After 13 seasons, five bowl appearances and one unforgettable ACC Championship, Jim Grobe resigned Monday as the head football coach at Wake Forest University. Grobe ends his tenure with the Demon Deacons with 42 career Atlantic Coast Conference victories, three times more than the next man on the list- Bill Dooley (14 conference wins).
So we can't count on a bunch of ill-advised fumbles on oddly-timed option plays against Wake next year? I keed, I keed. Grobe was a very good coach for a long time at Wake and was a prototype for the kind of success private, academically rigorous institutions can have in major conferences with the right coaching staff in place.
8. Boston College (7-5, 4-4 ACC) Initial Ranking: 13
Result: (L 34-31 at Syracuse)
Bowl Eligible: Yes
Andre Williams essentially eliminated himself from the Heisman race yesterday, but the MAN still had over 2,000 yards on this year and was a key reason the Eagles were able to win seven games this season, which was five more than they won last season. Williams injured his shoulder yesterday, but all indications are that he will be back for their bowl game.
9. Boston College (7-5, 4-4; LW: No. 8). One week after winning a heart-stopper over Maryland, the Eagles lost a heart-stopper to Syracuse. Still, there is no way to look at this season as anything other than a rousing success. Boston College is going back to a bowl game and has instilled a toughness on this team that will be a signature as long as Steve Addazio is the coach.
1. "Hail Flutie": Boston College at Miami (Fla.), Nov. 23, 1984. Boston College quarterback Doug Flutie secured the Heisman Trophy by finding Gerald Phelan in the end zone as time expired to lift the Eagles to a 47-45 win against the defending national champions. The play remains so ingrained in memory that as recently as this year, it was being used in a commercial by UPS to demonstrate the power of logistics - how Flutie rolled out to his right, eluded the rush, reared back and delivered the ball 63 yards downfield for the game-winning score.
I have to admit, I disagree. I think the Iron Bowl finish from Saturday really was better. I know, recency bias. But.. wow.
DOC Gross shares his appreciation for Scott Shafer, something some ACC opponents don't have much of.
Graduate student and co-captain Corinne Boyles earned Hockey East Defensive Player of the Week honors for the third time this season and Boston College was named Hockey East Team of the Week as announced by the league on Monday.
Women's ice hockey head coach Katie Crowley discussed the team's two-game split with No. 3 Cornell over the weekend, talked about the importance of scoring early, and previewed the upcomng game against Harvard.
Boston College junior field hockey player Emma Plasteras earned 2013 Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Division I All-American First-Team, the organization announced on Monday. It marks the second year in a row the midfielder garnered the accolades and the first time she was named to the first team.
The bottom of the Big Ten (Purdue, Michigan, Nebraska, Northwestern) is clearly more competitive than the bottom of the ACC (Georgia Tech, Miami, Virginia Tech, Boston College).
So you're saying there's no chance.