Boston College Daily Links: Eagles Come In At No. 41 In Rivals Preseason Countdown

Preseason 120: No. 41 Boston College (Rivals.com)
But it wouldn’t be a surprise if the Eagles end up with the same record they had last season. A 7-5 record looks realistic for this team. Harris should set the ACC rushing record and Kuechly will be one of the nation’s top tacklers again, but a lackluster passing attack hurts.

Checking in with BC High's Preston Cooper (ESPN Boston)
The 5-foot-7, 170-pound scatback (think Darren Sproles) was the Catholic Conference's Most Valuable Player as a junior, as the Eagles went 6-4 after starting the season No. 4 in ESPNBoston's state-wide MIAA Top 25 poll. BC High is once against a favorite in the Catholic Conference, with Cooper a significant factor.

Recruiting 2012--Preston Cooper (UMass Football Blog)
Besides UMass, Cooper is drawing interest from FBS schools Boston College, Penn State and UConn. At the FCS level Maine, UNH and Rhode Island are all considering him.

Coaching em' up: Boston College (ESPN ACC Blog)
In which HD states the painfully obvious about Kevin Rogers.

@NFLDraftInsider on Twitter
"I am NOT, I repeat, NOT leaving BC without a ACC Championship" - BC Linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis

Jimmy Hayes expects road to lead back to Rockford IceHogs (Rockford Register Star)
“It was a very competitive camp. There were a lot of great players out there and everybody was going hard. Everybody wants a spot on the team,” Hayes said Monday, shortly after prospect camp had ended. “It’s a good learning experience, and it’s just good to be out there on the ice with these guys.”

Volleyball Announces 2011 Schedule (BCEagles.com)
Head Coach Chris Campbell and the Boston College volleyball team announced its 2011 schedule on Wednesday. The Eagles slate features seven teams that made the NCAA Tournament, three conference champions and five opponents BC has never taken the court against.

Opponents

Blue Ribbon previews the Irish (ESPN College Football Nation Blog)
"If all three of those questions are answered in the affirmative, the Irish have a shot at a BCS bowl game, because the defense shouldn't have any trouble shutting down opponents' offenses. Look for that to be the case and the Irish to compete for a BCS bowl."

Examining the Atlantic: Maryland (Chopping Block)
Given Edsall’s recent success at Connecticut and the enthusiasm he has already brought to the mid-Atlantic, there is no question Maryland should be infinitely and more consistently better in the seasons to come. The two- and six-win seasons that occurred in recent years should be a thing of the past under his helm, and eight- and nine-win seasons should become more of the norm.

Miami or Maryland? (Fox Sports South)
As for the better team, it only makes sense to side with the team with the more stable quarterback situation, and that clearly goes to Maryland. O’Brien wasn’t all that hyped coming out of Kernersville, NC, but he proved last season he’s a legit ACC signal caller. That’s more than Harris has proven in three years at The U.

College Football Countdown: No. 33 N.C. State (College Gridiron 365 Blog)
Without Wilson, the Wolfpack will look vastly different. But if Glennon plays like most believe he can, 2011 could be a repeat of 2010. A 10-win season is within reach. 

Logan Thomas: Virginia Tech QB is a sophomore to watch (College Gridiron 365 Blog)
Virginia Tech fans knew the day would come when Tyrod Taylor would no longer be behind center for the Hokies. Taylor, who was the ACC Player of the Year last season is gone but with Logan Thomas stepping up as his replacement, there shouldn’t be too much concern.

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