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Boston College Daily Links: Spaz on The Hot Seat

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Dashing through college football's psychological problems (ESPN)
In Spaziani's first year as head coach, the Eagles averaged 24.8 points per game and went 8-5. Last year the scoring dipped to 18.5 points and the record to 7-6. This year BC is 1-4 and averaging 20.6 points -- but just 14.5 against FBS competition. And after playing four at home in the first five, the next three are on the road.

Musical chairs for ACC hot seats (ESPN ACC Blog)
Spaziani is currently 17-15 in his third season with the Eagles. He inherited significant recruiting problems, especially at quarterback, and staff turnover has been a legitimate problem, as there have been three different head coaches in a span of five years. Spaziani is still looking for his first bowl win, but this year, just getting to the postseason seems to be an unreachable task. 

I think that says it all. We could be 1-11 under the glorious leadership of Spaz. What does GeneD think about that... Maybe buying breakfast for the team isn't worth $1.1 million.

Second Thoughts On The ACC Weekend (ACC Sports Journal)
Originally it was thought that moving from a private school in the Northeast to a big state school in the South would expand O’Brien’s recruiting base. Given what he did at BC with a limited talent pool, imagine what he could do down at N.C. State! At least, that was the theory. Instead, TOB no longer gets the type of players he once got at BC – State could never get Luke Kuechly to show much interest, for example – and for the most part he’s labored in the recruiting shadow of UNC.

Harris’ record BC’s bright spot amidst losses (The Patriot Ledger)
"I'm so happy that he was able to come back and do it (break the record), I went right over and congratulated him after the play,’’ Rettig said of Harris’ record clinching rush. ‘‘Everone was waiting for him to come back, he's so dependable and really keeps our intensity, as an offensive unit, up at all times.’’

Coach Dabo Swinney says his unbeaten Clemson Tigers have not yet peaked (The Post and Courier)
"We're still a work in progress," Swinney said. "I feel like the secondary is really growing up. We've only given up one touchdown in the second half this year, and that just shows we are getting better as we go."

Boston College-Clemson Preview (
"We'll watch a highlight film at the end of year, sit around eating cookies and milk together and say, 'Wow, good year,'" Morris said. "Right now, we've got to worry about winning games and Boston College is a big opponent."

No. 8 Field Hockey Defeats Providence, 3-0 (
The Boston College (8-4) field hockey squad defeated Providence (2-9), 3-0, on Monday evening in the squad's annual "Stick It to Cancer" game. BC donned pink warm-up jerseys for the event to help raise awareness and donations for cancer research. The victory ends a two-game skid for the Eagles.

Haeger Wins Her Third Women's Singlehanded Conference Championship (
Boston College senior Annie Haeger won her third Conference Championship in Women's Singlehanded competition this past weekend on Long Island, New York. She was dominant, winning by over 20 points against a talented field which included the defending National Champion from Yale, Claire Dennis. With the win of the New England Championship, Haeger qualified for the Women's Singlehanded Nationals in Chicago in November.

Eagles Take Eighth at Hartford Invitational (
The men's golf team finished eighth out of seventeen teams at the Hartford Hawk Invitational. The team shot a combined 903, +39 on the par 72 course in three rounds of play and tied for the second lowest team score for round one. 

Barnum Named ACC Freshman of the Week (
Boston College freshman setter Kellie Barnum was named ACC Volleyball Freshman of the Week, announced Monday by the Atlantic Coast Conference. Miami senior outside hitter Lane Carico has been named Player of the Week.

Women's Basketball Conducts First Official Practice (
There are four new faces on the Eagles roster and staff this season. The team welcomes assistant coach Timothy Eatman along with freshmen Kat Cooper, Victoria Lesko, Joy Caracciolo and Deidra Smith.