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

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…


Boston College: A.J Dillon is ready to make a difference in the NFL

April 13, 2020

By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj AJ Dillon is still just a little over a week away from one of the biggest moments of his life, but it’s going to be much different than what young boys dream of while growing up hoping to play professional football. The NFL Draft begins next Thursday, and the former BC tailback is almost certainly a lock to get drafted, but instead of being able to…


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

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…


Boston College: Anthony Brown starts over by transferring to Oregon

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…


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

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 — 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…


Boston College: Eagles resume spring practice after a week off

March 10, 2020

By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj CHESTNUT HILL — After a week off the BC football team was back at work Tuesday morning, ramping spring practices back up on a day that felt more like early September than mid-March. For head coach Jeff Hafley and the entire Eagle program, the break was much needed to recharge. “Knowing these guys right now, and just being around them, I kind of expected them to…


Boston College: A.J Dillon impresses at the combine and watches his stock rise

March 1, 2020

Image courtesy of Michael Conroy/Associated Press Former Boston College running back A.J Dillon put on a show at the NFL Combine on Friday night. Dillon measured in at 6’0″ 247 pounds. with 31 5/8″ arms and 9 5/8″ hands. It is abundantly obvious that Dillon is a specimen physically but his workout numbers were truly off the charts. Here is a breakdown of each category and how Dillon performed. 40…


Boston College: Eagles coaches and players reflect on the NFL Combine and what it means to them.

February 25, 2020

By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj CHESTNUT HILL — All eyes in the football world will be on Indianapolis this weekend and early next week for the 2020 NFL Combine, and there will be plenty of attention on it all the way from the Heights. Last week, the Eagles – and in particular new strength and conditioning coach Phil Matusz – put together a nearly-identical replica of the NFL combine for the…