Boston College Daily Links: 99 Problems Edition

BC woes accumulating (BostonHerald.com)
"There are always problems, and you just have to manage your way through them," Spaziani said. "There will be no excuses."

BC loses offensive coordinator Rogers; surgery for CB Jones (The Boston Globe)
With Jones out - BC officials said they will ask the NCAA for a medical redshirt for the 5-foot-11-inch, 178-pound sophomore - Spaziani must reconfigure his secondary once again.

Kuechly consistent for injury-plagued Eagles (CBSSports.com)
Kuechly's statistics only compliment what anyone could recognize on tape. The junior has an incredible sense for where the ball is going, and his closing speed is among the best for a player of his size and position. He'll credit those skills to hard work in the film room, but there is an instinctive sense in Kuechly's game that makes him a truly special player.

BC giving fans reasons for concern (ESPN ACC Blog)
Both programs have struggled, but there's no reason to believe that Boston College has any edge going into this game other than home-field advantage. If Duke put itself in position to have a lead on Stanford at the half, it can do the same against BC. Wake Forest and Maryland have also shown capable of throwing the Atlantic Division predictions out of whack this season, and have both looked better than BC. 

Second Thoughts On The ACC Weekend, Sept. 12 (ACC Sports Journal)
BC? For the second straight week its run defense – the nation’s best last season – got gashed, this time to the tune of 235 yards by Central Florida. The bright spot from the opening week loss to Northwestern, quarterback Chase Rettig, was anything but against UCF. He threw for just 70 yards and was picked off twice.

Back and forth in the ACC: Weeks 2/3 (ESPN ACC Blog)
The bad: Boston College. The 30-3 win came easy for Central Florida. Too easy. BC was just 1-of-12 on third downs, and quarterback Chase Rettig was sacked three times and intercepted twice. UCF is 2-0 for the first time since 1998. BC is 0-2 for the first time since 1994. Bowling for BC? Not at this rate. 

ACC power rankings: Week 3 (ESPN ACC Blog)
11. Boston College (0-2): It’s been a disappointing start to the season for the Eagles and a disastrous one for their bowl hopes. The Eagles were outplayed in a 30-3 loss to Central Florida just one week after losing to Northwestern’s backup quarterback at home. BC was 1 of 12 on third downs, and quarterback Chase Rettig was sacked three times and picked off twice. 

The (morning after the) morning after: ACC Week 2 (Washington Times)
Boston College is toast. The Eagles are 0-2 for the first time since 1994 after falling to Northwestern and Central Florida. Even if Boston College wins its next three --- against Duke, Massachusetts and Wake Forest --- it'll be a massive slog to reach a bowl game. Seriously, where are the Eagles getting three more wins against the likes of Clemson, Virginia Tech, Maryland, Florida State, N.C. State, Notre Dame and Miami? Only two of those seven contests (Florida State and N.C. State) will be played at home. Now that the Eagles can't even do what they always do --- stop the run --- they're in an incredibly precarious spot.

Touching 9/11 tribute to Welles Crowther, selfless hero, before Central Florida-Boston College game (New York Daily News)
College football organized a number of touching tributes to the victims of 9/11 Saturday, one day before the 10th anniversary of an American tragedy that changed our lives forever. But it is hard to imagine a more poignant or appropriate rememance than the one that was to take place at the Central Florida-Boston College game last night in Orlando.

Poutre's new mission – Turn around Boston College (Golf Week)
Of the men’s team, which finished last season No. 248 in the Golfweek/Sagarin College Rankings: "There’s no way we will be outside the top 150 (at the end of the 2011-12 season)," he said. "Next year, we can be really good. We can be a bubble team (for the NCAAs) in two years."

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