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Boston College Daily Links: Replacing Andre Williams

Daily links for Thursday, January 30, 2014.

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The Eagles football coaching staff tried to catch up with 2014 recruit Cameron Seward (Westminster, Georgia) but were delayed by the weather.

Not sure if you've noticed but much of the South is a mess right now with snowy, ice conditions creating total gridlock. While it's probably a bit frustrating for the staff that they couldn't visit Seward as scheduled, they probably shouldn't poke fun at the city of Atlanta on social media.

10 Players Replacing the Biggest Names in College Football in 2014 (
When Andre Williams missed time due to a shoulder injury at Syracuse, Willis rushed 17 times for 70 yards. Boston College should have a solid offensive line next year, and with a new quarterback taking over, the ground attack should be the focus of the offense. Willis is only 5-foot-9 and 187 pounds, so he isn’t likely to handle 250 or more carries. However, he should be a key cog in the Eagles’ offense next year.

ACC winter meetings preview: Changes coming? (ESPN)
“We’ve always been in favor of more conference games,” Pederson said. “… We remain in favor of playing nine conference games and we could do it. The more you play people in your conference, the better it is for everybody. We’ll continue to have good discussions about that, and ultimately, what I’ve always hoped is we’ll do what’s in the best interest of the league, all the way around for everybody.”

boston college 76 (2-5, 6-14), HOKIES 52 (1-7, 8-12) (Tech Hoops)
The eagles had eclipsed their average points per game in ACC play (65) with 10 minutes to go in the game. It got so bad that boston college was up 30 (76-46) with 6:39 to go. Did the eagles let up? Nope. boston college increased their lead during each of the first 8 (of 10) media timeouts of the game (including halftime). Finally Tech won the under-8 to under-4 stretch by outscoring bc by a single point (to cut the lead to 25) and again by 1 point to finish the game.

Bubble Watch: The ACC's List of Maybes Is Shrinking (Backing The Pack)
The ACC is just not all that good this year.

Women's Basketball Has A Two Game ACC Road Trip (
Boston College hits the road for a two-game ACC road trip. The Eagles will open up at Pittsburgh on Thursday at 7. The game is on ESPN3.

Men's Hockey Primed for Providence Friday Night (
Big Hockey East contest on Friday as the second ranked Eagles travel to Providence to take on the Friars. A win here and BC will coast to the UNH Memorial Hockey East regular season crown.

NHL -- John Buccigross offers up his latest Twitter Bag (ESPN)
@Buccigross: Johnny Gaudreau (Calgary Flames) of Boston College will win the Hobey Baker as College Hockey's top player.