Boston College Daily Links: Florida State Loss Reactions

Oct 13, 2012; Tallahassee, Florida, USA; Florida State Seminoles wide receiver Rodney Smith (84) runs the ball past Boston College Eagles defensive back Manuel Asprilla (21) during the second half of the game at Doak Campbell Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-US PRESSWIRE

Quotes and reactions from Boston College football players following Saturday's 51-7 loss to Florida State.

Williams finds leg room (BostonHerald.com)
"I’m torn about the loss we took, I didn’t think we were going to let up so many points," said Williams. "I’m definitely glad we were able to run against this defense because everybody was telling us we weren’t going to be able to run. We got some good yardage in the first half, but we just weren’t putting it together."

Seminoles bounce Eagles right out of town (Boston.com)
Florida State was out to prove something — to the pollsters and themselves. Losing to the Wolfpack as shocking as it was embarrassing. They dived from the No. 3 ranking in the country to the 12th, their hopes of returning to the national championship game for the first time since 2000 laying in the rubble. Because of it, the Seminoles played with an edge all night.

Florida State outburst a stinging setback for BC defense (The Boston Globe)
"I don’t want to say it’s embarrassing, but it is embarrassing as a defense," said linebacker Nick Clancy. "We’ve had such a strong tradition of having good defenses here, that it makes you feel bad because you feel like you’re a part of the problem. That’s not a knock against our guys because every week we work our butts off in practice. But it’s difficult coming off a game like that where they score 50 and guys work so hard and knowing the strong tradition we have here at BC on defense. It’s really hard to swallow.

BC Football: Brad Bates Can Make the Spaziani Call Now (Soaring to Glory)
This was not some outlier. What Bates saw first-hand on Saturday evening was BC football in its current state. Spaziani’s body of work is terrible. It isn’t going to get much better, or better at all. There will be no miracle comeback for a bowl game, because a team with a defense this bad and a coach this gutless is incapable of winning 5 of 6 to close out the year. Spaziani has done enough damage to my alma mater, and he absolutely must go immediately.

Women's Soccer Beats NC State, 6-2 (BCEagles.com)
The Boston College women's soccer team scored five first half goals and never looked back as the Eagles defeated NC State, 6-2, in an ACC match on Sunday afternoon in front of 467 fans at the Newton Soccer Field.

Is Lacrosse on Boston College's New Athletic Director's Agenda? (College Crosse)
There is still tons of value that the Eagles can receive if they do look to add men's lacrosse to the varsity slate (none of my prior arguments are washed away relative to Boston College's new hire); it' just a matter of whether Bates and the university have the courage and innovation to try and make big time lacrosse a thing again in Chestnut Hill.

Boston College Basketball Hosts 2013 Prospect Garland Owens on Official Visit (BC Interruption FanPost)
Owens is known as a freakish athlete that can make plays that change the momentum of games. He is also known for his stout defense and unusual shot-blocking ability for a SF; however, he needs to round out his game more to go with his freaksih athleticism. Before reclassifying, Owens held offers from schools like St. Bonnaventure, Drexel, New Hampshire and Hartford.

Former Eagles in the AHL (BC Interruption Fan Post)
While the NHL lockout continues with no end in sight, the puck dropped in the AHL Friday night and there are plenty of former Eagles on rosters throughout the league:

No. 24 Field Hockey Defeats No. 20 New Hampshire, 6-2 (BCEagles.com)
The 24th-ranked Boston College field hockey team defeated No. 20 New Hampshire, 6-2, on Sunday afternoon, tallying its second straight win over a top-20 team. The Eagles (9-6) were led by freshman Jordyn Hamilton's hat trick as they raised awareness and funds for cancer in the "Stick It To Cancer" Cancer Game at the Newton Campus Field Hockey Complex.

No. 5 WIH Falls to Boston Blades, 4-3 (BCEagles.com)
The Eagles jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first period with goals from Haley Skarupa and Dana Trivigno. Trivigno put back a rebound over the shoulder of former Eagles netminder Molly Schaus to give BC a 2-0 lead at 18:10 of the first. The teams were even after 20 minutes at eight shots apiece.

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