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Boston College Daily Links: Crisp Fall Night Expected for BC-Wake

With the BC-Wake tilt just a day away, get in some quality reading to start your day.

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Appropriately, the weather on Labor Day weekend in Boston was schizophrenic; from my seats in the upper deck I went from sweating to chilly over the course of the game. It appears that won't be the case on Friday, as the current forecast calls for a crisp, cool autumn night, with a kickoff temperature of around 55 degrees.

Our own A.J. Black did a Q&A with Evil Enemy Blogger So Dear to preview the BC-Wake matchup.

BC presses on with compressed schedule - Boston Colleges Blog (ESPN Boston)
In ESPN Boston's BC notebook, Addazio bellyaches a bit about dealing with a short week going into the ACC opener, while also sharing some observations from his review of the BC-Villanova game film.

"On the film, it was much like I thought it was postgame," he said. "I thought the kids did a great job in the second half. On defense, we had some scheme change, we had some assignment shore-ups. We played a little bit more confidently. That showed. We increased our pressure and our sacks."

Patchan up Boston College’s O-line (Boston Herald)
Get it? Because his name is Patchan, and he's a fifth-year senior transfer, so he's like a "patch"... you know...

BC alum and US women's national team winger Kristie Mewis had an assist for her country on Tuesday night, so now it's Alejandro Bedoya's job to do the same for the men this weekend. As 02Eagle writes in a BCI FanPost, the former Eagle was interviewed in American Soccer Now in advance of the US's World Cup qualifier at Costa Rica tomorrow night.

USC quarterback situation remains a mystery, Week 2 edition (

Lane Kiffin has made his decision on USC's starting quarterback against Washington State, but is guarding the secret very closely.

Kiffin Being Kiffin might be causing enough instability out west to give BC a puncher's chance next week. (Alright, I guess I'll wait and see if we beat Wake first before getting carried away.)

Happy New Year to our Jewish friends, especially to our very own New Guy, Dan Rubin, as well as the basketball Dan Rubin.

Tonight in Newton, the women's field hockey team puts their undefeated (3-0) record on the line against Quinnipiac, while the women's soccer team hopes to build off the momentum of Sunday's win at Hofstra in a home game against Ohio State. Both games begin at 7 PM. Go Eagles!