REPORT: Reno & Smith’s likely transferring from Loomis to Cheshire

February 4, 2023

Image courtesy of Aaron Wagnheim By Jake Klein NEFJ Correspondent Loomis Chaffee quarterback Dante Reno and twin defensive linemen Jacob and Jerod Smith are expected to complete a transfer to Cheshire Academy in the coming days, according to sources familiar with the situation. The switch to Cheshire will allow all three players to graduate high school immediately following the conclusion of the 2023 football season, a move not currently permitted…

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Troy Brown wins head coaching debut in East-West Shrine Bowl

February 3, 2023

Image courtesy of NFL Network It wasn’t pretty, but Troy Brown always was a gritty player anyways. The former Patriots receiver turned wide receivers coach won his head coaching debut on Thursday night when the West team beat the East team 12-3 in the East-West Shrine Bowl in Las Vegas. The teams Troy Brown won Super Bowls with were defense oriented, so, with Bill Belichick sitting up in the booth…

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BC offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo not returning in 2023

February 2, 2023

Image courtesy of Sports Illustrated BC fans wanted change, well, they’ve gotten plenty of it this offseason. While the hunt for a new offensive coordinator continues, the search for a new offensive line coach is probably not far behind now either. On Thursday afternoon, Doug Samuel of Football Scoop reported that offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo would not be returning to the Eagles’ staff this season. Coach “Guge” was a very…

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Taking a quick look at the 2023 UMass schedule

February 2, 2023

Image courtesy of @UMassFootball Everyone loves schedule day. Whether it’s the NFL or college, any time you get that slate of games there are few things more fun than going through it and circling the wins and losses in what is a way-too-early tradition for everyone. On Thursday afternoon, the crazy fans from the Zoo got to have their day as the Minutemen released the 2023 schedule. Here’s a quick…

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Holy Cross uses early signing period & National Signing Day to reload

February 1, 2023

Image courtesy of @HCrossFB At this point, would anyone be surprised if the other Patriot League teams filed a petition or something to keep Holy Cross off the recruiting trail? Winners of four straight league titles and about one quarter away from playing in the FCS semifinals a year ago, Holy Cross added a bunch of new faces on NSD Wednesday. The Crusaders have Matt Sluka back at quarterback, which…

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URI adds handful of young players on NSD with focus on skill positions

February 1, 2023

Image courtesy of @RhodyFootball In a day where the portal is king, the University of Rhode Island and head coach Jim Fleming signed seven true freshmen to NLI’s on Wednesday. In the ultra competitive CAA, skill positions on both sides of the ball are key and the Rams went heavy on skill guys with an eye on both offense and defense. Special teams also had its place during this recruiting…

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Merrimack solidifies strong class on National Signing Day

February 1, 2023

Just one win away from a Northeast Conference title a year ago, Merrimack is all-in on an FCS playoff push in 2023. The Warriors are now eligible for the postseason after having to sit it out following the move. Now, head coach Dan Curran, his staff and the rest of the Warriors are welcoming a new bunch of talent into the fold. Below is a list of guys Merrimack has…

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Quiet National Signing Day for BC; Hafley expecting big things from CM trio

February 1, 2023

While Wednesday’s National Signing Day was a big day for a lot of schools across the country, it was pretty quiet over in Chestnut Hill. That’s because BC took care of the heavy lifting back on the early signing day in December. Head coach Jeff Hafley spoke to Rivals on their National Signing Day Show. Gorney is the National Recruiting Director for Rivals. “You’d like to get them locked in…

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UMass continuing to build through portal as Brown discusses transfers on National Signing Day

February 1, 2023

Image courtesy of UMass Athletics The energy and enthusiasm Don Brown still has for recruiting and the game of football in general was never more apparent than when he spoke to the media via Zoom on Wednesday. The old ball coach was thrilled to sit and talk about his 13 new transfer recruits that officially became members of the Minuteman family on National Signing Day. Brown and the rest of…

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Boston College 2023 schedule revealed, Eagles get 7 home games

January 30, 2023

Image courtesy of The Heights Well, well, well, as quickly as 2023 arrived, it’s not speeding by as the ACC revealed its schedules on Monday night for all of its members. At first glance, Eagles fans should be ecstatic with the road map laid out in front of the team this season. Assuming health is far better than it was in 2022 and assuming that this is finally the type…

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