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…


Boston College: Eagles locked in days ahead of prime time matchup with No. 25 Clemson

September 29, 2021

If you’re a Boston College fan or just a fan of college football in general, it doesn’t get much better than Saturday night. The upstart, unranked, unbeaten Eagles against a .500, suddenly reeling, No. 25 Clemson team that has been the cream of the crop in the ACC for what feels like a decade. Can BC stay unbeaten and show the world just what’s happening over at The Heights? Can…


Boston College: Can the Eagles soar to new heights in 2021?

September 3, 2021

Since the November press conference where athletic director Pat Kraft and head coach Jeff Hafley announced the program was deciding not to play in a bowl game, Boston College alumni, fans and even some of the local media covering the team have been waiting impatiently for Saturday. Alumni Stadium doesn’t have the reputation that other college stadiums around the country have in terms of noise obviously, but it may be…


Boston College: Coordinators Lukabu & Cignetti will be critical to success this season

August 24, 2021

Defensive coordinator Tem Lukabu and offensieve coordinator Frank Cignetti Jr. have two very different jobs this season, but both are ultimately working towards the same goal. While Cignetti’s offense has multiple pre-season award winners, watch list targets and a boatload of expectations with so many guys returning, the Eagles’ defense can’t say the same. The national media is all over the offense – and with good reason – but Lukabu…


Boston College: Eagles offense ready to roll with Cignetti & Jurkovec entering year two

March 23, 2021

If you thought Phil Jurkovec’s first year as the Boston College quarterback was good, wait until year two. At this point last year offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti Jr. and Jurkovec were still pretty unfamiliar with each other. More importantly. Jurkovec was unfamiliar with the offensive system Cignetti was planning on running and he was unfamiliar with his teammates. The Eagles were back in the field house for their second spring…


Boston College: Eagles make progress on and off the field in Hafley’s first year

December 15, 2020

AP Photo/Michael Dwyer Boston College hired Jeff Hafley a year ago yesterday and in that time, Hafley has transformed the Boston College Football program from a semi competitive program to a program that could compete for an ACC title in the future. Hafley has improved all aspects of the program starting with recruiting. Hafley assembled a coaching staff with college and NFL experience. Both he and his staff can not…


Boston College Preview: Pitt Panthers (3-1) at Boston College Eagles (2-1)

October 10, 2020

Line: Pitt -6.5 Opening kickoff: Pitt and Boston College met every year from 1970 to 2004 as members of the Big East. The Eagles are 14-17 all-time against the Panthers. The Eagles beat the Panthers 26-19 to end last season. The win made Boston College bowl eligible. The Eagles last win at home against Pitt cane in 2001 when they beat the Panthers 45-7. There are plenty of ties between…


Boston College: New Eagles staff excited about the opportunity to coach at the Heights

February 17, 2020

By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj CHESTNUT HILL — The men in charge of helping new BC coach Jeff Haffley try to turn the Boston College program into a viable national title contender met with the local media for the first time on Monday afternoon in advance of spring practices getting underway soon. All 11 of them clearly demonstrated the same passion that Haffley has thus far since taking the job. For…


Boston College: Phil Jurkovec ready to make a difference at Boston College

January 30, 2020

By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj  CHESTNUT HILL — Phil Jurkovec barely saw the field while at Notre Dame, and the new Boston College quarterback transfer is simply looking to show what he can do. On Thursday afternoon, tight end Hunter Long, linebacker Max Richardson and wide receiver Kobay White met with the media. Jurkovec took the podium last, and while he wouldn’t get into any specifics about his time as a…


Boston College: Jeff Hafley hires Frank Cignetti Jr. as offensive coordinator and Tem Lukabu as defensive coordinator

January 9, 2020

New Boston College head coach Jeff Hafley announced the hirings of Frank Cignetti Jr. as offensive coordinator and Tem Lukabu as defensive coordinator today. Like Hafley, both coaches have experience in both the collegiate ranks and the NFL. Both Cignetti and Lubaku have worked with Hafley in the past so that familiarity should help make the transition to the new schemes easier for the players. The two hirings illustrate just…