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

January 22, 2022

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

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

January 19, 2022

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

January 19, 2022

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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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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Boston College: Who will be the next offensive coordinator? Here are some names to consider.

January 14, 2022

Jeff Hafley needs to find an offensive coordinator now that former coordinator Frank Cignetti has left for Pitt. Given the timing of the move, it is probably best to keep it in house but Hafley may opt to open it up and interview outside candidates as well. Here are some potential candidates who we think may be in the running. Most have worked with Hafley during his career. Joe Dailey,…

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Boston College: Offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti departs BC for Pitt. Who could be the next guy in line for the position?

January 13, 2022

Nothing like a little late breaking news on a Thursday night. Around 7 PM, Pete Thamel tweeted that BC offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti was leaving Chestnut Hill to take over the same position at Pitt. Cignetti was the OC in each of Jeff Hafley’s first two seasons at Boston College, which means a big decision is now in order for the head coach. My initial gut reaction to this was…

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College: Cine shines on the biggest stage, proving Massachusetts kids can play big time college football

January 12, 2022

Georgia safety and Everett native Lewis Cine was voted as the Defensive Player of the Game in Monday night’s national championship game. Georgia won 33-16 and claimed their first national title in 41 years. Cine finished with seven total tackles, 6 solo tackles, 1 tackle for loss and 1 pass break up. He was all over the place for a Georgia defense that returned to form after a tough SEC…

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