Today is Boston College football media day. Be sure to follow these Twitter accounts for the latest updates throughout the day -- @BCFootballNews, @bcinterruption and @BCHysteria, who is attending today's event.
2011 Football Training Camp: Day 4 (BCEagles.com)
Friday's first practice in full pads - the team's fifth official practice of the preseason - will be preceded by media-day activities that include head coach Frank Spaziani's press conference slated for after noontime. Complete coverage will be provided at www.bceagles.com.
Ryan Quigley, Boston College Eagles think less is more (Boston Herald)
"People in the stands and the coaches and my teammates say they don’t want to see me on the field. It’s a good game when I’m not playing," Quigley said with a sheepish grin. "And I agree. We definitely have punted a lot more than we should have. But I think this year, the offense looks great."
BC's Richman ready to anchor OLine U (Boston.com)
The progression seems right. Come to Boston College as an offensive lineman to continue the tradition of OLine U, which BC has become over the past several years, sit out a redshirt season as a freshman, absorbing the knowledge of the upper classmen around you as well as building up bulk, which will make up for inexperience the following season and then fit into a designated slot, either as a starter or as a mix and match piece in a complex, yet simple puzzle.
BC LB Luechly [sic] reaching superhero status (ESPN ACC Blog)
"He looks like a linebacker this year," coach Frank Spaziani said. "Before you looked at him and you went, 'That guy is the big-league linebacker?' Now you look, 'Yup, he is the big-league linebacker.'"
The ACC's Collective Quarterback Question (Carolina March)
Rettig is another sophomore quarterback getting a new offensive coordinator. In this case it was dearly needed, as the BC offense was 109th in scoring. The new coach, Kevin Rogers, was previously the quarterback coach at Virginia Tech and the Vikings, so one would presume there will be more passing than last season's Montel Harris-heavy strategy. Rettig has the potential to really take off this season, but it's hard to judge whether he has what it takes to make a giant leap forward.
Boston College Eagles 2011 ACC Preview: 2011 Could Be a Long Season With Tough Schedule (National Football Authority)
But in the end, the NFA writing team has a lot of difficulty predicting Boston College to be able to overcome their brutal schedule. While this is definitely an improved football team, the quality of their opposition is going to prevent the Eagles from making a definitive turnaround in their schedule slide. That said, we expect them to have a chance to win eight games and improve upon last season’s record if they can emerge victorious in their 13th consecutive postseason appearance this winter.
CM's Reeves to announce decision tomorrow (ESPN Boston High School Blog)
Catholic Memorial senior cornerback Armani Reeves will announce his decision on where he will play college football tomorrow morning in a press conference on the West Roxbury campus, the school announced this morning in a press release. The Easton native will be choosing between Penn State, Notre Dame, Stanford and Boston College, out of more than a dozen scholarship offers.
Increased scrutiny speeds up timetable for coaching success (ESPN)
For coaches who take over programs that fell way below mediocre, the standard of success is different. Syracuse coach Doug Marrone took over a program before the 2009 season that had won a total of 10 games in the previous four years. Syracuse surely covered more ground to get from there to an 8-5 record in 2010 than any of the aforementioned national champions did. In fact, Marrone is one of only three AQ-conference coaches in the past 25 years to end a streak of at least five consecutive losing seasons in his second year on the job. The others are Tom Coughlin of Boston College in 1992 and Hal Mumme of Kentucky in 1998.
Jill Putnam Named Assistant Coach (BCEagles.com)
The Eagles' field hockey program will welcome Jill Putnam as an assistant coach for the 2011 season, according to an announcement by Head Coach Ainslee Lamb on Thursday.