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Boston College Weekend Links: BC, Maryland New ACC Bottom Feeders

What We Learned (ESPN ACC Blog)
Maryland and Boston College have officially played themselves out of postseason eligibility: Forget the ACC race, forget any shot at a bowl game. These guys are playing for pride, their seniors, and 2012 at this point, as both programs have run out of opportunities to reach the six-win mark after their respective losses. For BC, the loss to FSU stopped a streak of 12 straight bowl games. For Maryland, it’s a disappointing start to first-year coach Randy Edsall’s career, as he inherited a nine-win bowl team that has now lost five straight. Duke was pounded by Miami, but as of right now, in looking at the conference standings, BC and Maryland have officially replaced Duke and Virginia as the bottom-feeders in the ACC.

ACC Winners and Losers: Week 10 (
LOSER: Anyone who watched Florida State-Boston College Florida State may have walked out of Chestnut Hill with a convincing 38-7 win over Boston College, but very little about the contest was appealing to college football fans. Only 514 total yards of offense and five turnovers between the two teams kept the level of interest at "marginal" through most of the Thursday night game. The game was presumably set for primetime in the thinking that Florida State would be contending for ACC titles and Boston College would be led by Montel Harris ready to stun the Seminoles. But a banged up Eagles squad was outmatched in nearly every aspect of the game on Thursday, Head coach Frank Spaziani will likely have to start addressing job security questions in the week ahead, as the seventh loss makes Boston College ineligible for the postseason for the first time in 12 seasons.

Meet Your New Basketball Eagles: Deirunas Visockas (Soaring to Glory)
Visockas is no freshman, either. He is officially listed as a graduate student, which for all intents and purposes makes him a senior, given that he’s only got one year of eligibility remaining. Visockas, at 6-4 and 192 pounds, played two seasons for Lafayette in the Patriot League before sitting out the last two seasons with injuries.

Meet Your New Basketball Eagles: Jordan Daniels (Soaring to Glory)
Daniels is yet another Californian joining the Eagles, and while in high school, he played for the (Etiwanda HS) Eagles as well. Last year, he managed 12 points per game, 6 assists per game, and 3 rebounds per game. Clearly, rebounds aren’t really going to be his thing, but with any luck, good passing, a nice touch when shooting the ball, and good footwork/speed will be.

Brace activated to 53-man roster (
The Patriots have announced that defensive lineman Ron Brace had been activated to the 53-man roster, filling the spot opened when the team released Ross Ventrone on Thursday. Brace, a second-round draft pick out of Boston College in 2009, started the season on the physically unable to perform list after undergoing elbow surgery in January. The 6-foot-3, 330-pound Massachusetts native began practicing on Oct. 18, during the Pats’ bye week, the first day he was allowed to do so under league rules

Message To Boston College Fans: Hang In There, Success Will Come (SB Nation Boston)
But there's a bigger problem here, it doesn't seem like the coaching staff, Spaziani in particular, recognizes the need for change. Spaziani said that the team continues to work hard and they're giving their all, which is a good thing, but when something isn't working, isn't change necessary? At 2-7 overall and 1-5 in the ACC, it certainly seems that way. But based on Spaziani's comments, it seems that he thinks the kinks will work themselves out as time goes on. Yet here we are in Week 10 of the season, and no such progress has been made - at least true progress, anways.

UMass stuns No. 1 Boston College (
Three third period goals propelled UMass to a 4-2 victory against No. 1 Boston College before a raucous crowd at the Mullins Center on Saturday night. Steven Guzzo, Oleg Yevenko and T.J. Syner all scored in the final period to give the Minutemen their first victory against a No. 1 team since 2008, and gave the Eagles their first conference loss of the season.