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…


UMass: Minutemen focus on getting bigger up front with their 2020 class

February 20, 2020

Natick’s Josh Atwood could play right away for the Minutemen. UMass signed 21 three star recruits in what is shaping up to be a good class for the Minutemen. Walt Bell and the UMass coaching staff emphasized getting bigger and stronger up front on both the offensive and defensive lines. They also wanted to upgrade the defense particularly at linebacker. They accomplished both. The staff also focused on adding some…


Boston College: Eagles land a solid recruiting class in Jeff Hafley’s first month on the job

February 14, 2020

Wide receiver Taji Johnson could make an impact for the Eagles as a freshmen. Boston College landed a solid recruiting class in Jeff Hafley’s first month on the job. Hafley and his staff were able to lock down most of the recruits who committed to Steve Addazio as well as pick up several other important commitments. Here is a breakdown of each recruit that committed to Boston College. Dwayne Allick,…


UMass: Blueshirt bungle could come back to hurt UMass later

February 9, 2020

Photo courtesy of Jim Young, Associated Press UMass lost three local commitments last week when quarterback Brady Martin, offensive lineman Andrew Nee and defensive back Joe Lusardi all decommitted from the program. The three players reportedly decomitted because UMass was attempting to blueshirt them. The players committed knowing that they were going to possibly have to blueshirt but they were now essentially going to have to walk on. When a…


Boston College: Hafley addresses national signing day and recruiting in Massachusetts

February 5, 2020

By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj CHESTNUT HILL — On Wednesday morning new BC head coach Jeff Hafley met with the media for the second time since taking over the reigns of the program. This time was far less crowded and had far less pomp and circumstance, but it was equally as important to Hafley’s intro press conference as he and the Eagles announced their 2020 recruiting class of 15.  Two players…


Boston College: Eagles getting a commitment from Ozzy Trapilo is huge! Literally and figuratively

July 2, 2019

Boston College got a big commitment last week, literally and figuratively when Boston College High School defensive end, tight end and offensive tackle Ozzy Trapilo committed to the Eagles. At 6-8 280, Trapilo is long and athletic. He is explosive off the ball defensively and can create separation with his get off and length. Trapilo has the physical tools to be a three defensive lineman who can play outside as…