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Boston College Daily Links: Spaz Picks Up The Pace In Practice

Spaziani goes back to the practice drawing board with the Eagles sitting at 1-6.

Oct 13, 2012; Tallahassee, Florida, USA; Boston College Eagles quarterback Chase Rettig (11) prepares to take the snap during the first half of the game against the Florida State Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium. Melina Vastola-US PRESSWIRE

Boston College shaking up practice to ignite a spark (
After taking another shot to the chin with a 37-17 loss to Georgia Tech last Saturday, Boston College coach Frank Spaziani went to the drawing board. He decided that as the Eagles prepared for Maryland this week, he’d turn the temperature up during practice. Instead of pushing around the scout team, he had the first-team defense knock helmets with the first-team offense.

BC freshmen need to grow up quickly (A Jersey Guy LLC)
"We have a tradition of winning here," said senior middle linebacker Nick Clancy on Wednesday. "We know what’s that about. We have been to the ACC championship game. We don’t want to be known as the class that screwed that up."

Lowlights: ACC reads refs the riot act, and more of the worst of Week 8 (
THIS WEEK IN BOSTON COLLEGE. Two years ago, Boston College actually led the nation in rushing defense, which is just one more footnote in the ongoing humiliation of an outfit that now ranks 119th out of 120 against the run after yielding 391 yards and four touchdowns on the ground Saturday to Georgia Tech – a team that entered the weekend on a depressing three-game losing streak itself. Over the course of its ongoing, five-game losing streak, B.C. has allowed at least 560 yards' worth of total offense in all five games. It's not really necessary at this point to keep pointing out that Frank Spaziani is totally firedby the end of the season, is it?

Hockey East Power Rankings: 10/24/12 (College Hockey News)
The Eagles overcame a 3-0 third-period deficit to beat UMass 5-4 in overtime on Friday, then beat Northeastern 3-0 after raising their national championship banner on Saturday. The top line of Johnny Gaudreau, Pat Mullane and Steven Whitney combined for five goals and six assists on the weekend. After allowing three or more goals in each of his first two starts, Parker Milner earned a 26-save shutout Saturday. One concern for BC is that its third and fourth lines have yet to register a point this season.

Getting To Know Maddie Payne (
Payne enjoying life as a student-athlete at BC

Sailing Moves Up In The Polls (
This afternoon, the Sailing World's College Rankings were released and Boston College is now second in the women's category and sixth in the coed poll. The poll is conducted by Sailing World and 19 college coaches make up the committee that conducts the poll.