Dino Tomlin looking to create his own path

April 5, 2023

Image courtesy of BC Athletics/Eagle Action The Tomlin name in NFL circles is well known. In the college world? Well, that’s a work in progress. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has had quite a successful career, but his son Dino is still trying to create his own path. Tomlin exploded onto the scene last year with a huge fourth quarter against NC State. Now, he’s not only hoping to make…


BC Confident Run Game Will Return To Form in 2023

March 29, 2023

Image courtesy of BC Athletics To say the BC run game was lackluster last year would be unfair to lackluster things. The running game was downright non-existent last season. For so many years, the Eagles may not have had much, but they always had tough, physical, hard-nosed running game. Since head coach Jeff Hafley has arrived that hasn’t always been the case. Now, with a revamped O-line room and a…


Hafley happy with where Eagles are offensively following first scrimmage

March 28, 2023

As the spring progresses, BC is getting more and more comfortable with what the operation will be like on offense in 2023. This past Saturday, the Eagles had a light scrimmage and the run game in particular is something head coach Jeff Hafley is most pleased with so far. With more depth on the offensive line, new offensive coordinators Steve Shimko and Rob Chudzinski already comfortable with players on that…


Now healthy, Drew Kendall & BC O-line looking for a big turnaround

March 16, 2023

The Eagles up front heard all the noise last year. It was impossible not to hear it given how loud it was at times. BC’s offensive line was in shambles and simply never recovered. Well, 2022 is over with and through three spring practices in 2023, the confidence all of the big guys have in each other up front is glaring. There’s depth, size, agility and some downright nastiness in…


BC’s new look offense taking shape early

March 14, 2023

Following the second day of spring practice on Tuesday morning, BC head coach Jeff Hafley talked about the assimilation process for his new coordinators, particularly on offense. While nothing has changed schematically on the defensive side of the ball, the offense has been giving the defense fits early on since everything is brand new. “Chud wasn’t really part of the scheme and structure of everything we were doing, so it’s…


NEFJ exclusive with BC head coach Jeff Hafley

March 11, 2023

FOXBOROUGH – Before spring ball starts back up on Tuesday, Boston College head coach Jeff Hafley, director of recruiting Jason Tudryn and new co-defensive coordinator Sean Duggan were all at Gillette Stadium for the 25th MHSFCA Coaches Clinic on Saturday to give presentations. Following Coach Haf’s presentation on secondary play that had standing-room-only attendance, he was nice enough to give us an exclusive interview about a number of things revolving…


Entering his fourth season at BC, what has Hafley learned?

March 6, 2023

Image courtesy of USA Today Boston College head coach Jeff Hafley’s career at BC has been strange to say the least. Through two years, Hafley got the Eagles to two bowl games, yet BC couldn’t play in either of them due to Covid issues. A year later, Hafley watched as his roster was decimated by injuries and went 3-9. Now, entering his fourth season, the pressure is on and everyone…


Hafley confident in new staff changes for 2023

March 3, 2023

Fans might not like what they hear, but head coach Jeff Hafley stood by his offensive and defensive staff moves following the first day of spring practice Friday morning. For 19:32, Hafley stood at the podium and explained in great detail his thought process behind some of the new moves and why he believes the staff he’s put together can be successful. One of the biggest criticisms from the unhappy,…


5 areas to watch for as Boston College opens spring practice

March 2, 2023

After a tumultuous off-season that saw several players transfer and both coordinators leave, Boston College opens spring practice tomorrow. The Eagles are coming off of a 3-9 season so this was already a big spring for Jeff Hafley and his staff. With the changes to the staff, this spring takes on an added importance. There will be plenty of questions that need to be answered this off-season. Hopefully some of…


BC defensive coordinator Tem Lukabu heading back to the NFL

February 18, 2023

Image courtesy of BC Athletics For a team that went 3-9 a year ago, Boston College has had one hell of an entertaining offseason. According to multiple reports, BC defensive coordinator Tem Lukabu is the Carolina Panthers’ new outside linebackers coach. Lukabu has been the DC for the entirety of Jeff Hafley’s tenure as head coach. The move comes as a surprise given the fact that Lukabu’s defense kept the…