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Boston College Daily Links: Will Harris' Return Fuel A Shift In Attitude?

Harris return fuels attitude shift in Eagles (
"Even if we block (a play) wrong, there is still a good chance Montel will spring it loose," Swigert said before yesterday’s practice. "When you have a good running back like that, when you are blocking downfield you can’t let (your block) go even 25 yards downfield because you never know when he’s going to break it."

More in store for BC RB Montel Harris? (ESPN ACC Blog)
"He obviously was very limited going into last week and was limited there," Spaziani said. "We’ve tried to step up his workload a little bit this week. We’ll ask Montel to do whatever Montel can do and handle as much as he can."

Pierre-Louis a bright spot for Boston College (The MetroWest Daily News)
"I think one of the things Kevin always talks about is being willing to work, and it's starting to pay off for him," Kuechly said. "The more ... you're around football all the time, the more small things you pick up. With Kevin's work ethic, it becomes that much easier for him to pick up on small things. He's always working, he's always thinking, he's critical of himself, and that has really helped him out this year."

Boston College Star From Norwalk Gets Rare TD (The Daily Stamford)
Norwalk's Kevin Pierre-Louis had a big hand last weekend in Boston College's first victory, 45-17, over Massachusetts. Pierre-Louis, who played at King in Stamford, picked up a fumble and ran 96 yards for a touchdown.

Shinskie is BC’s old standby (The Boston Globe)
"My mind-set is that I’m one play away [from being the starter again],’’ he said. "That’s how I handle it. But I’m a team player. I always have been. I love the thrill of the game, even if I’m not playing.’’

Deacs to test road worth (
"There are no guarantees, but I would like to see us go on the road and show some grit and determination and go out and find a way to get the job done," Grobe said. "It's not going to be easy. This is an improving, tough, hard-nosed football team we're getting ready to go play."

Predictions: ACC Week 5 (ESPN ACC Blog)
Wake Forest 28, Boston College 17: The eyeball test says the Deacs are the better team right now, and the statistics say they’ve got the better quarterback in Tanner Price. The Eagles will give Wake its best shot, and they’ll be more confident from their Week 4 win over UMass, but BC’s linebackers won’t be able to do it all.

The picks: Week 5 (Washington Times)
Demon Deacons 28-23. The Eagles are looking to avoid some unpleasant territory --- becoming the first ACC team to lose at home to both Duke and Wake Forest since 1994 (Georgia Tech). Wake, meanwhile, comes off a bye week; the Demon Deacons had won six of their previous seven games when having at least 12 days to prepare before losing badly at Maryland last season.

What to watch in the ACC: Week 5 (ESPN ACC Blog)
BC’s defense against Wake Forest quarterback Tanner Price. The Demon Deacons are No. 14 in the country in passing offense (322.67) and the Eagles have struggled to get after quarterbacks this fall. They’ve got four interceptions this season, but the pass defense is No. 83 in the country. 

And finally, Detroit's Brendan Smith is now my least favorite NHL player ...