Boston College Daily Links: Super Stage For Alumni

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: The New England Patriots celebrates with the Lamar Hunt Trophy after their AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The New England Patriots defeated the Baltimore Ravens 20-23. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Football

Super stage for Boston College alums (BostonHerald.com)
"I’m excited for all of them," said Ty Hall, 27, of Somerville, a former offensive guard for BC who roomed with Patriots defensive end Ron Brace for a year in college. "It’s kind of surreal sometimes when you’re watching on TV and you’re like, those guys are the same ones that were in the locker room five years ago."

2011 ACC grades: Atlantic Division (ESPN ACC Blog)
Granted, there were injuries, there was the loss of leading rusher Montel Harris, and there was the unexpected leave of absence of former offensive coordinator Kevin Rogers for health reasons. There were plenty of excuses BC fans didn’t want to hear as the Eagles wrapped up their worst season since 1995. The defense was respectable and the offense continued to struggle, but BC never quit and won three of its last five games.

Report: BC to hire John Thomas for S&C (Eagle in Atlanta)
Thomas is of the High Intensity Training school of thought. This is about having guys lean and able to do multiple repetitions. It is probably closer to what Jason Loscalzo taught as opposed to the more stretching and mobility school of thought used under Todd Rice and TOB. Here is a good recap from a guy who trained under Thomas. For those who care, Thomas doesn't like overweight linemen.

More juniors pledge to attend junior day (Rivals.com)
BC's early efforts in Virginia may be paying off. The Eagles are all over the state and after some big-time talent, and now Kettle Run elite athlete Michael Parker is planning to attend. Parker may be one of the Top 5 or 10 prospects in the state and he's going to have a huge offer list before it's all said and done. UVa, Virginia Tech and Tennessee have already offered.

Cleveland Heights' Bryce Jones picks Boston College (cleveland.com)
"Playing in the ACC, I couldn't pass that up," he said. "I love being out on the island."

2012 NFL Mock Drafts, Installment 1: No Top 10 Kuechly (Soaring To Glory)
No matter: there are Eagles entered into the draft and some figure to do very well, especially if his name starts with a "K" and ends with a "uechly." How high does he figure to go, however? At the moment, pretty high but not in the top ten.

Hoops

Boston College at U.Va.: When less is more (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Boston College is next for the 'Hoos. Eagles coach Steve Donahue said Monday that "you've got to think about bringing other guys over" to contain Scott. How long he sticks with that approach will depend, in part, on whether Evans can make defenses pay for ignoring him.

Little Chute star fielding offers (Fox11online.com)
"A lot of Horizon League schools, Boston College, Missouri Valley (conference teams), a lot of mid-majors, starting to get some more high-major looks," said Botz. Botz said Boston College first contacted him about three weeks ago, though there has not been a scholarship offer yet.

Hockey

Ratings Roundup Week 16 (BCEagles.com)
Following a week of conference play in which the Boston College women's ice hockey team went 2-0-1, BC retained its No. 4 ranking in the USCHO poll, but moved back up to No. 4 on the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll.

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