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Boston College Daily Links: Kuechly's Draft Prospects

Top 10 LBs: Physicality, agility common among nation's best (
Kuechly is not as athletic as some of the others on the list, but it is hard to find a more productive player at the position. His combination of instincts, awareness and anticipation is unrivaled in the college game, and his impressive tackling production is the result of his superb play diagnosis. Though his athleticism and coverage rate as concerns, his ability to thrive as a "two-down" linebacker is too much to ignore.

2011 ACC conference wrap (ESPN ACC Blog)
DEFENSIVE MVP: Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly. He won the Butkus Award and finished the season with 191 total tackles, including 102 solo, and three interceptions, including one for a touchdown. Kuechly has 532 career tackles, including 299 solo tackles, in 37 career games and is averaging 14.0 tackles per game and 7.9 solo tackles per game. All four standards are unmatched among active collegiate football players.

Season wrap: Boston College (ESPN ACC Blog)
Turning point: The 28-17 win at Maryland. An ACC road win still counts, even if it is against a struggling Maryland team. This game proved that BC hadn’t folded, and it was the first step in finishing the season on a positive note. Rolandan Finch ran for 243 yards against the Terps, and it gave the Eagles some confidence heading into the final month of the season.

After An Award-Winning Senior Season, Quigley Eyes The NFL (The Heights)
"The thing with punting that people tend not to understand is that it's such a different position, that you might go out and only play six plays a game, sometimes even less," Quigley said of the obscurity fostered by his unique position. "You're sitting on the sidelines, and you have to go out and be perfect for that one play. It's different in the way that if you play another position you can make a mistake and still be fine, but for us we're on such a short leash where we can't make mistakes. What we do is so crucial to the game through field position."

Analyzing BC Basketball's In-Game Competitiveness (Soaring to Glory)
As for the original statement, "Boston College basketball loses games because they fall apart in the second half," I’d say it’s true to an extent. There were a few games where they started to fall well behind in the first half, not the second, and BC even managed a second-half comeback win in one. It is very true, however, that the Eagles haven’t particularly shot well in either half, but they’ve also been lousy defensively, especially after halftime.

A BC-BU Rivalry: Cold as Ice (Rush The Court)
A fierce rivalry exists between Boston College and Boston University… at least when it comes to the puck dropping, anyway. Even people on the west coast know about "that Beanpot thing." Ironically, the intensity and interest cool once the rivalry slides off the ice and onto the hardwood for the room-temperature edition.

Lacrosse Ranked No. 10 in Preseason Poll (
The Boston College lacrosse program is expected to turn heads in 2012, as the team was recently ranked at No. 10 in the nation according to Inside Lacrosse's Preseason Top 20. The No. 10 ranking marks the Eagles' highest preseason ranking in program history.