Boston College Daily Links: More On Recruit Akeel Lynch

Lynch To Boston College (wgrz.com)
"It was between Penn State and Boston College. I talked to my family, I talked to my coaches, my teammates,  I chose Boston College. The offense they use, fits my style, the zone offense we run here its easier to go to college and do that. Also, their ability to move me around which I really like. I think what really made the difference was the coaches.  Kind of made me feel like part of the family and I think that's very key anywhere you go because after football you have to have people to help you succeed in life." 

Kuechly Named To Two Additional Preseason Watch Lists (BCEagles.com)
Boston College All-America linebacker Luke Kuechly, last year's runner-up for the Butkus Award presented annually to the nation's most outstanding linebacker, has been named to 2011 Butkus Award Watch List, the National Football Foundation announced on Thursday.

College rivals in Avalanche development camp actually like each other (The Denver Post)
"No trash talk," [Paul] Carey said. "We put the rivalry aside now. Here, we're companions. I'm sure that once this camp is over, we'll go back to being enemies. It is weird because he's a guy I could potentially play with next year, or two years down the road, but at the same time I have to get ready this year to beat him, to put pucks by him."

Weekly recruiting roundup (baltimoresun.com)
One of our contemporaries dubbed [forward Jake] Layman "40-love" because he moves like a jumbo sized tennis player. Boston College and Providence have been well represented for him and Maryland appears to be making a push while Texas is looking to get involved. He shoots, moves extremely well for a 6-foot-8 guy and seems to have high upside.

Thomas receives offers from Marquette, Boston College (LaCrossTribune.com)
Matt Thomas added two more programs to the list of schools courting his basketball skills after he graduates from Onalaska High School. Thomas, a 6-foot-1 guard entering his junior season, received scholarship offers from Marquette and Boston College on Saturday. They join Minnesota, Iowa State, UW-Green Bay, Creighton and Northern Iowa on that list.

Penguins "Try Out" for Prospects (Pittsburgh Penguins)
Gibbons agreed, saying: “I had interest from a couple teams, but the Penguins kind of had a leg up on everyone else because I’ve been here and I experienced it. I felt comfortable here. I got to know a lot of guys in the organization. You just kind of get gut feelings sometimes, and this one seemed like the right fit.” HT @ACal6888

Opponents

Examining the Atlantic: Clemson (Chopping Block)
Clemson has a chance to make the Atlantic Division race rather competitive. Even though it’s likely FSU will win the division, the Tigers could be right there challenging for it heading into their conference-finale against N.C. State. Boyd and Ellington will be key on offense, along with Hopkins. Defensively, junior Corico Hawkins will have to take full command of the secondary as the only returning starting linebacker. He led the team with 73 tackles last season.

Jeff Godfrey: UCF QB is a sophomore to watch (College Gridiron 365 Blog)
A dual-threat quarterback, Godfrey exploded onto the scene helping to lead the Knights to a 11-3 record, a Conference USA crown, and its first bowl win ever. The 5-foot-11, 182-pound quarterback completed 67 percent of his passes for 2,159 yards and 13 touchdowns while rushing for 566 yards and 10 touchdowns.

College Football Countdown: No. 29 Miami (College Gridiron 365 Blog)
As the program continues to wriggle free from some of the turmoil of the past eight months, this season could be difficult. But, if they can get through this difficult schedule, the Hurricanes could be one of the year’s surprise teams.

Random

"Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Didn’t Lose" (Barking Carnival)
While being far from perfect (remember the murder story arc in season 2?), Friday Night Lights worked harder, and succeeded more often, than almost any other TV show to stay true to its culture. For five years we cared about the people of Dillon, Texas, and we cared about them more than just on Friday nights.

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