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Boston College Daily Links: Football Offers Jameson McShea

Boston College offers BC High TE McShea (ESPN Boston High School Blog)
BC offensive line coach and Massachusetts recruiting coordinator Sean Devine extended an offer to McShea, a Cotuit native, on Saturday. The 6-foot-4, 240-pound McShea was the Catholic Conference's Lineman of the Year, and an ESPN Boston All-State selection, as the Eagles captured their second Eastern Mass. Super Bowl championship in four seasons.

ACC recruiting needs: Atlantic Division (ESPN ACC Blog)
Linemen: The depth here continues to be a priority on both sides. The decision of defensive end Max Holloway to declare early for the NFL draft was an unexpected loss, and tackle Dillon Quinn will be a senior. Offensively, the Eagles will have to replace two veterans and leaders in center Mark Spinney and guard Nate Richman.

Catching Up With: Steve Aponavicius, Boston College football's all-time leading scorer (
Things have come a bit full circle for Steve Aponavicius. The 2005 Easton Area High School graduate is back into a life of somewhat anonymity as a commercial banking credit analyst at JPMorgan Chase.

Clifford’s game grows on Donahue (
"I was like, ‘He has a chance to be an Ivy League player,’ because I saw him working," Donahue said. "But he was just really weak and was getting thrown around and he was awkward, too. He was definitely awkward, so there wasn’t anything that jumped out at you."

Conference power rankings: ACC (ESPN College Basketball Nation Blog)
12. Boston College: After winning two ACC games, the young Eagles have now lost two in a row. "Right now, we have a snowball effect -- in both directions,’’ coach Steve Donahue told The Boston Globe. "When things go bad, we have a tendency to let them get to us and compound it on both sides of the ball. When we do positive things, it ends up snowballing in that direction." Not a great sign, with a trip to Virginia next up.

ACC Hoops Power Rankings, Jan. 23 (ACC Sports Journal)
12. Boston College (7-12, 2-3). When the young Eagles go cold offensively, they can’t beat anyone in this conference. They shot just 31 percent from the floor in a 15-point home loss to Wake Forest. With a road trip to face Virginia’s vaunted defense next, those numbers will likely get uglier.

ACC Coach Quotables: Jan. 23 (
Boston College head coach Steve Donahue on the ACC's road successes... "That's a hard thing because you look over the years in this league it's been dominated by home teams. The only thing I would say to you is there's a lot of teams in transition right now in this league. So the consistency of play, including us, isn't there yet. So you're going to get teams that feel good on the road just because they're just feeling good and playing well at that point, and the team at home isn't as consistent as it would be. I think that's what you're seeing in this league."

Jared Dudley's role with Phoenix Suns is to do almost everything (
"He's almost like a utility infielder," Gentry went on. "He's not one of these guys that's tremendously gifted athletically, but he does a good job of guarding the really athletic guys. I don't know if you can call him a great shooter, but he shoots the ball extremely well. It's things like that -- I don't know how you ever explain exactly what he is."

Tweeter of the Year (HoopsHype)
Vote Dudley.

Whose Goalie Job Is It, Anyway? (Soaring to Glory)
Boston College hockey coach Jerry York has gone to three goalies this year, and it would not appear that any have been satisfactory. All three of BC’s goalies have been benched at least once during the season, and inconsistent results have been the reason.

Back to Class: Boston University showing more bite than bark (ProHockeyTalk)
Meanwhile, BU’s rivals at Boston College were swept by Maine this weekend. It wouldn’t be a college hockey season if BU and BC weren’t at each other’s throats. It was the first time Maine swept BC in six years.