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Boston College Daily Links: ESPN Predicts Weak Short-Term Future For Eagles

Daily links for Monday, June 23, 2013.


ACC's future power rankings (ESPN ACC Blog)
Oh. "13. Boston College. Steve Addazio has already injected much-needed enthusiasm into the program, and the staff has recruited well. The challenge now is to continue to recruit at that frenzied pace for three more years."

BC football 101: the coaching staff (The Gavel Online)
August 31st marks the beginning of the 2013 Boston College football season. Grills will fire up, fans will fill the stands of Alumni Stadium, and a newly revamped BC squad will look to start its campaign on a winning note against Villanova. Over the next month, Associate Sports Editor Bill Stoll, who recently returned from a semester-long hiatus in Greece, will give you a refresher course on the new faces and atmosphere surrounding BC football.

Kentucky Wildcats, Baylor Bears among early surprises (ESPN)
"It starts with hard work," Addazio said. "Our No. 1 priority is recruiting. My job is to drive our staff in recruiting. Our staff loves recruiting. It's a total commitment from our AD to our president to myself and our staff. We understand how important it is to bring great student athletes to BC. "I found it to be great recruiting here at BC. What's not to be great? You're talking about elite education, one of the most beautiful campuses in America. Just two years ago, we came off of 12 consecutive bowl games, eight straight wins. There's an awful lot to talk about at BC."

Addazio may have said too much (ESPN Boston)
“I love to see kids that are three-sport athletes,” Addazio said, answering a question about specialization in youth sports. “When we recruit guys, I want to see three-sport athletes. I love when they’re three-sport athletes, and I think especially at a young age, I mean, come on -- go out and play sports, have fun. “I played soccer all the way up, I didn’t play football until I got to high school and I had a great experience.”

Know Your BC Recruits: LB Connor Strachan (Soaring To Glory)
We hope for the best for Connor Strachan to continue his family’s legacy at Boston College and be an integral part of the rebuilding project which Coach Addazio has already laid the foundation for in his short time at Boston College.

Veteran QB Porter among 11 players released by Alouettes (
Veteran quarterback Quinton Porter was among 11 players released Friday by the Montreal Alouettes. Also let go was sophomore defensive end Mike Lockley.

A Blackhawks Reserve Who Sits and Waits Gets a Chance to Play at Last (
“I played in a lot of big games, high-pressure games; drawing from those experiences, that helps,” Smith said, mentioning games at Ford Field in Detroit and at Fenway Park. “You’re playing in front of 40,000 people. Knowing how to deal with that pressure and having that little bit of experience certainly helps.”

Michael Adams took long road to success (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
“To overcome all that adversity and to get to Boston College and have a stellar college career, it was a blessing that Boston College would give me that one scholarship that they had left,” said Adams, who went virtually unrecruited out of public high school in Hartford. “And now here we are 30 years later.”

An Interview With Eurohopes On Swedish Forward Billy Magarity (Heights Sports Blog)
Swedish forward Billy Magarity reportedly committed to Boston College this week, strengthening the Eagles’ front court. Rafal Juc, Director of Scouting for, answered some questions on the 6-foot-11, 225 pound forward’s game, including his offensive and defensive ability as well as how quickly he’ll be able to contribute.

Six Rowers Earn All-ACC Academic Honors (
Six Boston College rowers were named to the 2013 All-ACC Academic team today by conference Commissioner John D. Swofford. Lauren Beebe, Sarah Loiselle, Ellen Burr, Katie Casebeer, Nicole Frederick and Kaitlyn Votta were all named to the team this morning.

Rowing's McElduff Recounts Eagles' First Days in England (
The Boston College rowing team is on an overseas tour, competing in international races in Switzerland and England. Junior Kelly McElduff gives a first-hand account as the Eagles arrive in England.