Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Dan Lembke talks BC and other links

Dan Lembke committed to BC last weekend. Here is his interview with Scout.com. His point about "family" should be noted. I think we fans underestimate how important the other players and families are in recruiting. There is a lot of self selection going on.


Other than Rettig, the big news on the depth chart is that Swigert is now starting.


In other recruiting news, BC target Rob Trudo now has an offer from Pitt.


Jason Sylva is another BC target who is at Tabor.

17 comments:

Erik said...

ATL - you tweeted "Why am I feeling optimistic about BC-FSU?"

I had that feeling last week. Maybe you'll have better intuition than I did.

Also, if we do pull off the victory, does that become the program's first ever "WTF Win"?

Big Jack Krack said...

Eric - that's an interesting concept. Here are a few.

I submit that BC's first WTF win was September 19, 1964 21 to 14 over Syracuse (last play Hail Mary from Larry Marzetti to TE Bill Cronin)We weren't a "program" then.

Here's another - September 11, 1976 14 to 13 over Texas. BC scored on the first play and added another early and held on.

How about November 20, 1993 41 to 39 over #1 Notre Dame (last play FG)

mod34b said...

To add to the WTF wins, I think there was some game in the 1980s were Flutie threw a long pass at the end of the game and won. . . maybe it was against Miami?

BCDoubleEagle said...

Other notable WTF wins:

(By the way, ever notice how many fans are quick to blame TOB for WTF losses, but don't give him credit for WTF wins? Interesting.)

2002:
BC 14, ND 7 (@ND)
BC unranked, ND undefeated and ranked #4 at game time. They finished 10-3 and ranked #17, we finished unranked with a 3-4 record in Big East play.

1998:
BC 41, Georgia Tech 31 (@GT)
They finished 10-2 and ranked #9, we finished 4-7.

dixieagle said...

I wouldn't classify the Flutie Miami win as a WTF; that was a case of two stellar QBs locked in a classic offensive battle. While, as BC fans, we are conditioned to expect the worst, that was not a true shocker.

Big Jack Krack said...

I figured that I would leave that one to you, Mod. :-) Truthfully, we believed in miracles with Flutie and everyone in my house knew we had a chance with 26 seconds left. Not sure that it was in the WTF category, then - greatest, most exciting win? Yes - right up there, but that guy was special and so were his teammates. It's amazing how well they play when they believe!!!!

Two great examples, Double. Those were WTF losses for GT and ND for sure!

Big Jack Krack said...

Scott Mutryn was great at QB against GT in 1998. And Mike Cloud was special for BC.

Matt said...

at least looking at the depth chart gets me excited.....about next year. if we can turn it around and go on a little run at the end of this season, there could be positive momentum with a lot of key contributors coming back...ok too soon for next year but still...

mod34b said...

Jack and Dixie -- You are right. The Miami win was not a WTF win -- heck we were both ranked teams.

However, it was, is and always will be an OMG win. :~)

eagle1331 said...

Jack -

I have to say, Flutie's play might be our most historic win, but Ryan vs VaTech in Blacksburg on a Thursday was our most exciting win (and at the time, given rankings and unbeaten, greatest, though that later crashed)... The campus/mods that night were probably top 3 nights at my time at BC.. and the fact that the RAs and BCPD just sat there and let everyone enjoy the moment made it even better..

eagle1331 said...

Jack -

I have to say, Flutie's play might be our most historic win, but Ryan vs VaTech in Blacksburg on a Thursday was our most exciting win (and at the time, given rankings and unbeaten, greatest, though that later crashed)... The campus/mods that night were probably top 3 nights at my time at BC.. and the fact that the RAs and BCPD just sat there and let everyone enjoy the moment made it even better..

I'm copping two... said...

Judging by how bad our football season is going, I think it is safe to start looking at some basketball articles. Here is a Blue Ribbon preview. I know that we may struggle this year, but I am cautiously optimistic about the next few years.

http://insider.espn.go.com/ncb/insider/news/story?id=5673198

Big Jack Krack said...

Basketball might surprise us this year - that would be great. I look forward to a different style and attitude on our team.

Back to football - what do we think happened to Clyde Lee? Were our expectations too high? Why haven't they given Billie Flutie a chance? Isn't he as good as Amidon and Swiggert? Maybe not, I guess.

What about Ryan Lindsey - I thought he'd be able to step in and contribute.

Come on Shakim, we need you! Please recuperate and get well Colin.

Coleman should start over Momah, who it appears has stone hands.

Final analysis - we have had a huge dropoff from the likes of Blackmon, Challenger, Gonzalez, Megwa, Jarvis, Gunnell, Robinson, Calender and those guys - and our tight ends can't seem to get a pass in Nyquil's scheme. Our new players have to step up now as freshmen and RSF.

Next year we will be much better in the passing game.

John said...

Yes Eagle "and Lane Stadium goes silent!"

BJK - our receivers aren't as good as in years past, so I agree. Couple that with bad QB play and a clueless has-been, wasn't-ever-been OC and you see what we have. Not much.

Bravesbill said...

"Tranquil isn't a has been, he's a never was."--Coach Riley

Lenny Sienko said...

BC's first WTF win was September 19, 1964 21 to 14 over Syracuse (last play Hail Mary from Larry Marzetti to TE Bill Cronin)

***

This was the first BC football game I ever attended-first week, freshman year. They had all of the frosh sit together near the end zone. The last second desperation pass was caught by Bill Cronin right in front of the student section. We had long since discarded the colored placards they had made us wave in pale imitation of the USC and UCLA card sections.

This was the first time I heard the cries of "To the Circle" as we marched out of Alumni and into Beacon Street on our way to Cleveland Circle.

Jack, we old farts are probably scaring the kids; but I hope they survive having had as much fun as we did--at least in retrospect. [grin]

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