Saturday, December 27, 2008

Bowl prep and other links

Here is a news clip of the team's preparation for Nashville.


Ron Brace will be in the East-West Shrine game.


Dominique Davis remains the central storyline as BC enters the bowl.


I know many wonder why BC cannot or doesn't compete with certain schools for top recruits. Read this excellent article from the New York Times. Our pitch and approach is very different from the football factories. By taking that different approach you are going to eliminate many of the top prospects.

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13 Comments:

At 12:45 AM, Blogger Ry said...

this was inevitable with 5 former BC players on the ice tonight in the Devils vs Pens..but I thought it was worth repeating. From the 3rd period boxscore:

Brian Gionta: 2 Minutes for Slashing Brooks Orpik

 
At 1:42 AM, Blogger FireStorm said...

http://www.chick-fil-abowlalmamater.com/

I just want to say that I am proud to see that Jags obviously does not waste any time golfing.

 
At 2:05 AM, Blogger BlockParty said...

as a perennial optimist of all things bc, that ny times article is eye-opening. there is no way bc could compete for such a highly regarded recruit. I would like to think that we don't have the resources, the money, or the administration to follow OU, Texas, LSU, or USC. Maybe I am naive, though. Does anyone have any insight into how recruiting operates at BC?

 
At 7:19 AM, Blogger BCMike said...

Alright, I hate to be a dork and point this out...

but how majestic did that Flutie statue look covered in snow in the background of the reporter? All Hail Flutie!

 
At 8:13 AM, Blogger Eagle1 said...

I'd like to see the NY Times publish a related article about the relative values of a BC degree versus a OU degree or Texas degree for those football players who don't make it into the NFL. That might open some parents' eyes.

 
At 11:35 AM, Blogger BeantownBC85 said...

A BC degree is great, for sure, but it's not like OU and Texas are abhorrent academic schools. It's not like he's debating going to Eastern Washington or Southern Illinois or Central Florida. Isn't Texas one of the strongest public schools? Probably right behind Berkeley, Michigan, UVA, and maybe UCLA.

Hell, down there, an OU or Texas degree is probably as good as a BC degree.

 
At 12:33 PM, Blogger BCNorCal07 said...

Yeah, those schools - UT especially - are very good schools. Actually, owning a hard science degree, UT's programs probably surpass BC's in at least a few of the hard sciences. Of course, when it comes down to it, a recruit like MacFarland is rarely going to seriously consider academics. Myron Rolle really didn't (FSU is good, but not great school) and he ended up a Rhodes scholar anyway.

 
At 3:41 PM, Blogger Bill G said...

IMO, the biggest difference between BC's football experience and that offered by Texas, OU, or other 'factory' is the true graduation rate. If you get recruited by BC there's a high probability (90+%) you will graduate with a degree. If Texas or OU recruits you, the probability is less than 50%. These rates are published annually by the NCAA.

 
At 4:02 PM, Blogger Big Jack Krack said...

Tar Heels and ACC still have a chance in Charlotte.

 
At 4:04 PM, Blogger Big Jack Krack said...

I hate West Virginia - let's go UNC.

 
At 4:12 PM, Blogger Big Jack Krack said...

Butch Davis should have beaten this team - too bad. Not a good sign for the ACC. Butch said this was a reward and he wanted his team to enjoy themselves - plus it would be nice to win the game = losing to the Big East.

As soon as the Tar Heels RB fumbled with 8 minutes to go, I got the sick feeling that WVU would win.

Go BC beat Vandy - do your part for our school and the ACC. It makes me sick to see those atrocious fans (among the worst in college football) singing their song in NC.

 
At 4:56 PM, Blogger kp said...

Tuggle looked pretty fast in the video of practice

 
At 5:09 PM, Blogger Big Jack Krack said...

And if Tuggle can hang onto the ball and pass a little bit, he's our starting QB in 2009.

 

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