Sunday, July 24, 2011

ACC Media Kickoff Day 1

For those who weren't following on twitter, here is the ACC's roundup of Day 1 of the ACC Football Kickoff.

Both Montel Harris and Luke Kuechly scored big points with the assembled media. Neither seems concerned about individual awards.

For many fans, the biggest news of Day 1 was the debut of BC's new jerseys. Most pleasing is the return of normal numbers. The italics are gone! Let's hope we phased them out on our logo too.

(Screen grab courtesy of EO.)

With the ACC record within reach, Montel Harris is also getting national attention.

I am glad someone finally mentioned Kuechly's stats getting padded. I thought they might be too, but towards the end of the season, I started logging his specific tackles and they were pretty accurate.

HD and Pat Forde gave their take on Day 1.


Erik said...

Glad we can confirm what EA Sports Showed us, that there's no Philadelphia Eagles' eagle head on the sleeve. I hated that. The old one with the wide wings was decent.

Good to ehar that Luke & Montel were considered the best interview team. Always nice to see BC guys represent our University well.

Erik said...

This is classic:

After big games, Harris treats his offensive linemen to Chipotle. But they must follow his rules.
Harris says: “Two burritos apiece is the limit – you can’t get more than two.”

Benjamin said...

The new uniforms look good. Kuechly and Harris are definitley representing the school well/

A33Jim said...

I think the fact that our offense didn't spend a lot of time on the field and that we let teams pass the ball underneath all the time did more to improve Kuechly's tackle total than any other stat padding.

WI_Eagle said...

Is EJ Manuel overrated? I'm not saying he's not going to be good, but his career stats are 1,678 yards, 6 TDs and 10 INTs over sporadic appearances the past two seasons. His numbers aren't dissimilar to Rettig's ....1,238yds, 6 TDs, 9 INTs and he took home the second most votes for preseason conference POY. I don't get it.

Dan said...

I have never gotten the EJ hype either. He definitely looks decent and he was highly touted out of high school, but yea his stats are nothing to write home about and on the field he looks solid but not spectacular.

Erik said...

Good luck to Herzy finding a team tonight.

mod34b said...

Erik: Herzy to Ravens. See excerpt from report below:

While teams reportedly aren't allowed to sign undrafted free agents until Tuesday morning, reports are flying all over the place of players earning tentative deals with teams. Some players are confirming the reports via Twitter. Perhaps the biggest name on the board is spoken for, at least according to several of the more well-known outlets: the Baltimore Ravens will reportedly acquire former Boston College Eagles LB Mark Herzlich.

Herzlich was named the 2008 ACC Defensive Player of the Year. In 2009, Herzlich was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer. He announced his intention to beat the disease and return to the field, which he did. He started 13 games, accumulating 65 tackles, four interceptions and 3.5 tackles for loss.

The Ravens have been the talk of the day, having released four of their most well-known players, but this story ensures they'll at least end Monday on a high note. Now we'll just have to wait and see how many of these reported signings actually go down on Tuesday.

Ry said...

Clyde Lee and Shakim Phillips gone

WI_Eagle said...

Anyone know if that is for real re: lee and phillips? A bunch of players changed their numbers as well according to the new roster. I'm hoping its just a screw up from the information staff.

Ry said...

i know that lee is no longer on campus and hasn't been since earlier in the summer.

no idea about phillips.