ESPN up close and other links
As you may have noticed ESPN's Ivan Maisel was on campus this week and produced a bunch of content. The most candid piece was on David Shinskie and it was loaded with quotes that didn't exactly inspire confidence. I find it frustrating that a guy working on his second chance and who is older than Matt Ryan is still struggling with the demands of DIA football. This just confirms what many of us have been hearing. I expect Shinskie to be the starter this fall, but I don't think the staff will have any problem giving him the hook if he falters or shows less than 100% commitment.
The much more uplifting article focused on Herzy's return. It seems like lingering scar tissue will be an issue with his agility, but like Bill McGovern said: "Never bet against that kid." Maisel is also excited to see Herzy and Kuechly on the field together (aren't we all?).
I strongly disagree with Spaz's support for five years of playing time. In fact, I think the current system of four years of play within five years helps BC. We redshirt so many guys that we often benefit from late bloomers going up against younger opponents.
Another strong blog post from WEEI's BC blog, this time with a draft focused feature on Tennant and McLaughlin.
It was a bit under the radar, but the baseball team won the baseball Beanpot.
Our marketing arm, Fenway Sports Group, has new leadership.
Jamie Silva chatted with fans via the projo online.
Charlie Davies is still hoping to make the US's World Cup team.