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Boston College Daily Links: Protecting O-Line U

BC’s Emmett Cleary protective of O-line U (
“Sure I’m aware of it, that reputation was the reason I wanted to play here,” Cleary said. “Schools get reputations for different things and BC has built a reputation for developing outstanding offensive linemen that go on to play in the NFL. That something we as offensive linemen like to keep up on.”

Atlanta Falcons: Dominique Davis and Ryan reunited (
“It was just a learning experience,” said Davis of his departure from Boston College. “Everybody makes mistakes. Only the successful people learn from those mistakes. I always keep that experience in the back of my mind.”

Fantasy Football Rankings 2012: Matt Ryan Among Top Ten Quarterback Options (SB Nation Atlanta)
Provided that most of his offensive line and the receivers stay healthy, it's not unreasonable to expect Ryan to throw more 4,500 or more yards and 30-plus touchdowns. New offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter expects to throw the ball more this season, and running back Michael Turner is only getting older. Ryan should approach 600 attempts in 2012, and fantasy owners will be better off all around.

Falcons GM Dimitroff: ‘No question’ Ryan is top 10 quarterback (
“This is a team game. We all know that Matt’s his harshest critic and he’s always working on getting better,” Dimitroff said. “There is no one out there that works as hard as him or harder than he does and I know the expectations are high in this building, they are high outside, they are high from the owner as well as myself and Mike Smith and he is the kind of guy that is going to take that head on.”

Regional Rivalries Realignment (Team Speed Kills)
Interesting college realignment FanPost for discussion over at Team Speed Kills. BC is placed in a conference that includes the eight strongest private schools -- five from the ACC, Vanderbilt, Northwestern and Notre Dame. BC is then forced to play Rutgers, UConn and Penn State as their three biggest "regional rivals."

Skarupa Named to Under-22 Roster for Canada Series (
Skarupa, the Rockville, Md. native, has finished her fourth season with the Washington Pride of the JWHL and has taken gold and silver at the 2011 and 2010 IIHF World Championships respectively.

Five Eagles Participate in Oldtime Baseball Game (
Five members of the Boston College Athletics community participated in the 19th Annual Injured Workers Pharmacy Oldtime Baseball Game at St. Peter's Field on Monday night. Head baseball coach Mike Gambino, players Matt Paré and John Gorman, director of baseball operations and former captain Pete Frates and former basketball standout and current analyst for WEEI, Malcolm Huckaby all took part in the game.