7 observations from the Boston College spring game

April 14, 2024

The annual Jay McGillis Memorial Maroon and Gold Game was played at today the Heights. It was the final practice of the first spring for new head coach Bill O’Brien. O’Brien was mum during the week about whether or not they would keep score. As it tuns out, there was scoring and the offense won 96-62. It was a productive work day with plenty of takeaways. 1. Castellanos starts slow,……


Former Bills and Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone to join the Boston College staff

March 9, 2024

Boston College coach Bill O’Brien announced this morning at the New England Coaches Clinic that former Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone will be joining the Eagles coaching staff. Marrone will be serving in a special projects, analysis role for the Eagles. Marrone and O’Brien are long time friends. They coached together at Georgia Tech in 1996 and Alabama in 2021.  Marrone is no stranger to the……


O’Brien needs to build a fence around New England in recruiting

February 19, 2024

Building a fence around Massachusetts and New England in recruiting has been a priority for Boston College football coaches through the years. Unfortunately, most of them have not be able to do it. Despite having national success in recruiting, Boston College football coaches have struggled to land the top talent in the area through the years. From Tom O’Brien to Jeff Jagozinski to Frank Spaziani to Steve Addazio and Jeff……


Segel: O’Brien proof that dreams do come true; can he lead BC back to prominence?

February 16, 2024

(Image courtesy of Victor Stefanescu / The Heights) By Alan Segel NEFJ Correspondent Chestnut Hill —Let’s be honest. When it comes to collegiate sports in New England in general and Boston in particular, the colleges take the lower tier in the sports pecking order. Yes, there is the phenomenon that is UConn basketball (men and women) and to some extent Providence College. However, these programs, while successful, have a local…