Good morning! Happy Tuesday! I'm still buzzing over the US's win yesterday. It wasn't a work of art, but it was a win. That's all that matters. On to the next one.
Alejandro Bedoya played well as a starter, but given how much defending the US did, he didn't get a chance to do much on the attack. It will be interesting to see if he starts on Sunday, given that the guy who subbed in for him, Graham Zusi, delivered the winning corner kick.
To the links:
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs, a fan of all the local teams. As he has gotten older, his loyalty to the laundry has lessened while it has grown stronger to the fraternity he joined in 2003, that of the Boston College athlete -- to which his wife, Sarah, also belongs.
This was a great read. Ryan talks a great deal about how much he keeps in touch with his fellow Eagles, and gives a shoutout to some of the great players he's followed since leaving BC, including Johnny Gaudreau and the hockey team's national titles.
Call him a little - or a lot - biased, but Urban Myer has an idea about which team is the greatest in the history of college football. And, in the process, gave us a topic to discuss and/or debate and/or bitch about in the midst of a slow offseason news cycle.
Does this mean Steve Addazio is the best offensive line coach to ever coach the game?
Sophomore Myles Willis should take over the starting job. While the Eagles mostly relied on Williams to power their rushing attack last season, Willis did manage to rush for 346 yards on 60 carries (5.8 ypc).
Unlike Williams, who was something of a bruiser, Willis is more diminutive. He is listed at 5'9, 192 lbs, which is about two inches shorter and 40 pounds lighter than Williams was. It is unlikely that Willis will be able to sustain the number of carries that the Eagles gave Williams last year, so BC will likely transition to a two or three-headed rushing attack.
Boston College rising senior Mikala Rix was one of 38 players named to the 2014-15 United States Women's National Team, US Lacrosse announced at the conclusion of a three-day tryout at Georgetown.
Boston College rising junior Chris Shaw was named to the 2014 American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-Northeast First Team for his outstanding play in the outfield on Monday. The right fielder adds the honor to his All-Atlantic Coast First-Team and New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association (NEIBA) All-England accolades garnered in 2014.