Look for Ian Silberman to transfer to Boston College.
— Jason Higdon (@Jason_Higdon) January 10, 2014
For the second year, Addazio has shored up his offensive line with one of his former Florida players. 5th year Offensive Lineman Ian Silberman is expected to enroll at BC this semester. Because he's completed his degree, he is eligible to play immediately. Many expected Silberman to transfer to Louisville before Charlie Strong took the Texas job. The Silberman news is good on many fronts. First there is the added depth and strength on the Oline. Once again we also benefit from the 5th year rule which allows us to plug a known commodity in yet not lock up a scholarship for four years. BC will never be big in the JuCo ranks, so this is the next best thing. Finally it is another recruiting tool for Addazio. Like Patchan before him, Silberman is an example to all future recruits that Addazio cares about his players and that BC can be preferable to the football factories. Silberman might not be the only 5th year coming. BC has actively looking for a QB to serve as an insurance policy next season.
Andre Williams' shoulder injury will keep him out of the Senior Bowl.
If the NCAA allows it, the ACC could scrap the division format and have a championship game with the two best teams.
Mel Kiper still thinks Matt Ryan was the best player from the 2008 Draft.