• The UMass, UConn rivalry is about to go to the next level with Brown and Mora
  • NFL Draft: Merrimack’s Westin Elliott carrying the small school flag proudly as he prepares for a potential NFL career
  • Boston College: Former Eagles Coach Steve Addazio hired as the new offensive line coach at Texas A&M
  • High School: Thoughts on the first Football Committee meeting of the year
  • Patriots: McMillan and McGrone Could Help Patriots in 2022

The UMass, UConn rivalry is about to go to the next level with Brown and Mora

UMass and UConn have been regional rivals for a long time. The two schools are separated by 49 miles. The rivalry goes back to their Yankee Conference days when they played at the FCS level. Both schools eventually made the jump to the FBS level. UConn has had some success since making the move up. They have played in six bowl games including the 2011 Fiesta Bowl. The program however…

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NFL Draft: Merrimack’s Westin Elliott carrying the small school flag proudly as he prepares for a potential NFL career

The rest of the country may not know much about Merrimack College football, but they will soon enough thanks to one guy. He’s not a Massachusetts guy either. But, since transferring from Louisiana Tech after growing up and dominating high school athletics in Shallowater, Texas, Westin Elliott is now carrying the under-recruited, small school flag proudly. Elliott may not go very high or at all in the NFL Draft in…

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Boston College: Former Eagles Coach Steve Addazio hired as the new offensive line coach at Texas A&M

Steve Addazio is back! Well, sort of. The former Temple, Boston College and Colorado State coach was announced as the new offensive line coach at Texas A&M yesterday. It has been a tumultuous two years for Addazio after he was let go by Boston College. He was named the head football coach at Colorado State in December of 2019 but after a rocky two year tenure (no pun intended), he…

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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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