Monday, December 22, 2008

More on Coleman and other links

I am really drinking the kool aid on this but does anyone else think the Johnathan Coleman story bears a strong resemblance to Michael Oher's? For those who don't know, Oher is the center of Michael Lewis's excellent book Blind Side (a great Christmas gift for football fans). Kid with a rough upbringing: Check. Wants to be a basketball star: Check. Pulled out of rough surrounding and put in ritzy day school: check. Proded by new coaches to come out for football: check. Lands DIA scholarship! Now Oher received a lot more attention than Coleman, in part because he was playing in the heart of Memphis and in part because he played more than one year of football. But still, this sort of flyer has a lot of potential.

A reminder for Oklahoma papers: BC has the highest winning percentage in bowl games.

Jake Sinkovec received Defensive Player of the Year honors in his area.

Brian St. Pierre is still hoping that he can get a chance to shine like other back ups.

Vandy thinks they are practicing in the cold. Have they seen the weather in Boston?

Pat Muldoon, who once seemed destined for BC, is going to Wisconsin.



At 6:08 PM, Blogger 615eagle said...

listen i'm a huge eagles fan who lives in nashville. when vandy says they're practicing in the cold, they actually are. we don't have a foot of snow on the ground, but it was 11 degrees this morning and the last couple of weeks in nashville (with the exception of a few abnormally warm days) have been plenty cold. that said, boston does give BC an advantage on the weather front. i'm hoping dec. 31 is a cold one. go eagles!

At 10:21 PM, Blogger BeantownBC85 said...

I don't get it. Didn't that Oklahoma State site say BC had the highest win pct?

At 9:40 AM, Blogger eagle1331 said...

I think Coleman should become an Outside The Lines feature. Don't we have enough BC guys there to make this happen?

Beantown - I think he was expressing confidence that we will remain atop...

At 9:51 AM, Blogger Charles said...

Great parallel to Blind Side. That is a good read. Only time will tell whether Coleman will have the same success as Oher, but either way he's getting a free ride at a great school.

Go Eagles!

At 4:48 PM, Blogger Jim Foley said...

I love the description of BC as an ACC "powerhouse". Who woulda thunk it a few years ago?

At 1:52 AM, Blogger A.Simmz said...

Heart of Memphis? They're an hour and a half outside of Memphis. Michael Oher gets more press because he is soon to be a first round pick.


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