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Boston College Daily Links: Eagles Or Terps To Bowl First?


Looking ahead: BC or Terps to bowl first? (ESPN ACC Blog)
One thing Spaziani has going for him is the fact that turnover at the head-coaching position has been part of the problem at BC. Another year of recruiting and stability under the same head coach -- provided the questions on offense get answered -- could pay off more than yet another transition year. There is enough talent on this roster to get to a bowl game, and that includes the running backs without injured star Montel Harris. BC had gone to 12 straight bowl games before this season. It’s not a stretch to say this season is the anomaly. Maybe the best and simplest argument for BC, though, is that it beat Maryland this year.

Coaching Moves: These Guys Are Also (Always) Available (Pre-Snap Read)
But Rodriguez is available, and it would be hard to see a better opportunity come his way this winter; Tulane would take him back with open arms, but I imagine Rodriguez will remain a studio analyst before taking on that particular endeavor. Jeff Jagodzinski. Bill Callahan. Phil Fulmer, Tommy Bowden? The retreads are available, if Ole Miss wants a coach with B.C.S. experience, with a catch: these guys are available for a reason.


College Hockey Ramblings: What’s Wrong With BU, And Why I Doubt Merrimack’s Doubters (
Gripe of the Week - It amazes me that some of the most talented members of the college hockey media are still acting like Merrimack College’s recent success was completely unpredictable and unexpected. Merrimack is an example of how long it can take for a recruiting strategy and coaching philosophy to take hold. Head coach Mark Dennehy is in his seventh year in Andover, and thus has five or so years of teams made up of primarily his recruits.

Schaus, Stack Gear Up for U.S. at 2011 Four Nations Cup (
Boston College women’s ice hockey greats Molly Schaus and Kelli Stack will compete for the U.S. Women’s National Team at the 2011 Four Nations Cup beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 9 in Nyköping, Sweden at Stora Hallen Arena. 


Lacrosse Completes Exhibition Schedule (
The Boston College lacrosse team closed out a successful fall exhibition schedule with a decisive, 19-7 victory against Dartmouth on Saturday, Oct. 29.

BC Fencing Secures Five Medals at Fall Invitational (
BC Fencing took home five medals at the annual Fall Invitational at Smith College on Saturday, including a silver and three bronze medals.

Softball Announces 2012 Schedule (
The Boston College softball team unveiled its 2012 schedule on Tuesday, which includes four tournaments, 16 home games and five matchups with 2011 NCAA Tournament teams.

Bruce Pearl Has a New Job: Sirius Radio Host (The Big Lead)
Bruce Pearl, the former Tennessee coach who got hit with a 3-year show cause by the NCAA primarily for lying about a photo of a barbecue that took place at his house, has gotten a new job. A source tells The Big Lead that Pearl, 51, was recently in the mix for jobs at ESPN and CBS Sports, but both channels passed on his services, so Pearl accepted a job to host a radio show on Sirius.

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Congrats to Eagle great, Jared Dudley, and his family on the birth of Justice Avin Dudley!