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Boston College Daily Links: Three Years Is The New Five

3-point stance: Itchy trigger fingers (ESPN College Football Nation Blog)
Athletic directors are itchier than ever to fire coaches. Three years is the new five. If an athletic director makes an unsuccessful hire, he usually gets to make one more. If that one fails, the athletic director isn’t long for the campus, either. That’s not the case at UCLA, where chancellor Gene Block said Monday that AD Dan Guerrero would hire a replacement for Rick Neuheisel. Guerrero hired Neuheisel and Karl Dorrell before him. In nine seasons, they went a collective 56-56. 

Revisiting the Year 3 trend (Eagle in Atlanta)
With Year 4 underway and a roster of experienced upperclassmen that he recruited, it is time to start thinking of Coach Flip and Spaz's excuses for Year 4. These are the ones I expect. Add yours in the comments.

We need something to call our own, so we're going to start looking ahead to the next time the team plays football - fall 2012 .

Kuechly Named Finalist For Lott IMPACT Trophy (
The honors keep rolling in for Boston College junior linebacker Luke Kuechly, who was named one of four finalists for the Lott IMPACT Trophy. Kuechly joins Emmanuel Acho (Texas), Dont'a Hightower (Alabama) and Manti Te'o of Notre Dame.

Video: Good move for Boston College (ESPN ACC Blog)

Second Thoughts About My 2011 All-ACC Ballot (ACC Sports Journal)
Defensive Player Of The Year: Luke Kuechly. Believe it or not, this wasn’t a no-brainer even though Kuechly continues to put up unreal tackle numbers. I think you could also make a case for N.C. State’s Amerson - who tied the ACC record with 11 interceptions this season.

ACC Announces Football Players of the Week (
Playing his final game in a Boston College uniform, Quigley affected Miami’s field position all day long, booming six punts for 240 yards (average of 40 yards per kick) and downing five of those kicks inside the 20-yard-line. Four of Quigley’s punts came in the fourth quarter. Boston College entered the quarter with a 24-14 lead and held the Hurricanes to three points to preserve the win. Quigley played a major role in that defensive effort, pinning the Canes on their 13, 15, 10 and 2-yard-lines on consecutive punts in the quarter.

Big Ten / ACC Challenge: Day Two Preview (BT Powerhouse)
Tim Frazier has been having a great season so far for Penn State, but they are still a very young team. BC has been pretty terrible in the early going, but we think they'll get up for this game on their home court. PICK: Boston College

The St. Joe's Massacre: A Sign Of What's To Come? (Black Shoe Diaries)
Penn State got pantsed on Hawk Hill Saturday, just a little bit before the football team followed suit. I didn't watch the basketball game, but I don't think I missed anything that I didn't see in Connecticut. This team can flat-out brick some jump shots, and I fear it's going to be a far too common theme when this team is not in the Bryce Jordan Center.

Milner, BC Hockey Organize Toy Drive For Friday, Dec. 2 (
With support from his teammates, junior goaltender Parker Milner has organized a toy drive to benefit two organizations - the Child Life Department of Boston Children's Hospital and Toys For Tots.