Friday PSA: Earlier this year, we sat down with BC's hockey's Brooks Dyroff and learned more about the terrific work he and Kenny Haisfield were doing with CEO4Teens. This past summer CEO4Teens raised over $1,300 through Twitter and the non-profit recently made a video to document where the money went to and who it helped. Now every time the video is viewed, it raises 10 cents up to $1,500 for another scholarship.
Give the below video a play and help out Brooks, Kenny and CEO4Teens.
On to the links.
Easton’s Nate Richman hopeful to be ready for BC opener (The Enterprise)
"It’s been a long process, but it’s getting better now,’’ said Richman, a former Thayer Academy standout. "I’ve been practicing now and I’m looking forward to continuing the road back and I should be good for Northwestern.’’
BC, aka 'O-Line U,' faces new challenges (The Milford Daily News)
"The thing that people aren't thinking about is that these guys have played a lot," said Richman. "Emmett has started (some games) the last two years. Ian started a handful of games last year, including the bowl game, and John Wetzel backed up an All-American left tackle. These guys have played a lot together and now we just need to continue to build, building as one unit. "It comes with playing together every day, sitting the same meeting room. - We just grow stronger every day."
Boston College (The Wiz of Odds)
If only Boston College had an offense to go with that defense. The Eagles were 109th in total offense and 13th in total defense in 2010. Coach Frank Spaziani, in an attempt to shake things up, has brought in Kevin Rogers as offensive coordinator. Rogers spent the last five seasons as the quarterbacks coach for the Minnesota Vikings. The schedule is kind early and cruel late, so it's important for Boston College to pile up victories early.
Free safety still a question for BC (ESPN ACC Blog)
"O’s one of my good friends, he’s like a brother to me," Fletcher said. "But that’s something we can’t control as a secondary, as a unit. Those things we can’t control. A lot of young guys will get an opportunity to step up and take on that role. As a unit we’re still doing well, working hard and competing. Whoever gets the opportunity to play over there will do a good job and compete and play hard. That’s all I ask for as a leader, guys out there competing and working hard."
2011 College Football Preview: Breaking Down The ACC (Crystal Ball Run)
Best Running Back: Montel Harris from BC. There are some quality backs in the league but Harris is the best of the bunch. He’s quietly put together a hell of a career for the Eagles with back to back 1200+ yard seasons and a freshman campaign that saw him post 900 yards in 2008. The kid is no CJ Spiller type dynamo but he brings his lunch pail to work everyday, is a smart runner and handles his workload like a boss.
Bill Belichick introduces us to ‘Jersey Rock’ and hopes to miss Hurricane Irene (It Is What It Is)
Bon Jovi wasn’t the only big name in attendance Wednesday. Boston College hockey coach Jerry York stopped by and Belichick paid him a Rex Ryan-sized compliment. "Pretty big day for us yesterday to have a guy who’s sold 120 million records and Jerry York out there that’s won whatever it is, 800 or 900-however many games, a lot more than I’ve won, I’ll tell you that. Interesting day," Belichick said.
Video: BC wideout Colin Larmond Jr. (ESPN ACC Blog)
Heather Dinich interviews Boston College wideout Colin Larmond Jr.
9 DAYS TO KICKOFF: Justin Tuggle - Bring On The Cats
Justin DuJian Tuggle (b. Jan. 4, 1990) has a lot of people believing he can be the starter at quarterback at some point this season, but from what I saw in the spring game, I just don't see it. He's not Michael Bishop, folks. That's not to say he can't be an effective backup or that he can't push Collin Klein to become a better starter. He is the son of the famed Jessie Tuggle, after all. I fully expect that Tuggle made great strides in fall camp from where he was in April. I just don't think it will be enough.
ACC Network to Expand Coverage of the Atlantic Coast Conference (TheACC.com)
The ACC Network announced today its mission to expand its coverage of ACC Football and ACC Men’s Basketball telecasts. Through a variety of platforms, the ACC Network will now distribute ACC content through live event streaming, original programming via a digital network and having historical archives available to fans. Expanded platforms also include official Conference mobile applications and social media platforms.
Video: BC quarterback Chase Rettig (ESPN ACC Blog)
Heather Dinich interviews Boston College quarterback Chase Rettig.
Huge steps for Hughes (The Boston Globe)
Hughes’s father, Randy Hughes, was a star defensive back at the University of Oklahoma and played six years with the Dallas Cowboys. Hampton played both wide receiver and safety in high school and came to BC because he felt comfortable in the Jesuit setting. "I just loved the place,’’ said Hughes, who had two tackles, two pass breakups, and an interception in the scrimmage. "And football became an opportunity.’’
Montel Harris thinks he'll miss one game (College Fantasy Football Insider)
Boston College running back Montel Harris told ESPN.com that he expects to only miss the season opener against Northwestern. Definitely good news, as some internet rumors were trying to suggest Harris could sit the season out. He said he began running a week after surgery, and feels ready to go. More importantly, doctors agree with Harris' assessment. Harris shouldn't be sliding as much as he is in drafts, so feel free to steal him in the early rounds, and enjoy another 1,000+ yard season.
Ranking The Florida State Seminoles' Schedule On Degree Of Difficulty (Tomahawk Nation)
9. November 3rd @ the Boston College Eagles: Thursday night on short rest! These are never easy. BC should have a much better offense this year to accompany a typically excellent defense. This game is BC's home superbowl, and they will be incredibly pumped. Having to travel on a Thursday after playing on a Saturday, can FSU match the Eagles' intensity?
Volleyball Opens Season at ACC/SEC Challenge (BCEagles.com)
The Boston College volleyball team will open the 2011 season at the Active Ankle ACC/SEC Challenge in Gainesville, Fla. on Friday, August 26. The Eagles will play AVCA No. 9 Florida at 7:30 p.m., before returning Saturday to take on Auburn at 5:30 p.m. in the O’Connell Center.