UMass finally has a home, will join MAC in 2025-2026

February 26, 2024

The Minutemen finally have a home, and it’s a familiar one. Early on Monday afternoon, Nicole Auerbach was the first to report that the MAC is welcoming UMass back as member for the 2025-’26 academic year after the board voted too add the school in all sports. Hockey of course will most likely stay in Hockey East, but this is a huge day for the football program. This marks a…

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Big New England Football Clinic celebrating 50th anniversary this weekend

February 26, 2024

Image courtesy of BNEFC Newport, Rhode Island is arguably the best place to be in the entire country if you’re a youth, high school or college coach this weekend. For the 50th season, the Big New England Football Clinic will have some incredible speakers (between 30-40) that include Bill O’Brien, Dante Scarnecchia and Don Brown. Between 500-600 high school coaches will be walking through the doors of the Newport Marriott…

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Local NFL Academy recruits will be in CFB 25 video game

February 25, 2024

As if starting a new journey in an entirely different country isn’t unique enough, some international players will get the chance of a lifetime when EA Sports releases its long awaited remake of the College Football 25 game this summer. The NFL Academy – a program that launched in 2019 to help international players develop life-altering opportunities through American football – announced that a group of former players will be…

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URI hiring Loftus and Yianakopolos to staff

February 22, 2024

URI has announced the hiring of Tyler Loftus as wide receiver coach and Henry Yianakopolos as defensive backs coach.  Loftus, who previously coached tight ends at URI from 2020-2022 spent the past two seasons at UConn as QB Analyst and Wide Receivers Graduate Assistant. In a statement released by the university, Rams head coach Jim Fleming is excited to bring Loftus back to Kingston.  “I am excited to announce that…

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5 Observations from Bryant Spring Practice

February 21, 2024

We visited Bryant spring practice on Monday. It was practice number four for the Bulldogs as they embark on their first season in the CAA. Head coach Chris Merritt’s team is going through some changes. Gone is Big South Offensive Player of the Year Zevi Eckhaus. Eckhaus transferred to Washington State where he will have a chance to compete for the starting quarterback job. The offensive line will have three…

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New era at Harvard officially begins with introduction of Aurich

February 15, 2024

The Murr Center just steps away from Harvard Stadium was buzzing on Thursday afternoon. A new era in the football program’s history has officially begun as Andrew Aurich was formally introduced as Tim Murphy’s successor in a press conference with dozens of alumni and a few media members in attendance, as well as Aurich’s wife Michelle, who is a former Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader. Filling the shoes of a legend like…

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O’Brien officially introduced at BC; Now the work begins

February 15, 2024

CHESTNUT HILL – The Bill O’Brien era at Boston College has officially begun. O’Brien was finally introduced alongside AD Blake James on Thursday morning as the next BC head coach in a packed Barber Room. Alumni, O’Brien’s family, donors and plenty of TV cameras and reporters both locally and nationally all jammed in for the roughly half hour introduction. While O’Brien’s staff isn’t quite finalized yet, he and a few…

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O’Brien’s staff taking shape at BC

February 14, 2024

Bill O’Brien needed to assemble a staff quickly and it seems like that’s exactly what he’s doing. After Craig Fitzgerald (S&C) and Will Lawing (OC) were recently announced, it appears that a few other positions are just about set. Reports out have Tim Lewis coming on board as the new defensive coordinator with Johnathan Dibiaso – a name very familiar to folks in this area – getting elevated to QB…

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New England will be well-represented at the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine

February 14, 2024

Image courtesy of NFL Dreams are often broken or made at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. It’s a chance for guys to put on a show in front of the NFL world and state their case why they belong at that next level. For some, the dream might die in Indy. One bad weekend of drills, tests and interviews and it may be back to the real world, although,…

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O’Brien moving to fill BC staff quickly; Lawing to be new OC

February 13, 2024

Image courtesy of Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Communication is everything in football. With that in mind, Bill O’Brien is going to rely on what he knows while filling out his staff at Boston College. With Bill O’Brien taking the BC job so late in the offseason, the quickness with which he fills out his staff is important, but bringing in guys he knows he can trust and…

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