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Boston College Daily Links: Ryan Quigley Is This Week's Best ACC Punter (Small Victories)

Quigley Named ACC Player of the Week (
Boston College senior punter Ryan Quigley has been named ACC Special Teams Player of the Week, the league announced today.

BC is getting defensive (The Milford Daily News)
"Everything shows up on defense first," BC coach Frank Spaziani said yesterday during his weekly conference call. "We've played the last two games with a little bit more emotion, a little bit more passion. That comes with some confidence, and there were some good schemes that helped us out. We need to build on that."

BC’s big recovery (
Two points was the smallest margin of victory for the Irish this season. The BC defense has held North Carolina State and Notre Dame to a combined two touchdowns and four field goals in consecutive weeks.

Mutka: Boston College continues to give ND fits (Post-Tribune)
Makes you wonder why NBC continues to court an overhyped, underachieving program, doesn’t it? In spite of the contrived annual hoopla, the Irish haven’t been relevant since Lou Holtz abruptly bolted after the 1996 season.

The good, the bad, the ugly: Notre Dame vs. Boston College (Inside the Irish)
For all the bellyaching that’s followed the Irish’s imperfect 16-14 victory over Boston College, a chaotic Saturday in the college football world should’ve given people plenty of reminders that no victory should be assumed and simply surviving is sometimes accomplishment enough.

ACC power rankings: Week 13 (ESPN ACC Blog)
10. Boston College (3-8, 2-5; LW: No. 11) – BC pushed Notre Dame to the brink before losing, 16-14, but the Eagles had plenty of opportunities they didn’t capitalize on. BC was just 3-of-13 on third-down conversions, and the offense struggled for most of the second half. BC will try to finish the season on a positive note on Friday at Miami. 

Cancer survivor Mark Herzlich starts for Giants vs. Eagles (AP)
"When the national anthem was playing, and I was out and knew I was going on the field, I closed my eyes and thought, ‘This was happening,’" he said. "So as long as I am playing football, I will give my 100 percent every game. That’s where I have to give my 100 percent, doing the right thing every play."