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Boston College Daily Links: Mehdi Abdesmad, Aaron Smith, Alex Amidon Profiles

DE Mehdi Abdesmad gets the duel Herald / Globe treatment on Thursday.

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BC’s Mehdi Abdesmad rushes forth (
At Cegap de Vieux-Montreal, Abdesmad was the 2010 AAA Defensive MVP. He set a league record with 15 sacks and registered a conference-best 18 tackles for a loss. He drew interest from Rutgers, Connecticut, Akron and Baylor before committing to BC.

Abdesmad adds size to Boston College football line (
"Boston College has always been known for defense," Abdesmad said. "In past years, they were the best. That was one of my things, watching the defense, and at the time BC was one of the top rushing defenses, so that was good."

O'Neill grad Smith catches on at BC (
"He's brought some toughness to" the receivers, Boston College coach Frank Spaziani said. "He's been a breath of fresh air. He's a young, energetic coach and it certainly has transpired and shown up in the performance of those players over the first four games."

Boston College's Alex Amidon is only going to get better (247 Sports)
"Aaron has done a great job for us. He’s brought a little fresh approach to our wideouts, he’s brought some toughness to them," said Spaziani. "He’s a young ,energetic coach, and it certainly has transpired and shown up in how the performance of those players have been over the first four games."

ACC gets it right with new scheduling format (ESPN)
Boston College landed two tough opponents, but the Eagles couldn't have been happier to get two schools that will help fill the usually staid Conte Forum. BC will play Notre Dame and Syracuse twice every season. "It's great for our alumni and fans," Boston College coach Steve Donahue said. "I'm sure excited about it."

Dan Koppen moves into starting lineup in Denver (The Boston Globe)
"When you lose a starting center who has started every game for the past three years, it’s very rare that you can replace him with a veteran like Dan who has played in many huge games and is experienced," said Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. "So we feel fortunate to have him and it’s always nice having a veteran player who’s been around winning for his entire career on your team."

Hockey East Team-by-Team Preview (College Hockey News)
"There's nothing wrong with that," coach Jerry York said about being picked to finish first in both the coaches' and media polls. "We like that. That's our mindset. So we won't shy away from that. If you use it as, 'Oh, we have to do this, and we have to do that,' then it's not good. But we've always been of the idea that you didn't come here to be average. You came here to be very, very good, so let's be good."