• High School: Thoughts on the first Football Committee meeting of the year
  • Patriots: McMillan and McGrone Could Help Patriots in 2022
  • UConn: Huskies pick up a big commitment from 3-Star quarterback Zion Turner
  • UMass: Minutemen add size and toughness with Cole Garcia
  • Boston College: Busy days for BC even in the offseason as players come and go

High School: Thoughts on the first Football Committee meeting of the year

The MIAA held their first football committee meeting of the year and there were several topics that were discussed. The three major topics were playing the Super Bowls at Gillette, point differential and when rankings are released. Here are my thoughts on all three topics. Playing at Gillette: MIAA associate executive director Richard Pearson said that he hopes the Super Bowls can continued to be played at Gillette. Both the…

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Patriots: McMillan and McGrone Could Help Patriots in 2022

One word describes the Patriots biggest deficiency against the Bills in their Wild Card game loss: speed. The Patriots do not have enough team speed and one group stood out as slower than the rest: the linebackers. For the Patriots to get back to being Super Bowl contenders, they need to upgrade several position groups and linebacker is at or near the top of that list. However, New England has…

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UConn: Huskies pick up a big commitment from 3-Star quarterback Zion Turner

Jim Mora Jr. picked up a big commitment on Wednesday when St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla) quarterback Zion Turner committed to UConn. COMMITTED🐺 pic.twitter.com/iU9n5CeZQP — Zion Turner (@_ZionTurner) January 19, 2022 Turner is a three star recruit who led STA to three state titles in four years. He is 6-2 185 and is a dynamic athlete who can make plays as a runner and as a passer. Landing Turner was big…

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UMass: Minutemen add size and toughness with Cole Garcia

Another day, another commitment for the Minutemen. Rice graduate transfer offensive lineman Cole Garcia announced today that he is committing to UMass. Committed❗️#DudeMASS @UMassFootball pic.twitter.com/Ynd154MOVc — Cole Garcia🥞🥞 (@thecolegarcia) January 19, 2022 Garcia was in Amherst over the weekend on an unofficial visit. He met with Don Brown, offensive line coach Alex Miller and the rest of the staff. The recruiting pitch must have worked because Garcia picked UMass over…

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Boston College: Busy days for BC even in the offseason as players come and go

The life of a football staff at the Division 1 level isn’t an easy one. Even when there’s little football going on, it’s a 24/7, 365 gig. As the NFL season winds down and the college season is officially over, head coaches, assistants, player personnel directors and anyone else needed are hard at work prepping for the draft and trying to bring in classes that may turn a program from…

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Recruiting: Vinatieri name making the rounds again as Adam’s son AJ gets closer to college decision

It’s been 20 years (to the day) of Adam Vinatieri’s Snow Bowl kicks against the Raiders. Feel old? You’re about to feel even older. Vinatieri’s son AJ is a senior at Zionsville High School in Indiana and is currently one of the most sought after kickers (and punters) in the country. The younger Vinatieri has grown up carrying the famous last name, but as he pursues his own path towards…

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Patriots: Four options when it comes to dealing with J.C Jackson this off-season

The Patriots have several key unrestricted free agents heading into this off-season. The most notable of these free agents is cornerback J.C Jackson. Jackson has gone from an undrafted free agent to a top five cornerback in in the league in a span of four years. He leads the NFL in interceptions the past two seasons with 17. So what are the Patriots options when it comes to Jackson? Well,…

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UMass: Minutemen upgrade their roster after a busy weekend of visits and commitments

Don Brown and his staff have had a busy weekend. A weekend filled with official and unofficial visits and commitments. It was the most active weekend since Brown took the job and he and his staff secured commitments from several transfers and a key Florida recruit. The most notable transfer commitment was that of George Johnson, a wide receiver/defensive back from Stuart, Florida. Johnson comes to UMass from Michigan. Brown…

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Patriots: 5 areas the Patriots need to improve in heading into the off-season

The off-season is here for the Patriots after Saturday night’s 47-17 loss to the Bills. So where do they go from here? Well. Let’s just say they have a lot of work to do. Here are five areas the Patriots need to improve in. 1. Wide Receiver: Kendrick Bourne and Nelson Agholor were fine additions last off-season but they clearly weren’t enough. Bourne had a terrific season and proved to…

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NFL: Brady-Belichick scoreboard talk is probably making a comeback after this weekend

Tom Brady will be playing in the NFC Divisional round next weekend while Bill Belichick will be sitting at home for the second straight year. Tom Brady is two wins away from playing in his second straight Super Bowl with Bruce Arians and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Bill Belichick just lost to the Buffalo Bills by 30 points in the Wild Card round a year after missing the playoffs entirely….

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