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Boston College Daily Links: Spaziani Hot Seat Talk

With an 0-3 start against FBS opponents and Gene DeFilippo retiring, Spaz's seat continues to warm.

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College Football Hot Seat Update: Frank Spaziani, Jeff Tedford and Joker Phillips (The Big Lead)
Boston College has improved, though improvement is going from 108th to 74th in total offense. The Eagles have competed against Miami, Northwestern and Clemson, but they have obtained no results (0-3 vs. FBS). With Florida State and Notre Dame remaining, even the most optimistic projection will see them struggle to make a bowl game. Losing such a resplendent mustache would be devastating for the ACC, but with a new athletic director coming in, a poor finish may doom Spaziani.

ACC hot seat update (ESPN ACC Blog)
1. Boston College coach Frank Spaziani. His seat got hotter the minute athletic director Gene DeFilippo announced he would retire on Sept. 30, but BC’s 0-2 start and 1-3 overall record is much more of an immediate concern than the search for a new athletic director. One thing BC fans could typically count on was a stingy defense, and even that’s not a given anymore. BC is No. 74 in the country in scoring defense, allowing almost 30 points per game, and the rushing defense is allowing almost 200 yards per game.

Recruiting Notes: Strachan taking it slow (ESPN Boston)
Strachan, a 6-foot-1, 230-pound junior, has scholarship offers from four schools: Boston College, Connecticut, Virginia and Wake Forest. He received his offers after attending each school's camp last summer. Although he's being recruited primarily as an inside linebacker, he said Connecticut and Virginia have shown interest in his skills as a running back as well.

Men's Soccer and Harvard Play To 1-1 Draw (
Senior Kevin Mejia tallied the equalizing goal in the 31st minute as the Boston College men's soccer team tied Harvard, 1-1, Tuesday night at Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium. Mejia scored this third goal of the season and senior Charlie Rugg was credited with the assist. It is Rugg's fourth straight match with a point.

INCH A-Z: Destry Straight, Boston College (Inside College Hockey)
"Fortunately, we’ve had some experience at it, and some years weren’t that good after winning a championship. The first time that happened to us in 2001, we were decimated as a team; we lost 11 guys from that team. We were talented but young and didn’t have the experience or the horses to compete. In 2009, the senior class had gone to three straight national title games before winning and maybe we exhaled a little bit as a program. This year, we have upperclassmen who have won two national titles and were a part of the 2011 team that got knocked out. We have the experience to handle the challenge that comes, but you never know; every year is different."

Reineke Earns NEISA Sailor Of Week Award (
Reineke, a native of Florida, finished the regatta with less than half the points of her nearest competitor. Through 13 races, Reineke averaged close to a second place finish. Her victory earned her a berth at the 2012 ICSA Women's Singlehanded Championship to be held in Long Beach, CA in November.