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

January 24, 2022

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

January 22, 2022

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

January 21, 2022

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

January 20, 2022

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

January 19, 2022

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

January 19, 2022

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

January 17, 2022

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

January 17, 2022

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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Patriots: The Bills proved that there is a substantial gap between them and the Patriots

January 16, 2022

Photo courtesy of Adrian Kraus/AP The Buffalo Bills proved last night that when it comes to talent, they are a much better team than the Patriots. Bill Belichick tried to bridge that gap this off-season by going on an uncharacteristic spending spree but last night was proof that whatever Belichick did last off-season, wasn’t enough. I am not going to sit here and do a roster comparison. I think anyone…

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Patriots: Four ways the Patriots can get Mac into a rhythm against the Bills

January 15, 2022

The last time Mac Jones played in Buffalo, he completed 2 of 3 passes for 19 yards. The Patriots only threw three times because of the weather conditions. Saturday nights forecast calls for clear skies and a game time temperature of 7. That’s cold. Despite the frigid temperatures, the Patriots should be able to throw the ball. It won’t be easy against one of the league’s best secondaries but if…

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