Boston College Daily Links: Montel Harris Injury Reactions

Boston College’s Montel Harris out 3-to-4 weeks (BostonHerald.com)
"I was very concerned about Montel in January. And I was very concerned about him in spring ball," Spaziani said. "I was feeling a little bit better when he was feeling better and I was telling you guys he looked like his old self. Now I’m very concerned again. And I feel bad for him, because he’s concerned, obviously."

BC RB Montel Harris undergoes knee surgery (CBSSports.com)
Harris is an important piece of the Boston College offense, and at times last season he was basically the entire offense. Quarterback Chase Rettig came on strong at the end of last season and has looked better heading into 2011. The Eagles are also much deeper at running back this year, with Andre Williams, Deuce Finch, and Tahj Kimble all reportedly "looking good" in Tuesday night's scrimmage.

Harris's knee is bigger issue for him than BC (Eagle in Atlanta)
"Although Montel might not want to sit, it is probably a better long term option. He won't approach the ACC records on a short season and NFL teams are not going to draft him with a nagging injury. If he redshirts, he still has a chance to recover and have a strong, full season in 2012."

Boston College RB Montel Harris to miss 3-4 weeks (Soaring To Glory)
While this is unfortunate news for the Eagles as they look to start their season, and it’s not the news any of us wanted to hear, I am confident that Williams will step into the role and succeed once again, just has he did last season in a similar situation. Boston College’s depth at the running back position will come in handy, and we’re going to get to see some of it on display. I think if anything is going to worry Eagles fans, it will be those questions about his season-long effectiveness. When he does re-enter the starting lineup, will he be at 100%? That’s an answer we can only get with time.

Rettig, Eagles Offense Shine In 2nd Preseason Scrimmage (BCEagles.com)
Quarterback Chase Rettig completed 18-of-25 attempts for 231 yards and one touchdown to lead Boston College football in its second scrimmage of the 2011 preseason training camp on Wednesday in Alumni Stadium. Boston College's offense registered four touchdowns - three rushing, one receiving - and connected on all four of its field goals on the night.

BC banged up (Boston Herald)
Boston College will be scrimmaging at 6 p.m. and it looks like a number of key Eagles will not be participating. On the offensive line, left guard Nathan Richman (back) and center Mark Spinney (leg) are both out while left tackle John Wetzel, who missed the last couple of practices, is dressed. Wide receiver Colin Larmond (knee) is out, as are running back Montel Harris and defensive tackle Kaleb Ramsey, both with ailments that are as yet unknown. Tight ends Mike Naples and Brian Miller are also out.

Seldom Used Six Pack: BC Interruption Talks Boston College Eagles (Seldom Used Reserve)
BCHysteria talks 2011 BC football with the Clemson blog Seldom Used Reserve.

2011 Boston College Football Preview (Sports of Boston)
The middle portion of their schedule is more challenging with games at Clemson, Va. Tech and home against FSU. They end the season on the road at Notre Dame and Miami, which will also be tough games. I see the Eagles finishing the season 6-6. Expect Harris to set the ACC rushing record and Kuechly to post another great season. In the end the quarterback play and inexperienced line will hurt the Eagles.

Top prospect commits to Penn State (Philly.com)
Cornerback Armani Reeves of West Roxbury, Mass., announced Friday he has committed to play his college football at Penn State, continuing a terrific recruiting week for the Nittany Lions. The 5-foot-10, 185-pound Reeves, who attends Catholic Memorial School, chose the Lions over Michigan, Notre Dame and Boston College, making his formal announcement at a press conference at his school.

Worcester Acad.'s Severin cuts it to five (ESPN Boston)
ESPN's Roger Brown checks in today on his recruiting blog with Worcester Academy athlete Canaan Severin, who has cut his list of schools down to five. The Marlborough resident and three-star prospect has dwindled it down to Boston College, UConn, Penn State, Iowa and Virginia. Brown points to the Penn State pipeline, and how Severin played together with Catholic Memorial teammates and Nittany Lions commits Armani Reeves and Camren Williams down at a 7-on-7 at Rutgers University earlier this year.

Men's Basketball Announces Two Staff Promotions (BCEagles.com)
Boston College head men's basketball coach Steve Donahue has announced that Nat Graham has been promoted to assistant head coach and Woody Kampmann has been promoted to assistant coach. 

8-17: Draft the potential expansion replacements (BCDraft)
Good luck trying to lure Penn State from the B1G, boys.

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