Senior Bowl Unveils First Ever Watch List (SeniorBowl.com)
Boston College's OL Emmett Cleary, TE Chris Pantale, DT Kaleb Ramsey and OL John Wetzel were all honors on the first ever Senior Bowl watch list.
INSIDER: UGA DB commit ranks "honesty" as most important in recruiting process (AJC College Sports Recruiting)
"He’s got great quickness, cutting ability, and outstanding at changing directions. He’s a good athlete who runs well with the ball. He has great speed." [RB-DB Myles] Willis may be the fastest player at Marist in Chadwick’s 28 years as coach. Willis was recently clocked at 4.34 in the 40-yard dash. "That’s pretty darn close as the fastest player we’ve had. I can’t remember anyone faster. We’ve had some 4.4 guys, though."
True freshmen to watch in ACC (ESPN ACC Blog)
Boston College: Justin Simmons, DB. Defensive back is an area where Boston College needs help, especially after the loss of Al Louis-Jean, who's out six to eight weeks with a foot injury. Simmons already has made his presence felt. In a scrimmage last weekend, he had two interceptions. Also watch for defensive back Bryce Jones and linebacker Steven Daniels.
ACC Extra Points: Boston College rewards walk-ons with scholarships (CBSSports.com)
Boston College awarded scholarships to RBs Mike Javorski and Ted Davenport. Javorski, a senior, played in three games last season after spending two years on the scout team. He had two rushes for one yard. Davenport played in four games last season as a redshirt freshman as a DB. Javorski and Davenport each had five carries in Boston College's scrimmage Wednesday.
BC report: Rettig and the Oline are ready for some bonding (A Jersey Guy)
"I’m really comfortable with it," said Rettig, breaking into a smile. "I think the rest of the guys are as well. The idea now is to just go out and don’t worry about what happens on any play. Just keep running plays and make the defense react to what you are doing. I think the last two years, we went to the line of scrimmage and the defense would look how we were set up and we would do things based on what they were doing. Now it’s going to be different. We’re going to do things they will have to react to and we will be doing it all the time They will have to adjust to us rather than the other way around."
BC needs to do a better job selling itself (A Jersey Guy)
But the key issue will be to get the people back in the stands. If the BC football team can turn 4-8 into 8-4 (and yes that is possible) then Coach Frank Spaziani should get a lot of coach of the year support and the program can move back into the good graces of the fans, which might bring them back into the mix.
Video: Boston College OL Emmett Cleary (ESPN ACC Blog)
Heather Dinich talks to Boston College offensive lineman Emmett Cleary about how the Eagles are trying to rebound from 2011, another change in coordinator, the progress of QB Chase Rettig, and Frank Spaziani's hot seat.
ACC Football Commitment Lists: Atlantic Division, August 23 (ACC Sports Journal)
The latest on the ACC Atlantic Division's recruiting efforts in 2013.
No. 14 Men's Soccer Opens 2012 Season Friday (BCEagles.com)
The Eagles return 80 percent of their goals scored, 77 percent of their assists and 79 percent of their points from the 2011 season. The attack will be led by seniors Kyle Bekker (eight goals, seven assists) and Charlie Rugg (eight goals, five assists). In addition, BC returns a combined 73 starts in the backfield which will be anchored by senior Justin Luthy in net, who is entering his fourth and final season as the starting goalkeeper.
No. 10 Women's Soccer Prepares For Four Game Road Swing (BCEagles.com)
The No. 10 Boston College women's soccer team will start a four-game road trip on Friday night as the Eagles play at Connecticut at 7 p.m. BC will then play at Boston University on Sunday, Aug. 26 (4 p.m.) followed by a West Coast trip that includes a game against No. 1 Stanford and Pacific.