College Football Journal for the week of 5/22/23

May 23, 2023

It is the first installment of the college football journal for this spring. Here is some of the news in the New England Division One college football scene that got our attention this week. 1. UConn added two impact players on offense last week in Delaware transfer wide receiver Brett Buckman and former TCU tight end Alex Honig. Both should contribute this upcoming season specifically Buckman who could be a…


Harvard, Brown and Dartmouth announce incoming recruiting classes

May 17, 2023

The three of the four Ivy League Schools in New England recently announced their 2023 recruiting classes two weeks ago. I decided to watch film on some of the top prospects in class.  Here are my thoughts on each class and who some of the impact players are to watch for. Brown Jackson Bennett, RB – 6’0 – 205 – Windermere, Fla. – Windermere Prep Kyai Cook, WR – 6’0…


5 areas to watch as Harvard kicks off spring practice

March 30, 2023

Harvard kicked off spring practice last week. The Crimson are going into their 150th season of football this fall. Expectations will be high for this historic team. After back to back seasons of coming up short of winning an Ivy League title, the Crimson are focused on getting better this spring. Harvard started 4-1 last season but went 2-3 down the stretch including a 19-14 loss to rival Yale at…


Former Harvard Man turned Eagle looks forward to leading in 2023

March 23, 2023

Alex Washington has been in the area for quite some time now, so the transition once he became an Eagle has been easy. In fact, Washington has the luxury of eating at some of his favorite spots in town still. Usually, transfers have an entire new city and team to get used to, but Washington made things easier on himself by staying in Massachusetts. The recent graduate transfer defensive back…


Local players make strong impressions on NFL scouts at Harvard Pro Day

March 9, 2023

CAMBRIDGE – Around 10:00 on Thursday morning, the parking lot just outside of Harvard Stadium and the hockey rink began buzzing with action. Guys with hats, hoodies and polos from nearly every NFL team were on hand for a Pro Day that was hosted by head coach Tim Murphy, the Harvard staff and mostly ran by members of the Patriots organization. For three hours, players from Harvard, Merrimack, Bryant, Bentley,…


New Arizona Cardinals offensive coordinator Drew Petzing reflects on humble beginnings in New England

February 21, 2023

Image courtesy of Jorge Lemus/NurPhoto via Getty Images Drew Petzing’s football journey has had quite a few stops, many of them in New England. After moving to Wellesley when he was seven, Petzing played his high school football for the Raiders and went on to play in college for Middlebury in 2005 and 2006 before his career came to an end. Petzing knew he wanted to stick around the game…


Harvard offers Catholic Memorial OL Brandon Sullivan

February 10, 2023

For a first Division 1 offer, this one had to be pretty special for Brandon Sullivan. The Catholic Memorial offensive lineman announced on Twitter Friday that Harvard offered and became the first D1 school to pull the trigger. Sullivan, a New England Football Journal Second Team All-State selection, is a junior, or member of the 2024 class. He plays guard, and that is the position he projects at on the…


College: Harvard’s Jones, Yale’s Grooms take home Bushnell Cup honors

December 12, 2022

Image courtesy of The Ivy League (@IvyLeague) On Monday afternoon, Harvard defensive lineman Truman Jones was named the Bushnell Cup winner as the Ivy League’s defensive player of the year along with Princeton’s Liam Johnson. Yale quarterback Nolan Grooms took home the offensive honor. Grooms led the Bulldogs to the Ivy League title with a win against Harvard in The Game on the final day of the season, while Jones…


The Game: Yale 19, Harvard 14; Bulldogs clinch Ivy League title in 138th edition of historic matchup

November 20, 2022

CAMBRIDGE – The intensity and uneasiness in the air could be felt as early as 8:30 Saturday morning as tailgaters began loading coolers and bags into mini carts to take them around to various tailgates near Harvard Stadium. The 138th playing of The Game had huge Ivy League title implications and you could cut the tension with a knife all morning. When the rest of Harvard’s squad took the field…


Harvard: With Ivy League title possibly hanging in the balance, expect the unexpected in ‘The Game’

November 18, 2022

Image courtesy of Harvard Athletics Speaking with Bernie Corbett on the ‘Inside Harvard Football 2022’ podcast this week, Harvard head coach Tim Murphy said he’s never been prouder of a team than he was of this one following an upset on the road against Penn last weekend. The victory created some final weekend chaos in the Ivy League, which the Crimson are very much a part of when it comes…