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Boston College Daily Links: Gene DeFilippo Cancels Interview With Eagle Action

Defilippo cancels interview with Eagle Action (Eagle in Atlanta)
"Several of you had asked about my annual interview with Gene DeFilippo, which was scheduled for last Friday and which I had hoped to start posting here this week. Unfortunately, Gene had to cancel our meeting on Friday. In talking to him today about rescheduling, it became clear that he didn't consider this to be a good time for us to sit down. I had sent him a preview of my questions and he seemed disappointed with some of the backward-looking questions about the football program. He held out the possibility of an interview in the fall when Boston College supporters would have the prospect of a new football season ahead of them. Thanks to those of you who suggested questions for the interview. I hope to follow up in the fall."

Mark Herzlich Wants You to Know His Female Friend Does Not Have Implants (The Big Lead)
Mark Herzlich, the former Boston College linebacker now with the Giants, went boating over the holiday weekend in Jersey and tweeted out some photos. As you can imagine, some of his 91,000 followers had some questions about the female in the red top. Herzlich responded to one: "I promise you they are not fake.

101 Days of BC Football: Dave Shinskie, #15 (Soaring to Glory)
BC fans know the story: guy plays football, guy quits football, guy plays baseball, guy quits baseball, guy plays football again and gets an offer from Boston College. We all know how it turned out; no need to rehash the past. Alright, maybe just a little: BC’s offense was wildly inconsistent under Shinskie (and some Tuggle and Marscovetra in 2009), and in 2010, Shinskie had regressed to the point where we eventually ended up with Chase Rettig as the starter, which he remains to this day. Since then, we have heard and seen little from Shinskie aside from a few token snaps and some spring scrimmage action.

Northwestern Preview (Maize n Brew)
Being the head football coach at Northwestern is not an easy job. Recruiting for the school is just as tricky. Academic standards are high, so borderline qualifiers and JUCO transfers are a no-go. The tradition of the football program is modest and the stadium is half the size of some of its neighbors in the Big Ten. With all of this in mind, I become more and more impressed with the job Pat Fitzgerald has done at Northwestern, and this recruiting class features several testaments to his ability as a coach.

Big 12 Expansion: Florida State Next To Deny Contact's Been Made (
"We have not heard a thing and we have not approached them and they have not approached us," said Andy Haggard, the chair of FSU's Board of Trustees. "If anybody approaches us, we are certainly going to listen to them. We have an obligation to Florida State to listen. You can't close the door."

Hawken graduate Peter Harrold is four wins away from some quality time with the Stanley Cup (
Peter Harrold, a Kirtland Hills native and current New Jersey Devils defenseman, has that opportunity. The Hawken graduate and standout defenseman at Boston College started his NHL career, ironically, with the Los Angeles Kings, the Devils' opponent in the Cup finals, which begin on Wednesday.

The USHL All-Rookie Team recognizes first-year USHL players that were not classified as top-tier junior hockey veterans upon playing in the League this season. The honorees include seven players; Omaha Lancers goaltender Alex Lyon, defensemen Mike Matheson of the Dubuque Fighting Saints, Nick Seeler of the Des Moines Buccaneers, Eddie Wittchow of the Waterloo Black Hawks, and forwards Taylor Cammarata of the Waterloo Black Hawks, Austin Cangelosi of the Youngstown Phantoms, and Kevin Roy of the Lincoln Stars.