College: 5 Observations from the Dartmouth Spring Game

May 9, 2022

Dartmouth wrapped up spring football on Saturday. The Big Green have to replace several key contributors on both sides of the ball, most notably quarterback Derek Kyler, safety Niko Mermigas and defensive end Seth Walter. Spring ball gave Buddy Teevens and his staff an opportunity to see who can emerge and fill some of these positions. 1. Quarterbacks impress: Senior quarterback Nick Howard and sophomore quarterback Jackson Proctor both threw…


College: 5 Observations from the Stonehill Spring Game

April 25, 2022

Stonehill College wrapped up spring ball on Saturday afternoon with a controlled scrimmage. The scrimmage featured a variety of specialty and situation periods and team work. There were plenty of highlights. Here are my five observations from Stonehill’s spring game. 1. Quarterback competition: Head Coach Eli Gardner said that the competition at quarterback was wide and after yesterday, the competition will carry into the fall. I thought sophomores Jackson Zalinsky,…


Boston College: 5 things to watch for as spring practice kicks off

February 25, 2022

The Boston College Eagles kick off spring practice tomorrow morning in the Fish Field House. The Eagles will have 15 practices before wrapping up the spring with the annual Jay McGillis Memorial Spring Game on Saturday April 9th at 11 am at Alumni Stadium. The 2022 Jay McGillis Memorial Spring Game is set! 🦅#ForBoston — BC Football (@BCFootball) February 21, 2022 Spring ball is always a good time to…


UMass: Spring game an opportunity for the Minutemen to see who they will be in 2021

May 1, 2021

By all accounts, UMass had a productive spring. Head Coach Walt Bell was pleased with the development of his squad this spring. Bell talked about the number of players who participated this spring and how the upgrade in talent was evident from two years ago when he first arrived in Amherst. Due to injuries in some position groups. Bell and his staff have scraped the traditional Maroon vs. White format….


Boston College: With no spring football, the Eagles are trying to make the best of these challenging times.

April 4, 2020

By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj Saturday was supposed to be the first of many special days for the new look Boston College football program. Not only was it head coach Jeff Hafley’s birthday (HBD coach), but the Eagles were set to truly take the field for the first time under Hafley for their spring game. But, the spring game was only a small part of what was supposed to be a…


Boston College: Eagles resume spring practice after a week off

March 10, 2020

By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj CHESTNUT HILL — After a week off the BC football team was back at work Tuesday morning, ramping spring practices back up on a day that felt more like early September than mid-March. For head coach Jeff Hafley and the entire Eagle program, the break was much needed to recharge. “Knowing these guys right now, and just being around them, I kind of expected them to…


Boston College: Eagles bring the juice in the first spring practice of the Hafley era

February 23, 2020

As soon as you walked into Fish Field House yesterday morning for the first spring practice of the Jeff Hafley era, you sensed the enthusiasm and energy that was present. The vibe was different. Everyone involved from players to the coaches, brought “the juice.” The sound system was blaring music. Something you never heard during Steve Addazio’s tenure. Pop Smoke was the first artist I heard and I have to…


Boston College: 2020 Spring Football Preview

February 21, 2020

By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj It begins. After all the energy surrounding the new hire of head coach Jeff Hafley and the implementation of his staff, we will finally start to see the wheels in motion beginning Saturday morning. The Eagles hit the field for the first day of spring practice Saturday, and even though we won’t truly know who is and isn’t on the roster for quite sometime, there are…


Boston College: 2019 Spring Game Recap

April 7, 2019

Image courtesy of Jonathan Watts/Boston Globe Boston College held their annual Jay McGillis Spring Football game on Saturday in Chestnut Hill. The game was the culmination of 15 spring practices. The game is usually the last two weeks of April but due to Easter being later this year, the Eagles started spring practices early and played the game earlier. Here are five observations from the game. 1. Young quarterbacks play…


Boston College: 2019 Spring Practice Preview

February 23, 2019

Boston College kicked off spring practice on Wednesday with head coach Steve Addazio’s spring press conference. The Eagles will officially start spring practice on Saturday and will have 15 practices over the course of the next 45 days. Here are five things to watch for as the Eagles start spring practices. 1. Coaching changes: Addazio made several changes to his staff this off-season. Most notably, Bill Sheridan, formally the linebackers…