ACC Teleconference Tidbits, Oct. 26 (ACC Sports Journal)
Rolandan Finch had a very strong game (over 140 total yards rushing and receiving) last week, but that doesn’t mean he’s guaranteed to start for Boston College against Maryland. Frank Spaziani said it would be a "game-time decision" whether Finch or Andre Williams - who has been working his way back form an ankle injury - would get the nod. Spaziani also noted that "no one loses their job because they are injured."
Injuries force Maryland toward youth movement (Boston.com)
As the losses and injuries keep mounting for Maryland, the Terrapins keep getting younger. Maryland's two-deep depth chart for Saturday's game against Boston College features 14 freshmen, including a half-dozen starters. There are only 15 seniors left on the roster and only three of them are starters: cornerback Cameron Chism, tailback Davin Meggett and wide receiver Quintin McCree.
Terps' quarterbacks remain a question (ESPN ACC Blog)
Maryland coach Randy Edsall hasn’t given any clues as to who will start at quarterback for him on Saturday against Boston College, but it will be a game-time decision and uncertainty at the position is still an issue.
Turning Terps' season around starts with Boston College (baltimoresun.com)
"We're going to have to win four out of five, but it starts with winning this one right here," O'Brien said Tuesday. "We're not going to pack it in."
College Football’s Ten Most Surprising Teams of 2011 (The Big Lead)
Boston College’s offensive transition (99th against FBS) has been rough. Its defense predicted to carry them (84th in FBS) has been soft. Its schedule has been unforgiving. The result has been a disaster of a season. The Eagles are 0-6 against FBS teams. They needed two fumble returns for touchdowns to pull away from FCS UMass. The school’s best effort this season is either a 16-point loss to Virginia Tech or a seven-point defeat to a Persa-less Northwestern. Projected in the seven-win range, 3-9 is now the best realistic scenario.
Military Bowl spares all expense with new ‘mascot’ (Dr. Saturday)
Apparently bowl games are not immune from the poor economy. How else does one explain the Military Bowl's new mascot, Sgt. Stripes — basically a photo commemorative Military Bowl football with cartoon eyes Photoshopped on? Photshopped!
Field Hockey's Chris Clements at Pan American Games (BCEagles.com)
Boston College field hockey associate head coach Chris Clements, now in his fifth year with the Eagles, is currently in Guadalajara, Mexico for the 2011 Pan American Games. In December 2010, Clements signed on to join Team USA and made the trip with the national field hockey squad to the Pan Am tournament as the team's manager.
Ratings Roundup (BCEagles.com)
The Boston College women’s ice hockey team improved upon both of its standings in the USCHO and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll earlier this week. The No. 4/5 Eagles were bumped up one spot in both rankings.