Morning links for this afternoon's game against Wake Forest.
National Bloggers / Writers
Last place on the line for Wake, Boston College (AP)
"The stakes haven't been this low for Wake Forest - or for Boston College - in quite a while. Two teams that combined to win the Atlantic Division every year from 2006-08 instead will meet Saturday with sole possession of last place in the division on the line."
Struggling Wake Forest looking to end 6-game skid (AP)
"We're trying to win, and when we ... start putting the ball in the air as much as we are, a lot of bad things can happen, and they have," he added. "Our goal is always to win and maybe we try too hard to do that when we get behind, and the score ends up being a big score instead of a conservative score." - coach Jim Grobe
Boston College News And Notes
As has become customary, all three major news outlets profiled the same player on Thursday. This week, meet Chris Fox:
Chris Fox' time now (Herald)
"But last Saturday against Clemson, Fox, filling in for the injured DeLeon Gause, got his first collegiate start and made the most of it, collecting five tackles and knocking down three passes, two at the goal line. It was a long time coming for the former Xaverian star and, though he certainly would have liked to make an impact before now, Fox seemed to appreciate it all the more."
Week 10: Did you know? (ESPN ACC Blog)
"Boston College senior cornerback Chris Fox made the first start of his career against Clemson last weekend in place of the injured DeLeon Gause. Fox, who has been a special-teams player and Gause's backup, made career highs with five tackles, three solo tackles and three pass breakups. Two of those breakups were at the goal line. Entering the season, Fox had two career tackles."
After neglect, new life (Globe)
The Globe's Bob Hohler features Johnathan Coleman's story. "Now he lives in a land of plenty, with all he can eat, learn, and achieve as a $52,000-a-year scholarship athlete in Chestnut Hill. He is a survivor in maroon and gold, a rescued soul pursuing opportunities - a professional career, a home of his own, maybe even fame and fortune - he never fathomed as a lost child."
Full circle for Mark Herzlich (Herald)
Two years ago, Herzlich wrapped up the 2008 ACC Defensive Player of the Year award with 9 tackles, 2 interceptions and a touchdown against Wake Forest.
BC-Wake Forest Preview (Eagle in Atlanta)
Good matchup for BC-Wake. Eagles win 28-13.
Draft 11-4: Keys to the Game vs. Wake Forest (BCDraft)
The BCD guys outline how BC can build on their one-game winning streak with this week's keys to the game.
BC-Wake: Bad offense vs. bad defense; who wins? (Soaring To Glory)
When bad offenses meet bad defenses.