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Boston College Daily Links: Kevin Pierre-Louis Flying Under The Radar

Linebacker in BC’s corner (Boston Herald)
"Definitely, especially coming from Connecticut, where that’s not a big powerhouse football state," the Norwalk, Conn., native said. "Being under the radar helps me. It just makes me stay humble and strive to be better."

Luke Kuechly again will spearhead Boston College's defense (ESPN Boston)
"I'm going to try to be the leader this year of the defense," he told reporters at ACC media day, "but I'm not a real vocal guy. I'm not a rah-rah, kind of in-your-face guy. I'm going to try to do things the right way, I'm going to try to work hard, I'm going to try to lead by example."

Amsterdam's Beekman Signs with Colts (FOX23 News)
Beekman agreeing to a contract with the Indianapolis Colts, making the deal with Colts GM and fellow Boston College alum Bill Polian.

Top 2013 QB visits BC (
Boston College was one of the first schools to offer Ryan Burns of Ashburn (Va.) Stone Bridge, who is one of the top Class of 2013 quarterbacks in the Mid-Atlantic region. Since receiving the offer, Burns has made it a point to stay in touch with the BC coaching staff. Last week he took it to another level with an unofficial visit to Chestnut Hill. 

3-point stance: Paterno can take a hit (ESPN College Football Nation Blog)
Penn State coach Joe Paterno is out of the hospital and, if not as good as new, at least ready to go back to work. The last word on the 84-year-old, who was mowed down by one of his players during practice Sunday, comes from one of the linebackers from his early teams, Boston College coach Frank Spaziani. According to The Boston Globe, Spaz said, "He must be getting soft. When I ran into him when I played, I got hurt."

2011 BC football breakdown, Part XVI: Middle linebacker (Soaring to Glory) 

Eight Eagles to Participate in USA Hockey Festival (
Eight current members and alumnae of the Boston College women's ice hockey are set to participate in the 2011 USA Hockey Women's National Festival at the Schwan Super Rink in Blaine, Minn. from August 10-20.

SEC Expansion Rumors Pull Virginia Tech in Just When We Think We're Out (Gobbler Country)
So, before we go and start packing our bags for the apparently greener pastures of the SEC, let's remember that we're lucky to be in the ACC. It's a conference that fits us and in which our football program has grown. There's nothing wrong with being in the ACC, even if it will never bring in nearly as much cash as the SEC or ever care about football or schools that aren't North Carolina or Duke.

Need to Know: Forecasting Conference USA in 2011 (Pre-Snap Read)
The Knights have a defense that stands up nationally, in my mind. So who’s the pick? Linebacker Josh Linman? Tackle Victor Gray? Ends Troy Davis, Darius Nall or Toby Jackson? All are solid picks, but my vote goes for Robinson, perhaps Conference USA’s best cornerback. He’s the reason, along with free safety Kemal Ishmael, why U.C.F. can bring such pressure up front.

College Football Countdown: Nos. 6-10 (D1scourse)
Does a 10-win season mean Florida State is back? That depends on what "back" means. If Seminoles fans think the days of marauding to 14 straight top-five finishes in the AP poll will be revived, they'd be wise to think again. That sort of decade-plus run seems unlikely to be duplicated anytime soon.

Florida State Football Camp Questions: Defense (Tomahawk Nation)
Florida State Football is underway. What are the biggest questions facing the defense?

No. 24: Miami (Fla.) (Pre-Snap Read)
Above all else, bringing in a replacement for Shannon – not even that it’s necessarily Golden, but any replacement – will be the biggest reason why Miami should step into a national ranking in 2011. That it’s Golden, a no-nonsense coach who has immediately reinstated accountability on the roster, is the icing. I like Miami to really bounce back in 2011.

In honor of Florida State week, here are the Seminole highlights against BC last year. Basically the below shows every FSU completed pass, neither of Montel's long runs and every Rettig incomplete pass and stuffed run. It's amazing how good one can look with a quick video edit.