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Boston College Daily Links: McLafferty Named Assistant Strength Coach


McLafferty Named Asst. Strength and Conditioning Coach, Football (
Scott McLafferty, a strength and conditioning coach at Rice University for each of the last six years (2007-12), has been named assistant strength and conditioning coach for Boston College football, according to an announcement made by head football strength and conditioning coach Mike Poidomani.

BC Sports News on Twitter @BCSportsNews
Congrats to longtime SID Reid Oslin on his retirement after 41 years of service to @BostonCollege

2012 College Football Season Preview: Boston College Eagles (Opposing Views)
The biggest thing with BC right now comes down to the man calling the shots and I don't think you will find many out there that have a great deal of confidence in Frank Spaziani. This is a make it break it year for him and I think they will have a difficult time getting back to a bowl. 2012 Prediction: 4-8

Video: Hope and concern -- Boston College (ESPN ACC Blog)
Heather Dinich talks about the Eagles' running game, along with the turnover the offensive staff has had.

Jacquille Veii top two (FanSided 150)
2013 two-star cornerback Jacquille Veii has a top two in his recruitment, with the teams in his top two being Boston College and Iowa. He received an offer from BC a while ago, while his offer from Iowa came this month. He took his first visit to the Eagles a couple of days ago, and he will visit the Hawkeyes in a couple of days. His visit to Iowa City will be a crucial one, because Veii is down to two and most experts believe that Boston College has the better chance of landing him.

101 Days of BC Football: Kieran Borcich, #55 (Soaring to Glory)
Few incoming defensive linemen in the recruiting class of 2011 drew more intrigue than Kieran Borcich. Hailing from the tri-state area of New York, this freshman weighs in at 265 pounds and joins Boston College football with a solid high school resume.


Charitable forward Ben Smith is a worthy role model (Chicago Blackhawks)
If the ultimate goal of the Blackhawks’ summer youth hockey programs is to learn to play the sport of hockey like the Blackhawks themselves, then rest assured parents: there is likely no better role model than forward Ben Smith, who dropped by West Meadows Ice Arena in Rolling Meadows on Tuesday to skate with the campers, sign some autographs and share his love of hockey.

NHL hopefuls happy to ice earlier plans (The Portland Press Herald)
"I just want to go out there and see where I stack up," he said. "I'm really excited about the opportunity. Pittsburgh is an awesome organization. Carolina is also neat, but I'm looking forward to moving onto Pittsburgh."

Matheson a ‘work in progress’ for Wildcats (Metro)
"That’s a work in progress — it remains to be seen," said Wildcats general manager Danny Flynn. "He made a commitment two years ago to go to Boston College. The landscape has changed now that he’s a first-round NHL pick. I had an excellent meeting with he and his family (at the Memorial Cup) and stayed in contact with Michael and we’ll have to see how that plays out."