Boston College Daily Links: Will The Eagles Have The ACC's Offensive And Defensive POYs?

Blue Ribbon ACC previews (ESPN ACC Blog)
There's a good possibility that Boston College could have the offensive and defensive players of the year in Montel Harris and Luke Kuechly. If UNC's Quinton Coples reaches his potential this season, I think he'll be hard to ignore for the defensive honor. He and Kuechly should be two of the best defenders in the country, but there's no question Kuechly already is. 

Hayes brothers aim to be Hawks teammates soon (FoxNews.com)
A year ago, Jimmy and Kevin Hayes came into the Chicago Blackhawks' prospect camp with their sights set on opening some eyes before heading off to play at Boston College. This time, the brothers from Boston came back to the Windy City for the Hawks' summer camp feeling like seasoned veterans among the many draft picks and other free agents invited to participate.

Taking a look at the ACC's money makers (ESPN ACC Blog)
No way, no how do I profess to be an expert in line items. I'm just looking at the bottom line numbers that were filed, and the basics seem to indicate that most schools in the conference would have a tough time finding the spare cash to pay their players.

TE Giacone Has Decision; Will Announce Friday (Scout.com)
St. Peter's Prep (Jersey City, N.J.) tight end Michael Giacone will make his college decision public Friday when he announces his choice during a lunchtime ceremony. Giacone recently trimmed his list to Rutgers, Maryland, Connecticut and Boston College, and told ScarletReport.com he already knows his destination.

@BCSportsNews on Twitter
MBB: Tune in tomorrow night -- July 13 -- to watch the feature on Ch. 4 in Boston (approx. 6:20 p.m.).

Fletcher Named To 2011 Thorpe Award Watch List (BCEagles.com)
Senior cornerback among 37 players named to preseason list for nation's best defensive back

Field Hockey Releases 2011 Schedule (BCEagles.com)
The Boston College field hockey team announced its 2011 schedule on Monday. The Eagles' strongest-ever strength of schedule features eight head-to-head matchups versus teams that reached the NCAA Tournament and 10 meetings with programs ranked in the final 2010 NFCHA Coaches Top 20 poll.

Opponents

Examining the Atlantic: N.C. State (Chopping Block)
The best thing the Wolfpack has going for it, though, is the schedule. All of the non-conference games are winnable, and the first three ACC contests could go in the team’s favor, as well. It really isn’t completely out of the realm of possibility that N.C. State could be 7-0 and already bowl eligible entering the Oct. 29 game at FSU.

2011 ACC Blogger Football Preview, Pt. 2 – NC State (ACC Blogger)
Many are expecting weak seasons because of the departure of Russell Wilson, but the Pack return a total of 16 starters. The Pack should have a solid defense, but the season will ride on the offense and the play of new starting quarterback Mike Glennon. If Glennon makes good decisions, the Pack can finish as high as second in the Atlantic. With the rise of a balanced offensive attack, I expect the Wolfpack to have yet another solid season in 2011.

Danny O’Brien: Maryland QB is a sophomore to watch (College Gridiron 365 Blog)
Stunning? "Danny O’Brien didn’t get his first start until Week 4 of the season and he never looked back, going 7-3 in his 10 starts. The North Carolina native threw for 2,438 yards and 22 touchdowns in 2010, helping Maryland finish the season with a 9-4 record including a stunning 51-20 victory over East Carolina in the Military Bowl."

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