Boston College Daily Links: No, Andre. Don't Do That.

Jeff Zelevansky

Daily links for Thursday, December 12, 2013.

Football

While this is an incredibly nice gesture, Andre, don't do that.

Andre Williams says he’ll ‘chop’ the Heisman into pieces and share it if he wins (For The Win)
If Boston College running back Andre Williams wins the Heisman Trophy on Saturday, he’s going to do something unconventional with it. "If I actually win the Heisman Trophy, I’ll chop it up into equal pieces and they can all take a piece of it home," he said on a conference call Monday.

The Heisman Trophy: What does it mean, and what should we do about awards season in general? (SI.com)
"The Heisman Trophy seems all but locked up for Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, but there are five other candidates making their way to New York. This year, as in others, the idea of what the award means has come up. Is the Heisman losing some of its luster? Do the voting guidelines need to be reevaluated?"

The Read-Option: The best and worst matchups of 2013 bowl season (SI.com)

The Advocare V100 Bowl is one I have circled pretty early, and fans of running backs will want to tune in. The tailback duo of Boston College’s Andre Williams and Arizona’s Ka’Deem Carey going head to head is sure to be fun. Williams, of course, will be in New York as a Heisman Trophy finalist this weekend, but one could argue that Carey is just as deserving of that honor, if not more.

I'd love to hear this argument as I've yet to hear a compelling one as to why Carey deserves a NYC invite over Williams. Carey over Auburn's Tre Mason? You've got my attention. Carey over Williams? Sour grapes.

Speaking of ...

Doak Walker Award: Ka'Deem Carey and Andre Williams meet for the first time (Arizona Desert Swarm)
What happens when two dominant running backs meet for the first time? Arizona Desert Swarm investigates.

Orlando & NYC: Williams Heads to CFB Awards Show, then Heisman Trophy Presentation (BCEagles.com)
Boston College senior Andre Williams will be part of the 2013 Home Depot College Football Awards Show, which will air live on Thursday, Dec. 12 from 7 - 9 p.m. EST on ESPN. Williams is one of three finalists for the Doak Walker Award which honors the top running back in the nation.

Florida State Seminoles, Clemson Tigers top pre-bowl ACC power ranking (ESPN)
I didn't come out of the Syracuse loss thinking the Orange were a better team than Boston College, especially after watching SU get wiped off the field earlier in the year to the tune of 108-17 by the top two teams in the Atlantic. But what do I know.

9. Boston College (7-5, 4-4; LW: No. 9): Despite his injury in the Syracuse game, running back Andre Williams was named a finalist for the prestigious Heisman Trophy. Williams is the second player in school history to travel to New York for the Heisman Trophy announcement, joining former Eagles quarterback Doug Flutie. Williams and the Eagles will get an interesting matchup against Arizona in the AdvoCare V100 Bowl.

Syracuse is also three spots ahead of Pitt, which beat the Orange on the road 17-16. OK.

Bowl Preview Podcast: Ranking the games 1-35 (CBSSports.com)
No. 24. Seems a bit low ... ECU-Ohio? Bowling Green-Pitt? Marshall-Maryland? Vanderbilt-Houston? Utah State-NIU?

Season highlights!

Basketball

Shot Clock: Q&A with BC Interruption (Testudo Times)
The latest installment in our basketball Q&A series, with Brian Favat of BC Interruption, SB Nation's destination for all things Boston College Eagles.

Maryland-Boston College Preview: the beginning of the end in the ACC (Testudo Times)
Maryland begins their first of what be their final season of basketball in the ACC when they take on Boston College Thursday evening.

The five most disappointing teams so far this college basketball season (The Dagger)
Boston College is off to a disastrous 3-6 start because of a defense that lacks the physicality or athleticism necessary to force turnovers, guard the 3-point line or keep opponents off the offensive glass. In all but two of Boston College's nine games this season, its opponent has scored 78 or more points and averaged more than 1.1 points per possession. The Eagles are also the worst rebounding team in the ACC, allowing opposing teams offensive rebounds on almost 37 percent of their misses

Women's Basketball Downs BU, 63-52 (BCEagles.com)
Senior Kristen Doherty led all players with 14 points and classmate Katie Zenevitch recorded a double-double with 12 points and a game-high 11 rebounds as the Boston College women's basketball team defeated Boston University, 63-52, on Wednesday night in Conte Forum.

Hockey

College hockey world reacts on Twitter to Frozen Four site announcements (USCHO.com)
When the hosts for the 2015 through 2018 men’s Frozen Fours were announced Wednesday, we asked for your thoughts on Twitter. A lot of what we heard back was about the selection of Tampa, Fla., for the 2016 tournament, the second time in four years that the nontraditional site will host.

Here’s what Hockey East coaches are putting in their letters to Santa (USCHO.com)
So since I’m supposed to ask for something, how about us getting back another national championship? Hey, that’s it, Santa. Help yourself to some milk and cookies, and go Eagles!

Eagles in the NHL (BCEagles.com)
Seventeen former Eagles are active on NHL rosters. See how they did over the last week in regular-season action.

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