Boston College Daily Links: Up-Tempo Doug Martin

Football

Q&A with BC OC Doug Martin (ESPN ACC Blog)
It will be quite a bit. The tempo of the offense will be a lot different, we’re much more up-tempo, fast out of the huddle, perhaps some no-huddle parts to the offense also. Just a lot quicker tempo than what they played at, a lot more shifts and motions, a lot more diversity to the offense than what they’ve had.

Atlantic Division spring previews (ESPN ACC Blog)
Doug Martin will be the Eagles’ fifth offensive coordinator in five seasons, including Kevin Rogers, who took a medical leave of absence early last year and never returned, and Dave Brock, who replaced Rogers. Martin said he is looking for a physical downhill running game, wants to increase the tempo and add some no-huddle elements.

2013 Recruiting Notes: GAR Memorial DL Shakir Soto earns first verbal scholarship offer (PennLive.com)
Shakir Soto, a 6'4, 220-pound lineman for the Grenadiers, received a verbal scholarship offer from Boston College Tuesday evening, according to an e-mail from his head coach, Paul Wiedlich Jr.

What we learned from Mayock (ESPN Boston)
Boston College's Luke Kuechly is viewed as the best inside linebacker in the draft "by far" and a Day 1 starter. Great instincts with the ability to move under and over blocks; a player who compares to the Cowboys' Sean Lee.

Mayock on Eagles' First-Round Options (Philly.com)
If Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly is there when the Eagles make the 15th overall selection in the 2012 entry draft, "that might be a slam-dunk for me" NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock said on a conference call with reporters today.

Five linebackers to watch in the 2012 NFL Draft (College Gridiron 365 Blog)
Kuechly has to be the top linebacker in this year’s draft. The past two seasons he’s led the country in total tackles. In 2011, he had 191 tackles with 12 tackles for loss. He spent last offseason learning the other positions on the defense just to get a better feel how the defense as a whole works. Kuechly finds his way to ball and shows he can fill the gaps when it comes to disrupting an offense. Scouts continue to point to his average speed but his pure athleticism makes him an elite selection in April’s draft.

NY Giants player to get key to Providence (Boston.com)
The mayor of Providence is set to give a key to the city to a Rhode Island native and Super Bowl champion whose New York Giants defeated the New England Patriots this month.

Olympic Sports

Baseball 2012 Season Preview (BCEagles.com)
"Our goal is to get to the postseason," Gambino said. "From the fall and into the spring, we preach that we need to be a team that is playing its best heading down the stretch. That is something that we talk about and focus on all of the time; getting to the postseason and making a run to Omaha once we get there."

Baseball Opens 2012 at the Caravelle Resort Tournament (BCEagles.com)
The Boston College baseball team, led by second-year head coach Mike Gambino, will open the 2012 campaign at the Caravelle Resort Tournament hosted by Coastal Carolina. The Eagles will face the No.17 Virginia to open the season on Friday, Feb. 17 and then face James Madison on Saturday and host Chanticleers on Sunday.

No. 13 Lacrosse Opens Season at Holy Cross (BCEagles.com)
The Eagles enter 2012 after making history last year. The squad finished the season with a 12-7 overall record, made its first appearance in an ACC Tournament semifinal game and earned its first NCAA Tournament bid in program history.

Peter Souders Named a CollegeFencing360.com Primetime Performer (BCEagles.com)
The Silver Spring, Md. native earned the honor for his performance at UMass Amherst on Feb. 11 as the senior went a perfect 15-0 on the day. On the season, Souders finished 29-0 in Northeast Fencing Conference bouts.

Hockey

Cross, BC Hockey Featured In Premier Of Beanpot All Access (BCEagles.com)
Beanpot All-Access Game Day will air at 10:30 p.m. on Saturday night, offering fans a sneak peak inside the entire tournament, including an inside look at BC senior captain Tommy Cross on the day of the Championship.

Hobey Tracker: Feb. 16, 2012 (Inside College Hockey)
It’s been a season of ups and downs for Boston College, and also for the guy many consider to be BC’s best player. After the first few weeks of the season, Chris Kreider was poised for a huge year with eight points in his first six games and a big weekend at the IceBreaker Tournament. He maintained his scoring pace, a little over a point-per-game, through the first half, then things slowed down. Kreider had just two points, both goals, in a nine-game slump. He’s come out of that with 10 points in his last five games on four multi-point nights. That included a goal in Monday’s Beanpot final, the third straight year he’s scored in the Beanpot championship game. He might get another boost in name recognition in a couple weeks, as the New York Rangers could deal his draft rights in an attempt to bolster their Stanley Cup chances.

The Hot List: The Hot List: Road trip (The Hockey News)
The speedy, accomplished pivot can add another trophy to his rack thanks to Boston College’s win over rival B.U. in the annual Beanpot extravaganza final. Kreider had a goal and an assist in the 3-2 victory, which naturally went to overtime against the tough Terriers. The junior for Boxford, Mass., leads the Eagles with 19 goals and 35 points through 30 games, establishing career-highs for himself in the process. Drafted 19th overall by the New York Rangers in 2009.

Boston College’s secret Beanpot weapon: Terry Francona (BostonHerald.com)
"He was outstanding, just outstanding," BC coach Jerry York told Herald colleague Rich Thompson. "He talked about energy level and I think that is something we had been stressing. But all of a sudden Terry mentioned it and you could see it had (an impact)."

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