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Boston College Daily Links: USA Today Ranks BC #81

Daily Links for Friday, June 13

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Jared Wickerham

Happy Friday, everyone! Today's college football preview that mentions BC comes from USA Today, which ranks the Eagles #81 nationally but predicts general positive things for the program:

College Football Countdown | No. 81: Boston College - USA TODAY

Yeah, it's hard to imagine B.C. crawling to six wins without Williams; he did churn out 2,000 yards, after all. But these Eagles - Steve Addazio's dudes - are more about the scheme than the player, more about the identity than the individual and more about getting there, period, than about how they get there.

And so you've found the difference between Addazio and his immediate predecessor, who oversaw the Eagles' sad, tumbling fall to also-ran status in the Atlantic Coast Conference: Addazio's Boston College will always be about more than the sum of its parts.

Summer Scouting: Game #11, Florida State (

For each of the next 11 weeks leading up to the season opener against Massachusetts at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 30, is previewing its 2014 opponents. This week, continuing to work in reverse chronological order, we are featuring the Florida State. The Eagles and Seminoles square off on Saturday, Nov. 22. Below, and coming on Thursdays of each week, is a sampling of some news and notes from a series.

College Football Preview: The 2014 Boston College Eagles 6/10/14 - Sports Chat Place

Considering Williams was pretty much the only reason Boston College accomplished anything last year, the Eagles enter this season a big question mark. With no quarterback and a defense that gave opponents whatever they wanted, this season could get ugly for Eagles' fans. The schedule also isn't easy for Boston College with USC, Clemson, Virginia Tech, Florida State and Louisville on tap. Barring a miracle, don't expect this program to return to a bowl game this season.

Well then. I've never heard of "Sports Chat Place."

Notre Dame gets (another) commitment from CB Nick Coleman | Inside the Irish

Coleman had offers from Michigan State, Pitt, Illinois, and Boston College, along with a slew of MAC offers. He's a six-foot cornerback who starred as a running back last season at Alter.


Cape League season opens with a bang |

Chatham 10, Orleans 2 ORLEANS - Blake Butera returned for a bit of revenge, going 2-for-5 with four RBIs as the Anglers trounced the Firebirds at Eldredge Park.

Butera (Boston College), who was with Chatham last year when they were swept by Orleans in the finals of the Eastern Division playoffs, had a bases-clearing double and scored two runs.

Lions punter Sam Martin better on directional kicks | Detroit Free Press |

Martin handled kickoffs most of last season and wants the job again. But rookie kicker Nate Freese, the seventh-round pick from Boston College, also wants to kick off.