Boston College Daily Links: Eagles Loss "Troubling"

Boston College football team confident, must fix what’s broken (The Boston Globe)
"I said after the first week that we needed to help our guys,’’ said Spaziani, who may or may not get running back Montel Harris (knee) back for Saturday’s home game against Duke. "We need to help our guys on defense, same on offense. I will say that the morale is tremendous and we have to build on that.’’

BC loss ‘troubling’ (BostonHerald.com)
"We coached through it, we walked through it. It’s a little hard to fathom that we had that problem, without being any more specific than that. And it’s something we have to get to the bottom of," Spaziani said during his weekly teleconference yesterday.

Offensive Report Card (EagleAction.com)
The play calling obviously wasn't excellent as the 3 points and 141 yards of offense would indicate, but it also wasn't the worse I've ever seen. In fact, I felt like the receivers were in position to make a few plays but the players didn't execute whether it was an overthrown pass, or the offensive line committing a holding penalty when the offense did hit a pass that got them inside the 10 yard line (1st quarter).

Second viewing thoughts and grade report: Central Florida (Eagle In Atlanta)
In my quick review I said we have nine win talent and six win coaching. Many challenged my assessment of the talent. But my biggest issue with Spaz is that I don't feel he is maximizing the talent we have. I also question if he believes in the team. Why not challenge a play? If you are in four-down territory, why not go for a big play on 3rd?

UCF 30, BC 3: What the hell was THAT? (Soaring To Glory)
I don't think there's a one of you out there that saw this coming. By that, I don't mean about BC simply losing, but getting creamed by Central Florida. On Saturday night, the Eagles fell by a 30-3 score, setting the team back to an unusual 0-2 mark and casting doubt on the direction that the 2011 season may take. Watching the replay of this game was most certainly not a pleasure.

UCF football: UCF dominates trenches vs. Boston College (OrlandoSentinel.com)
UCF possessed the ball for 19 minutes, 52 seconds in the first half – compared to BC's 10:08 – and rushed for 100 yards in the game's first two quarters. In the second half, the Knights wore down BC's front and built a large lead thanks to touchdown runs from Jeff Godfrey and Latavius Murray.

UCF defense shines in rout of Boston College (FS Florida)
"We look at all these other teams and see how they're ranked and we're not," sophomore quarterback Jeff Godfrey said. "We won a conference championship and won a bowl game last year, and that's pretty disrespectful. So, it's going to motivate us every day when we go out on the field."

Week Two Expectations And Reality: ACC (Football Study Hall)
Woof. The Boston College offense is just lost without running back Montel Harris. The Eagles lost 30-3 to Central Florida, and though it wasn't as bad as the score would suggest -- it was 9-3 heading into the fourth quarter -- the offense just never had a chance. Including sacks, quarterback Chase Rettig (10-for-23, 70 yards, 2 INT, 3 sacks) averaged a horrendous 2.2 yards per pass attempt, and B.C. was outgained by 100 yards (and outscored 21-0) in the fourth quarter. UCF might have an "SEC defense playing in Conference USA," but this offense is completely and totally feckless right now.

ACC Football Power Rankings (ACC Sports Journal)
11. Boston College (0-2). A 27-point loss at Central Florida was more competitive than it appears. The Eagles were only trailing 9-0 heading into the fourth quarter. Still, losing by that big a margin to a Conference USA team is a glaring sign that something is seriously wrong in Chestnut Hill. Injuries have certainly hurt, but the real problem is the front seven (which is relatively healthy). After leading the nation in rush defense last season, the Eagles have already given up an astounding 463 yards on the ground through two games.

Cancer survivor Herzlich overcomes odds to make New York Giants roster (Philly.com)
"I think, honestly, I don't think he wants a feel-good story anymore. People know all about it. His goal was to make the team. He made the team, and after that, he just wants to go out and play football."

No. 15 Women's Soccer Tops Colgate, 4-0. (BCEagles.com)
Boston College senior Jillian Mastroianni picked up her fifth shutout of the season to give her the new Eagles program record of 38 in a 4-0 victory over Colgate in front of 507 fans on Sunday afternoon at the Newton Soccer Field.

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