One month into 2024, the New England football scene looks much different

February 1, 2024

We often tell people there is no offseason with New England Football Journal, but even we can’t believe how much has already happened in the last four weeks or so. We’re 31 days into 2024 and things have completely turned upside down. First, Holy Cross head coach Bob Chesney leaves after an incredible run with the program, winning five straight Patriot League titles and restoring the pride back in the……


Former Holy Cross running back Tyler Purdy commits to James Madison

January 4, 2024

Running back Tyler Purdy is joining Jacob Dobbs in following former Holy Cross Head Coach Bob Chesney to James Madison.  Purdy made the announcement last night on his social media pages. He joins Dobbs who committed to JMU two weeks ago. Many have speculated that former Crusaders quarterback Matthew Sluka could also join Chesney and his former teammates but Sluka has yet to make a decision. Purdy is a 5-11…


Dan Curran named new head football coach at Holy Cross

December 15, 2023

Image courtesy of Holy Cross Athleticcs. Holy Cross has named Dan Curran as the school’s new head football coach, replacing Bob Chesney who left for James Madison last week. Curran spent the past 11 seasons at Merrimack, helping elevate the program from a Division II program in the NE-10 to a Division I program in the NEC. Curran is the all-time winningest coach in Merrimack history with 53 victories, and…