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Boston College Daily Links: Andre Williams Will Play Like He's 100 Percent

Injury front looking a little better (
When asked if he was 100 percent, Williams chuckled. "I’m going to play like I am," said Williams.

Chatting with BC RB Andre Williams (Heights Sports Blog)
Andre Williams: The running backs stick together. We’re good friends. He’s rooting for me, I’m rooting for him. I can’t wait for him to come back. I need him to come back because we’re definitely going to be more effective once we’re both on the field.

Eagles try to fly right (The Boston Globe)
"When you play the position I do, you want to be accountable to your teammates,’’ said Rettig. "You want to take command in the huddle. You want to show them that when things aren’t going right, you can pick them up. It’s a lot of leading by example when you play quarterback. But it’s also vocalization, talking to the guys who look for the quarterback to step up.’’

Q&A with Tahj Kimble (
Redshirt freshman Tahj Kimble will make his season debut on Saturday against Northwestern in the Eagles' home opener. He talks about the depth at the running back position and what he loves about BC.

Boston College: Eagles confident in Chase Rettig (The Milford Daily News)
"(Rettig) has done an amazing job," sophomore outside linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis said during fall camp. "He's made every single one of us be on our toes. The passes are crisper, the vision he has has improved greatly. This offseason he has gone into overdrive, and I expect really good things from him this season."

Week 1 preview in the Big Ten (
BEST MATCHUP: Northwestern QB Dan Persa vs. Boston College LB Luke Kuechly. Persa is recovering from a ruptured Achilles tendon, and when healthy, he is a dynamic dual-threat player. Last season, Persa set a Big Ten single-season mark for completion percentage (73.5) and accounted for 24 touchdowns. Persa will be going against perhaps the top linebacker in the nation in Kuechly, who led the country in tackles in 2010 with 183. He’ll need to keep close tabs on Persa.

ACC Football: What We'll Know After October (Carolina March)
If Boston College Is a Contender: The Eagles struggled early last season, falling to 2-5 before turning things around with five straight wins. A lot of that was deciding on a quarterback, now-sophomore Chase Rettig, but for the most part the offense went through running back Montel Harris. Harris will miss the first couple of games, but BC has a pretty soft September schedule; October is the month where we'll test the Eagles' mettle. They face Wake and Clemson in the first two weeks, and Virginia Tech and Maryland after the bye. All of these are winnable games, but all except Wake are on the road. Going .500 through this stretch would be an accomplishment.

Persa or Colter? It Really is a Kuechly Problem (Lake The Posts)
No matter who is starting though, they will have to be ready and have an eye on one of the top defenders in the nation. Linebacker Luke Kuechly is NU’s biggest concern defensively entering this game. With the Eagles seemingly losing safeties left and right, Kuechly is likely the biggest — and at 6-foot-3, 235 pounds, it is pretty big — impediment to either Persa or Colter having a relatively easy game.

The Jesus Eagles and Embracing the Stained Glass (Heights and Lows)
Tumblr Vandy311 has a great idea inspired by today's Grantland piece on Oregon's uniforms and their role in creating a winning identity for the Ducks. The argument from the BC faithful blogger - why stop at stained glass? The snarktastic post says let's go full board with it, billing ourselves as the Second Coming and really hammer all the details home to create the identity.

Andre Williams on Twitter @drewill44
hope Persa plays I hope he plays well. don't want any excuse when they hand out the W's and L's. But s/o the the LV, produces some athletes.