High School: Former SJP, BC Eagle Brian St. Pierre named best Massachusetts coach

August 19, 2020

Photo courtesy of JOHN TLUMACKI/GLOBE STAFF By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06 It’s been almost 20 years since Brian St. Pierre last put on pads for a football game in the state of Massachusetts, but his impact on the game locally is as important as it’s ever been.  The St. John’s Prep grad turned Boston College quarterback finished his SJP career in 1998 and was the Eagles’ quarterback through 2002. St. Pierre…

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Boston College: Jurkovec adjusting well to new surroundings despite ‘BC Bubble’ life

August 18, 2020

By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06 Now that the dust has finally settled on a nerve-wracking few months for quarterback Phil Jurkovec, his assimilation to the Heights can begin, even if it’s a little different than he planned. Actual football activity has been a nice mental break for the entire team from the seemingly endless horrible news cycle, but, once they’re away from football, bubble life has meant a lot of Xbox…

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Boston College: A bird’s-eye view of training camp so far

August 16, 2020

By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06 Good news. The season seems less likely to be cancelled than it did a week ago, and BC has continued quietly plugging away trying to get ready for its modified ACC schedule. The PR staff, coaches and players have all done their best to help keep the media and fans as up-to-date as possible through it all, even though the media can’t actually see any developments…

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Boston College: Eagles’ coaches discuss the importance of high school football

August 14, 2020

Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston College There is an unfortunate belief that high school football will not happen this season here in Massachusetts. After new “guidelines” were put out on Thursday, and a tweet from WBZ’s Dan Roche regarding the upcoming season being in jeopardy, the doubt began to set in. While nothing is official, your immediate attention should turn to the players. Missing senior year is one thing, but for…

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Boston College: Creating the new BC offense and pushing forward with the season

August 12, 2020

By Kevin Stone/@kstone06 New Boston College offensive coordinator and quarterback coach Frank Cignetti Jr. has worked with quite a bit of elite talent in the game of football. Cignetti has worked with Aaron Rodgers, Eli Manning, Sam Bradford, Todd Gurley, Dion Lewis, Jahvid Best and many others. He has coached in NFL playoff games and important college games. If anyone knows how to get the most out of the talent…

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Boston College: Day 5: Coach Hafley speaks on the season and QB’s meet the media

August 10, 2020

By Kevin Stone/@kstone06 The college football world seems to have crumbled or is in the process of crumbling, but you wouldn’t know anything is wrong over in Chestnut Hill. After an outrageous 48-hour Twitter storm that has seen the end of the college football world as we know it come about, the Eagles are continuing to operate like it’s business as usual. After what was their hardest practice to date…

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Boston College: Eagles navigating strange recruiting waters during pandemic

August 7, 2020

Image courtesy of JOHN TLUMACKI/GLOBE STAFF By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06 Over the past decade or so, Massachusetts high school football has gone from under the radar nationally in terms of recruiting to becoming a rising hot bed for some of the top programs in the country. Dozens of players from the area are now committing to top tier programs, which is both a good and bad thing for new Boston…

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Boston College: Eagles open first training camp under Jeff Hafley

August 6, 2020

Image courtesy of Boston College Football By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06 Thursday was a day that many did not think what happen. After months of uncertainty regarding the NCAA football season – and there are still plenty of questions – the Eagles opened up training camp while their official schedule dropped as well. While things are obviously different this year and the media couldn’t and won’t be present for any practices,…

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Opinion: Steve Addazio in hot water at Colorado State for not following COVID protocol

August 6, 2020

A report surfaced yesterday by Kevin Lytle of the Coloradoan that players at Colorado State are being told not to follow COVID-19 protocol by Steve Addazio and his staff. Among complaints from Colorado State athletes staffers: Coaches have told players not to report COVID-19 symptoms, threatened players with reduced playing time if they quarantine and claim CSU is altering contact tracing reports to keep players practicing https://t.co/OMjaq7GFsK — Kevin Lytle…

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Boston College: BC Women’s Soccer Alum turned Super Fan starts national #FreeJurk movement

July 27, 2020

By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06 While the Boston College football season is still very much in question – as is the rest of the NCAA’s football future – one guy in particular is being forced to sit and wait with far too much uncertainty. Quarterback Phil Jurkovec is still waiting to hear from the NCAA regarding his waiver after transferring from Notre Dame in January. As the days tick down towards…

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